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Featured Review: Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution (E.E. Charlton-Trujillo)

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About This Book: More trouble at school and at home — and the discovery of a missive from her late soldier sister — send Angie and a long-ago friend on an RV road trip across Ohio. Sophomore year has just begun, and Angie is miserable. Her girlfriend, KC, has moved away;...
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Featured Review: The Penderwicks At Last (Jeanne Birdsall)

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About This Book:   The finale you've all been waiting for: The Penderwicks at Last is the final, flawless installment in the modern classic series from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Jeanne Birdsall! Nine years, five older siblings, a few beloved dogs, and an endless array...
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Featured Review: The Lost Causes (Alyssa Embree Schwartz & Jessica Koosed Etting)

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About This Book: They're the kids that no one knows --- or no one wants to know. The rich depressive, the OCD chick, the hypochondriac, the drug abuser, the athlete with anger management issues. All chosen for intensive group therapy because they're out of other options. They're lost causes, the therapist...
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Featured Review: Truthers (Geoffrey Girard)

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About This Book:  Katie Wallace has never given much thought to 9/11. She was only a year old when terrorists struck American soil. But now her dad has landed in a mental institution after claiming to know what really happened. He insists the attacks were part of a government conspiracy. And...
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Featured Review: True North (L.E. Sterling)

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About This Book: It’s not you…it’s your DNA. Abandoned by her family in Plague-ridden Dominion City, eighteen-year-old Lucy Fox has no choice but to rely upon the kindness of the True Borns, a renegade group of genetically enhanced humans, to save her twin sister, Margot. But Nolan Storm, their mysterious leader,...
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Featured Review: North Of Happy (Adi Alsaid)

Featured Review: North Of Happy (Adi Alsaid)
About This Book: His whole life has been mapped out for him… Carlos Portillo has always led a privileged and sheltered life. A dual citizen of Mexico and the United States, he lives in Mexico City with his wealthy family, where he attends an elite international school. Always a rule follower...
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Featured Review: Gilt Hollow (Lorie Langdon)

Featured Review: Gilt Hollow (Lorie Langdon)
About This Book:   Willow Lamott’s best friend is a convicted killer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. Over four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background—but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out...
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