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2000-2009 All English High school (grades 9+) Novel Online Print

The sisterhood of the travelling pants

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Four best friends find some old jeans that seem to fit each of them perfectly. Believing the pants to be somewhat magical, they decide to share them over the summer as they each embark on a different adventure

Year of Release: 2001

Author(s): Ann Brashares

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2000-2009 All CEFR B2 Drama English High school (grades 9+) Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

A dystopian tale following two contestants in a battle for survival overshadowed by their corrupted societal system.

Year of Release: 2008

Author(s): Suzanne Collins

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2000-2009 All CEFR B1 English High school (grades 9+) Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

A worthy challenger of the Harry Potter series, The Lightning Thief follows Percy, who gets recruited to a summer camp for demi-gods.

Year of Release: 2005

Author(s): Rick Riordan

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2000-2009 All CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Print

Every Time a Rainbow Dies

Ever since Thulani’s mother passed away, he has been reserved and quiet. Thulani spends most of his time on the roof of their house where he takes care of his doves. While of the roof one day, he sees a young woman being assaulted in the alley next to their house. Thulani rescues her and takes her home. The girl explains that she doesn’t need him anymore, but Thulani can’t stop thinking about her.

Year of Release: 2002

Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia

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2000-2009 All Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Print

The Rock and the River

This novel tells the story of 13-year-old Sam, who is the son of civil rights activist, Roland Childs. Set in Chicago in 1968, Sam is torn between believing his father of his best friend – can you change things without violence?

Year of Release: 2009

Author(s): Kekla Magoon

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2000-2009 All CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Physical Format Poetry

Up from the Sea

This novel-in-verse tells the story of how a Japanese teenage boy, Kai, survived the devastating March 2011 tsunami that destroyed the village he lived in.

Year of Release: 2016

Author(s): Leza Lowitz

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2000-2009 All CEFR B2 Extensive Length (more than 8 hrs) High school (grades 9+) Other Text Formats Print

Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir tells the story of her family in Iran during the Islamic Revolution in the 1980s. AFter a few years, Marjane’s family decided that she should be sent to Austria to live at a boarding school to avoid harassment. She talks about her homesickness, the discrimination she faced and how she coped with life in a strange culture.

Year of Release: 2002

Author(s): Marjane Satrapi

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Film also available: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808417/

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2000-2009 All CEFR B2 eBook High school (grades 9+) Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel Print

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Christopher John Francis Boone is 15 years old and lives with his dad. He has Asperger’s syndrome, which makes life special for him. One day, the neighbor’s dog is killed in Christopher’s yard and the boy starts to investigate the case. Investigating the case makes him face his mother’s decision and his parents’ complex relationship.

Year of Release: 2003

Author(s): Mark Haddon

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2000-2009 2010-2019 All CEFR B2 eBook High school (grades 9+) Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel Print

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

The protagonist, Virginia Shreves, lives in a perfect family in New York, but feels a total outcast. Her parents and her siblings are slim and sporty, while Virginia suffers from low self-esteem due to her obesity. Her parents are devastated by her brother’s date-rape case, and they go into complete denial. Virginia takes her life into her own hands, joins a kickbox class to lose weight and makes new friends.

Year of Release: 2003, 2018

Author(s): Carolyn Mackler

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Very useful for moderate teenage slang.



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The 2003 edition is different from the new edition published in 2018.

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2000-2009 All CEFR B2 eBook Extensive Length (more than 8 hrs) High school (grades 9+) Novel Print

Black Swan Green

Black Swan Green is David Mitchell’s semi-autobiographical novel about coming to grips with his stammering. The protagonist is 13-year-old Jason Taylor who lives in Black Swan Green. He witnesses his parents’ failing marriage and his father’s affair.

Year of Release: 2006

Author(s): David Mitchell

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