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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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7 Days in November by Grant Cravens

A novella about Ty, Furball, Bourbon, and their friends in Java, Missouri, and their very busy week before Thanksgiving. Bourbon risks losing his boyfriend over a bad choice at a party, Ty struggles against the tide of rumors at school, and Furball’s friends try to pull him out of his own potentially destructive slump. . . .

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Busted Axle Road by Wes Boyd

A snake crawls out of a bathroom drain, and a woman kills it with her hair dryer . . .  That’s all it takes to set townspeople, media, crooked environmentalists, a country music singer, the federal government and a bunch of dogsledders to getting at each other’s throats. Of course, nothing’s quite normal in Spearfish Lake! . . .

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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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7 DAYS IN NOVEMBER

Teen fiction with fur

By Linda Schoales, editor

Mar 28, 2009: “7 Days in November” is the story of a group of friends in high school. They’re “furs”, which means they’re humanoid but with animal-like fur, ears and features. As furs they’re the minority group in this world. They’re looked on with suspicion and expected to keep separate from humans. Add to this the usual high school angst of relationships, friends, and parents, and you have an emotional, character-driven story.

Furball is a teenaged boy with calico cat colouring. As male calicos [more . . .]

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7 DAYS IN NOVEMBER

Seven Days…

By Sora, member

May 26, 2009: Summary: The story follows several teenagers in high school for seven days in November. These characters had to grow up without loving family due to negligence from the people around them. They learn to love and forgive as well as learning more about themselves within the confines of their stuck up prep school. Did I mention that they were anthropomorphic animals?

Likes: The characters seemed to be fully fleshed out, even despite the telling instead of showing. The characterization was one [more . . .]

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