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Title: 2003 2004 Texas Lone Star Reading List

2003 - 2004 Texas Lone Star Reading List
Crispin The Cross of Lead by Avi
  • Newbery Award Winner 2002

A suspenseful mystery set in the Middle Ages that
will have you reading late into the night.
Crispin has been left an orphan and must flee his
village to save his life. Lots of historical
details and plenty of intrigue will keep your
interest until the very end.
What Every Girl (except me) Knows
by Nora Raleigh Baskin
What Every Girl (except me) Knows
Gabby Weiss is dealing with things most 12 year
old girls are, including physical and emotional
changes. Gabby needs her mom more then ever now,
the only problem is she doesnt have a mother.
Gabbys mother died when she was three, so she
doesnt remember hardly anything about her
mother. Join Gabby on her search for a memory of
her mother and how to be a woman.
Straw into Gold
ByGary D. Schmidt
What fills a hand fuller than a skein of gold?
asked the king. Its a race against time as two
boys search for the answer to a riddle to save
innocent lives. But the only one who knows the
answer is the sad Queen who has lost a son to
Rumplestiltsken and she is far away. The two boys
are on their way to find her,but soon find out
that the Kings Grip is on their trail. Will they
find the Queen in time? Does the Queen find her
son? Find out in the sequel to Rumplestiltskin
what would have happened if she had not guessed
his name.
-Carl Hiasson
Roy Eberhardt is trying to discover a mysterious
kid and wondering why are alligators in porta
potties and why are sparkling tailed snakes
attacking dogs? If you like mysterious books this
is the one to get.
The Princesses of Bamarre
  • BY
  • Gail Carson Levine

  • The two princesses are very dear to each other
    but they are totally different. Meryl is a very
    brave girl who wants to go out and fight
    creatures that threaten the land. Addie is a very
    shy girl and is almost afraid of everything, but
    when her sister gets the Grey Death there is no
    hope for her. Addie is the only one who can go
    and search for the cure to help her sister before
    she succumbs to the Grey Death. Along the way
    Addie is going to have to face her fears of
    dangerous monsters or she wont be able to help
    her sister in time.

The Edge on the Sword by Rebecca Tingle
The Edge On The Sword is about a young girl who
is forced into wedlock by her father and mother
even though she doesnt want to. She is to marry
a king therefore she must learn to be a queen to
her people. She is put under the protection of a
mysterious man named Red. This is a fantastic
book filled with romance, suspense, and danger
that lurks around every corner.
What My Mother Doesn't Know
By Sonya Sones
This book is about a girl named Sophie it talks
about her first, second, and third loves. She is
fourteen about to be fifteen and shes having a
hard time trying to figure out the difference
between love and lust.
The Two Princesses of Bamarre
Gail Carson Levine
Meryl and Addie hold the title of being the Two
Princesses of Bamarre. When they were young they
would fantasize that Addie had the gray death.
Meryl would scavenge for the antidote. Meryl was
fearless, brave and strong, while Addie was
petrified of everything. Meryl caught the gray
death when she was thirteen and Addie was
twelve.Addie has to face specters, dragons,
ogres, and gryphons to save her sisters life.
Can Addie do it, can she save the sister that she

Artemis Fowl is back again but this time not to
steal. He has been asked to assist the LEP in a
growing crisis. But, as you know Artemis hes not
about to help without something in return. The
LEP will be required to assist Artemis in
rescuing his father. And at the end everything
is. . . . . .
Things Not Seen
  • ByAndrew Clements

What its all about
  • This story is about a young boy who goes through
    a strange phase in his life. He meets a
    wonderful girl who will surprise you. This story
    will keep you guessing through the whole thing.
    This girl pretty much helps him find his way, and
    they may seem normal now….but you just wait till
    you hear what is so unique about this girl. It
    is full of embarrassment, fun, and curiosity.
    Can you tell this about a teenage life!

What My Mother Doesn't Know Sonya Sones

What My Mother Doesnt Know is about a girl
named Sophie who is 14. This book talks about her
first love and her best friends who stick by her
through thick and thin. She is just another girl
trying to get through her teenage years without a
real family by her side.
Black-Eyed Suzie
I live in a box with four sides, tall and
brown. I cannot get out.
By Susan Shaw
Suzie, a 12 year old child, lives in a box, her
own protection. She sits in a chair where she
wraps her arms around her legs, feet on the
cushion, knees pressed against her chin. She
wont eat, sleep, speak, or walk. Her mother
says Suzie is going through a stage, her father
is never home, and her sister tries to help, but
doesnt know how. Then Suzies Uncle Elliot
drops by, realizing Suzie is in serious harm,he
takes her to a hospital. Suzie is admitted into
a mental hospital where she must piece together
clues of the truth that will put her life into a
whole new perspective.
Haunting at Home Plate
  • ByDavid Patneaude

  • Nelson and his friends play baseball until his
    coach quits, and then Nelsons cousin coaches
    them. Somebody is writing some mysterious
    messages in the dirt at home plate and they think
    its Andy Kirk, a boy who died at the park
    watching a baseball game. Nelson and the rest of
    his team go to the playoffs in baseball and end
    up winning the championship.

Point Blank

By Anthony Horowitz
Point Blank is about a 14 year old boy who is a
spy. His mission is to go to a school called
Point Blank where the sons of the richest and
most powerful people on earth go because of their
criminal records. He disguises himself as one of
the wealthiest supermarket owners son with a
criminal record. When he gets there it wasnt
what he thought, guards everywhere, restrictions
about going to other rooms and the weirdest thing
is all the boys seem perfect, almost the same. He
doesnt realize it until his best friend changes
too. Then he starts thinking, will he be next?
This is a story that will keep you on your
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