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Truth about Forever

Sarah

Dessen

The summer following her father's death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces her grief.
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Just Listen
Sarah Dessen
Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything"—at least that’s the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf ’s Department Store.This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong.
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Keep the Moon
Sarah Dessen
Fifteen-year-old Colie is spending the summer with her eccentric Aunt Mira while her mother travels. Formerly chubby and still insecure, Colie has built a shell around herself. But her summer with her aunt and her friends at the Last Chance Diner teach her some important lessons about friendship and learning to love yourself.
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Ann Brashares
A funky pair of dungarees and a strong friendship lie at the heart of this compelling coming-of-age novel. During the first summer they'll be separated from each other, four friends share a pair of second-hand jeans...and experience happiness, heartbreak, and all the complications of growing up.
Details Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood Ann Brashares With unraveled embroidery and fraying hems, the Traveling Pants are back for one last, glorious summer.
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Gossip Time

Three

Amy Goldman Koss
Abby, Bess, and Cristy are best friends-period, end of story. Until Bess said,"Zack's cute," and the two words sent the three friends into a tailspin. Zack, you see, was Abby's long, long, longtime crush. Gasp!
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The Girls
Amy Goldman Koss
Each of the girls in a middle-school clique reveals the strong, manipulative hold one of the group exerts on the others, causing hurt and self-doubt among the girls.
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Dangerously Alice

(#20 of the Alice Series)

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Alice has always tried to be a decent person. She gets good grades, comes home on time, and has never really given her dad and her step-mom any reason to worry. But now that junior year of high school has started, Alice is a little sick of people assuming she's a goody-goody, so she decides to start shaking things up.
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Alice, I Think
Susan Juby
Fifteen-year-old Alice keeps a diary as she struggles to cope with the embarrassments and trials of family, dating, school, work, small town life, and a serious case of "outcastitis."
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How to be Popular
Meg Cabot
Everyone wants to be popular—or at least, Stephanie Landry does. Steph's been the least popular girl in her class since a certain cherry Super Big Gulp catastrophe five years earlier.
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Princess on the Brink (Princess Diaries Series #8)
Meg Cabot
Insecure Mia Thermopolis, 14, discovers that she is actually Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo of Genovia. In her diary entries, which cover almost a month, she writes about going to a private school in New York City and living in Greenwich Village with her avant-garde artist mother.
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Makeovers by Marcia
Claudia Mills
At the beginning of eighth grade, all Marcia can think about is what nail polish to use, how to lose weight, and whether Alex will ask her to the dance, but after giving makeovers in a nursing home for a school project, she begins to appreciate the value of inner beauty.
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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series #1)
Louis Rennison
Presents the humorous journal of a year in the life of a fourteen-year-old British girl who tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood animals, and win the love of handsome hunk Robbie.
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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Dylan Sheldon
When native New Yorker Mary Elizabeth Cep and her "astoundingly unimaginative" family move to New Jersey, Mary Elizabeth, who plans to be an actress some day, changes her name to Lola and zealously begins a campaign to enrich the "humdrum" lives of suburbanites.
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Love, Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli
Love, Stargirl picks up a year after Stargirl ends and takes the form of "the world's longest letter," in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than a year's time.
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Uglies
Scott Westerfeld
Tally is about to turn sixteen—the most important birthday in her life. It is at age sixteen that residents of Uglyville cross over into New Pretty Town and their unattractive physical attributes are replaced to make them drop-dead gorgeous.
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The House on Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros
Esperanza Cordero, a girl coming of age in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, uses poems and stories to express thoughts and emotions about her oppressive environment.
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The Goose Girl
Shannon Hale
On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.
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Dairy Queen
Catherine Gilbert Murdock
D. J. Schwenk, a football-loving 15-year-old, takes over the chores on her family's small Wisconsin dairy farm when her dad is sidelined by an injury.
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Hope Was Here
Joan Bauer
When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
Cover Image Rules of the Road Joan Bauer Sixteen-year-old Jenna gets a job driving the elderly owner of a chain of successful shoe stores from Chicago to Texas to confront the son who is trying to force her to retire, and along the way Jenna hones her talents as a saleswoman and finds the strength to face her alcoholic father.
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Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
The ORIGINAL "chick lit" novel chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.
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Peaches
Jodi Lynn Anderson
Three unforgettable heroines have nothing in common but the troubles that have gotten them sentenced to a summer of peach picking at a Georgia orchard.
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Hattie Big Sky
Kirby Larson
Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim.