Good People of Coralville,
by Lazette Gifford.
Tony unexpectedly is given a chance at a new start. There's just
one catch, he's sent to a very strict foster home in a small
by Jeremy Shipp. Opening up a restaurant in a haunted
house with a man-eating fridge, a giant rat, a mute hobo,
etc...has never been so strange.
by Staci Wilson. Two horse-loving teens develop
a friendship through letter writing.
They eventually meet where they are both competitors in an
exclusive horse show. Can their friendship survive the
by Linda Aksomitis.
Brad is a 16-year-old
with lots of problems. His family has just moved from a city to
a small town, forcing him to change schools for the second
semester of the school year, and it looks like he'll never make
friends or fit in. And Dad -- well living with him is a big
pain! But the big thing always in the back of Brad's mind is the
recent death of his best friend in a snowmobile accident, an
accident Brad feels responsible for.
Summer of the Loon,
by Jeanette MacDonald Dillon. Chuckie, 12, has lost his
mother to a car accident and his Dad is too occupied
by his own pain to see that his son needs him. Before long,
Chuckie's dad admits himself to a clinic specializing in
addictions and Chuckie goes to stay with his reclusive Great
Grandmother. There he experiences a number of odd occurrences
and by exploring these strange events, Chuckie solves a tragic
mystery that has haunted his Gram's life.
by Joyce Lynn Dorf. Fourteen-year-old Teddy hates her
father Donald and loves a dappled-gray gelding that she names
Mystic. Teddy takes comfort in being as different from Donald as
day is from night. She will never be like him because she
watches over her own morality with miserly attention - until
Mystic's owner plans to sell him to a shoddy riding stable.
Teddy now finds herself cornered and dishonesty seems the only
of the Year,
by Ann Herrick. Find out what happens when Ellie has to
spend the summer in a camp full of boys!
by Robert Ferrier.
A young cancer victim, Rafe, tells of his experiences and
reveals his innermost feelings in a series of letters to Mr.
Kapps, his favorite comedian.
Season's Not Over,
by Brian Gotta. Eddie, who pitches for the Coyotes in
the Oakdale City League, has to battle his feelings of rivalry
and resentment against a teammate, Chase, who is trying to win
the league's best pitcher award at Eddie's expense.
by William Hammett.
This mostly hilarious, sometimes poignant, look at life through
the eyes of the young teenager Rimsky will leave you wanting
Order Monster, by Linda Joy Singleton. Desperate
for a friend to call her own, 11-year-old
Skye Jones decides to find herself a pen pal. It isn’t until
the mysterious truck arrives and unloads Hobbi that she
discovers she hasn’t ordered a friend for life…
but a fiend! For
Forever, by Maryann Miller. Terrified that
she will lose her best friend to the most popular girl in
school, Debbie will do almost anything to hang on to her.
When her efforts backfire, Debbie finds out that true friendship
is based on much more than looks or popularity.
Heart, by Nancy Oswald. Anna’s
world is crumbling before her as she struggles with the hardship
of life in the remote area of Empire Valley, British Columbia.
It is through the calm reassurance of the Native woman, Rosie,
that Anna is able to make one of the most difficult decisions of
Unconditional Love, by Cassy Ashton Porter. Thirteen-year-old
Jami couldn't remember what true love was like. After moving
from one foster home to another, she was now moving in with her
aunt and uncle - and is afraid they'll learn her dark secret.
Feud, by Tonya Taylor Ramagos. Carmen and Tony
Morris learn about love, trust and betrayal as they encounter
"the feud," a personal rivalry, as well as one which
spills over into their entire school life.
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