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The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
When life as Alex Morales had known it changed forever, he was working behind the counter at Joey’s Pizza. He was worried about getting elected as senior class president and making the grades to land him in a good college. He never expected that an asteroid would hit the moon, knocking it closer in orbit to the earth and catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. He never expected to be fighting just to stay alive.
Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life As We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its look at an apocalyptic event from a small-town perspective. Now this harrowing companion audiobook examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of a seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican New Yorker.
When Alex’s parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland. With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.
Magic Can Be Murder by Vivian Vande Velde
When Nola sees a murder while she is casting a spell, she finds herself in the worst danger ever.
Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Meet Benevolence of Montagne: short, plump, stubborn, and now heir to the throne – unless her cruel Aunt Sophia, the self-proclaimed queen, kills her first. Alone in the castle’s highest tower, Ben makes a discovery that will change her life, and may even save the kingdom. Fans of D.J. Schwenk will find in Ben another spunky and endearing heroine.
Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Sophomore Lucius Wolfe lost both hands in an explosion of his own making, and now he is left to pick up the pieces—with steel hooks. The story is told in alternating chapters by Lucius (Crazy) and Aurora (Beautiful). Baratz-Logsted does a deft job of weaving the perspectives together to show events from both points of view. Lucius chooses a bus seat so as to be left alone and is immediately called "crip"; Aurora gets on the same bus, smiles at people, and hears a voice call "New girl! Come sit back here with us." It doesn't help that Lucius has an air of arrogance about him and has changed schools to find a new start.
**Thanks to Houghton Mifflin for all of these review copies