Summer Reading Pembroke Academy 2021

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Pembroke Community Read: Where You'll Find Me by Ty Gagne

 

 

Where You'll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova By Ty Gagne, T. B. R. Walsh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ty Gagne, T. B. R. Walsh (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780996218153
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Published: Tmc Books LLC - August 25th, 2017

On Feb. 15, 2015, Kate Matrosova, an avid mountaineer, set off before sunrise for a traverse of the Northern Presidential Range in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Late the following day, rescuers carried her frozen body out of the mountains amid some of the worst weather ever recorded on these deceptively rugged slopes.


The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel By Neil Gaiman Cover Image
$15.99
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ISBN: 9780062255662
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 3rd, 2014

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.


The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine, Book One) By James Dashner Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385741408
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Published: Ember - July 22nd, 2014

From James Dashner, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, comes the first book in the bestselling Mortality Doctrine series, an edge-of-your-seat cyber-adventure trilogy that includes The Rule of Thoughts and The Game of Lives


Fever 1793 By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689848919
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2002

An epidemic of fever sweeps through the streets of 1793 Philadelphia in this novel from Laurie Halse Anderson where "the plot rages like the epidemic itself" (The New York Times Book Review).

During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather.


Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries #10) By Agatha Christie Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062073495
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 18th, 2011

THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIME—NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT!

“The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”


The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia #1) By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064405058
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2008

Narnia . . . a land frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set free


Dairy Queen By Catherine Gilbert Murdock Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780618863358
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Published: Clarion Books - June 4th, 2007

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.
Harsh words indeed, from Brian Nelson of all people. But, D. J. can’t help admitting, maybe he’s right.

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.
Stuff like why her best friend, Amber, isn’t so friendly anymore.


Ender's Game (The Ender Saga #1) By Orson Scott Card Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780812550702
Published: Tor Science Fiction - July 15th, 1994

From New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the classic Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction novel of a young boy's recruitment into the midst of an interstellar war.


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We Were Liars By E. Lockhart Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385741279
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Published: Ember - May 29th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Don't miss the eagerly anticipated prequel, Family of Liars.

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.


Spies: The Secret Showdown Between America and Russia By Marc Favreau Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316545907
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

A thrilling, critically-acclaimed account of the Cold War spies and spycraft that changed the course of history, perfect for readers of Bomb and The Boys Who Challenged Hitler. The Cold War spanned five decades as America and the USSR engaged in a battle of ideologies with global ramifications.


Game Change By Joseph Monninger Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781328595867
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Published: Clarion Books - August 20th, 2019

"Subtle, nuanced, and full of heart" (Kirkus Reviews), this powerful story about football and a boy on the brink of adulthood is perfect for fans of Carl Deuker and Mike Lupica.

Seventeen-year-old Zeb Holloway is happy to work in his uncle’s auto repair shop and cruise through school without much effort.


First Shot By Walter Sorrells Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142414217
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Published: Speak - August 6th, 2009

David Crandall?s mother was murdered. With few clues, no witnesses, and no motive, the police were never able to solve the crime. Now, two years after the murder, David?s starting his senior year and struggling to get on with his life. But still, the doubt remains: could someone in his small town know something about his mother?s death?


Boot Camp By Todd Strasser Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416959427
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 29th, 2008

In the middle of the night Garrett is taken from his home to Harmony Lake, a boot camp for troubled teens. Maybe some kids deserve to be sent there, but Garrett knows he doesn't. Subjected to brutal physical and psychological abuse, he tries to fight back, but the battle is futile.


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Following Atticus: Forty-eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship By Tom Ryan Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061997112
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 7th, 2012

Set against the backdrop of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, a man and a dog embark on the challenge of a lifetime in this true story of love, loss, and the resilience of the human and animal spirit. 


The Body of Christopher Creed By Carol Plum-Ucci Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152063863
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Published: Clarion Books - November 1st, 2008

Chris Creed grew up as the class freak—the bullies’ punching bag. After he vanished, the weirdness that had once surrounded him began spreading. And it tore the town apart.


Wintergirls By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142415573
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Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2010

 


The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original story by J.K.


Catalyst By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142400012
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Published: Speak - September 15th, 2003

Meet Kate Malone-straight A science and math geek, minister's daughter, ace long-distance runner, girlfriend, unwilling family caretaker, emotional avoidance champion. Kate manages her life by organizing it, as logically as the periodic table. She can handle it all-or so she thinks.


Revolver By Marcus Sedgwick Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780312547974
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Published: Square Fish - September 27th, 2011

A loaded gun. Stolen Gold. And a menacing stranger. A taut frontier survivor story, set at the time of the Alaska gold rush. A Printz Honor Book.

A memorable tale, one that will appeal to fans of Gary Paulsen, Jack London, and even Cormac McCarthy.” —The Horn Book, starred review


I Have Lived a Thousand Years By Livia Bitton-Jackson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780689823954
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 1999

What is death all about? What is life all about?

So wonders thirteen-year-old Elli Friedmann as she fights for her life in a Nazi concentration camp.


One Child: The True Story of a Tormented Six-Year-Old and the Brilliant Teacher Who Reached Out By Torey Hayden Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062564436
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 28th, 2016

"It has been a long time since you have read a book with the sheer emotional impact of One Child." --New York Times

The true story of a tormented six-year-old and the brilliant teacher who reached out.


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy By Douglas Adams Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345391803
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Published: Del Rey - September 27th, 1995

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World

SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES • Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!


Born to Play: My Life in the Game By Dustin Pedroia Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781439157763
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Published: Gallery Books - April 6th, 2010

The inspirational story of Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia—a giant talent in a small package—who defied his critics to become one of the greatest players in the game today.

Dustin Pedroia, at five feet seven inches and 170 pounds, is not the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest player in the game of baseball, but in just two years of major-league play he


Notes From the Midnight Driver By Jordan Sonnenblick Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780439757812
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - October 1st, 2007

Just when you thought you had it all figured out . . .

"Alex Peter Gregory, you are a moron!" Laurie slammed her palms down on my desk and stomped her foot. I get a lot of that.One car crash.One measly little car crash.


The Glass Castle: A Memoir By Jeannette Walls Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743247542
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Published: Scribner - January 17th, 2006

MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.


A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel By John Irving Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062204097
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Published: Mariner Books - April 3rd, 2012

“A remarkable novel. . . . A Prayer for Owen Meany is a rare creation in the somehow exhausted world of late twentieth-century fiction—it is an amazingly brave piece of work . . . so extraordinary, so original, and so enriching. . . .


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Turtles All the Way Down By John Green Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525555377
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Published: Penguin Books - June 11th, 2019

The critically acclaimed, instant #1 bestseller by John Green, author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and The Fault in Our Stars

“A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” —
People


The Amulet of Samarkand (A Bartimaeus Novel #1) By Jonathan Stroud Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780786852550
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2004

Presenting a thrilling new voice in children's literature-a witty, gripping adventure story featuring a boy and his not-so-tame djinni.

Nathaniel is a young magician's apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic.


The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel By Garth Stein Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061537967
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 22nd, 2018

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM FOX 2000 STARRING MILO VENTIMIGLIA, AMANDA SEYFRIED, AND KEVIN COSTNER

MEET THE DOG

WHO WILL SHOW THE WORLD

HOW TO BE HUMAN


Tears of a Tiger (Hazelwood High Trilogy #1) By Sharon M. Draper Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689806988
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 1996

Andy tackles his guilt and grief in the first book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.

Tigers don’t cry—or do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger in a car accident, Andy, the driver, blames himself and cannot get past his guilt and pain.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries) By Mark Haddon Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400032716
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2004

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.

“Disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect.... Suspenseful and harrowing.” —The New York Times Book Review


The Street Lawyer: A Novel By John Grisham Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440245957
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Published: Anchor - November 23rd, 2010

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone.
 


I Am the Messenger By Markus Zusak Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375836671
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2006

DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF AND AN UNFORGETTABLE AND SWEEPING FAMILY SAGA.
 

From the author of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, I Am the Messenger is an acclaimed novel filled with laughter, fists, and love.
 


Dear Justyce By Nic Stone Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984829665
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

An NPR Best Book of the Year * The stunning sequel to the critically acclaimed,  #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. An incarcerated teen writes letters to his best friend about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system.


Two Can Keep a Secret By Karen M. McManus Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781524714710
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Published: Ember - March 2nd, 2021

The "must-read YA thriller" (Bustle) from #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying about a small town with deadly secrets.

"When it comes to YA suspense, Karen M. McManus is in a league of her own..." --Entertainment Weekly


Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster By Jon Krakauer Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385494786
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Published: Anchor - October 19th, 1999

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The epic account of the storm on the summit of Mt. Everest that claimed five lives and left countless more—including Krakauer's—in guilt-ridden disarray. 

"A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism." —PEOPLE


The Guardian By Nicholas Sparks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538764732
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 26th, 2019

After her husband's death, a young widow with a faithful Great Dane must decide between two men -- but as new love blossoms, jealousy turns deadly in this suspenseful New York Times bestseller.Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her.


The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo, Book One) By Rick Riordan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484746417
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 3rd, 2017

The god Apollo is banished to Earth as an awkward teenage mortal in this New York Times #1 bestseller, the first in a five-book series, now in paperback with a bonus short story included.


The Final Four By Paul Volponi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142423851
Published: Speak - January 10th, 2013

"Volponi, a multiple award-winning author, keeps the tension high from the first to last page ...The Final Four is definitely a winner." —VOYA, starred review


Where You'll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova By Ty Gagne, T. B. R. Walsh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ty Gagne, T. B. R. Walsh (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780996218153
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tmc Books LLC - August 25th, 2017

On Feb. 15, 2015, Kate Matrosova, an avid mountaineer, set off before sunrise for a traverse of the Northern Presidential Range in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Late the following day, rescuers carried her frozen body out of the mountains amid some of the worst weather ever recorded on these deceptively rugged slopes.