Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
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Fantastically written story of a boy, his band, and the battle to win a girl's heart. This first of six volumes introduces you to Scott Pilgrim. Watch and enjoy as he attempts to get a girl, get a job, keep his apartment, spend quality time with his friends, and keep his bass guitar skills up to snuff. In between all of that, he has to fight Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to keep dating her.
5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth
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Clever, hilarious, and well-written. Contains many wonderful guides to life, such as: 14 (ish) Things Worth Knowing About Cheese, 8 Ways to Tell If Your Loved Ones Plan to Eat You, 6 Reasons Bacon is Better Than True Love, 7 Reasons to Keep Your Tyrannosaur Off Crack Cocaine, and Why Nikola Tesla is the Most Awesome Geek Who Ever Lived. Warning: Contains explicit language.
Torn Curtain
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This Hitchcock thriller finds Professor Michael Armstrong and his fiancée, Sarah, at a scientific convention in Copenhagen. Shortly after they arrive, Sarah becomes suspicious of Michael's behavior. And when he makes plans to leave without her, she decides to follow him, secretly boarding the plane he takes to East Berlin. There, German officials are awaiting his defection. What follows is a series of twist and turns leading to a conclusion that only 'The Master of Suspense' could have come up with.
14 Years of Loyal Service in a Fabric-Covered Box
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This wonderful collection of Dilbert comics follows Dilbert and his coworkers as they battle budget cuts, low pay, unappreciated hard work, and corrupt executives. After 14 years of loyal service, in a fabric-covered box, Dilbert knows best that the best way to get through the day is with lots of sarcasm, coffee, and subtle insubordination.
George Knightley, Esquire: Lend Me Leave (Book 2)
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In this conclusion to George Knightley, Esquire, it seems Mr. Knightley has finally come to his senses. He now knows that he has been in love with Emma for years and it is only her recent association with Mr. Churchill that has opened his eyes to the truth. But what does he do now? The love of his life may very well be in love with someone else. George has a very important decision to make. Should he attempt to win her himself, or should he simply let things be in order to preserve their friendship and her happiness?
George Knightley, Esquire: Charity Envieth Not (Book 1)
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Enjoy Emma as never before. This time, follow George Knightley's life as it is turned upside-down by his longtime friend Emma Woodhouse. George is unhappy with Emma's attempts at matchmaking, especially as they negatively affect the lives of his friends. However, his greatest misery comes in the form of an intense hatred for Mr. Frank Churchill, whose only fault seems to be his attentions to Emma. What could these emotions mean? And will Mr. Knightley figure it out before it is too late?
Carter Finally Gets It
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Will Carter (Carter to his friends) is a typical teenage boy. Except he has attention deficit disorder and frequently stutters - both problems exasperated by being in the presence of girls. In the course of his first year of high school, he'll manage to get a girlfriend, lose a girlfriend, experience extreme blood loss (more than once), run from the cops (also more than once), make a lot of mistakes, and actually do several things right. And if you like this one, look for the sequel, Carter's Big Break.
You
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"This wasn't the way it was supposed to go..." Such are Kyle Chase's thoughts at the outset of the novel, as he stands with shattered glass at his feet and blood everywhere. The rest of the book follows Kyle as he thinks back on the chain of events that led to this moment. You is a powerful story. A story that shows how our everyday decisions can affect the course of our lives for good or for bad.
Speak
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Melinda Sordino has never been more alone. She used to have friends, but since the big end-of-summer party, the one that ended with her calling the police, none of her friends will talk to her. Now, all she has is a secret. A secret that she just might be ready to share. Laurie Halse Anderson has written an amazing story. A story about a young woman who strives to rebuild a life that someone else shattered.
Book of Secrets
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This album really showcases Loreena McKennitt's wonderful voice. Powerful lyrics and fantastic Celtic accompaniment.
Life With Mr. Dangerous
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Fantastically written, with engaging illustrations by Paul Hornschemeier, Life With Mr. Dangerous follows the story of Amy. Amy has a job she hates, she has just broken up with her jerk of a boyfriend, and her best friend lives on the other side of the country. Each frame contains an image that frequently tells the story better than words could. All through the book, Amy's favorite television show, Mr. Dangerous, creates a foil for her life. A great read for Graphic Novel fans.
The Witness
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"Elizabeth Fitch's short-lived teenage rebellion began with L'Oreal Pure Black, a pair of scissors, and a fake ID. It ended in blood..." So begins the story of a woman on the run. A woman who went out for a night on the town, and ended up the only witness to a grisly double murder. Now she keeps to herself and trusts no one. As police chief, Brooks Gleason is naturally curious. He wants to find out everything he can about the mysterious woman calling herself Abigail Lowery. But as he digs into her past, he just might be getting a whole lot more than he bargained for.

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