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Title: Science Fiction

Science Fiction Fantasy
  • Book of the Month due December 13/14.

Science Fiction
  • Technology, medical, or scientific capabilities
    not currently available.
  • Hoverboards, light sabers, intergalactic warfare,
    memory scanners

  • Creatures, magical powers, and other elements not
    typically associated with our world.
  • Fairies, wizards, magic, witches, mythological

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • From Goodreads
  • Matteo Alacran was not born he was harvested
    with the DNA from El Patron, lord of a country
    called Opium. Can a boy who was bred to guarantee
    anothers survival find his own purpose in life?
    And can he ever be free?
  • Lexile 660

Science Fiction
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  • Orphaned and flawed Kira lives in a world that
    resents her existence. Her unique talent keeps
    her alive for now, but will it be enough to
    ensure her a safe future?
  • Lexile 680

Science Fiction
Matched by Ally Condie
  • From Goodreads
  • Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the
    right choices for her what to read, what to
    watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face
    appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony,
    Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is
    her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's
    face flash for an instant before the screen fades
    to black.
  • The Society tells her it's a glitch But Cassia
    begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and
    is faced with an impossible choice between
    Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known
    and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
  • Lexile 680

Science Fiction
The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
  • The tattoo makes everything so simple in your
    life. Everyone 17 and older is getting one. Kayla
    isnt sure the tattoo is just about convenience.
  • What if she says no after her birthday, and
    doesnt get the code? The decision not to conform
    may prove dangerous.
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy Thriller
  • Lexile 720

Science Fiction
Singularity by William Sleator
  • From Goodreads
  • Identical twins Barry and Harry Krasner are
    house-sitting at their great-uncle's Midwest
    farm.  It's peaceful at first, but soon they
    realize there's something about the farmhouse
    that makes locals stay far away.  The twins are
    sure that the locked shed out back is their
    reason why but what they find there is more
    shocking than anything they could have imagined.
  • Lexile 740

Science Fiction
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • Like most teenagers, Tally cant wait to turn 16.
    In her world, though, the rite of passage is all
    about looks, and nothing to do with driving.
    Shell finally have her operation to become
    Pretty, and move away from the other Uglies.
  • Her new hover-boarding friend has some dreams of
    her own, though
  • Lexile 770

Science Fiction
Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Ender makes the cut for an elite soldier-training
    program at a young age, and starts rigorous
    training to save his world from the next vicious
    alien attack.
  • Will Ender become the general Earth needs? Or
    will his devotion to his family and young age get
    in the way?
  • Lexile 780

Science Fiction
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
  • Seth and Kendra are sent to spend the summer with
    their eccentric grandparents they barely know.
  • While getting to know their grandparents, they
    start to realize that they are no ordinary
    retirees. Their grandfather is a caretaker of a
    magical refuge for creatures misunderstood by the
    world outside.
  • Lexile 700

Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
  • From Goodreads
  • Junior high really sucks for thirteen-year-old
    Vladimir Tod. Bullies harass him, the principal
    is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his
    best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret his
    mother was human, but his father was a vampire.
    With no idea of the extent of his powers, Vlad
    struggles daily with his blood cravings and his
    enlarged fangs. When a substitute teacher begins
    to question him a little too closely, Vlad
    worries that his cover is about to be blown.
  • Lexile 780

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
  • From Goodreads
  • Cimorene is everything a princess is not supposed
    to be headstrong, tomboyish, smart. . . .
  • And bored. So bored that she runs away to live
    with a dragon . . . and finds the family and
    excitement she's been looking for.
  • Lexile 830

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  • From Goodreads
  • Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations,
    her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a
    simple life. Then word comes that the king's
    priests have divined her small village the home
    of the future princess. In a year's time, the
    prince himself will come and choose his bride
    from among the girls of the village. The king's
    ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and
    every teenage girl must attend and learn how to
    become a princess.
  • Lexile 890

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • From Goodreads
  • After the grisly murder of his entire family, a
    toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts
    and other supernatural residents agree to raise
    him as one of their own.
  • Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a
    normal boy. He would be completely normal if he
    didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being
    raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary
    guardian who belongs to neither the world of the
    living nor of the dead.
  • Lexile 820

The Ordinary Princess by M. M. Kaye
  • Fairies are welcomed to bestow blessings on a
    newborn princess, as is the custom in many fairy
    tales. The beautiful child is blessed with the
    same gifts as her six beautiful older sisters
    wit, charm, grace, health, and courage, in
    addition to one unexpected and shocking gift
  • Lexile 1090

The Giver (class book) by Lois
  • From Goodreads
  • Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under
    control. There is no war or fear or pain. There
    are no choices. Every person is assigned a role
    in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is
    singled out to receive special training from The
    Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the
    true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time
    for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no
    turning back.
  • Lexile 760

Science Fiction
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