Category Archives: realistic fiction

Literally – Lucy Keating

Annabelle (AB) is a highly organized, borderline control freak, high school senior who is dealing with a major disruption in her life.  Her parents just announced they are divorcing and selling the only home she has ever known.  Elliott, her … Continue reading

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See You in the Cosmos – Jack Cheng

Alex loves astronomy, rockets, and the idea of intelligent life in other galaxies.  He makes plans to travel to a rocket launch event with his dog, Carl Sagan.  Alex’s older brother left their Colorado home years before and now is … Continue reading

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Faithful – Alice Hoffman

Shelby can’t forgive herself. After all, she was driving.  She was the one who slid on the ice and wrecked the car.  She was the one who should be in a coma instead of her best friend. Shelby was in … Continue reading

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Moo – Sharon Creech

A family decides to leave the big city for life in rural Maine.  Reena and Luke are quickly indoctrinated on the ways of country life when their parents volunteer them to assist an elderly resident, Mrs. Falala.  She promptly assigns … Continue reading

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The Thing About Leftovers – C. C. Payne

Fizzy is a young girl going through a lot of changes in her life. Her parents have divorced, her father remarried, and now her mother has a new beau in her life. Fizzy isn’t particularly enamored with either of these step-parents, … Continue reading

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When Friendship Followed Me Home – Paul Griffin

Ben was in the foster care system since he was an infant.  When he was around 10, he was adopted by his speech therapist.  It was a wonderful fit for both of them.  However, she was elderly and had health … Continue reading

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Vinegar Girl – Anne Tyler

Kate seems to always be in trouble at school. Well, she just can’t help telling it like it is, even with four-year- olds. She likes her job and tries really hard, but the words just come out. At home things … Continue reading

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