Clique Summer Collection #4: Kristen: by Lisi Harrison (Little, Brown/Poppy, $6.99 paperback). Kristen is stuck in summer school, but when she scores a job looking after Dune Baxter's 8-year-old sister, Ripple, Westchester suddenly doesn't seem so bad. Ages 9-12.
The Last Patriot : by Brad Thor (Atria, $26). When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian cafe, Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind.
Death Angel : by Linda Howard (Ballantine, $26). Bad girls can wake up and trust their hearts, bad guys can fight for what's right ... and dying just might be the only way to change one's life.
Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel : by Robert Crais (Simon & Schuster, $25.95). Elvis Cole was a hero when he cleared an innocent man of a murder charge. But when that innocent man is found dead three years later holding photos of the victim, Elvis is the one on trial.
Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World : by David Maraniss (Simon & Schuster, $26). The 1960 games were a sociopolitical watershed, argues journalist Maraniss (Clemente) in this colorful retrospective.
The Summoning: by Kelley Armstrong (HarperCollins, $17.99). Chloe Saunders just wants to make friends, meet boys and keep on being ordinary, but then she sees her first ghost. Young Adult.
Lost and Found : by Andrew Clements, illustrations by Mark Elliott (S&S;/Atheneum, $16.99). Although it's a drag to be constantly mistaken for each other, in truth, during those first days at a new school, there's nothing better than having a twin brother there with you. Ages 9-12.
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