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Wild Bird – Wendelin Van Draanen

From the publisher: 3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens … Continue reading

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Pieces of Why – K. L. Going

Tia does not know her father well.  He has been in prison for many years.  Her mother struggles to make ends meet and works very long hours, rarely seen around the community.  Tia is a gifted singer and is a … Continue reading

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Blank Confession – Pete Hautman

This quick read packs a punch.  I can see needing an extra copy or two for the library to meet demand.   Shayne Blank has attended several different high schools.  He meets Mikey, a small-in-stature yet smart mouthed, quirky classmate.  Mikey … Continue reading

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You Are My Only – Beth Kephart

Beth Kephart immediately immerses the reader into the story from the characters’ points of view, without pause for detailed explanations or backstories. The chapters alternate between two stories, that of Sophie, 14, on the run with her mother from the “No … Continue reading

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