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Novel Suggestions Feel free to choose from these suggestions or your own! The only require is that it should be a fictional novel. ADVENTURE and MYSTERY The Merlin Saga by T.A. Barron: The Merlin Saga tells the complete story of Merlin’s life and times spanning 12 exciting novels. The saga includes The Lost Years of Merlin epic, which chronicle the origins of the greatest of all wizards; Merlin’s Dragon trilogy , where you meet the powerful dragon in the universe – who is also Merlin’s best friend; The Great Tree of Avalon trilogy), which take place in Merlin’s world a thousand years after the wizard’s youth; and The Book of Magic, an illustrated companion volume that reveals the secrets of many characters and places in Merlin’s worlds. The Atlantis Saga by T.A. Barron: This is not just another tale of the destruction of Atlantis. Instead, it is the secret, untold story of the creation of Atlantis. You will discover exactly how Atlantis was created, what people — young heroes, greedy masterminds, and all sorts of bizarre, surprising creatures — fought to make it happen, and how this magical place gained such power from the wonders of nature. Vango Between Earth and Sky by Timothee de Fombelle (2016) A thrilling historical adventure set in the mid-1930s, this novel opens with a dramatic scene in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris where 19-year-old Vango is about to become a priest. Just before he is ordained, he is falsely accused of a murder. After scaling the Cathedral, the teen's exploits unfold across rooftops, on land and sea, and even by the Graf Zeppelin airship. Into the Killing Seas by Michael Spradlin (2015) In 1945, twelve-year-old Patrick and his younger brother Teddy stowaway on the U.S.S. Indianapolis in a desperate attempt to get back to the Philippines where they last saw their parents, just before the Japanese invasion--but when the ship is sunk they find themselves clinging to a piece of debris without food or water, and with hungry sharks circling. The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang (2015) In the mid-20th century, San Francisco’s Chinatown is in the grip of a vicious tong. Can Hank, an unlikely super hero, defeat it? Dramatic detailed graphic art. She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick (2014) Laureth Peak's father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers--a skill at which she's remarkably talented. Her secret: She is blind. But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her 7-year-old brother Benjamin are thrust into a mystery that takes them to New York City Skink: No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen (2014) A one-eyed wandering vigilante, presumed dead, joins forces with Richard to search for his missing cousin. Arcady’s Goal by Eugene Yelchin (2014) When twelve-year-old Arcady is sent to a children's home after his parents are declared enemies of the state in Soviet Russia, soccer becomes a way to secure extra rations, respect, and protection but it may also be his way out if he can believe in and love another person--and himself. Threatened by Eliot Schrefer (2014) Luc is an orphan, living in debt slavery in Gabon, until he meets a Professor who claims to be studying chimpanzees, and they head off into the jungle--but when the Professor disappears, Luc has to fend for himself and join forces with the chimps to save their forest. One of a series. Twelve Minutes to Midnight by Christopher Edge (2014) Penelope Tredwell is the feisty thirteen-year-old orphan heiress of the bestselling magazine, The Penny Dreadful. Her masterly tales of the macabre are gripping Victorian Britain, even if no one knows she's the real author. One day a letter she receives from the governor of the notorious Bedlam madhouse plunges her into a terrifying adventure. Navigating Early by Claire Vanderpool (2013) At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine. There,
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