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    The crossover

    Alexander, Kwame, author.

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    Ironman

    Crutcher, Chris.

    While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his relationship with his father.

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    Extremely loud & incredibly close

    Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977-

    Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is a precocious Francophile who idolizes Stephen Hawking and plays the tambourine extremely well. He's also a boy struggling to come to terms with his father's death in the World Trade Center attacks. As he searches New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he left behind, Oskar discovers much more than he could have imagined.

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    Anansi boys

    Gaiman, Neil.

    Fat Charlie is the son of a trickster god able to overturn the social order, baffle the Devil and maybe cheat Death himself. A work of ingenuity, a journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying and fiercely funny.

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    Samurai shortstop

    Gratz, Alan, 1972-

    While obtaining a Western education at a prestigious Japanese boarding school in 1890, sixteen-year-old Toyo also receives traditional samurai training which has profound effects on both his baseball game and his relationship with his father.

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    I hunt killers

    Lyga, Barry.

    Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist.".

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    The chosen

    Potok, Chaim.

    Though they've lived their entire lives less than five blocks from each other, 15-year olds Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders exist in different worlds. Reuven blends into both his secular Jewish faith and his typical American teen life, while Danny's conservative Hasidic clothes and appearance make him stick out. When Danny almost blinds Reuven with a vicious line drive in a tumultuous softball game, the two boys are brought together and develop an improbable friendship.

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    El ladron del rayo : novela grafica

    Venditti, Robert.

    After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

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    Bullet point

    Abrahams, Peter, 1947-

    The only thing seventeen-year-old Wyatt knew about his biological father was that he was serving a life sentence, but circumstances and a new girlfriend bring them together and soon Wyatt is working to prove his father's innocence.

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    Jimi & me

    Adoff, Jaime.

    After his father's tragic death, twelve-year-old Keith James moves from Brooklyn to a small midwestern town where his mixed race heritage is not accepted, but he finds comfort in the music of Jimi Hendrix and the friendship of a white classmate.

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    The crossover

    Alexander, Kwame.

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    Hanging on to Max

    Bechard, Margaret.

    When his girlfriend decides to give their baby away, seventeen-year-old Sam is determined to keep him and raise him alone.

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    Twelfth grade kills

    Brewer, Heather.

    The Council of Elders, having been informed that Tomas still lives, puts off Vlad's execution, providing Vlad the opportunity to try to set some things right.

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    The rule of four

    Caldwell, Ian, 1976-

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    The turning

    Chan, Gillian.

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    Amaryllis

    Crist-Evans, Craig.

    Jimmy and his older brother Frank share a love of surfing and their problems with a drunken father, until Frank turns eighteen and goes to Vietnam.

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    Mississippi trial, 1955

    Crowe, Chris.

    In Mississippi in 1955, a sixteen-year-old finds himself at odds with his grandfather over issues surrounding the kidnapping and murder of a fourteen-year-old African American from Chicago.

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    Ironman : a novel

    Crutcher, Chris.

    While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his relationship with his father.

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    Mexican whiteboy

    de la Peña, Matt.

    Sixteen-year-old Danny searches for his identity amidst the confusion of being half-Mexican and half-white while spending a summer with his cousin and new friends on the baseball fields and back alleys of San Diego County, California.

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    Peace like a river

    Enger, Leif.

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    Breathing underwater

    Flinn, Alexandra.

    Sent to counseling for hitting his girlfriend, Caitlin, and ordered to keep a journal, sixteen-year-old Nick recounts his relationship with Caitlin, examines his controlling behavior and anger, and describes living with his abusive father.

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    Anansi boys : a novel

    Gaiman, Neil.

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    Gil

    Home, away : a novel

    Gillenkirk, Jeff.

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    Samurai shortstop

    Gratz, Alan, 1972-

    While obtaining a Western education at a prestigious Japanese boarding school in 1890, sixteen-year-old Toyo also receives traditional samurai training which has profound effects on both his baseball game and his relationship with his father.

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    Dream boy

    Grimsley, Jim, 1955-

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    Har

    Sunshine rider : the first vegetarian western

    Hardman, Ric Lynden.

    In the late 1800s while on a cattle drive which takes him north from Texas, seventeen-year-old Wylie learns that it is no longer necessary to run from the father he never knew.

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    The great wide sea

    Herlong, Madaline.

    Still mourning the death of their mother, three brothers go with their father on an extended sailing trip off the Florida Keys and have a harrowing adventure at sea.

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    Jack

    Homes, A. M.

    Fifteen-year-old Jack's confused feelings for his father, who left him and his mother four years earlier, are further complicated when he finds that his father is gay.

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    Ker

    Greetings from planet earth

    Kerley, Barbara.

    In 1977, as twelve-year-old Theo struggles with a science class project on space exploration, questions emerge about why his father never returned from Vietnam and why Theo's mother has been keeping secrets for many years.

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    Kin

    The God of the hive : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

    King, Laurie R.

    Maintaining tenuous contact only by means of coded messages and cryptic notes with her husband, Sherlock Holmes, and with Holmes' young granddaughter in her safekeeping, Russell will have to call on instincts she didn't know she had as the famous husband and wife sleuths are pursued by a killer immune from the sting of justice.

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    Personal effects

    Kokie, E. M.

    Matt has been sleepwalking through life while seeking answers about his brother T.J.'s death in Iraq, but after discovering that he may not have known his brother as well as he thought he did, Matt is able to stand up to his father, honor T.J.'s memory, and take charge of his own life.

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    Born to rock

    Korman, Gordon.

    High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend.

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    Bash Bash Revolution

    Lain, Douglas, author.

    "Seventeen-year old Matthew Munson's a high school dropout, doing little with his time but playing an outdated video game called Bash Bash Revolution and hanging around Dairy Queen with his girlfriend Sally. That is, until his missing dad turns up. Jeffrey Munson is a computer geek who'd left home when Matthew was young to work on a top-secret government AI project, and has been a sporadic presence in his son's life. Now he's back, but as Matthew reluctantly begins to let him back into his life, his son will discover the true nature, and the shocking goal, of the artifical intelligence his father helped to create. Told as a series of social media posts, including some between Matthew and the mysterious AI itself, Bash Bash Revolution is a wildly original novel of apocalypse and revolution, as well as a poignant story of a broken family"--from back cover.

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    Lee

    Necessary roughness

    Lee, Marie G.

    Sixteen-year-old Korean American Chan moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Minnesota, where he must cope not only with racism on the football team but also with the tensions in his relationship with his strict father.

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    Lyg

    Blood of my blood

    Lyga, Barry, author.

    Jazz Dent, who has been shot and left to die in New York City, his girlfriend, Connie, who is in the clutches of Jazz's serial killer father, Billy, and his best friend, Howie, who is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz's own home in tiny Lobo's Nod, must all rise above the horrors their lives have become and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy.

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    I hunt killers

    Lyga, Barry.

    Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his father, but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer.

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    The road

    McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-

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    Hero

    Moore, Perry.

    Thom Creed, the gay son of a disowned superhero, finds that he, too, has special powers. When he is asked to join the very League that rejected his father, Thom finds other misfits whom he can finally trust.

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    Phi

    If you believe in mermaids . . . don't tell

    Phillips, A. A.

    Thirteen-year-old Todd is the best diver at camp, but that doesn't mean much to his dad, who wants Todd to play manly sports and give up his love of dress-up and dolls.

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    Fury of the phoenix

    Pon, Cindy, 1973-

    When Ai Ling leaves her home and family to accompany Chen Yong on his quest to find his father, haunted by the ancient evil she thought she had banished to the underworld, she must use her growing supernatural powers to save Chen Yong from the curses that follow her.

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    Run if you dare

    Powell, Randy.

    Fourteen-year-old Gardner, trying to find some direction in his life, is shocked to discover that his unemployed father considers himself a failure.

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    Sed

    My swordhand is singing

    Sedgwick, Marcus.

    In the dangerous dark of winter in an Eastern European village during the early seventeenth century, Peter learns from a gypsy girl that the Shadow Queen is behind the recent murders and reanimations, and his father's secret past may hold the key to stopping her.

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    100 sideways miles

    Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-

    Finn Easton, sixteen and epileptic, struggles to feel like more than just a character in his father's cult-classic novels with the help of his best friend, Cade Hernandez, and first love, Julia, until Julia moves away.

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    Kipling's choice

    Spillebeen, Geert.

    In 1915, mortally wounded in Loos, France, eighteen-year-old John Kipling, son of writer Rudyard Kipling, remembers his boyhood and the events leading to what is to be his first and last World War I battle.

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    I am Mordred : a tale from Camelot

    Springer, Nancy.

    When Mordred learns the identity of his father, he struggles with feelings of hatred, but also fights the fate which determines that he kill the good and gracious king.

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    Borderline

    Stratton, Allan.

    Despite the strained relationship between them, teenaged Sami Sabiri risks his life to uncover the truth when his father is implicated in a terrorist plot.

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    Perpetual check

    Wallace, Rich.

    Brothers Zeke and Randy participate in an important chess tournament, playing against each other while also trying to deal with their father's intensely competetive tendencies.

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    Diamond dogs : a novel

    Watt, Alan, 1965-

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    The crossover

    Alexander, Kwame.

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    AVI

    Poppy and Rye

    Avi, 1937-

    When their home next to a brook is destroyed by beavers, a large family of golden mice is aided by Poppy the deer mouse and her grumpy porcupine friend, who in the process forges a relationship with the son he had abandoned.

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    Danny, the champion of the world

    Dahl, Roald.

    A young English boy describes his relationship with his father and the special adventure they share together.

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    Joey Pigza loses control / #2

    Gantos, Jack.

    Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.

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    HOL

    The robber and me

    Holub, Josef, 1926-

    Because he knows that the man accused of robbery is innocent, an eleven-year-old orphan struggles to find the courage to reveal the truth to his uncle in their small German village in 1867.

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    LAW

    The wreckers

    Lawrence, Iain, 1955-

    Shipwrecked after a vicious storm, fourteen-year-old John Spencer attempts to save his father and himself while also dealing with an evil secret about the Cornish coastal town where they are stranded.

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    LEV

    My life as a fifth-grade comedian

    Levy, Elizabeth.

    Although Bobby's father thinks that he might be expelled just like his older brother, with the encouragement of a new fifth-grade teacher, Bobby tries to channel his penchant for humor into a learning experience.

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    Luka and the fire of life : a novel

    Rushdie, Salman.

    Young Luka travels to the Magic World to steal the Fire of Life needed to bring his storytelling father out of a deep trance.

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    Dragonwings

    Yep, Laurence.

    In the early twentieth century a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him realize his dream of making a flying machine.

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    The Babe & I

    Adler, David A.

    While helping his family make ends meet during the Depression by selling newspapers, a boy meets Babe Ruth.

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    The bat boy & his violin

    Curtis, Gavin.

    Reginald is more interested in practicing his violin than in his father's job managing the worst team in the Negro Leagues, but when Papa makes him the bat boy and his music begins to lead the team to victory, Papa realizes the value of his son's passion.

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    Jafta--the homecoming

    Lewin, Hugh.

    A young black South African boy describes his feelings about his father's return from working in the city.

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    Guess how much I love you

    McBratney, Sam.

    During a bedtime game, every time Little Nutbrown Hare demonstrates how much he loves his father, Big Nutbrown Hare gently shows him that the love is returned even more.

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    Dear Daddy

    Schindel, John.

    Johnny's father lives across the country from him and letters help bring them closer.

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    After the first death

    Cormier, Robert.

    Events of the hijacking of a bus of children by terrorists seeking the return of their homeland are described from the perspectives of a hostage, a terrorist, an Army general involved in the rescue operation, and his son, chosen as the go-between.

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    A day no pigs would die

    Peck, Robert Newton.

    To a thirteen-year-old Vermont farm boy whose father slaughters pigs for a living, maturity comes early as he learns "doing what's got to be done," especially regarding his pet pig who cannot produce a litter.

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