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Today’s Riot Rundown sponsored by Penguin Teen.

The ReaderThe only clue Sefia has to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt, discover what really happened the day her father was killed, and to punish the people responsible.
With clues hidden throughout, a beautiful cover, and deckle-edged pages, The Reader will remind you just how special a book can be.

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Today’s Riot Rundown is sponsored by Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu.

afterward_200wWhen Caroline’s little brother is kidnapped, his subsequent rescue leads to the discovery of Ethan, a teenager who has been living with the kidnapper since he was a young child himself. Caroline can’t help but wonder what Ethan knows about everything that happened to her brother, who is not readjusting well to life at home. And although Ethan is desperate for a friend, he can’t see Caroline without experiencing a resurgence of traumatic memories. But after the media circus surrounding the kidnappings departs their small Texas town, both Caroline and Ethan find that they need a friend–and their best option just might be each other.

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Today’s Riot Rundown is sponsored by The Art of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Leah Gallo published by Quirk Books.

artofmissp_200w_bWitness the genesis of peculiardom! This visual tour of the movie world of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, created by iconic filmmaker Tim Burton, is sure to be a must-have for fans of the series. A companion book to the film, it features behind-the-scenes images and set information from two of Burton’s longtime collaborators, including details on costume design, cinematography, set design, concept art, and more.

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the gentlemanToday’s Riot Rundown is sponsored by The Gentleman by Forrest Leo.

A funny, fantastically entertaining debut novel, in the spirit of Wodehouse and Monty Python, about a famous poet who inadvertently sells his wife to the devil–then recruits a band of adventurers to rescue her. Lionel and his friends encounter trapdoors, duels, anarchist-fearing bobbies, the social pressure of not knowing enough about art history, and the poisonous wit of his poetical archenemy. Fresh, action-packed and very, very funny, this debut novel The Gentleman by Forrest Leo is a giddy farce that recalls the masterful confections of P.G. Wodehouse and Hergé’s beautifully detailed Tintin adventures.