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Buttermilk Hill

Finding a way to cope through poetry The days seem carefree for Piper Berry in her hometown of Buttermilk Hill, North Carolina -- days filled with fishing...

"...about fitting in with her dad's new family...and about her mother's dating ring true as she tries to build her own sense of family amid the rancor and change. Her poetry...gives her both recognition..."

Ruth White Ruth White

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Elsewhere

Is it possible to grow up while getting younger? Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It’s quiet and peaceful....

"....  The concept is completely out there and yet the emotions are so weirdly realistic.  I loved reading..."

Gabrielle Zevin Gabrielle Zevin

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Everything Beautiful in the World

Lately I feel like an astronaut out on a space walk – constantly praying the tube attaching me to the ship doesn’t snap and send me flying into outer darkness....

"...flying into outer darkness.   The only good thing about having a mother with cancer is that people..."

Lisa Levchuk Lisa Levchuk

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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

If Naomi had picked tails, she would have won the coin toss. She wouldn’t have had to go back for the yearbook camera, and she wouldn’t have hit her head on...

"...teen girls."—The ALAN Review   "Zevin blends romance, changing friendships, and familial..."

Gabrielle Zevin Gabrielle Zevin

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Moonpie and Ivy

A girl abandoned by her mother discovers the feeling of family Pearl's mother, Ruby, just up and left her with Aunt Ivy, who's a complete stranger to Pearl....

Barbara O'Connor Barbara O'Connor

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Not Quite a Stranger

A girl discovers she has a half brother Charlotte Flannigan (Tottie, for short) leads a conventional life in a conventional family. Her father is a...

Colby Rodowsky

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The Possibilities of Sainthood

Antonia Lucia Labella has two secrets: at fifteen, she’s still waiting for her first kiss, and she wants to be a saint. An official one. Seem strange? Well, to...

"...mother because her mother, my aunt Silvia, was determined that at least one of her three daughters would turn out to be a kitchen natural and grow up to usurp my mother at the family store. I’d thought I..."

Donna Freitas Donna Freitas

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Skunk Girl

If Nina Khan were to rate herself on the unofficial Pakistani prestige point system – the one she’s sure all the aunties and uncles use to determine the most...

"...tackles friends, family, and love, and learns that it’s possible to embrace two very different cultures..."

Sheba Karim Sheba Karim

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Speak

"Speak up for yourself - we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinds knows that this is a...

Laurie Halse Anderson Laurie Halse Anderson

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Tell Me Everything

After her mother dies trying to rescue a boy on a snowy mountain, twelve-year-old Roz searches desperately to understand what happened, and why her mother...

"...After her mother dies trying to rescue a boy on a snowy mountain, twelve-year-old Roz searches desperately to understand what happened, and why her mother.... After her mother dies trying to rescue..."

Carolyn Coman Carolyn Coman

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Under the Persimmon Tree

Intertwined portraits of courage and hope in Afghanistan and Pakistan Najmah, a young Afghan girl whose name means “star,” suddenly finds herself alone...

"...Intertwined portraits of courage and hope in Afghanistan and Pakistan Najmah, a young Afghan girl whose name means “star,” suddenly finds herself alone when.... Intertwined portraits of courage and hope in Afghanistan and Pakistan Najmah, a young Afghan girl whose name means “star,” suddenly finds herself alone when her father and older brother are conscripted by the Taliban and her mother and newborn brother are killed in an air raid. An American woman, Elaine, whose Islam..."

Suzanne Fisher Staples Suzanne Fisher Staples

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