Family Conflicts and Relationships
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Adam is Jewish. Sally is Catholic. They both live in the same town, are in 7th grade at the same school, and share many of their classes. And they both want the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War to end. Because of their similarities, Adam and Sally become fast friends. But it’s 1966, and in Beachmont, religion matters. Almost everyone in the town believes that Catholics and Jews shouldn’t associate.

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It’s official...the Emissary and Lionheart are ready to devote to themselves to each other for the rest of their lives. No longer immortal, Nina has been permitted to live out the rest of her life as a human who will die almost the instant that Daniel’s life ends, and they will be joined in the underworld together for eternity. But there is still work to be done before they can live (and die) happily ever after.

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In the year 1966, Adam Jacobs, a 12-year-old Jewish boy, follows Sally Fletcher, a blonde, Catholic girl, home from school. Adam thinks Sally is the prettiest girl in the seventh grade, and he has a crush on her. If his dad, who is a Holocaust survivor figured this out, Adam would be in so much trouble. When he gets bullied for being Jewish, he doesn’t understand why he is being bullied. He wonders, “What is the difference between Jews and Catholics?”

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Simone LaFray and the Chocolatiers' Ball is a book about a girl who is a spy. Her father is in charge of a patisserie. She has a routine for every day and gets upset when she is noticed and her routine is broken. Her little sister, Mia, is pretty and sweet. On the way home from the park, she notices a man reading a newspaper. Simone gets home to the patisserie and opens the mail. She sees the strange man watching the shop. Some cooling racks fall down, and she picks them up. When she stands up again, the man is gone.

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Jotty Alfarnso is a troubled teen in her senior year during 1987. She hates school and principals, but most of all, her stepfather. Despite all of that, her one true passion has always been creating art in her favorite place: Rattlesnake Mountain. With the new school year, a new principal arrives, and at first things don't go Jotty’s way. As if things could not be worse at school, her home life starts to go awry the more her stepfather drinks. At the same time, her friend falls into great need when she is stricken with a health problem.

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Ever since fifth grade, Jotty, the main character in Sue Dugan’s A Slow Climb Up the Mountain, has hated school. She skips almost all of her classes and doesn’t bother with homework. She plans to follow in her mother’s footsteps and drop out of high school as soon as she turns 18. But as Jotty’s senior year approaches, a new principal arrives. As soon as Jotty and Dr. Benninger meet, they butt heads, both trying to make the other understand that they don’t intend to be told what to do. Jotty decides that Dr.

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Jeremy has made his way all the way across the galaxy to the planet where his dad and brother are, and his troubles have just begun. The difficulties and obstacles on his path pale in comparison to what is to come. He is faced with hostile aliens, a planet that is alive, betrayal, and magic. When he and his friends arrive on the planet, they must deal with getting separated from their security posse and being chased by aliens in unknown terrain. However, Jeremy and his friends have changed; they are smarter, stronger, and have magic.

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When their parents go missing after traveling through a portal to the planet Genesis, six very different teenagers embark on a rescue mission to find them and bring them home. The planet is populated with a collection of dangerous mythological creatures, monsters, and aliens, man-eating gnomes being the most dangerous of all. With the help of a wizard, some princesses, and knights, the kids fight to stay alive while holding out hope that their parents are as well. A team of super-armed soldiers from Meta Universal are also on the hunt for the missing scientists.

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