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Abbott, Tony

Summary: Junk. That's what the kids at school call Bobby Lang. Trying desperately to live under the radar at school-- and at the home he shares with his angry, neglectful father-- Bobby develops a sort of proud loneliness. The only buffer between him and the uncaring world is his love of the long, wooded trail between school and home. Then he meets Rachel. She is an artist who sees him in a way no one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ABB

Tingle, Tim

Summary: When his mother leaves, sixteen-year-old Bobby, a Choctaw, begins living in a hole in his backyard to avoid his abusive father, and is surprised to find friends and neighbors willing to help him. Inspired by the traditional Choctaw story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 7th Generation 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC TIN

Ius, Dawn

Summary: A modern-day reimagining of the story of Lizzie Borden, casting her as a shy seventeen-year-old whose blackouts become worse after her father and stepmother try to prevent her from studying to be a chef.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2018

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Tomp, Sarah

Summary: After an injury forces Ria off the diving team she forms an unexpected friendship with Cotton, a neuro-divergent boy who helps her to see that Coach Benny's training methods were actually abuse. Then Benny returns, offering Ria a second chance with a life-changing diving opportunity. How do you separate the impossible from possible when the one thing you love is so tangled up in the thing you...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harperteen 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC TOM

Levithan, David

Summary: "Ezra Ahern wakes up one day to find his older sister, Bea, gone. No note, no sign, nothing but an email address hidden somewhere only he would find it. Ezra never expected to be left behind with their abusive stepfather and their neglectful mother, how is he supposed to navigate life without Bea? Bea Ahern already knew sh eneeded to get as far away from home as possible. But a message in her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LEV

Dessen, Sarah.

Summary: When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC DES

Hopkinson, Deborah

Summary: In March of 1887, Rocco, an eleven-year-old from an Italian village, arrives in New York CIty where he is forced to live in squalor and beg for money as a street musician, but he finds the city's cruelty to children and animals intolerable and sets out to make things better, whatever the cost to himself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HOP

Link, Charlotte.

Summary: Rebecca Brandt hat beschlossen, ihrem Leben ein Ende zu setzen. Nichts kann die junge Witwe über den Tod ihres Mannes hinwegtrösten. Da lernt sie durch Zufall in Südfrankreich die beiden Studenten Inga und Marius kennen und schöpft durch die Freundschaft mit dem jungen Paar neuen Lebensmut.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 438.4 FIC LIN

Dahl, Roald

Summary: Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD DAH

Everhart, Donna

Summary: "In 1969 Alabama, eleven-year-old Dixie Dupree learns that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures and records everything in her diary in this coming-of-age story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass between generations, and the truths that are impossible to hide, especially from ourselves"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION EVE

Everhart, Donna

Summary: "In 1969 Alabama, eleven-year-old Dixie Dupree learns that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures and records everything in her diary in this coming-of-age story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass between generations, and the truths that are impossible to hide, especially from ourselves"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC EVE

King, Stephen

Summary: In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there's no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC KIN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC KIN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC KIN

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Kin

Snyder, Laurel

Summary: Two girls who feel alone and lost bond over their shared emotions during the summer but find their friendship tested when the realities of their home lives intrude once more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SNY

Novak, Brenda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MIRA Books 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Novak

King, Stephen

Summary: In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis' parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there's no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents -...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIN

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC KIN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction King 2019

Ellis, Kat

Summary: "Lola Nox is sent to live with her estranged maternal grandmother in the mining town where her horror movie director father's most iconic film was set, when paranormal incidents and whispers of a century-old monster make her question if she'll make it outalive"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ELL

Devore, Laurie

Summary: "Evelyn Peters is desperate. Desperate for a way out of McNair Falls, the dying southern town that's held her captive since the day she was born. Desperate to protect her little sister from her mother's terrifying and abusive boyfriend. And desperate to connect with anyone, even fallen golden boy Ashton Harper, longtime boyfriend of the girl Evelyn can never stop thinking about - beautiful,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Imprint 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC DEV

Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)

Summary: "They were a perfect family, golden and carefree--until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. Kept on the top floor of their grandmother's vast mansion, their loving mother assures them it will be just for a little while. But as brutal days...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2014

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Sapphire

Summary: A self-portrait of a black teenage girl, big, fat, unloved, with a father who rapes her and a jealous mother who screams abuse. For Precious, as she is called, hope appears when a courageous teacher, a young black woman, bullies, cajoles and inspires her to learn to read. By the author of American Dreams.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC SAP

Walker, David J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Minotaur 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Randis, K. L.

Summary: Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call about the escalating brutality in her home. When social services jeopardize her safety condemning her to keep her father's secret, it's a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty she's been hiding. In her pursuit for safety and justice Brooke battles a broken system that pushes to keep...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CreateSpace 2013

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Schmidt, Gary D.

Summary: "Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION SCH

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC SCH

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC SCH

Elison, Meg

Summary: Underprivileged and keenly self-aware, SoCal fourteen-year-old Layla Bailey isn't used to being noticed. Except by mean girls who tweet about her ragged appearance. All she wants to do is indulge in her love of science, protect her vulnerable younger brother, and steer clear of her unstable mother. Then a school competition calls for a biome. Layla chooses her own home, a hostile ecosystem of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyscape 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ELI

Oates, Joyce Carol

Summary: "As a child, Abby had the same recurring nightmare night after night, in which she wandered through a field ridden with human skulls and bones. Now an adult, Abby thinks she's outgrown her demons until, the evening before her wedding, the terrible dream returns, forcing her to confront the dark secrets from her past that she has kept from her new husband, Willem. The following day-less than 24...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC OAT

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