Category Archives: realistic fiction

15 Books that Inspire Me

This started as a facebook game that I did this summer..but I just read my list and I’d like to keep a more permanent record of it. The rules were to come up with fifteen titles that “will always stick … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

It’s 8.00 and I just heard about this project, so I’m going to join.  A day in the life of a librarian… it’s what I love about my job, every day is different.  My name is Sharon and I’m a … Continue reading

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My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald

Lucy Desberg lives with her mom and grandmother in Old Mill, Connecticut and works in the family pharmacy.  It’s Lucy’s job to stock shelves and open the mail, which is how she found out that the pharmacy is in danger … Continue reading

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Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

Sisters.  Being a sister is a very complicated thing.  Carly, the protagonist, has a younger sister named Anna. Carly is a free-spirit and resists the Buckhead lifestyle.  Anna likes girly things and doesn’t mind the luxuries living in the ritziest … Continue reading

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SLOB by Ellen Potter

Who stole Owen’s Oreos?  Owen is really smart and really fat, 57% fat; and the three Oreos his mom puts in his lunch sack are the one good thing about his day.   The day the Oreos are stolen gets worse when … Continue reading

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The Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts

Libby Ryan lives 14-1/2 miles from Nowhere–Nowhere, IN. Her family owns Ryansmeade, a cattle farm. Libby is getting ready for her FFA (Future Farmers of America) project–raising a calf to show in the next Practical County Fair. Libby takes this … Continue reading

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Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton

On Jane Holden’s twelfth birthday, she is expecting to get a digital camera and to finally get her ears pierced; instead Lizzie, her sister, is admitted to the hospital suffering from anorexia.  Breathe in, breathe out.  Breathe in love, breathe … Continue reading

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