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  • Sweet whispers, Brother Rush [downloadable ebook]

    Sweet whispers, Brother Rush2011

    by Virginia Hamilton

    (840)

    Summary: Fourteen-year-old Tree, resentful of her working mother who leaves her in charge of a retarded brother, encounters the ghost of her dead uncle and comes to a deeper understanding of her family's problems.

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  • The summer I learned to fly [downloadable ebook]

    The summer I learned to fly2011

    by Dana Reinhardt

    (2,075)

    Summary: Thirteen-year-old Drew starts the summer of 1986 helping in her mother's cheese shop and dreaming about co-worker Nick, but when her widowed mother begins dating, Drew's father's book of lists, her...  more »

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  • Runner [downloadable ebook]

    Runner2005

    by Carl Deuker

    (3,165)

    Summary: Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor, but when his love of running leads to a high-paying job, he quickly learns that the money is not worth the risk.

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  • Diary of a witness [downloadable ebook]

    Diary of a witness2009

    by Catherine Ryan Hyde

    (786)

    Summary: Ernie, an overweight high school student and long-time target of bullies, relies on his best friend Will to watch his back until Will, overwhelmed by problems at home and guilt over his brother's death, seeks a final solution.

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  • Hero type [downloadable ebook]

    Hero type2010

    by Barry Lyga

    (1,428)

    Summary: Feeling awkward and ugly is only one reason sixteen-year-old Kevin is uncomfortable with the publicity surrounding his act of accidental heroism, but when a reporter photographs him apparently being...  more »

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  • The angel of death [downloadable ebook] / a forensic mystery

    The angel of death / a forensic mystery2008

    by Alane Ferguson

    (2,347)

    Summary: Seventeen-year-old high school senior Cameryn Mahoney uses skills learned as assistant to her coroner father to try to unravel the mystery of a local teacher's gruesome death, while also awaiting a possible reunion with her long-missing mother.

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  • The Penderwicks on Gardam Street [downloadable ebook]

    The Penderwicks on Gardam Street2008

    by Jeanne Birdsall

    (19,671)

    Summary: The Penderwick sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn't quite what they had in mind. Mr. Penderwick's sister has decided it's time for him to...  more »

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  • A million miles from Boston [downloadable ebook]

    A million miles from Boston2011

    by Karen Day

    (168)

    Summary: Rising seventh-grader Lucy plans on a perfect summer at the Maine lake where her family has owned a cottage for decades, but family of a classmate she dislikes has bought a home there and her widowed father is bringing a girlfriend to visit.

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  • Bittersweet summer [downloadable ebook]

    Bittersweet summer2012

    by Anne Warren Smith

    (64)

    Summary: Nine-year-old Katie and her four-year-old brother, Tyler, have an emotional summer during which their father considers moving them to Portland and they are surprised by a visit with their mother, a country singer.

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  • For keeps [downloadable ebook]

    For keeps2010

    by Natasha Friend

    (2,249)

    Summary: Just as sixteen-year-old Josie and her mother finally begin trusting men enough to start dating seriously, the father Josie never knew comes back to town and shakes up what was already becoming a difficult mother-daughter relationship.

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  • Saving Zasha [downloadable audiobook]

    Saving Zasha2011

    by Randi G Barrow

    (2,524)

    Summary: World War II has just ended when Mikhail finds a dying man and his German shepherd, Zasha, in the woods. It's dangerous, some say traitorous, to own a German dog after Germany attacked Russia, so...  more »

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  • The Penderwicks [downloadable ebook] / a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy

    The Penderwicks / a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy2005

    by Jeanne Birdsall

    (49,894)

    Summary: While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four young sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

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  • The real question [downloadable ebook]

    The real question2006

    by Adrian Fogelin

    Summary: Fisher Brown, a sixteen-year-old over-achiever, is on the verge of academic burnout when he impulsively decides to stop cramming for the SATs for one weekend and accompany his ne'er-do-well neighbor to an out-of-town job repairing a roof.

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  • Almost perfect [downloadable ebook]

    Almost perfect2009

    by Brian Katcher

    (8,511)

    Summary: With his mother working long hours and in pain from a romantic break-up, eighteen-year-old Logan feels alone and unloved until a zany new student arrives at his small-town Missouri high school, keeping a big secret.

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  • Joey Pigza swallowed the key [downloadable audiobook]

    Joey Pigza swallowed the key2003

    by Jack Gantos

    (16,367)

    Summary: To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.

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  • The Penderwicks on Gardam Street [downloadable audiobook]

    The Penderwicks on Gardam Street2008

    by Jeanne Birdsall

    (19,671)

    Summary: The Penderwick sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn't quite what they had in mind ... Mr. Penderwick's sister has decided it's time for him to...  more »

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  • My one hundred adventures [downloadable audiobook]

    My one hundred adventures2008

    by Polly Horvath

    (1,647)

    Summary: An ambitious 12-year-old named Jane has spent numerous summers with family and friends but now is ready for more adventurous times. The summer brings her an abundance of memorable encounters and...  more »

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  • A monster calls [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    A monster calls / a novel2011

    by Patrick Ness

    (222,515)

    Summary: Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.

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  • The sorta sisters [downloadable ebook]

    The sorta sisters2007

    by Adrian Fogelin

    Summary: In Florida, Anna Casey lives with what she hopes is the last in a long line of foster mothers, and Mica Delano lives with her father on their small boat, and when the two of them begin corresponding, they discover they have a lot in common.

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  • My one hundred adventures [downloadable ebook]

    My one hundred adventures2008

    by Polly Horvath

    (1,647)

    Summary: Twelve-year-old Jane, who lives at the beach in a run-down old house with her mother, two brothers, and sister, has an eventful summer accompanying her pastor on bible deliveries, meeting former...  more »

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  • Johnny Swanson [downloadable ebook]

    Johnny Swanson2011

    by Eleanor Updale

    (181)

    Summary: In 1929 England, eleven-year-old Johnny Swanson helps his widowed mother by starting a newspaper advertising scam, which leads him to a real-life murder mystery that places his mother in mortal danger.

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  • The one hundredth thing about Caroline [downloadable ebook]

    The one hundredth thing about Caroline1983

    by Lois Lowry

    (357)

    Summary: When their mother starts to date the mystery man on the fifth floor who has been instructed by his agent to "eliminate the children" by the first of May, eleven-year-old Caroline and her older...  more »

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  • Hand me down : a novel

    Hand me down : a novel2012

    by Melanie Thorne

    (717)

    Summary: Separated from the sister she has been protecting from their irresponsible parents, fourteen-year-old Liz is forced to rely on distant relatives and forges a pact with a deceitful adult who compels her to keep a painful secret.

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    Call #: F THORNE

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • My name is Mina

    My name is Mina2011

    by David Almond

    (4,352)

    Summary: Creative, intelligent, nine-year-old Mina keeps a journal in her own disorderly way that reveals how her mind is growing into something extraordinary, especially after she begins homeschooling under the direction of her widowed mother.

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    Call #: YA F ALMOND

    Location: YA Fiction

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  • The life of glass

    The life of glass2010

    by Jillian Cantor

    (806)

    Summary: Throughout her freshman year of high school, fourteen-year-old Melissa struggles to hold onto memories of her deceased father, cope with her mother's return to dating, get along with her sister, and sort out her feelings about her best friend, Ryan.

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    Call #: YA F CANTOR

    Location: YA Fiction

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  • The anatomical shape of a heart

    The anatomical shape of a heart2015

    by Jenn Bennett

    (16,027)

    Summary: Sparks fly when Beatrix Adams, seventeen, who strives to be a medical illustrator, meets Jack, one of San Francisco's most notorious graffiti artists. But even as Beatrix begins to uncover the...  more »

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    Call #: YA F BENNETT

    Location: YA Fiction

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  • Grendel's guide to love and war

    Grendel's guide to love and war2017

    by A. E. Kaplan

    (915)

    Summary: When a local bully upsets the senior community by throwing wild parties, an effort that is complicated by Aaron's PTSD and Tom's unrequited feelings for the bully's sister, misfit Tom and his friend Ed take matters into their own hands.

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    Call #: YA F KAPLAN

    Location: YA Fiction

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  • Maybe he just likes you

    Maybe he just likes you2019

    by Barbara Dee

    (3,129)

    Summary: For seventh-grader Mila, it starts with some boys giving her an unwanted hug on the school blacktop. A few days later, at recess, one of the boys (and fellow trumpet player) Callum tells Mila it's...  more »

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    Call #: YA F DEE

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  • On the fence

    On the fence2014

    by Kasie West

    (51,045)

    Summary: "Sixteen-year-old Charlie has always been a tomboy, but when she accidentally becomes a makeup model, her newfound femininity draws her into an unknown social world, complete with guy troubles she's never had before." -- Provided by publisher

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    Call #: YA F WEST

    Location: YA Fiction

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  • Season of wonder

    Season of wonder2018

    by RaeAnne Thayne

    Series: Haven Point - #9

    (2,822)

    Summary: Dani Capelli has never truly belonged anywhere. And from her earliest days as a foster child in Queens, she would have been lost if it weren't for her love of animals. Until high school, when she...  more »

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    Call #: F THAYNE

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • Unearthly

    Unearthly2011

    by Cynthia Hand

    Series: Unearthly Series

    (125,235)

    Summary: Sixteen-year-old Clara Gardner's purpose as an angel-blood begins to manifest itself, forcing her family to pull up stakes and move to Jackson, Wyoming, where she learns that danger and heartbreak come with her powers.

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    Call #: YA F HAND

    Location: YA Fiction

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  • The summer I learned to fly

    The summer I learned to fly2011

    by Dana Reinhardt

    (2,075)

    Summary: Thirteen-year-old Drew starts the summer of 1986 helping in her mother's cheese shop and dreaming about co-worker Nick, but when her widowed mother begins dating, Drew's father's book of lists, her...  more »

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    Call #: YA F REINHARDT

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Rocky road

    Rocky road2010

    by Rose Kent

    (517)

    Summary: Fashion-loving twelve-year-old Tess moves with her deaf younger brother and impulsive single mother to Schenectady, New York, where they open an ice-cream shop and lead a campaign for urban renewal.

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    Call #: YA F KENT

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  • Candlelight Christmas [CD book]

    Candlelight Christmas2013

    by Susan Wiggs

    Series: Lakeshore Chronicles

    (4,228)

    Summary: A single father who yearns to be a family man, Logan O'Donnell is determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son, Charlie. The entire O'Donnell clan arrives to spend the holidays in Willow...  more »

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    Call #: CD BOOK F WIGGS

    Location: Adult CD Books Fiction

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  • Sweet tea at sunrise

    Sweet tea at sunrise2010

    by Sherryl Woods

    Series: Sweet Magnolias Series - #6

    (4,189)

    Summary: "Emotionally wounded single mom Sarah Price has come home to Serenity, South Carolina, for a fresh start. With support from her two best friends -- the newest generation of the Sweet Magnolias -- she...  more »

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    Call #: PB WOO

    Location: Adult Paperbacks

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  • Pashmina

    Pashmina2017

    by Nidhi Chanani , artist

    (8,012)

    Summary: Indian-American teen, Priyanka "Pri" Das, attempts to reconnect with her mother's homeland through a magical pashmina shawl. Presented in comic book format.

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    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL CHA

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Twelve steps to normal

    Twelve steps to normal2018

    by Farrah Penn

    (915)

    Summary: Upon returning from a year in Oregon to Texas and her alcoholic father, Kira is distressed to find three of her father's rehab friends staying at her home, while her own friends seem distant. -- Provided by publisher

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    Call #: YA F PENN

    Location: YA Fiction

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  • Surface tension

    Surface tension2018

    by Mike Mullin

    (265)

    Summary: After witnessing an act of domestic terrorism, Jake experiences memory loss and is targeted by the terrorist leader's teenage daughter, bullied by an FBI agent, doubted by his mother, but aided by his girlfriend, Laurissa, through it all.

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    Call #: YA F MULLIN

    Location: YA Fiction

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  • Word nerd

    Word nerd2010

    by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund

    (2,673)

    Summary: When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich, nerd Ambrose coerces his neighbor Cosmo into taking him to the West Side Scrabble Club, where people accept him for who he is.

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    Call #: YA F NIELSEN

    Location: YA Fiction

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  • The closest I've come

    The closest I've come2017

    by Fred Aceves

    (407)

    Summary: Marcos Rivas is desperate to escape the projects, his neglectful mother, and her abusive boyfriend, but when he is picked for a class at his high school targeting smart students who are underperforming, he initially resists.

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    Call #: YA F ACEVES

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details