Friday, November 6, 2020

New Fiction

A Semester in The Life of a Garbage Bag
by Gordon Korman        
“When luckless Raymond Jardine becomes Sean Delancey's eleventh-grade-English project partner, he persuades Sean's grandfather to pose as a long-deceased, obscure Canadian poet, in an effort to pass the course and win a vacation to a luxurious Greek island.” -WorldCat

by Stephen King
“A family's two-hundred-pound Saint Bernard is transformed by rabies and the insidious guidance of demonic forces into a terrifying monster.” -WorldCat

by Kwame Alexander         
“In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family's past.” -Worldcat

Shadow on the Mountain
by Margi Preus
“In Nazi-occupied Norway, fourteen-year-old Espen joins the resistance movement, graduating from deliverer of illegal newspapers to courier and spy. Includes historical note, code-breaking activity, and instructions for making invisible ink.” -WorldCat

Small Steps
by Louis Sachar
Sequel to Holes
“Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Ray shows up with a tempting plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along.” -WorldCat

Son of Interflux
by Gordon Korman
“It pays to be an underdog-especially when you end up on top! Simon's father is the head of Interfl ux, the largest manufacturer of useless things in the world. Now Interfl ux wants to build a factory right on top of Simon's school. So what does Simon do? He "reinvests" the Student Council funds, invents an alter ego, buys a useless piece of strip land for a lot of money, and comes up with a new concept in corporate structure called Antiflux. And if you think that sounds crazy, you should see what he does next!” -Amazon