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This modern-day romance narrated by a cynical heroine offers a balance of wickedly funny moments and universal teen traumas. High school graduate Remy has some biting commentary about love, including her romance-writer mother’s betrothal to a car dealer (“He put one hand on my shoulder, Dad-style, and I tried not to remember all the stepfathers before him that had done the same thing…. 197 more words

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Grade 7 Up-Because her aerobics-star mother is taking her famous weight-loss program to Europe, 15-year-old Colie leaves her home in Charlotte to spend the summer with her endearing but uncompromisingly unusual Aunt Mira in coastal Colby, NC. 234 more words

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In this low-key sequel to Shusterman’s well-received fantasy, Scorpion Shards (1995), the five living Star Shards, whose souls are “”the shattered fragments of the star Mentarus-H, which went supernova nova, at the moment each…was conceived,”” have shuffled off the soul-sapping parasites of their previous adventure and assumed the incarnation of gifted adolescents. 224 more words

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Shusterman (The Eye of Kid Midas, 1992, etc.) turns the pitfalls of adolescence into a landscape of nightmares, demonstrating that anyone can become a hero just by confronting old fears. 165 more words

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Grade 8 Up The title refers to the game for the Eastern Montana American Legion baseball championship, as the star pitcher, Willie Weaver, leads his team against the powerful squad from Crazy Horse Electric. 225 more words

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Grade 9 Up A fine coming-of-age novel. Walker Dupree, the captain of Frost (Spokane, Wash.) High School’s swim team, chronicles the senior year of the tight fraternity of young men who make up the team. 140 more words

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Gr 7 Up-Bruce Logsdon’s Period 8 session, held during the regular lunch period, is a place for Heller High School students to talk about their concerns and feelings. 230 more words

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