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Book Teasers

Thank you to Mrs. Brown's Language Arts classes for these wonderful book teasers! See something you like? Come check it out at the library!
1984 by George Orwell:

It's the year 1984, and Winston is about to take a risk that insures death. He is about to write in a journal. Take a trip to Oceania: a dystopian perfect country in which everyone is watched at all times, history is re-written, and to think controversial thoughts is punishable by death. Follow Winston through a journey of a lifetime in which he meets new friends comrades and he doesn't have to watch his back, because someone else is. 
(Thank you Paige and Dante)

Ask Me No Questions
by Marina Budhos:

Fourteen-year old Nadira and her family moved from Bangladesh to New York after experiencing racism in their own country. At the Canadian border Nadira's father is detained because of their expired visas. To make matters worse, he is also suspected to be a terrorist due to his heritage after the acts committed on 9/11. Now join Nadira as she struggles to stay strong in an unfair world. Watch her life change forever. 
(Thank you Kyla, Lexy, Nayeli, and Tennessee)

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys:

Lina Vilkas and her family are taken from their home by the Soviet secret police at the beginning of World War II. They are taken to forced labor camps in Siberia. Lina captures the horrors of these camps in her drawings and tries to stay hopeful. But is hope enough to keep them alive?
(Thank you Zee, Lily, and Kaitlyn)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury:

Guy Montag never thought twice about burning books until people died in the name of a good show. All this made him reconsider his job as a fireman, and reconsider what books might say...
(Thank  you AJ, Joel, Connor, Sean, Bob)

Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien:

When Bilbo Baggins dissappears, Frodo Baggins inherits a ring. A ring more powerful than he could ever imagine. He soon learns the ring's evil powers and vows to destroy it. But this will take him straight into danger. Straight into the evil of middle-earth. 
(Thank you Sam, Allen, and Ryan)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:

When young Victor Frankenstein's thirst for knowledge goes too far, his creation strives for friendship, and accompaniment. But, no one is willing to accept this ugly, wretched fiend as who he is on the inside. This creates a terrible monster, bent on death, and revenge on his creator. This thrilling, horror-stricken novel will keep you turning pages until the very last one. 
(Thank you Elena, Nicky, Ben, and Scott)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien:

Bilbo Baggins was a respectable hobbit who thought that adventures were nasty disturbing uncomfortable things that make you late for dinner. However, when a wizard and a bunch of dwarves appear on his door step looking for an adventure, he soon is pulled into a world of orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse. This hobbit gains more than just treasure at the end of his journey. 
(Thank you James, Charles, and Quinn)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins:
In a dystopian future torn apart by hunger and greed, one girl will change everything. In this romantic love story Katniss Everdean will team up with her most unlikely ally. In The Hunger Games danger lurks around every corner. Can Katniss stand up to the challenge?
(Thank you Racer, Devin, and Kyleigh)

The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore 
by Joan Lowery Nixon:

"I don't like the way he's looking at me. It's a kind of creepy look as though the two of us shared some kind of secret, and it's making me uncomfortable," thinks Christina. Only hours later, she wakes up in a basement. Find out about who she was kidnapped by and how in The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore.
(Thank you Ethan, Brody, Thomas, Connor, and Zoe)

Lord of the Flies by William Golding:

After crashing on a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific with no connections to the outside world, a band of boys must work together to survive. But when argument works its way into the group, chaos rises. Who will be left alive?
(Thank you Luke and Molly)

The Martian by Andy Weir:

Teaser 1:
After the Ares III crew is forced to evacuate Mars, Mark Watney is left behind. He uses his botany powers to escape. The Martian is filled with witty humor, sarcasm, and science!
(Thank you Parker, Sean, and Katt)

Teaser 2:
Before the horror, before the pain, we caused it all by going to that forsaken red planet.
(Thank you Christopher, Alex, Stevie, and Ryley)

The Messenger by Lois Lowry:

Matty hasn't had the best life, but at village, a welcoming place, he can finally be free. Then on a quest to save everyone and everything he stands for and loves, he discovers something within. He sacrifices everything just to fix village again, and hopes he doesn't lose himself too. 
(Thank you Morgan and Taylor)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs:

Teaser 1:
Jacob's life was okay, until one day his grandfather mysteriously was murdered leaving him with the last words: bird, loop, old man's grave, and September third, 1940. The words lead to a run-down island, where nothing is as it seems. He can't seem to find any clues until one day he wanders into a bog and everything changes.
(Thank you Kaitlynn, Grant, Connor, and Tyler)

Teaser 2:
There are monsters everywhere. From the ones he sees in his head, to the ones he encounters every day, there's always someone watching. When Jacob thinks he's crazy, the more "peculiar" things start happening. An impromptu vacation turns into a thrilling adventure in which he stumbles upon a decrepit house and unearths some of his family's darkest secrets. 
(Thank you Eden and Riley)

Proxy by Alex London:

Imagine a world where everything you do is retaliated by punishing someone else. You could steal a priceless jewel and not be punished, but instead watch an innocent face your consequences. This is the world of Knox and his proxy, Syd. Knox liked to break rules, and Syd was punished severely for it. The two boys realize that everything costs. In order to avoid a lifetime of servitude for syd, the two realize they must run away together and search for a better life elsewhere. But when people they thought to be dead start returning, their whole world flips upside down. Learn the cost of your mistakes and the consequences of every choice in this story of debt, friendship, tragedy, and loyalty: Proxy, by Alex London.
(Thank you Cami and Jenna)

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Mysterious Stargirl arrives at Mica High from the swirling desert surrounding their tiny town to spark a revolution that transforms her classmates from a monotonous mass into intriguing individuals. But what will happen when a certain Leo Borlock starts to fall for her and the school's inhabitants shun her for an incident she wasn't responsible for?
(Thank you Michell and Ellie)

Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers:

In a world where America is at war with Iraq, one man and his friends must free them all. Join Birdy and his friends, Marla, Coles, and Jonesy, on a thrilling ride that involves finding yourself, being strong even when you don't want to, and creating unbreakable bonds throughout it all. 
(Thank you Rachel, James, and Tayvian)