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Forge, by Laurie Halse Anderson

Summary: Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.  304 p. Atheneum.

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The Secret of Ka, by Christopher Pike

Summary: When fifteen-year-old Sara unearths a flying carpet in Turkey, it takes her and new friend Amesh to the mysterious Island of the Djinn where she faces terrible creatures and an impossible decision–whether to save mankind, herself, or the boy she is coming to love.

Harcourt, 407 pages

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The Cardturner: A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker, by Louis Sachar

Summary:  When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-old Alton to be a cardturner for him, Alton has no idea how much he will ultimately learn from his eccentric relative. Includes appendix by Syd Fox with information about bridge. 336 p., Delacorte.

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