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Selected 2012 Top Ten Crime Fiction for Youth —Booklist Magazine
“Deliberate, plausible, and gritty whodunit.” —Booklist starred review
“…characters are believable; the dialog rings true; and the messages about safety, family and friendship are relevant.” —School Library Journal
“The trap that begins this strong follow-up to the excellent Code of Silence is sickening smart… Shoemaker’s characters and plot possess a believability rare for Young Adult mysteries. And the climax? You will not have any fingernails left by the final page. ” —Booklist
Ben-Hur is the powerful story of two friends who share a love for learning and a passion to be soldiers. But before many years pass, Judah Ben-Hur, a prince of the Jews, and Messala, the Roman nobleman and soldier, will also share a deep hatred for what the other has become. 2 Cds – 2 Hours.
A Dirty, Wicked Town by David L. Bristow. “Omaha, Nebraska, is a laid-back city in America s heartland. In the nineteenth century, however, it had a very different reputation. Omaha grew from a speculative scheme in 1854 to a booming city. Along the way there were scores of great stories.”
“Jakkin is fifteen and a bond servant, which is little better than a slave. He labors for Master Sarkkhan in the dragon barns, tending to the beautiful beasts who are raised to fight in the pits. Jakkin’s only hope of freedom is to steal a hatchling, secretly train it as a fighter, and win gold enough to pay his way out of bondage. But does he know enough to train his dragon to become a true champion?”