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Ostrich Eye

By: Beth Cooley

Is the man Ginger meets in the park really her long-lost father . . . or is he her family’s worst nightmare?The guy is everywhere. On the jogging path. At the video store. In the coffeehouse. He’s...

Whatever Happened to Janie?

By: Caroline B. Cooney

No one ever paid attention to the faces of missing children on milk cartons. But as Janie  Johnson glanced at the face of the little girl who had been taken twelve years ago, she recognized that...

Placebo Junkies

By: J.C. Carleson

Going Bovine meets Trainspotting in this gritty portrait of at-risk teens gaming the prescription drug trial system.   Meet Audie: Professional lab rat. Guinea pig. Serial human test subject. For...


The Tyrant's Daughter

By: J.C. Carleson

“Filled with political intrigue and emotional tension, Carleson’s riveting novel features a teenage refugee caught in a web of deceit and conspiracy.” —PW, starred review  ...

Fade

By: Robert Cormier

IT IS THE summer of 1938 when young Paul Moreaux discovers he can “fade.” First bewildered, then thrilled with the power of invisibility, Paul experiments. But his “gift” soon shows...

The Face on the Milk Carton

By: Caroline B. Cooney

No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing...


Rush Hour: Bad Boys

By: Edited by Michael Cart

BOLD, INNOVATIVE, AND eclectic—that’s Rush Hour, the place for thought-provoking stories, essays, art, and poems from today’s most distinguished voices, both established and new. “Bad...

Mary's Rescue

By: Amanda Christie

Mary Camden is working as a lifeguard at a fabulous beach resort, and she’s invited her siblings to visit her. What could be more perfect? But this idyllic resort town holds secrets. . . . First,...

Chinese Handcuffs

By: Chris Crutcher


Resources

Beyond the Chocolate War

By: Robert Cormier

ABOUT THIS GUIDE
In Robert Cormier’s unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right–or just to survive–against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....

8 Plus 1

By: Robert Cormier

ABOUT THIS BOOK
A collection of nine short stories that deal with adolescent emotions, set mainly in contemporary times and places.
FOR DISCUSSION
1. “The Moustache” begins and ends...

Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

BOOK TALK
Ever feel like your parents give you too much responsibility? Try being 15-year-old Luther T. Farrell. His own mother, who Luther refers to as Sarge, manipulates the system, manages slum...