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My Stupid Journal by Daisy Tannenbaum

Being the candid and unabridged chronicles of Miss Daisy Eudora Tannenbaum, age eleven, of Paddington, New Jersey, currently exiled in Paris, France, author of DAISY AND THE PIRATES. I’m Daisy. Maybe you know me from “DAISY & THE PIRATES.” I’m supposed to be in Sixth Grade now, but I punched some jerk at school and got expelled, so my . . .

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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves . . .

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Corvus by L. Lee Lowe

In an alternate present the minds of teen offenders are uploaded into computers for rehabilitation—a form of virtual wilderness therapy. Zach is a homo cognoscens, one of the new humans who can navigate the Fulgrid. Though still a high school student, he is indentured to the Fulgur Corporation as a counsellor. Laura is a homo sapiens. Their story is part . . .

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Aeonica by David Musk

When Nahlia’s family is attacked, she’s forced infiltrate a secret academy and learn the lost art of Ethermancy

Seventeen-year-old Nahlia Cole is a member of a hunted race, forced to come out of hiding to infiltrate a secret academy in the north. She allies herself with Thane Solidor, a prince from a faraway land. Thane wields a mysterious ability known as Ethermancy: the skill to enter others’ dreams and to bring that surreal power to the physical . . .

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A Tale of Sorrow and Love: Book I by Hiddenhelix

Turn pain into power

Everin Thornwood is a traumatized orphan in a small village who is struggling to recover from the violent murder of his parents when he’s given the ability to see others’ suffering. Not only that, but he can absorb others’ pain, experience what they’re feeling, and wield that pain as a supernatural weapon. Everin must come to terms with these abilities . . .

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The Extraordinary Adventures of the Alpha Six by SKIIW

Welcome to a new world of wonders and magic.

‘The Extraordinary Adventures of the Alpha Six’ is a coming of age fantasy action-adventure web serial that follows six adept and ambitious youths: Evie, Roman, Theo, Lana, Liam and Alvin, as they work for a classified government program that investigates strange cases from homicides and heists to ones beyond the scope of human understanding. ‘Alpha Incorporated’ is the first . . .

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Rocinante by Wes Boyd

Vagabonding in the seventies! The only thing that kept Mark going in Vietnam was his plan to spend some time wandering the country by air, like barnstormers did 50 years before. In the last days before leaving, he acquires a partner—a tall, morose girl named Jackie. They spend months on their aerial oddessy, falling in love along the way while . . .

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Advent by Krishan Coupland

Ten-year-old Luke has always idolised his mother. She is strong and defiant and unafraid. She never lies to him, even about the things that matter. She couldn’t be more different from his soft and doting foster family. When his mother arrives unexpectedly at his bedroom window one winter night, Luke doesn’t hesitate. He joins her, and together they run . . .

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Juryokine by Adam Bolander

For three months, Gravity Storms have been tearing Yasmik apart and neither the humans nor their winged neighbors, the Sorakines, are safe from them. One hotheaded young Sorakine named Zashiel is convinced that the Storms are being caused deliberately, but she’s unable to find evidence to back up her claims. She chooses Toke, a budding inventor studying under the most . . .

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Runner’s Moon by Wes Boyd

Two kids, a dream, and acres of dogs . . . Josh and Tiffany want to become dogsled racers. They just have to grow up first—and learn about what they’re doing along the way. A follow-on to Busted Axle Road, focusing on Josh and Tiffany’s adventures. . . .

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CORVUS

Weblit, in every sense of the term

By Eli James, editor

Aug 30, 2010: "Listen, sugar, some things never change. Once a nigger lover, always a nigger lover. Only now they call them augers."

I have put off writing this review for the longest time. I finished Corvus at the tail end of 2009, and then had a few conversations with Lee, its author, not too long afterwards.

"What did you set out to do?" I asked.

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LITTLE BROTHER

This one speaks to me.

By BFuniv, member

Jan 16, 2010: This book is about young hackers fighting when tyranny passes the tipping point in their neighborhood.

What is striking is what Stephen King in his book On Writing refers to as the most important part of fiction – the truth. These characters are real, their situations ring with historicity and valid experience. I don’t need to suspend disbelief, I can believe.

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