December 9th, 2010


Howl's Moving Castle by Hayao Miyazaki

Title Howl's Moving Castle
Writer/Director Hayao Miyazaki
Production Company Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Disney Home Entertainment
Year 2004
Run Time 119 minutes
Rating PG

Teaser When an unconfident young girl is cursed into the body of an old woman she must leave her home to enlist the help of one who can break the spell. Along the way she encounters magic, political intrigue, war, and unexpected romance.

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Hackers by Iain Softley

Title Hackers
Director Iain Softley
Production Company MGM
Year 1995
Run Time 105 minutes
Rating PG-13

Teaser Daring to defy a court ruling, blow his chances at getting into college, and being arrested for a second time, Dade Murphy - alias 'Zero Cool' or 'Crash Override' - and his friends must use all of their techno-skills to beat a deadly computer virus before it runs its course.

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Scream by Tokio Hotel

Title Scream
Artist Tokio Hotel
Production Company Cherrytree/Interscope Records
Year 2008
ISC B0011127-12

Teaser/Reader Annotation The breakthrough English album of the German rock band Tokio Hotel takes listeners through the highs and lows of the teenage experience. Sometimes you feel like screaming at the top of your lungs, sometimes you feel like you're drowning in a thousand oceans, and sometimes you just want to live every second for what it's worth.

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Placebo by Placebo

Title Placebo
Artist Placebo
Production Company
Year 1996
ASIN B000000I3C

Teaser/Reader Annotation Speaking to the loners, the rejects, and the confused, Placebo's debut, self-titled album from the mid-nineties has attracted loyal followers from the beginning until now. From unforgettable guitar rifts to haunting melodies, this cd seems to capture the spirit of the outcast teenager.

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Dragon Age: Origins by BioWare Edmonton

Title Dragon Age: Origins
Developer BioWare Edmonton
Publisher Electronic Arts
System Playstation 3
Year 2009

Teaser Players must fight their way through a hoard of demonic creatures while recruiting allies and trying to keep the political entanglements straight. The character must develop the skills of both a leader and a warrior if he or she is to save the land of Ferelden.

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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Title Fight Club
Author Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher Owl Books
Year 1996
ISBN 0-8050-6297-1

Teaser/Reader Annotation After discovering that his consumer-driven lifestyle was empty and meaningless, a young man finds relief in Fight Club – the underground boxing matches organized by Tyler Durden – but there is more to this scene than meets the eye.

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The Secret of Dragonhome by John Peel

Title The Secret of Dragonhome
Author John Peel
Publisher Scholastic, Inc.
Year 1998
ISBN 0-590-59680-2

Teaser/Reader Annotation Melayne and her younger brother, Sarrow, are hidden Talents – humans with special gifts – that, if discovered, will be sent to die in a war they do not believe in. When they find refuge in the household of the Lord of Dragonhome, they must face down danger and betrayal while trying to survive.

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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Title Little Brother
Author Cory Doctorow
Publisher Tor Teen
Year 2008
ISBN 0765319853

Teaser/Reader Annotation After a terrorist attack in San Francisco finds him wrongfully imprisoned and tortured by the US government, Marcus makes it his mission to take back the city through a techno-rebellion. Can Marcus come out of this with his freedom still intact?

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Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice

Title Interview With The Vampire
Author Anne Rice
Publisher Ballantine Books
Year 1976
ISBN 0345337662

Teaser/Reader Annotation When reporter Daniel Molloy follows Louis into the hotel room that night he thought he would be getting an ordinary interview. Instead, he gets told the tale of the life of a two-hundred year old vampire.

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Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop

Title Heir to the Shadows
Author Anne Bishop
Publisher ROC
Year 1999
ISBN 0-451-45672-6

Teaser/Reader Annotation After the physical wounds have healed, Jaenelle still has to deal with the mental scars and holes in her memory left from the vicious rape years ago. She must find a way to heal herself emotionally and learn to control her wild magic in order to save the Realm from the spiraling political perversion.

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Loveless by Yun Kouga

Title Loveless: Volume 1
Author Yun Kouga
Publisher TOKYOPOP
Year 2002
ISBN-10 1-59816-221-7

Teaser/Reader Annotation Ritsuka stumbles into the shadowy world of spell battles and secret names while searching for the answer to his brother's graphic murder. How can he trust Soubi to see him through safely when he cannot even trust himself?

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The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

Title The Vast Fields of Ordinary
Author Nick Burd
Publisher Dial Books
Year 2009
ISBN 9780803733404

Teaser/Reader Annotation Dade is used to being the closeted queer that everyone jokes about but no one really knows; it's his comfort zone. The summer before he goes to college, however, he begins to experience life outside of that cliché.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Title The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition
Author Douglas Adams
Publisher Crown
Year 2004
ISBN 1400052939

Teaser/Reader Annotation Remember to carry a towel, and whatever you do, don't panic and your trip across the galaxy will turn out alright in the end. Well, so long as you don't spur the curiosity of Mice as Arthur Dent did.

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I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan

Title I Know What You Did Last Summer
Author Lois Duncan
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Year 2010, revised edition
ISBN-13 978-0316098991

Teaser/Reader Annotation They did not mean to hit the young boy; it was an accident that they all made a pact to forget. A year later, however, their past comes back to haunt them.

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Disturbing Behavior by John Whitman

Title Disturbing Behavior
Author John Whitman
Screenplay Author Scott Rosenberg
City and Publisher New York: Bantam Books
Year 1998
ISBN 0-553-57139-7

Teaser/Reader Annotation Steve, Gavin, and Rachel must discover the sinister deeds lurking behind the perfect behavior of Cradle Bay's Blue Ribbons society before they, too, are swallowed up by the situation.

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Holes by Louis Sachar

Title Holes
Author Louis Sachar
City and Publisher New York: Dell Yearling
Year 1998
ISBN 0-440-41480-6

Teaser/Reader Annotation Stanley Yelnats IV always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. When his bad luck gets him sent to a juvenile correction camp, he must discover the truth behind Camp Greenlake.

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Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Title Battle Royale
Author Koushun Takami
Publisher VIZ Media, LLC.
Year 2003
ISBN-13 978-1569317785

Teaser/Reader Annotation When forty-two confused, hapless students are abducted by the government and told they must fight until only one remains it becomes a matter of survival. Can three students keep true to their principles and escape the island alive?

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The Prodigal Sun by Sean Williams, Shane Dix

Title The Prodigal Sun: Evergence Series #1
Primary Author Sean Williams
Secondary Author Shane Dix
Publisher Ace
Year 1999
ISBN-13 978-0441006724

Teaser/Reader Annotation Roche is an unwitting pawn in the galactic game being played, but despite all odds, she is determined to carry out her mission and deliver the all-too-important cargo.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Title The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Author Sherman Alexie
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Year 2009
ISBN 0316013692

Teaser/Reader Annotation Junior, born with a medical problem that left him damaged, has always had a hard time fitting in on the reservation. When the opportunity presents itself for him to attend a better school, he grasps it with both hands and holds on firmly.

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

Title Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Lightening Thief
Author Rick Riordan
Publisher Miramax Books
Year 2006
ISBN 0786838655

Teaser/Reader Annotation Percy Jackson believed himself to be an ordinary boy, just one with a few learning disabilities. Imagine his surprise when he discovered he had Poseidon as a father.

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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Title Uglies
Author Scott Westerfeld
Publisher Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Year 2005
ISBN 0689865384

Teaser/Reader Annotation Tally is looking forward with great anticipation to the day she turns sixteen and will undergo the operation to transform from an “ugly” to a “pretty.” As she finds out more about the dark side of the society she lives in, however, she begins to question all she was brought up knowing.

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Shojo Beat by VIZ media

Title Shojo Beat
Editor-In-Chief Hyoe Narita
Company VIZ Media
Issue April 2009
ISSN 1932-1600

Teaser/Reader Annotation Shojo Beat is a magazine devoted to the types of manga that became so popular with female teenagers in Japan that they have crossed over into English publication, to the delight of the American fanbase.

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