Phillip Womack's fantasy novel, The Other Book, is wonderfully dense and British, so more suited to the reader who has read every fantasy book in the library from Alexander to Yolen, but a must-have for those students. Edward is muddling through his studies at a boarding school when he finds a book that is inherently evil and becomes part of him. If this is not bad enough, an evil school governor shows up and wants that book. Since it is made clear to Edward that he is the protector of the book, and if it gets into the wrong hands the world is in peril, he and his friends fight the forcees of evil. Filled with lots of gory, bloody, violent scenes and enough tangential Arthurian legend to keep those fantasy fans happy, I'll be pleased to order this one even though it made me, once again, wish that I were teaching Latin at Eton instead of being a librarian in Ohio. Ah, well. Sic transit gloria mundi. (Edward would understand.)
Also picked up Alan Sitomer's The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez, but it is a high school level book. Uhlig's Boy Minus Girl looked like it would be a good funny book for boys, but... EW!! Just did not need to know that much about boys' habits. Wouldn't be able to hand it to anyone and say "Read this".