The Inquisitor's Tale Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Giddwitz. 360 p. Dutton Children's Books/ Penguin Young Readers Group, September 27, 2016. 9780525426165.
Publisher synopsis: The bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm takes on medieval times in an exciting and hilarious new adventure about history, religion . . . and farting dragons.
Stand Off by Andrew Smith. Unabridged audiobook on 1 MP3 CD. 10 hours. Read by Kirby Heyborne. Tantor Audio, September, 2015. 9781494564100.
Publisher synopsis: Ryan Dean West is back to his boarding school antics in this “brave [and] wickedly funny” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) sequel to Winger.
Not sure why, but I had to wait forever for this audio. I adored Winger and can't wait to revisit Ryan Dean West.
Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick. Unabridged audiobook on 5 compact discs. 6 hours. Read by Vanessa Johansson. Hachette Audio, May 31, 2016. 9781478938375.
Publisher synopsis: Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bugglegum Reaper—a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic—the rebel within Nanette awakens.
As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds. 410 p. A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book/ Atheneum Books for Young Readers, May, 2016. 9781481415903.
Publisher synopsis: When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires—literally—in this piercing middle grade novel by the winner of the Coretta Scott King – Johnson Steptoe Award.
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