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Orphan Station

by Delia Stanley

John Kent’s "Orphan Station" is an emotional, heroic coming-of-age tale that sees the universe through the eyes of a young girl in space as she searches for the truth about her family. Selene Sotana is a bright, creative preteen who... Read More

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Sheepeater

by Edith Wairimu

An evocative historical novel, "Sheepeater" sees a family fighting for survival in foreign and unnerving territories. Joseph Dorris’s historical coming-of-age story "Sheepeater" follows a family west toward the Salmon River in Idaho.... Read More

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Lost Prophecy

by Susan Waggoner

Lost Prophecy: Realm of Secrets is an exciting fantasy with depth beyond its entertainment value. In C. C. Rae’s enjoyable and complex young adult fantasy, Lost Prophecy: Realm of Secrets, three friends battle against incredible odds.... Read More

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The Letting Go

by Catherine Thureson

Deborah Markus’s "The Letting Go" is a fascinating story about a young woman trying to create a life for herself without the comfort of human connection. At seventeen and with just one year left in school, Emily is a damaged girl,... Read More

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Brave Enough

by Catherine Thureson

Davis has been through a great deal in his young life. He is a drug addict and, after being convicted of possession with intent to distribute, he has been sentenced to community service in the children’s cancer ward where he was once a... Read More

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Wired

by Catherine Thureson

In "Wired", a frighteningly believable story set in the not-too-distant future, technology has achieved its darkest promise, replacing human interactions and genuine experiences with virtual reality. Independent, hardworking Maggie has... Read More

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Jacked Up

by Nancy Powell

Set over five days in the life of a death-obsessed teenager, "Jacked Up" is snappy and clever, wrapping Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and spiritual beliefs around a coming-of-age story with themes of friendship, acceptance, and mourning.... Read More

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