Dragon Hunter by Paul Marks (Our very own!!!)
In what is left of the wild reaches of Columbia, a series of vicious attacks have caught the attention of veteran reporter Thomas Blake. As he begins to investigate, Thomas starts to unravel a secret that has been kept for a thousand years: Dragons are real, and only a few brave people stand between us and them.
QB1 by Mike Lupica (click on title to preview the book)
Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school football in the high-pressure land of Friday Night Lights (Texas). He is also the brother of Wyatt Cullen, who quarterbacked his team to the Texas State Championship last season–not to mention the son of former NFL quarterback and local legend, Troy Cullen. To be a Cullen in Texas is to be royalty . . . and a quarterback. All of which leaves 14-year-old Jake in a Texas-sized shadow, a tall order for any boy, especially one who’s merely a freshman.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon (click on title to preview book)
Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor’s dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.