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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service. (catalog summary)

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The Hawkweed Prophecy
by Irena Brignull
Poppy Hooper is a troubled teen: moving from school to school, causing chaos wherever she goes, never making friends or lasting connections. Ember Hawkweed is a young witch, struggling to find a place within her coven and prove her worth. The two outsiders become friends, and secretly share knowledge of their two worlds. They don't know that an ancient prophecy, and a life-changing betrayal, are the reason they are connected to each other. Switched at birth by the scheming witch Raven Hawkweed, Poppy and Ember must come to terms with their true identities and fight for their own place in the world. Enter Leo, a homeless boy with a painful past who befriends them both. Can their friendship survive? And can it withstand the dark forces that are gathering? (catalog summary)



I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
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The Keeper of the Mist by Rachel Neumeier
Keri has run the family bakery since her mother passed away. Now her estranged father—the Lord of Nimmira—has died, and ancient magic has decreed that she will take his place as the new Lady. The position is dangerous: the mists that hide Nimmira from its vicious, land-hungry neighbors have failed; and her three half-brothers have their own eyes on the crown. But Keri has three people to guide her: mysterious Timekeeper, clever Bookkeeper, and steadfast Doorkeeper. Together they must find a way to repair the boundary—and teach Keri how to become a Lady. (catalog summary)



Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox
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