Pirate’s Wager by Kathrese McKee

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Pirates. Life on the high seas. Betrayal. Held for ransom. Pirate’s Wager fulfills the dream of every reader who loves swashbuckling adventure.

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Thirteen-year-old Samazor struggles to find shelter and food in Port Azor, but when his father loses a bet with an infamous pirate captain, Samazor loses his freedom.… Read the rest

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

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I read this Newbery winner when I was in junior high school. Ordinarily, I didn’t go for man-against-nature type of stories. I didn’t go for a novel told in first person present tense. But Island of the Blue Dolphins featured a girl who had to survive totally alone on her island.Read the rest

Julie by Catherine Marshall

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Catherine Marshall is famous for her novel Christie. I don’t want to review it here because it has won so many awards I have to believe everyone who reads Scriblerians is fully aware of the beautiful story. A true classic.… Read the rest

Sleepers by Darcy Pattison

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Sleepers is the first in The Blue Planets Trilogy—notice the plural in Planets.

Based on the premise that Earth is not the only planet that can sustain life as we know it, the people on Rison, another blue planet, need to evacuate because their world is ready to implode.… Read the rest

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper Book 2 of 5

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Will Stanton, seventh son of a seventh son is turning eleven and this birthday marks the beginning  of his awakening as the last of the Old Ones. The Dark is Rising tells how Will, met by Merriman Lyon, comes to power in the modern world and must accumulate the six “signs” to help fight the rising Dark.… Read the rest

A Stranger to Command by Sherwood Smith

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A Stranger to Command by Sherwood Smith is a Young Adult adventure fantasy suitable for ages 14 and up.

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Fifteen-year-old Vidanric Renselaeus, Marquis of Shevraeth is in danger. Too many of his peers have died in “accidents,” and his parents are desperate to keep him out of the king’s way.

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