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Camila has kept a secret all her life; she has been tossed around between relatives ever since her mom was incarcerated and sentenced to death for killing in cold blood. Now, in high school, she has a strait-laced, A-student boyfriend, but she still has not told him her secret. She's OK with ignoring her secret and trying to live a normal life. Camila wants to be seen as someone worthy of love and a second chance, not some dangerous criminal's daughter.

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Empty Seats is about a boy, Jimmy, who he was 6 years old when he started to play baseball. His father was very good at baseball. He wanted his son to excel so he could make it to the pros, which his dad has never did. Jimmy was taught by his dad and ended up being the best pitcher in his high school. He went to the minors straight from high school and skipped college because he knew he could make it to the majors. While he was in the minors, his coach is harsh. Jimmy thinks he knew everything, but realizes there's a lot left to learn. 

 
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A Helping Paw by Allan Gilmour is an interesting twist on a self-help or best-life novel. Gilmour uses his two feline companions, Mr. Fred Midnight and Sir George Francis Winston, to give input on decisions and their outcomes for all "humans." Gilmour starts each chapter with a quirky description of where the two felines are currently hanging out and what they are doing there. Then, Midnight and Winston soon turn their current situation into a speculation on human behavior - with reasoning behind decisions and the outcomes they garner. 

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Rachel has just returned to Riverside Academy from her Easter vacation. One day a mysterious man comes for a tour of her school. When he sees her wearing her bracelet, he returns to his car and speeds away. The next day he comes for a tour again. The day after that, Rachel and her friend Benjamin walk to the post office. While Benjamin runs in to mail some things, Rachel stays outside enjoying the view. All of a sudden, a paper note comes flying and hits her on the head. Rachel unfolds the note, and it reads, “Meet me at one o’clock tonight at the gates to the school.

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Empty Seats is about 3 boys who get drafted to minor league baseball with the Montreal Expos. They become good friends throughout the season as ball players.  After the season is over, Jimmy, Bobby, and Bud travel home to see their families. Once at home, each boy changes their careers. Even though their careers go in different directions, they stay in contact.

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Lost and Found is a book about two friends, Arnold and Louise who live in the woods. Arnold is a brown bear who gets mad easily. Louise is a smaller animal like a bunny who is always cheerful. Arnold has a collection of treasures that he finds outside in nature. He separates his treasures by different colors like red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. One day, Arnold finds a pair of glasses while walking in woods. He almost steps on them! They are smashed, but Arnold doesn't care because one of the lenses is whole and very shiny almost new.

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