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The Nest by Kenneth Oppel


the nest

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: October 6, 2015

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 256


“‘Yes’ is a very powerful word. It’s like opening a door. It’s like fanning a flame. It’s the most powerful word in the world.”


A boy named Steve has a baby brother who is sick. His parents are in the hospital with the baby most of the time to find a cure for the baby’s condition. All Steve wants is for his brother to be healthy like normal babies. Then one night, he has this weird dream about an angel who told him that they can help him cure the baby and all he need to do is say YES and they would cure the baby. Thinking that it was all a dream, Steve said yes. And soon he figured out that it is not a dream, and he is not talking to an angel but something else.

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Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell


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Publisher: Amulet Books

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 299


“People like me don’t work towards perfection in an imperfect world. We celebrate imperfection.”


Rebecca Blue is a rebel with an attitude whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a soon-to-be dead girl. Rebel (as she’s known) decides to complete the dead girl’s bucket list to prove that choice, not chance, controls her fate. In doing so, she unexpectedly opens her mind and heart to a world she once dismissed—a world of friendships, family, and faith. With a shaken sense of self, she must reevaluate her loner philosophy—particularly when she falls for Nate, the golden boy do-gooder who never looks out for himself. Perfect for fans of Jay Asher’s blockbuster hit Thirteen Reasons Why, Coriell’s second novel features her sharp, engaging voice along with realistic drama and unforgettable characters.

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