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  • My book of life by Angel
    My book of life by Angel
    Martine Leavitt.
    "16-year-old Angel struggles to free herself from the trap of prostitution in which she is caught."-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Forget me not
    Forget me not
    Carolee Dean.
    Told from separate viewpoints, Ally discovers that she may have tried to kill herself and Elijah, recalling his own suicide attempt, tries to give Ally a reason to live and escape from the spirits that haunt their high school.
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  • The Good braider : a novel
    The Good braider : a novel
    Terry Farish.
    Follows Viola as she survives brutality in war-torn Sudan, makes a perilous journey, lives as a refugee in Egypt, and finally reaches Portland, Maine, where her quest for freedom and security is hampered by memories of past horrors and the traditions her mother and other Sudanese adults hold dear. Includes historical facts and a map of Sudan.
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  • Waiting
    Waiting
    Carol Lynch Williams.
    As the tragic death of her older brother devastates the family, teenaged London struggles to find redemption and finds herself torn between her brother's best friend and a handsome new boy in town.
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  • The day before
    The day before
    Lisa Schroeder.
    Sixteen-year-old Amber, hoping to spend one perfect day alone at the beach before her world is turned upside down, meets and feels a strong connection to Cade, who is looking for his own escape, for a very different reason.
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  • Perfect
    Perfect
    Ellen Hopkins.
    Northern Nevada teenagers Cara, Kendra, Sean, and Andre, tell in their own voices of their very different paths toward perfection and how their goals change when tragedy strikes.
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  • Karma : a novel in verse
  • Displacement
    Displacement
    Thalia Chaltas.
    After tragedy strikes her family, Vera runs away to a small desert town where she tries unsuccessfully to forget her grief and sorrow.
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  • Hidden
    Hidden
    Helen Frost.
    When fourteen-year-olds Wren and Darra meet at a Michigan summer camp, both are overwhelmed by memories from six years earlier when Darra's father stole a car, unaware that Wren was hiding in the back.
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  • Glimpse
    Glimpse
    Carol Lynch Williams.
    Living with their mother who earns money as a prostitute, two sisters take care of each other and when the older one attempts suicide, the younger one tries to uncover the reason.
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  • Three rivers rising : a novel of the Johnstown flood
    Three rivers rising : a novel of the Johnstown flood
    Jame Richards.
    Sixteen-year-old Celestia is a wealthy member of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, where she meets and falls in love with Peter, a hired hand who lives in the valley below, and by the time of the torrential rains that lead to the disastrous Johnstown flood of 1889, she has been disowned by her family and is staying with him in Johnstown. Includes an author's note and historical timeline.
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  • Wicked girls : a novel of the Salem witch trials
    Wicked girls : a novel of the Salem witch trials
    Stephanie Hemphill.
    A fictionalized account, told in verse, of the Salem witch trials, told from the perspective of three young women living in Salem in 1692--Mercy Lewis, Margaret Walcott, and Ann Putnam, Jr.
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  • After the kiss
    After the kiss
    Terra Elan McVoy.
    In alternating chapters, two high school senior girls in Atlanta reveal their thoughts and frustrations as they go through their final semester of high school.
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  • All the broken pieces : a novel in verse
    All the broken pieces : a novel in verse
    by Ann E. Burg.
    Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past.
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  • CrashBoomLove : a novel in verse
    CrashBoomLove : a novel in verse
    Juan Felipe Herrera.
    After his father leaves home, sixteen-year-old Cesar Garcia lives with his mother and struggles through the painful experiences of growing up as a Mexican American high school student.
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  • The realm of possibility
    The realm of possibility
    David Levithan.
    A variety of students at the same high school describe their ideas, experiences, and relationships in a series of interconnected free verse stories.
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  • What my mother doesn't know
    What my mother doesn't know
    Sonya Sones.
    Sophie describes her relationships with a series of boys as she searches for Mr. Right.
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  • Bronx masquerade
    Bronx masquerade
    by Nikki Grimes.
    While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates.
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  • Make lemonade
    Make lemonade
    Virginia Euwer Wolff.
    In order to earn money for college, fourteen-year-old LaVaughn babysits for a teenage mother.
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