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The Summer I Learned to Fly

By: Dana Reinhardt

Drew's a bit of a loner. She has a pet rat, her dead dad's Book of Lists, an encyclopedic knowledge of cheese from working at her mom's cheese shop, and a crush on Nick, the surf bum who works behind the...

The Ruby Notebook

By: Laura Resau

Sixteen-year-old Zeeta and her flighty English-teaching mom, Layla, have traveled the world together, settling in a different country every year, making a whole new set of friends and adopting new customs....

Surface Tension

By: Brent Runyon

The cottage on the lake is always the same, but Luke is changing. At thirteen he’s excited. At fourteen he’s cool. At fifteen he’s pissed off. At sixteen he’s in love. Through four...


What the Moon Saw

By: Laura Resau

Clara Luna's name means "clear moon" in Spanish. But lately, her head has felt anything but clear. One day a letter comes from Mexico, written in Spanish: Dear Clara, We invite you to our house...

Where the Red Fern Grows

By: Wilson Rawls

Billy, Old Dan and Little Ann -- a Boy and His Two Dogs...A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains -- and Billy...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

By: Carrie Ryan

In Mary's world there are simple truths.    The Sisterhood always knows best.    The Guardians will protect and serve.    The Unconsecrated will never relent.  ...


What Once We Feared: An Original Forest of Hands and Teeth Story

By: Carrie Ryan

When the zombie apocalypse hits and the dead begin to rise, Jonah and his friends are on a class field trip downtown.  Panicked, they make a split-second decision to seek shelter in the Overlook,...

Hare Moon

By: Carrie Ryan

Tabitha can’t shake the feeling that something exists beyond the fences of her village. And when she sneaks out, past the gates and down the path into the Forest of Hands and Teeth, she meets a boy...


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Unspoken

By: Sarah Rees Brennan

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Having an imaginary friend is nothing unusual, unless you’re still talking to him when you’re in high school. This freakish trait has cramped Kami Glass’ social life, but she’s learned...

A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life

By: Dana Reinhardt

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Simone's starting her junior year in high school and she really loves her life.  Her parents, her little brother, her friends, and her new crush. Then her birth mother contacts her. Simone's...

The Jade Notebook

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Zeeta and her mother have finally found a place they can call home for more than their usual one year stay.  Mazunte, Mexico is a perfect paradise and both of them feel at peace with...


The Queen of Water

By: Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango

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When Virginia is only seven years old, her poor indígena family allows her to be taken from them to be a servant for a family from the ruling class. However, the family does not allow Virginia...

The Books of Laura Resau

By: Laura Resau

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The Wrong Hands

By: Nigel Richardson

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Fourteen-year-old Graham Sinclair hides a secret. His mom tells him, ?everyone carries around one terrible thing that no one else knows.? After Graham tries to share his secret...


May B.

By: Caroline Starr Rose

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Meet Mavis Betterly, loving called May Betts by her brother Hiram, and cruelly called May B. by the kids at school because she has trouble reading.  May is crushed when her parents decide...

The Dark and Hollow Places

By: Carrie Ryan

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A fleeting glimpse of her lost sister sends Annah on a desperate search to find and rescue the sister she once knew as Abigail.  The Dark City explodes with panic and fear as the hordes...

Foretold

By: Edited by Carrie Ryan

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These fourteen stories of prophecy and prediction leave you wondering how much power you truly have to determine your fate.  There is something for everyone in this collection of stories...