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Toronto: Toronto Public Library: The Blue Girl by Charles De Lint. this book is about a mysterious ghost who walks the halls of reading high. a friend named Maxine helps the 17 year old who is being harassed by a gang of bullies.
New York, New York: Riverside Branch: Car Trouble by Jeanne Du Prau. This book is about a boy named duff who has a race against time. He has 6 days to get to Virginia to California in a jalopy, and many problems happen.
Vancouver: VPL: Ice Drift by Theodore Taylor. This book is an adventure book. 2 brothers are stranded on a floating iceberg for 6 months. This book is also inspired by history, the book has a lot of suspense and information about survival and the way of life.
Sydney: Rhode Island: The Book Theif by Markus Zusak. This book is about the story of liesel, who’s book-stealing and story-telling talents continue her German family and the Jewish are hiding during the horrors of World War 2.
London, England: Looking for Alaska by John Green. This book is about a boy named Pudge meets a student in boarding school and falls in love with Alaska Young, the popular one. When problems happen, Pudge understands the true meanings of love.
Italy, Europe: Il silenzio dei Chiostri (the silence of the cloisters) by Giménez Bartlett Alicia. This summary is totally in Italian so I translated it and got this; Petra, the policeman had married and moved in with her husband Marcos. The vice is married but is annoyed by the endless attention from Marcos wife. A murder of Petra has happened. Her Corpse is found, and a mystery is in Marcos hands.
Unfortunately, I could not find a book from Asia. I tried very much, and have been looking for books for hours. This is one of the reasons why the blog is sent in late at night. Sorry.
Brazil, South America: Canaan by Graca Aranha. This book is about is about the story of German immigrants coming into Brazil. Milkau meets and tries to help a young and pregnant German immigrant named Mary. She suddenly gives birth in the woods where wild hogs attack and eats her baby boy.
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