Laurel Leaf - Runaway is a remarkably uplifting portrait of a girl still young and stubborn and naive enough to believe there's a better place for her in the world. From the Hardcover edition. But how long can this go on? It's getting harder to avoid the truth—Holly is now homeless. Holly's run away before, but this time she actually gets away—and what felt like an escape at first soon becomes a daily struggle for survival.

She is smart and resourceful, and she manages to make it across the country on her own. This diary of a runaway girl and her search for a home celebrates hope, resilience, and happy endings.

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The Running Dream Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner

Knopf Books for Young Readers - Readers will revel in the story of a girl who puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before—after she’s told she’ll never run again. But that's not enough for her now. Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg.

A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she's missed. Which she could handle better if she weren't now keenly aware that she'd done the same thing herself to a girl with CP named Rosa. Who cares about walking when you live to run?As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible.

The Running Dream Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner - The acclaimed author of flipped delivers a powerful and healing story that’s perfect for the millions who watch the Olympics or anyone who’s ever thought that something was impossible. A girl who sees right into the heart of her. With the support of family, friends, and her track teammates, a coach, Jessica may actually be able to run again.

She doesn't just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with herWinner of the Schneider Family Book Award. People who don't know what to say, act like she's not there.

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Wild Bird

Knopf Books for Young Readers - 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. From the award-winning author of the running Dream and Flipped comes a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom but begins a climb back to herself at a wilderness survival camp.

I read wild Bird in one long mesmerized gulp. But angry can’t put up a tent. Wren will break your heart—and then mend it. Nancy werlin, national book award finalist for The Rules of Survival "Van Draanen’s Wren is real and relatable, and readers will root for her. Voya,  starred review. That’s when they come for Wren Clemmens.

Wild Bird - This is wilderness therapy camp. 3:47 a. M. Yeah, right. Eight weeks of survivalist camping in the desert. And bitter won’t start a fire. Wren’s going to have to admit she needs help if she’s going to survive. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them anymore.

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Knopf Books for Young Readers - The first time he saw her, he ran. Still walking around with my first kiss. He says: “it’s been six years of strategic avoidance and social discomfort. But in the eighth grade everything gets turned upside down. Wendelin van draanen is at her best here with a knockout cast of quirky characters and a hilarious series of misunderstandings and missed opportunities.

The first time she saw him, she flipped. And just as he’s thinking there’s more to her than meets the eye, she’ s thinking that he’s not quite all he seemed. This is a classic romantic comedy of errors told in alternating chapters by two fresh, funny voices. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh.

Flipped - They are each learning to look beyond the surface of people, both figuring out who they are, who they want to be, and who they want to be with. She says: “My Bryce. But underlying the humor are two teens in transition.

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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Random House Books for Young Readers - Now, at 12 years old, she's technically ready for college. Lucy's not sure what a girl who does calculus homework for fun can possibly learn in 7th grade. She has everything she needs at home, where nobody can make fun of her rigid routines or her superpowered brain. She just has to pass 1 more test--middle school!Lucy's grandma insists: Go to middle school for 1 year.

No miscalculations here!" --Kate Beasley, author of Gertie's Leap to Greatness. This smart and funny novel is perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by Sevens. Lucy callahan was struck by lightning. Readers of all ages will root for Lucy, aka Lightning Girl. Unless there's been a miscalculation?a celebration of friendship, Stacy McAnulty's smart and thoughtful middle-grade debut reminds us all to get out of our comfort zones and embrace what makes us different.

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl - An npr best book of the yeara kirkus reviews best book of the year"an engaging story, full of heart and hope. And read 1 book that's not a math textbook! A lightning strike gave her a super power. But even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school.

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If I Die Young

- If i die young is approximately 45, 300 words. If i die young is recommended for grade 6 and up. She has loving parents, the best friend ever, and the boy she has had a crush on since elementary school has finally noticed her. Now, she’s sixteen and things are finally going her way. When caelyn noel was diagnosed with asthma five years ago, it put a damper on things.

Caelyn struggles with her fear of dying and worries of having someone else’s heart. Then, she collapses in school one day. To her horror, she finds out her heart is failing and she must have a heart transplant to live.

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The List

Push - Prettiest or ugliest, once you're on the list, you'll never be the same. Two girls are picked from each grade. The girls who are become the center of attention, and each reacts differently to the experience. One is named the prettiest, one the ugliest. With the list, self-esteem, siobhan vivian deftly takes you into the lives of eight very different girls struggling with issues of identity, and the judgments of their peers.

The remarkable new york times bestseller! It happens every year before homecoming -- the list is posted all over school. The girls who aren't picked are quickly forgotten.

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Every Last Word

Disney Hyperion - Samantha mcallister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd. Yet sam knows she'd be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself.

So when sam meets caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist. Caroline introduces sam to the Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large.

Every Last Word - If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling. Second-guessing every move, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, and word makes daily life a struggle, wrong lunch, thought, or wrong crush. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off.

. Until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.

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Confessions of a Serial Kisser

Knopf Books for Young Readers - Does the perfect kiss exist? This smart and funny modern romance explores the pleasures and perils of love. Evangeline Logan wants a kiss. A great book for fans of romantic reads like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. The phrase 'i don't kiss and tell' means nothing to the boys in her school.

And worse: someone starts writing her name and number on bathroom walls. And worst of all: the boy she's just kissed turns out to be her best friend's new crush. Not just any kiss—a “crimson kiss, ” like the one in a romance novel she's become obsessed with. Kissing turns out to be way more complicated than the romance novels would have you believe.

Confessions of a Serial Kisser - But the path to perfection is paved with many bad kisses—the smash mouth, the “misser, the ear licker, ” the tentative tight lipper. From the Hardcover edition.

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The Unteachables

Balzer + Bray - Kermit to the Unteachables. The unteachables never thought they’d find a teacher who had a worse attitude than they did. Kermit never thought he would actually care about teaching again. Zachary kermit, the most burned-out teacher in all of Greenwich. Over the course of a school year, though, room 117 will experience mayhem, destruction—and maybe even a shot at redemption.

A hilarious new middle grade novel from beloved and bestselling author Gordon Korman about what happens when the worst class of kids in school is paired with the worst teacher—perfect for fans of Ms. And Mr. Bixby’s Last Day. But the superintendent has his own plans to torpedo that idea—and it involves assigning Mr.

The Unteachables - The unteachables are a notorious class of misfits, delinquents, and academic train wrecks. After years of phoning it in, he is finally one year away from early retirement. He was once a rising star, but his career was shattered by a cheating scandal that still haunts him. Like aldo, with anger management issues; parker, who can’t read; Kiana, who doesn’t even belong in the class—or any class; and Elaine rhymes with pain.

. The unteachables have been removed from the student body and isolated in room 117. Their teacher is Mr.

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The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Sky Pony - Some people have other things they've got to do. Seventh-grader zoey has her hands full as she takes care of her much younger siblings after school every day while her mom works her shift at the pizza parlor. Even though zoey resists participating, fuchsia's situation, debate ultimately leads her to see things in a new way: her mom’s relationship with Lenny, and her own place in this town of people who think they're better than her.

Not that her mom seems to appreciate it. Can zoey find the courage to speak up, living on the edges of society, even if it means risking the most stable home she's ever had?This moving debut novel explores the cultural divides around class and the gun debate through the eyes of one girl, trying to find her way forward.

The Benefits of Being an Octopus - Her only friend fuchsia has her own issues, and since they're in an entirely different world than the rich kids, it's best if no one notices them. Zoey thinks how much easier everything would be if she were an octopus: eight arms to do eight things at once. Incredible camouflage ability and steady, unblinking vision.

Some people get to have crushes on boys. At least there's lenny, her mom's boyfriend—they all get to live in his nice, clean trailer. At school, Zoey tries to stay under the radar. An npr best book of 2018!Some people can do their homework.

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