Death

The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins

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In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place. The sequel, Catching Fire, came out in 2009, with the third book in the series due out in 2010.
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Tears of a Tiger

By Sharon Draper

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Four friends celebrate after a winning game, but at the end of the evening the star basketball player is dead in a car crash and the driver must come to terms with killing his best friend.
 

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Haunted Sister

By Lael Littke

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After a serious car accident, Janine has a near-death experience in which her twin sister, who died twelve years before, returns to live in her mind and to take control of Janine's life.
 

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The Silver Kiss

By Annette Curtis Klause

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Zoe is drawn to enigmatic Simon. He is handsome and intriguing and unlike any other boy she's ever met. There's just one problem: Simon is a vampire.
 

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Ghost Wings

By Barbara M. Joosse

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While celebrating the Days of the Dead, a young Mexican girl remembers her wonderful grandmother who sang songs, made tortillas, chased monsters away, and loved butterflies.

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Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare

By Darren Shan

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Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices. This is the first book in Shan's "Cirque Du Freak" series.
 

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Valerie and the Silver Pear

By Benjamin Darling, illustrated by Dan Lane

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Valerie and her grandfather pick many pears from the old tree, hunting for the silver pear that her late grandmother always gave away to friends. They then take their sweet harvest and make some wonderful pies with a recipe (included!) from Grandma's cookbook. A lovely picture book that celebrates family and family traditions.
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Happily After All

By Laura C. Stevenson

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When her father dies, ten-year-old Rebecca is sent to live with the mother she's been brought up to believe had abandoned her and, through a growing relationship with a troubled foster child, begins to accept her mother and some of the truths her father had always kept from her.

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Bluebird Summer

By Deborah Hopkinson

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Gramps' farm isn't the same after Grandma's death, but slowly Mags and Cody work to recreate her spirit by bringing back some of the things she loved. [Book description]
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Ghost Wings

By Barbara M. Joosse

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While celebrating the Days of the Dead, a young Mexican girl remembers her wonderful grandmother who sang songs, made tortillas, chased monsters away, and loved butterflies.

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