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October 2012

October’s roundup of Cool & New Books includes a ENDANGERED by Eliot Schrefer, a recent National Book Award Finalist, which is a compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos --- and herself --- from a violent coup in the Congo; SON, Lois Lowry’s finale of The Giver quartet about Gabriel's mother, Claire, and her struggle to give up her son and find him again; and Rachel Cohn's BETA, which follows Alysia, an experimental model of a teenage clone, as she discovers she isn't the unfeeling clone she's supposed to be --- she has feelings, and if anyone finds out, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine.

Lois Lowry, author of Son

They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire had a son. But what became of him she never knew. What was his name? Was he even alive? She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice.

What to Give, What to Get 2012

Sometimes deciding what to get is as hard as deciding what to give. So we've created a special "What to Give, What to Get" Guide --- a list of books just for teens that will give you tons of gift-giving ideas (and maybe a few to put on YOUR list). Happy Holidays!