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    Blindspot

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    Blindspot

    Pyle, Kevin C.

    Dean and his friends have turned the woods behind their housing development into an area of operations for their army fantasy and spend hours lost in episodes of intrigue and danger. A scary encounter with a homeless man in the woods one night, however, changes everything.

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    This one summer

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    This one summer

    Tamaki, Mariko, author.

    "Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It's her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. It's a summer of secrets and heartache, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other."--Front flap.

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    Peak

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    Peak

    Smith, Roland, 1951-

    Fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.

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    The closest I've come

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    The closest I've come

    Aceves, Fred, author.

    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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    The green bicycle

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    The green bicycle

    Al-Mansour, Haifaa, 1974- author.

    "Since girls do not ride bikes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, eleven year old Wadjda has to scheme to get her own"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Twisted

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    Twisted

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.

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    What I saw and how I lied

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    What I saw and how I lied

    Blundell, Judy.

    In 1947, with her jovial stepfather Joe back from the war and family life returning to normal, teenage Evie, smitten by the handsome young ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold on Joe, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies whose devastating outcome change her life and that of her family forever.

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    Black angels

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    Black angels

    Brown, Linda Beatrice, 1939-

    Three Southern children, two black and one white, escape from their homes during the horrors of the Civil War and, after meeting in the woods, gradually come to rely on each other as they make their way slowly north, enduring hunger, fear, sickness, and constant danger, before arriving in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

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    Postcards from no man's land

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    Postcards from no man's land

    Chambers, Aidan.

    Alternates between two stories--comtemporarily, seventeen-year-old Jacob visits a daunting Amsterdam at the request of his English grandmother--and historically, nineteen-year-old Geertrui relates her experience of British soldiers's attempts to liberate Holland from its German occupation.

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    The perks of being a wallflower

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    The perks of being a wallflower

    Chbosky, Stephen.

    Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is navigating through the strange worlds of love, drugs, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," and dealing with the loss of a good friend and his favorite aunt.

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    The moon and more

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    The moon and more

    Dessen, Sarah.

    "During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie."--Provided by publisher.

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    Playing for the Devil's Fire

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    Playing for the Devil's Fire

    Diederich, Phillippe, 1964- author.

    Thirteen-year-old Boli lives in a small pueblo near Mexico City, a landscape destroyed by drug crime, and when his parents leave town and are not heard from, Boli hopes to inspire a luchador to help him find them.

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    Down to the bone

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    Down to the bone

    Dole, Mayra L.

    Laura, a seventeen-year-old Cuban American girl, is thrown out of her house when her mother discovers she is a lesbian, but after trying to change her heart and hide from the truth, Laura finally comes to terms with who she is and learns to love and respect herself.

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    More of me

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    More of me

    Evans, Kathryn, 1969-

    Due to a genetic abnormality, Teva unwillingly clones herself every year, leaving a younger version of herself stuck at the same age, in the same house, watching the new Teva live the life that she had been living, but as her seventeenth birthday rolls around, Teva is determined not to let it happen again.

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    Bang!

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    Bang!

    Flake, Sharon.

    A teenage boy must face the harsh realities of inner city life, a disintegrating family, and destructive temptations as he struggles to find his identity as a young man.

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    Friction

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    Friction : a novel

    Frank, E. R.

    When a new girl at the private school Alex attends starts rumors about Alex's favorite teacher, Alex and her eighth-grade classmates are not sure how to act around him or with each other.

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    Give me some truth

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    Give me some truth : a novel with paintings

    Gansworth, Eric L., author, illustrator.

    In 1980 life is hard on the Tuscarora Reservation in upstate New York, and most of the teenagers feel like they are going nowhere: Carson Mastick dreams of forming a rock band, and Maggi Bokoni longs to create her own conceptual artwork instead of the traditional beadwork that her family sells to tourists--but tensions are rising between the reservation and the surrounding communities, and somehow in the confusion of politics and growing up Carson and Maggi have to make a place for themselves.

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    Paper Towns

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    Paper Towns

    Green, John, 1977-

    One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

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    Paper towns

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    Paper towns

    Green, John, 1977-

    One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

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    Paper Towns

    Green, John, 1977-

    One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

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    Ellen's people

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    Ellen's people

    Hamley, Dennis.

    An English working-class girl comes of age during World War I, as she witnesses the horrors of war and decides to become a nurse on the front lines.

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    Dark Dude

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    Dark Dude

    Hijuelos, Oscar.

    In the 1960s, Rico Fuentes, a pale-skinned Cuban American teenager, abandons drug-infested New York City for the picket fence and apple pie world of Wisconsin, only to discover that he still feels like an outsider and that violent and judgmental people can be found even in the wholesome Midwest.

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    Letting go of Bobby James, or, How I found myself of steam

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    Letting go of Bobby James, or, How I found myself of steam

    Hobbs, Valerie.

    After being left by her husband at a gas station in Florida, sixteen-year-old Sally Jo Walker, also known as Jody, makes some difficult decisions and a better life for herself.

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    Alice, I think

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    Alice, I think

    Juby, Susan, 1969-

    Fifteen-year-old Alice keeps a diary as she struggles to cope with the embarrassments and trials of family, dating, school, work, small town life, and a serious case of "outcastitis."

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    The porcupine of truth

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    The porcupine of truth

    Konigsberg, Bill, author.

    Seventeen-year-old Carson Smith is bored with Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who's run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with their lives.

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    Now I'll tell you everything

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    Now I'll tell you everything

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    As Alice McKinley begins a new phase as a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, she experiences many changes, both expected and surprising, that lead her into a future her seventh-grade self could only have imagined.

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    Small avalanches and other stories

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    Small avalanches and other stories

    Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-

    A collection of twelve short stories for young people including "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been," "Life After High School," and "How I Contemplated the World."

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    Zahrah the Windseeker

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    Zahrah the Windseeker

    Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi.

    Zahrah, a timid thirteen-year-old girl, undertakes a dangerous quest into the Forbidden Greeny Jungle to seek the antidote for her best friend after he is bitten by a snake, and finds knowledge, courage, and hidden powers along the way.

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    Where the crawdads sing

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    Where the crawdads sing

    Owens, Delia, author.

    For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world -- until the unthinkable happens.

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    Keeper

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    Keeper

    Peet, Mal.

    In an interview with a young journalist, World Cup hero, El Gato, describes his youth in the Brazilian rain forest and the events, experiences, and people that helped make him a great goalkeeper and renowned soccer star.

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    Serpentine

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    Serpentine

    Pon, Cindy, 1973- author.

    Inspired by the rich history of Chinese mythology, this fantasy is set in the ancient Kingdom of Xia and tells the coming-of-age story of Skybright, a young girl who worries about her growing otherness. As she turns 16, Skybright notices troubling changes. By day, she's a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell. When her plight can no longer be denied, Skybright learns that despite a dark destiny, she must struggle to retain her sense of self--even as she falls in love for the first time.

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    Picture me gone

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    Picture me gone

    Rosoff, Meg.

    Twelve-year-old Mila travels with her father to upstate New York to visit friends and family, who may lead them to clues to the whereabouts of her father's best friend, who has gone missing.

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    Getting it

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    Getting it

    Sanchez, Alex, 1957-

    Hoping to impress a sexy female classmate, fifteen-year-old Carlos secretly hires gay student Sal to give him an image makeover, in exchange for Carlos's help in forming a Gay-Straight Alliance at their Texas high school.

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    Lizard Radio

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    Lizard Radio

    Schmatz, Pat, author.

    "Fifteen-year-old bender Kivali has had a rough time in a gender-rigid culture. Abandoned as a baby and raised by Sheila, an ardent nonconformist, Kivali has always been surrounded by uncertainty. Where did she come from? Is it true what Sheila says, that she was deposited on Earth by the mysterious saurians? What are you? people ask, and Kivali isn't sure. Boy/girl? Human/lizard? Both/neither? Now she's in CropCamp, with all of its schedules and regs, and the first real friends she's ever had. Strange occurrences and complicated relationships raise questions Kivali has never before had to consider. But she has a gift--the power to enter a trancelike state to harness the "knowings" inside her. She has Lizard Radio. Will it be enough to save her?"-- Provided by publisher.

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    X

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    X : a novel

    Shabazz, Ilyasah, author.

    Fictionalized account of the troubled youth of Malcolm Little, later known as Malcolm X.

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    Peak

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    Smith, Roland, 1951-

    A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.

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    Heroes of the valley

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    Heroes of the valley

    Stroud, Jonathan.

    When young Halli Sveinsson plays a trick on Ragnor of the House of Hakonsson, he sets in motion a chain of events that will forever alter his destiny, forcing him to leave home and go on a hero's quest where he encounters highway robbers, terrifying monsters, and a girl who may finally be his match.

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    A room away from the wolves

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    A room away from the wolves

    Suma, Nova Ren, author.

    Teenage Bina runs away to New York City's Catherine House, a young women's residence in Greenwich Village with a tragic history and dark secrets, where she's drawn to her mysterious downstairs neighbor Monet.

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    Calling my name

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    Calling my name

    Tamani, Liara, author.

    "Taja Brown, growing up in a conservative and tightly knit African American family, battles family expectations to discover a sense of self and find her unique voice and purpose"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The blue sky

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    The blue sky : a novel

    Tschinag, Galsan, 1943-

    A young boy, one of the Tuvan sheepherding people of Mongolia, begins to doubt the traditional belief that the sky is a sheltering force when the communist regime begins to push a program of societal homogenization in the 1940s, while closer to home, his siblings go off to boarding school, he loses his beloved grandmother, and his dog is poisoned.

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    After Tupac and D Foster

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    After Tupac and D Foster

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    In the New York City borough of Queens in 1996, three girls bond over their shared love of Tupac Shakur's music, as together they try to make sense of the unpredictable world in which they live.

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    The whole story of half a girl

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    The whole story of half a girl

    Hiranandani, Veera.

    When Sonia's father loses his job and she must move from her small, supportive private school to a public middle school, the half-Jewish half-Indian sixth-grader experiences culture shock as she tries to navigate the school's unfamiliar social scene, and after her father is diagnosed with clinical depression, she finds herself becoming even more confused about herself and her family.

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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [#5]

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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [#5]

    Rowling, J. K.

    When the government of the magic world and authorities at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry refuse to believe in the growing threat of a freshly revived Lord Voldemort, fifteen-year-old Harry Potter finds support from his loyal friends in facing the evil wizard and other new terrors.

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    Zora and Me

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    Zora and Me

    Bond, Victoria, 1979-

    A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and information about Eatonville, Florida.

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