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Challenger Deep
Neal Shusterman
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
Teresa Toten
Bone Gap
Laura Ruby
Finding the Worm (Twerp Sequel)
Mark Goldblatt
Dash
Kirby Larson
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
Anne Lamott
Killer Instinct
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand
The Night Journal
Elizabeth Crook
Dead End in Norvelt
Jack Gantos

Ingenious Boy vs. Sinister Stranger

Revolver - Marcus Sedgwick

This is a good read for junior high up. Not so much for adults. It follows the building crisis facing Sig, who has been left behind with his dead father who froze while crossing an Alaskan lake. A threatening stranger shows up and wants things Sig does not have. Lots of suspense and foreboding. The peacemaker revolver is almost a character in the story. It reminds me a little of Gary Paulsen's The Rifle, another riveting story about the power of a gun. It would make a good read-aloud. Get it at the library!