A Place for Pauline by Anouk Mahiout

Pauline, the eldest of a soon-to-be-even-larger family, is tired of the noise and commotion of her family life. She dreams of adventure and self-determination. But, when she announces her departure, no one seems to notice.
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Needlessly Ever After by Laurel Snyder

Rosie may or may not be Little Red Riding Hood and she may or may not stumble through fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty and The Three Little Pigs. She may or may not be a hero. She may or may not get a happy ending. It all depends on the decisions the reader makes.


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Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

“Our bodies belonged to us. Poor, disabled, it didn’t matter. These were our bodies, and we had the right to “decide what to do with them. It was as if they were just taking our bodies from us, as if we didn’t even belong to ourselves.”


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A Spoonful of Frogs by Casey Lyall

Who doesn’t like Frog Soup? It’s easy and healthy to make! We have to start off with all the essentials: water, salt, pepper, carrots, fly extract….oh and of course frogs!


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High Score by Destiny Howell

DJ has been laying low in his new school - no cons, no complicated plans, no interfering with the status quo. Then his best friend Conor transfers in and quickly gets himself into trouble with the "number one" kid at the school, Lucky.


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While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory

“This 'relationship' with Ben was the first time since her crisis where she felt like she was taking control of her life, that she was in charge of her career, that she wasn’t sitting back and letting things happen because she was too anxious or exhausted or overwhelmed to make decisions. It felt fantastic.”


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The Survivors by Jane Harper

“Exhausted by everything. Tired of his studies, of friends that were no more than acquaintances, of the effort of opening his eyes every morning and shutting them every night. Of life in general. The fog had grown so thick, he’d become used to navigating his days half-blind.”


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Starfish by Lisa Fipps

“She's the first person to smile at me today. The first to make me feel wanted. Understood. I blink back tears. It's unknown how many students' lives librarians have saved by welcoming loners at lunch.”


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