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Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia

Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia The only thing Dominique wants is to be back playing basketball with her team. But after an impassioned plea goes unheard, and she is still benched because of poor grades, Dominique is seething with rage early one school morning. Enter Trina, a girl in the wrong pla Read More...

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Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper Out of My Mind is about eleven-year-old Melody, a smart girl with a head full of words. But because of her cerebral palsy, she cannot walk, talk, or express herself. She is extremely intelligent; she remembers everything she has seen or heard, and she has a sha Read More...

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

“They say that dead men tell no tales, but they’re wrong. Even the dead tell stories.” (page 2) And in this case the dead refers to Sig’s father, Einar, whom Sig found frozen to death after having pulled himself free of a hole in the ice on a slowly thawing lake. And s Read More...

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Gemma remembers thinking what nice eyes he had when she was sitting across from him in the airport caf. Unfortunately for her, Gemma does not notice the drugs Ty slips into her coffee, and she becomes his captive in the deserted Australian outback. With no sign of any civilizatio Read More...

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The child that the man Jack is trying to find to kill is Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod. He is a normal, ordinary child, or he would be if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts. Happy enough with his friends in the graveyard, Bod also realize Read More...

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Taylor Markham keeps getting deserted. First at the age of 11, she was abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road at a convenience store. Now at age 17 while living at a boarding school on Jellicoe Road, she has been ditched again by the person she feels closest to, Hannah, a nearby resi Read More...

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

Things are finally getting back to normal for Evie after World War II ends. Her step-father, Joe, has come back to her and her mother safe and sound. But after just a few days at home, Evie realizes that all is not the same as before the war. Joe is drinking a lot more than usual a Read More...

One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke

All Lily longs for, wants more than anything else, is for “one whole and perfect day.” But she isn’t likely to get it with the family she has. Freakish is the word that comes to her mind when she thinks of her family. Not freaks exactly, but definitely getting the Read More...

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

What do a young boy, the Monkey King, and the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype have in common? Through three interrelated tales woven seamlessly together, you will follow the journeys each of these characters makes until their stories merge at the end. The book begins with the ancient fable of Read More...

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation. The Pox Party: Taken from Accounts by [Octavius Nothing's] Ow

Octavian grows up in an unusual household of radical philosophers in Boston in the eighteenth century. He receives the finest classical education available. But only as he grows older does he realize that he and his mother, an African princess, are actually being held captive. He Read More...

Surrender by Sonya Hartnett

Gabriel has only two friends, his dog, Surrender, and Finnigan, a boy with a volatile nature that is the only one who really seems to understand him. Gabriel’s parents are, by turns, cold, distant, and emotionally abusive to him. But then Gabriel reaches out to Evangeline and learns the exte Read More...
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