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Time Out Book Club - Howl's Moving Castle

Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 12:00pm
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ISBN: 
978-0061478789
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Author: 
Diana Wynne Jones
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Howl's Moving Castle

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.

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Time Out Book Club: Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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ISBN: 
978-0316133999
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Author: 
Laini Taylor
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Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself? Read more about Time Out Book Club: Daughter of Smoke & Bone

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Time Out Book Club: Stupid Fast

Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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ISBN: 
978-1402256301
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Author: 
Geoff Herbach
Title: 
Stupid Fast

I AM NOT STUPID FUNNY.
I AM STUPID FAST.

My name is Felton Reinstein, which is not a fast name. But last November, my voice finally dropped and I grew all this hair and then I got stupid fast. Fast like a donkey. Zing!

Now they want me, the guy they used to call Squirrel Nut, to try out for the football team. With the jocks. But will that fix my mom? Make my brother stop dressing like a pirate? Most important, will it get me girls-especially Aleah? 

So I train. And I run. And I sneak off to Aleah's house in the night. But deep down I know I can't run forever. And I wonder what will happen when I finally have to stop. Read more about Time Out Book Club: Stupid Fast

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Time Out Book Club: Hold Me Closer

Date: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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ISBN: 
0312674376
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Author: 
Lish McBride
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Hold Me Closer Necromancer

Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.

Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else.  

With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin? Read more about Time Out Book Club: Hold Me Closer

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Time Out Book Club: Pegasus

Date: 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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ISBN: 
978-0399246777
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Robin McKinley
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Pegasus

Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pegasi, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own pegasus, on her twelfth birthday. The two species coexist peacefully, despite the language barriers separating them. Humans and pegasi both rely on specially trained Speaker magicians as the only means of real communication.

But it's different for Sylvi and Ebon. They can understand each other. They quickly grow close-so close that their bond becomes a threat to the status quo-and possibly to the future safety of their two nations. Read more about Time Out Book Club: Pegasus

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Time Out Book Club: Feed

Date: 
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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ISBN: 
978-0763662622
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Author: 
MT Anderson
Title: 
Feed

Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains.

For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now. Read more about Time Out Book Club: Feed

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Time Out Book Club: The Last Apprentice (rescheduled for February 20th)

Date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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ISBN: 
978-0060766207
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Author: 
Joseph Delaney
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The Last Apprentice (Revenge of the Witch)

For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried—some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive.

Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope, the last apprentice. Read more about Time Out Book Club: The Last Apprentice (rescheduled for February 20th)

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Time Out Book Club: Maze Runner

Date: 
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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ISBN: 
978-0385737951
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Author: 
James Dashner
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Maze Runner

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every thirty days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. 

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind. Read more about Time Out Book Club: Maze Runner

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Time Out Book Club: If I Stay

Date: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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ISBN: 
978-0142415436
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Author: 
Gayle Forman
Title: 
If I Stay

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time. Read more about Time Out Book Club: If I Stay

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Time Out Book Club: Keesha's House

Date: 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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ISBN: 
978-0312641276
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Author: 
Helen Frost
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Keesha's House

An unforgettable narrative collage told in poems

Keesha has found a safe place to live, and other kids gravitate to her house when they just can’t make it on their own. They are Stephie – pregnant, trying to make the right decisions for herself and those she cares about; Jason – Stephie’s boyfriend, torn between his responsibility to Stephie and the baby and the promise of a college basketball career; Dontay – in foster care while his parents are in prison, feeling unwanted both inside and outside the system; Carmen – arrested on a DUI charge, waiting in a juvenile detention center for a judge to hear her case; Harris – disowned by his father after disclosing that he’s gay, living in his car, and taking care of himself; Katie – angry at her mother’s loyalty to an abusive stepfather, losing herself in long hours of work and school. 

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