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5 Reads To Beat The Back To School Blues

Is it me, or does the summer seem to go by faster and faster each year? If you're bummed out to go back, check out these awesome reads full of fantasy, action, and adventure. They are guaranteed to cure all of your back to school blues!

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Bridge of the Gods by Diane Rios

In the wake of tragedy, 12-year-old Chloe is abducted and sold to a group of vagabonds deep in the forest. Now, to survive, Chloe must learn just how much her furry friends know about the woods. Enchanting and incredibly well-written, Bridge of the Gods offers a fun and unique take on the fantasy genre.

The List by Patricia Forde

Letta lives in a society that is only allowed to speak a language of 500 words. When she becomes an apprentice to the Wordsmith, Letta learns of all sorts of forbidden words, like ‘freedom’ and ‘music.’ Enchanted by these new words, she must decide if she wants to save the language from disappearing forever even if it means banishment.

Louis Undercover by Fanny Britt

Calling all graphic novel fans: This one is for you! Since his parents split, Louis has spent his time moving between his worried mother and alcoholic father. After a close call with his brother, Truffle, Louis’ father and mother are forced back together. Could this be the beginning of a fresh start?

The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

As the only daughter and princess of the wealthiest nation in the world, Wilhelmina Heidle is kept hidden and forced to spy for her father. After an unfortunate attack, Wil learns that she has a hidden power: Her touch turns people into gemstone. With the kingdom on the brink of war, Wil must decide whether to save it or turn her back on her family for good.

Patina (Track) by Jason Reynolds

In the stunning follow up to Ghost, Jason Reynolds gives readers an inside look at Patina. One of four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team, Patina runs to escape the taunts from the other kids and her not-so-perfect family life. When coach asks Patina to run relay, she will have to learn to depend on others or risk sabotaging herself.

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