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Daneshvari, Gitty.

Summary: Twelve-year-olds Madeleine, Theo, and Lulu, and thirteen-year-old Garrison, are sent to a remote Massachusetts school to overcome their phobias, but tragedy strikes and the quartet must work together--with no adult assistance--to face their fears.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2010

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Daneshvari 2009

Novak, Ali

Summary: Felicity, seventeen, has struggled to meet her mother's expectations since her older sister disappeared, and when she connects with a famous band member at a charity ball, she begins to consider what will make her truly happy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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

Terrell, Brandon

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Dax Ramirez is living with his dad in a homeless shelter, and Dax is spending his days hustling less skilled skateboarders at the local skatepark--until an accident leads him to the first friends he has had in years, and an offer that will let him put his artistic skills to good use.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2014

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED TER

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC TON

Kuehn, Stephanie

Summary: Chronically sick and anxiety plagued Arman Dukoff runs away from his drug-dealing stepfather to attend a self-actualization retreat in Big Sur, run by charismatic self-help guru Beau. Caught in a whirlwind of bizarre ritual and dubious morality, Arman discovers both a bloody corpse and a sense of self that was not what he bargained for.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Deriso, Christine Hurley

Summary: Summer Stetson has always lived in the shadow of her dead sister, knowing she can never measure up in any way, but on her seventeenth birthday her aunt gives her Shannon's diary, which reveals painful but liberating truths about Summer's family and herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flux 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Williams, Mary

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Eight-year-old Garang, orphaned by a civil war in Sudan, finds the inner strength to help lead other boys as they trek hundreds of miles seeking safety in Ethiopia, then Kenya, and finally in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2005

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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: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FICTION Dessen

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

Napoli, Donna Jo

Summary: "Fish Girl, a young mermaid living in a boardwalk aquarium, has never interacted with anyone beyond the walls of her tank until a chance encounter with an ordinary girl, Livia. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 741.5 Napoli 2017

Hartman, Rachel.

Summary: In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2012

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

Stauffacher, Sue

Summary: Franklin Delano Donuthead, a fifth-grader obsessed with hygiene and safety, finds an unlikely friend and protector in Sarah Kervick, the tough new student who lives in a dirty trailer, bonds with his mother, and is as "irregular" as he is.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2003

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Stauffacher

Daneshvari, Gitty.

Summary: Thirteen-year-olds Madeleine, Theo, and Lulu, fourteen-year-old Garrison, and ten-year-old new "contestant" Hyacinth, must face their phobias and join forces to learn who is stealing wigs and pageant trophies from the School of Fear.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2010

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DAN

Forman, Gayle

Summary: "Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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

DiCamillo, Kate

Summary: Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it's not running away. It's leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2019

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

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC DIC

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DIC

Self, Jeffery

Summary: JT is a gay high school senior determined to get out of Clearwater, Florida, and be the first person in his family to go to college, even though he can not figure out how to pay for it--until his friends convince him to compete in a drag teen competitionwhere the first prize is a college scholarship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Push 2016

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

DeNomme, Donna.

Summary: Ophelia struggles to find her own identity and clashes with her mother over her strict rules. Her Japanese grandmother helps her find herself by telling her stories about goddesses.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Inlightened Source Pub. 2009

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction DeNomme 2009

Elkeles, Simone.

Summary: In alternating chapters, seventeen-year-olds Caleb and Maggie relate the difficulties of readjusting to school, and changing relationships with family, friends, and one another, a year after a drunk driving accident sent her to the hospital with a crippling leg injury and him to prison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flux 2007

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

Donnelly, Jennifer

Summary: Isabelle is one of Cinderella's ugly stepsisters, who cut off their toes in an attempt to fit into the glass slipper; but there is more to her story than a maimed foot, for the Marquis de la Chance is about to offer her a choice and the opportunity to change her fate--there will be blood and danger, but also the possibility of redemption and triumph, and most of all the chance to find her true...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2019

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

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

Strohm, Stephanie Kate

Summary: High school senior Avery Dennis runs the prom committee, and she has always had a date for everything, but when a public breakup with her current boyfriend makes her start wondering about her own dating history, she sets out to investigate why her relationships never seem to work out--and ends up discovering some hard truths about herself and her dating choices.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Point 2016

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

Spinelli, Jerry.

Summary: Will Tuppence's life has always been ruled by science and common sense but in ninth grade, shaken up by the discovery that protons decay, he begins to see the entire world differently and gains new perspective on his relationships with his little sister and two closest friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Joanna Cotler Books 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y Fiction Spi

Ness, Patrick

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2011

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

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

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

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Ness 2011

LaFleur, Suzanne M.

Summary: When twelve-year-old Elise, orphaned since age three, becomes disheartened by middle school, with its bullies, changing relationships, and higher expectations, keys to long-locked rooms and messages from her late father help her cope.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2011

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION LAF

McCarthy, Maureen

Summary: During a road trip with her mother from Melbourne to Fairy Point, Australia, to see her dying grandmother, nineteen-year-old Rose gains a new perspective on events of the previous year, when family problems, the end of a long-term friendship, and bad personal choices dramatically transformed her near-perfect life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2008

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

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

Summary: After her overprotective grandmother has a stroke, Maya, an orphan, leaves her extremely restricted life in California to stay with her mother's family on a remote Wyoming ranch, where she discovers a love of horses and encounters a wild mare that her mother once rode.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC RYA

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Rya

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION RYA