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The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast is a touching story about a boy stranded on an island alone. He doesn't know who he is or where he came from. He has no memory of anything. As he regains his memory, he remembers family and love. 
 
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Ari Wren is your stereotypical freshman girl. She hangs out with a small group of friends, is addicted to Snapchat, and crushes on the senior star football player. Then something strange happens. Cade Waters, quarterback for Ari’s high school football team and hottest guy on campus, decides to start snapchatting Ari. Joy bursts out of the freshman as a popular senior guy is finally showing her special attention. Within an instant, Ari starts up a texting romance with Cade. But good looks don’t make a person.

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It is 1982 in Southern California, and fourteen-year-old musical prodigy, Todd Williams, is experiencing typical coming of age confusion, conflict, and distress. The otherworldly additions to these experiences, however, are hardly typical.

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Todd Williams’ life seems to be falling apart. His mother is spiraling into alcoholism, the bullies at school won’t give him a break, and his best friend, Jennifer, isn’t speaking to him. Todd decides that maybe he should seek the help of a ghost. He befriends a spirit, Leroy, to try and help him figure out his whack life. Follow Todd as he treads the waters of high school and growing up.

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Mikey McKenzie is a normal ten-year-old with extraordinary ideas. He uses the scientific method to fix the problems that he sees. One day, he unexpectedly gets called to his principal's office. His crazy principals informs Mikey that she would like him to take over her spot while she is away taking care of her sick mother. Of course Mikey takes the job, because what student wouldn’t want to have a chance to change their school? The power soon goes to his head, and he realizes that there are bigger issues to deal with than having better school lunches.

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Abracadabra! This word has been used for centuries as a fantastical joke. Plenty of children have waved sticks in the air and shouted this word, claiming that they can perform magic. However, for 12-year-old orphan Toby, the playful word takes on a whole new meaning when his world is flipped upside down by a talking panther who kidnapped his grandfather. Thrust into a world of magic, strange dialect, beauty, and imagination, Toby learns a whole new meaning to the word abracadabra.

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Kale Oswald and Julian Mendez share more in common than they think; they both want to be someone else. As Kale joins the local human rights organization to fulfill his life as a hippie, Julian Mendez is scared for his future as Julia, a transgender woman. When Kale meets Julian, he becomes confused about his sexuality and who he really wants to be. While Julian begins his transition into becoming a woman, Kale realizes that maybe he is wanting to be a hippie and activist for all the wrong reasons.

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Despite going to the same school, Kale Oswald and Julian Mendez have no idea the other exists.
 
Self-proclaimed hippie Kale Oswald hopes that by joining a human rights organization, he will finally feel like he belongs. Instead, he must face the confusion of his own sexuality. In between tie-dying his T-shirts with organic dye and dealing with his “annoying” cousin Hughie, Kale tries to understand his feelings for Julian.
 

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