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Paperboy
3.94

Summary (Amazon.com)
This is a coming of age story that takes place in Memphis in the sixties. The book opens with the main character telling us about
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Aug 07, 2013
 
The Mostly True Story of Jack
3.42
Summary from Children's Literature Review:

Jack is confused when his mother takes him to live with relatives he doesn't know after announcing that she
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Nov 10, 2011
 
Odd, Weird & Little
3.62
Woodrow is a good kid, but he’s shy and has a few minor obsessions, like duck tape ( not duct tape), and making fishing lures, but that’s just enough ...more
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May 11, 2014
 
The Year of Billy Miller
3.79
Kevin Henkes and I have a history. I was first introduced to his books when my daughter’s first grade teacher read Chrysanthemum to the class. She lov ...more
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Nov 04, 2013
 
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
3.95
Summary:
A social outcast in junior high due to his excessive weight, narrator Eric Calhoune found a kindred spirit in Sarah Byrnes, whose face and han
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Feb 03, 2012
 
Jump into the Sky
3.80
Summary (Amazon.com)
Levi Battle has been left behind all his life. His mother could sing like a bird and she flew away like one, too. His father left
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May 23, 2013
 
Muchacho
3.64
Summary:
Eddie Corazon sees no hope, no future. A juvenile delinquent living in a bad neighborhood, he's a junior only because he promised his mami he
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Nov 01, 2011
 
The Contract
4.13
Summary (amazon.com)
Third-grader Derek turns in an essay announcing that his dream is to play shortstop for the New York Yankees. His parents take him
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Dec 05, 2014
 
33 Minutes
3.61
Summary (book jacket)

In exactly 33 minutes, Sam Lewis is going to get his butt kicked by his former best friend, Morgan Sturtz. But how did this happe
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Apr 10, 2015
 
Captain Nobody
3.81

Summary (Amazon.com )
Life can be difficult at 10 years old. You're not old enough for anyone to take you seriously, and you're just beginning to comba
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Jan 26, 2013
 
The Mailbox
3.81
Marsha Harper (The Lorgnette-Heart of Texas Reviews (Vol. 19, No. 4))
Shafer, a first-time novelist, has written one of the most touching stories aroun
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Dec 26, 2010
 
The Great Wide Sea
3.83
Carolyn Phelan (Booklist, Nov. 15, 2008 (Vol. 105, No. 6))
Starred Review* Soon after their mother’s death, 15-year-old Ben and his two younger brother
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Dec 29, 2010
 
The Wright Three
3.90
Summary from Amazon:

Spring semester at the Lab School in Hyde Park finds Petra and Calder drawn into another mystery when unexplainable accidents and
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Nov 10, 2011
 
Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! (My Weird School Daze #1)
3.98
A.J. (Arlo) and the gang are graduating from second grade into third, and Mrs. Dole, the out of control new PTA president is bent on turning the whole ...more
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Jan 13, 2014
 
My Name is Not Easy
3.66
Summary:
Although readers may be familiar with the compulsory relocation of Native American children to boarding schools, where they were required to g
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Nov 29, 2011
 
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1)
3.88
Summary:
Ian Chipman (Booklist, May 1, 2010 (Vol. 106, No. 17))
Tommy and his friends think that Dwight is a weirdo who’s “always talking about robots o
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Nov 30, 2011
 
The Outsiders
4.01
Summary:
Amazon.com Review
According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, ca
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Dec 04, 2011
 
Smells Like Dog
4.09
Summary
Homer Pudding is an ordinary farm boy who's got big dreams-to follow in the footsteps of his famous treasure-hunting uncle. But when Uncle Drak
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Nov 20, 2013
 
Pop
3.88

Summary: (Amazon.com)
When Marcus moves to a new town in the dead of summer, he doesn't know a soul. While practicing football for impending tryouts, h
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Feb 07, 2013
 
A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich
3.65




Summary:
Thirteen-year-old Benjie is like a lot of ghetto children: he's black, he's poor, he hasn't got a father, and he's gone from smoking marijuana
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Jan 14, 2012
 
Why I Fight
3.59
Summary:
Wyatt lives in a dirty, littered apartment in the “city.” His parents work several jobs, and then go off on their own leaving him constantly
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Jan 24, 2012
 
Weasel
3.80
Summary:

Before the age of twelve, Nathan Fowler comes face-to-face with evil. He and his younger sister, Molly, have long heard murmurings about the m
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Sep 22, 2011
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.20
Summary
Jamie S. Hansen (VOYA, December 1999 (Vol. 22, No. 5))
Charlie is an observer. A bright loner, the new high school freshman becomes the mascot a
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Oct 10, 2012
 
The Death-Defying Pepper Roux
3.47
From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Grade 6–9—A charming tale about Pepper Roux, whose jealous and cruel Aunt Mireille foretells, at his birth,
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Feb 05, 2012
 
Bamboo People
3.96

Summary:
CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 2011)
Chiko wants to be a teacher but lives in fear of conscription by the Myanmar government
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Feb 07, 2012
 
Rot and Ruin (Benny Imura, #1)
4.12
Summary:

Benny Imura was a baby when the zombie apocalypse happened. His first memory is of his mother handing him to his older half brother as she i
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Apr 27, 2012
 
Okay for Now
4.21
Summary:
Doug Swietech, and his very dysfunctional family have just moved to a "dump" of a town in upstate New York. His home life is dominated by his
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Feb 14, 2012
 
The Rock and the River (The Rock and the River, #1)
4.04
Summary:
Thirteen-year-old Sam Childs is the son of prominent civil rights activist, Roland Childs. Roland is an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King, J
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Feb 21, 2012
 
Carter Finally Gets It (Carter Finally Gets It, #1)
3.90

Summary:
Freshmen firsts: hookups, heartaches, humiliations. Though 14-year-old Will Paul Carter flopped during his last high dive of the summer, he's
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Feb 28, 2012
 
Fat Kid Rules the World
3.79
Summary:

Troy is considering killing himself by stepping off the subway platform into the path of an oncoming train, when he is interrupted by Curt, a
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Feb 28, 2012
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