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There are new young adult books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:

"Wonder Struck" by Brian Selznick. Two children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing, one, a father, another, a mysterious actress. Set fifty years apart, these two independent stories, Ben’s told in words, Rose’s in pictures, weave back and forth with mesmerizing symmetry. By the author of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret".

"Seizure" by Kathy Reichs. When Tory Brennan and her pack stumble across ancient Charleston lore that hints at buried pirate treasure, the Virals are catapulted into a treacherous journey rife with booby traps, headless corpses, and underwater tunnels. The fate of Loggerhead Island depends on their success. This is the gripping sequel to the best-selling novel "VIRALS".

"Daniel X - Game Over" by James Patterson. Daniel X is one of the greatest superheroes ever to walk planet Earth. He has defeated a host of evildoers on The List of Alien Outlaws, and now he’s ready to raise the stakes on his next impossible mission, by eliminating two criminals at once. He discovers that the best video game ever played is the worst thing that happened to planet Earth. Let the countdown to extinction begin.

"Sapphique" by Catherine Fisher. Finn has escaped Incarceron, the living prison, only to find that Outside is not at all what he expected, just another type of prison that forbids any type of technology. Finn is mysteriously declared the heir to the throne of the Outside, and now other claimants threaten his life. Can he convince the Court of something that even he doesn’t fully believe?

"Inheritance" by Christopher Paolini. Not so very long ago, Eragon -- Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider -- was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now, the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Can they topple the devil king and restore justice to Alagaesia? And if so, at what cost? It began with Eragon, and it ends with Inheritance.

"Spies of Mississippi" by Rick Bowers. Government-run spy networks tracked private citizens right here in the United States and not too long ago either--in the state of Mississippi during the height of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. This true account begins in 1956 with the birth of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission and follows its terrifying evolution from state-run propaganda outlet to clandestine espionage network and quasi-secret-police-force, all with the goal of saving segregation.


Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.