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Book Buffet Picks: August 2017

Every month teens share their latest favorite reads at Book Buffet. If you’re looking for a great recommendation from other teen readers, try one of these!


    • Barnett, Mac
      The terrible two : get worse
      Summary:“Friends and pranking partners Miles and Niles face a tough challenge when their favorite goat and nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern, no-nonsense father, Former Principal Barkin, who turns the school into boot camp”–



    • Sanderson, Brandon
      The Rithmatist
      Summary:As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice.



    • Stevenson, Noelle
      Lumberjanes. Beware the kitten holy Vol. 1,
      Summary:“Friendship to the max! At Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for hardcore lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together– and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!” —



    • Westerfeld, Scott
      Leviathan
      Summary:In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.



    • Whaley, John Corey
      Noggin
      Summary:After dying at age sixteen, Travis Coates’ head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out changes in his relationships.


    • Burns, T R
      The bad apple
      Summary:After accidentally killing a substitute teacher with an apple, twelve-year-old Seamus Hinkle is sent to Kilter Academy where, in order to excel as he always has, he must behave badly and pull pranks on his teachers, but along with new friends Lemon and Elinor he discovers that there is more to the Academy than meets the eye.



    • Crowley, Kieran Mark
      The mighty dynamo
      Summary:When he is banned from his school’s soccer team for an infraction he didn’t commit, Noah must find his own way to enter the Schools’ World Cup tournament and joins up with an unlikely cast of teammates, St. Mary’s School for Girls.


    • Stevenson, Noelle
      Nimona
      Summary:“Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit” —