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Never Cry Wolf by Heather Davis

Shelby Locke’s life has changed drastically in the past three years: her mom died, her father’s plastic surgery drug made him a multimillionaire, his remarriage and a move to Beverly Hills. Priscilla, the step-mom is highly critical of everything Shelby … Continue reading

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How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills

Oliver Olson is nine and lives with his parents in Colorado. Because he was sick before he started school, Oliver is only a third grader.  Oliver’s class is learning about the solar system and manned space craft.  When Mrs. O’Neill assigns them a solar … Continue reading

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An Ode to Amanda

♥ A soft answer turns away wrath. ♥ Silly and fun are good. ♥ Sock monkeys really are cute. ♥ Baby story time isn’t scary. ♥ Either are junior highers. ♥ Book blogging is fun. ♥ Nice is good. ♥ … 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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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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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Calpurnia (Callie Vee for short) lives in central Texas with her well-to-do family.  It’s June 1899 and Callie Vee’s mother wants to teach her how to be a lady; baking biscuits, tatting lace, but instead Callie Vee is interested in … Continue reading

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