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I was here

I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Young Adult

Losing her best friend to suicide, Cody is on a mission to figure out how and why this happened. She refuses to believe that Meg decided to do this on her own. She discovers through articles and links, posts & blogs, that there are numerous groups out there that assist one another when it comes to suicide. She goes undercover pretending to be confused about …

100SidewaysMiles

100 Sideways Miles

Young Adult

A hilarious and witty work of young adult fiction, this novel follows the story of Finn Easton, who shows a unique perspective on how he makes sense of the world. Almost in the spirit of Pinnochio, he struggles to convince himself he is a real boy and just a fictional character in his father’s bestselling book. Finn defines his success by his two relationships: his …

Magyk

Magyk

A spellbinding story, literally

Middle Grade

Magyk is a fictional story from author Angie Sage that follows the seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, who is stolen the night he is born. That same night, the baby’s father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her …

Smile

Smile

Dental drama and the sixth grade

Young Adult

Raina Telgemeier’s New York Times Bestselling graphic novel, Smile, is a comic story of how Raina, a sixth grade girl, fell and broke her two front teeth and went through a series of retainers, braces, surgery and even embarrassing headgear to repair them. Along with the dental drama, the novel follows her life as a sixth grade girl, dealing with her family, girl scouts, video …

bobthecat

My Name is Bob

How a stray cat found a home

Ages 5-10 / Picture Books

My Name is Bob is a story that reminds us how small miracles can happen every day. While partly based on a true story, this heartwarming tale follows the mysterious history behind Bob the cat, who was struck upon some tragedy and became homeless. Bob struggled with his new lifestyle, until he happened upon James Bowen, the author, who was a lonely musician who looked …