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Will It Take a Miracle To Restore This Friendship?

June 7, 2013
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Mae McBride and Heidi Foster were the very best of friends. Tied at the hip from early elementary school, their relationship was the stuff of storybooks, legendary even, in the minds of their high school classmates. Unshakable. That is, until Mae’s father died while saving Heidi’s life. In Jeffrey Blount‘s novel “Hating Heidi Foster” Mae blames Heidi. She blames her father for putting Heidi ahead of her. She blames her friends for taking Heidi’s side.…

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The 17-Year-Old Who Must Save the Human Race

June 4, 2013
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What has been hidden for thousands of years is about to surface in a small town in New England. The impact on this rural village is ageless, but only the chosen time travelers know what is happening, the reason it is happening, and how to control the outcome. Jordana Lizama‘s novel “Sophia: Within” is more than a story of reincarnation. This is a story that never ended following the reign of the Greek gods. The…

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Jealousy and Obsession, With a Paranormal Twist

May 31, 2013
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Sixteen-year-old Sylvie isn’t comfortable in her own skin. In fact, there are times she can’t even manage to stay inside it. But if there is one thing she is sure of, it’s her love for Kevin Phillips. She’s willing to stake everything on it – her family, her friends, and possibly her soul. Sylvie has been best friends with Cassie forever. But In the YA novel “Untethered” by Katie Hayoz, everything is turned around when…

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Teen Buddies Face Adult Trials

February 26, 2013
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How do you mend a broken friendship? For Lance Parker and Daniel McAllister, the answer is simple – road trip. In Randy Richardson‘s coming-of-age story “Cheeseland” the shock and grief of a friend’s suicide creates a gulf between the two suburban Chicago high school seniors. A trip to Wisconsin should be just the ticket to come to terms with the trauma that has pulled them apart. The journey of recovery is filled with comical twists…

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Two Sisters and the Impossible Escape

January 29, 2013
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Sydney Harter has long awaited September 12th, 2033, her eighteenth birthday. She can finally apply for guardianship of her sister Evvie, her only family and entire world. Sydney holds a sliver of hope that they will be lawfully reunited, and that light will return to her desolate life. But she is prepared to defy authority and risk everything to escape Miles County so that she and Evvie can live full lives together. In Gabrielle Arrowsmith‘s…

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A Death That Changes Many Young Lives

January 25, 2013
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1983. Newborn MTV. Cabbage Patch Kids. President Reagan. A U.S. – Soviet Cold War that threatens to go “hot” at any moment. Against this backdrop three teenagers begin a year of painful change and turmoil after the sudden loss of one of their closest friends, in Kevin Sharp‘s book “After Dakota.” Dakota meant different things to Cameron, Bryce, and Claire. When she disappears in a plane crash, they each have to face their own mortality,…

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