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The walled city – Ryan Graudin

730. That’s how many days I’ve been trapped.
18. That’s how many days I have left to find a way out.

DAI, trying to escape a haunting past, traffics drugs for the most ruthless kingpin in the Walled City. But in order to find the key to his freedom, he needs help from someone with the power to be invisible….

JIN hides under the radar, afraid the wild street gangs will discover her biggest secret: Jin passes as a boy to stay safe. Still, every chance she gets, she searches for her lost sister….

MEI YEE has been trapped in a brothel for the past two years, dreaming of getting out while watching the girls who try fail one by one. She’s about to give up, when one day she sees an unexpected face at her window…..

In this innovative and adrenaline-fueled novel, they all come together in a desperate attempt to escape a lawless labyrinth before the clock runs out.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling

Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry through his half-moon glasses. ‘It is time,’ he said, ‘for me to tell you what I should have told you five years ago, Harry.  Please sit down.  I am going to tell you everything.’

Harry Potter is about to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  He is desperate to get back to school and find out why his friends Ron and Hermione have been so secretive all summer.  However, what Harry is about to discover in his new year at Hogwarts will turn his world upside down…

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A series of unfortunate events – Lemony Snickett

The series follows the adventures of three siblings,

Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire, after their parents were killed in a fire at the family mansion.

In The Bad Beginning, they are sent to live with Count Olaf,

who is the siblings’ “third cousin four times removed, or their fourth cousin three times removed”.

The siblings discover that he intends to get his hands on the enormous Baudelaire fortune, which awaits Violet, the eldest child, when she turns eighteen.

Olaf, each time in different disguises, follows the children wherever they go so he can get closer to the orphans and steal their fortune.

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Divergent – Veronica Roth

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

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Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets – J. K. Rowling

Forced to spend his summer holidays with his muggle relations, Harry Potter gets a real shock when he gets a surprise visitor: Dobby the house-elf, who warns Harry Potter against returning to Hogwarts, for terrible things are going to happen. Harry decides to ignore Dobby’s warning and continues with his pre-arranged schedule. But at Hogwarts, strange and terrible things are indeed happening: Harry is suddenly hearing mysterious voices from inside the walls, muggle-born students are being attacked, and a message scrawled on the wall in blood puts everyone on his/her guard – “The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies Of The Heir, Beware” .

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The maze runner (movie)

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