Book Recommendations: Adventure

Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The

Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The

The tale of the relationship between two Jewish boys, American-born Sam Clay and his Czechoslovakian cousin Joe Kavalier, who meet when Joe escapes to New York during World War II and become life-long best friends and collaborators in the creation of numerous comic book characters. Their most famous creation, The Escapist, is an escape artist who battles Hitler. The book is one part fictional history of Kavalier and Clay and their circle of friends, and one part real world history, taking in Czechoslovakia, World War II, New York City, Jewish lore, Harry Houdini, and the golden age of comic books, with several real life figures, from Salvador Dali to Stan Lee, making appearances. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2001.

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This book is recommended by Meaghan, Holly, and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling's final chapter in the life of Harry Potter finds him on the search for Horcrux with Ron and Hermione. Meanwhile, the war rages on and their friends are in constant danger. Lord Voldemort is gaining power everywhere and in search of something to help him in his rise to power.

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This book is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Bonster, and Chelsea.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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His Dark Materials: Northern Lights/Golden Compass, The

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights/Golden Compass, The

Released as Northern Lights in most of the world, and The Golden Compass in the US. A young girl, Lyra, learns of the existance of Dust which is believed to be part of sin. Lyra must travel to the North to stop her best friend from being experimented on and there she finds the existance of another world.

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This book is recommended by Holly and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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His Dark Materials: Subtle Knife, The

His Dark Materials: Subtle Knife, The

Book two of the His Dark Materials trilogy. Lyra, who we met in the previous books, travels to another world and in another version of Oxford, meets a boy called Will. He becomes the bearer of a knife which allows him to cut through realities.

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This book is recommended by Holly and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Inkheart

Inkheart

Mo is an ordinary bookbinder, or so his daughter Meggie thinks. He is on a mission to find a book - Inkheart - but he is not the only one looking for it.

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This book is recommended by Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Watchmen

Watchmen

Who watches the Watchmen? In 1985, the Comedian is murdered and someone has it out for costumed heroes. Rorschach believes the attacks to be connected and seeks the help from other costumed heroes who have since retired.

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This book is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Watership Down

Watership Down

Published in 1972. Watership Down is the story of a group of wild rabbits who set out to find a new warren when their old home is destroyed to make room for a new housing development. They encounter a few other rabbit societies and a lot of challenges on their journey.

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This book is recommended by Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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