Insert Coin to Continue by John David Anderson

insert-coin-to-continue-9781481447041_hrWhen Bryan Biggins wakes up one morning, his day seems a little off. It starts with a message hovering above his alarm clock which says, “Insert coin to continue.” The problem is Bryan can’t move his legs until he inserts a coin. From that moment his life becomes like a video game as he tries to work through his normal middle school day while attempting to complete missions, avoid hit points, and try to level up.

Bryan’s out of control middle school day will leave you laughing and cheering as he keeps searching for the end of the game.

 

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The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz

The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz just won a Newberry Honor for 2017.  Set in medieval times, the story follows the journey of three very different kids.  First, we meet Jeanne, a peasant who can see into the future and owns a dog who came back to life.  Next, William enters the story. William is an orphan raised by monks who has incredible the_inquisitors_tale_coverstrength.  Finally, Jacob joins the group. Jacob’s house was burned down because he is a Jew. Despite their differences and their suspicions of each other, the three come together as they try to escape the king’s knights, and strive to make the world a better place in the process.

 

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Framed by James Ponti

Are you a fan of I.Q.? Loot? Theodore Boone?  Are you ready for a new mystery and adventure all in one book?  If so, you don’t want to miss Framed! A T.O.A.S.T Mystery by James Ponti.

Before you deframed-9781481436304_hrcide that you don’t want to read a book about burnt bread, you need to know what T.O.A.S.T stands for.  According the Florian Bates, T.O.A.S.T. is the Theory of All Small Things.  By using this strategy to pay attention to the details, Florian has solved crimes: big crimes. In fact, he is the only middle school student that the FBI calls for help. Pay attention to all small things, and see if you can solve the mysteries, too!

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Every Single Second by Tricia Springstubb

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Does every single second count in my life? How do I use my time? Who do I spend it with? Am I making a difference in the world? Am I living like Jesus?

Every Single Second is a book that will help you look beyond yourself into the hearts and lives of others. Nella has typical struggles with four crazy brothers, a crabby great grandmother, and a family secret. But when life in her small town explodes with racial tension, Nella must look at what is really important and make every single second count.

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Slacker by Gordon Korman

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Cameron Boxer lives for video games. He is so intense that his house could burn down around him, and he would still be into his game. Actually, it almost does. After the fire department busts down the front door because of a burning casserole that is smoking up the house, Cam needs to show his parents that he has changed. So what does a gamer do? How can he get involved at school and still have time to practice for the Rule the World competition?

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Ghost by Jason Reynolds

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Castle Crenshaw can run fast, but life is stacked against him with his dad in jail, his mom working too hard, and trouble at school. When a coach invites him to join a city track team, Castle takes a chance and agrees to join. But will he be able to hold everything bottled up inside of him together? Like Coach says, “Trouble is, you can’t run away from yourself. (51)”

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