Family Conflicts and Relationships
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The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker begins with a colorful description of the small seaside town of Allora. When a devastating sickness sweeps through Allora, carpenter Alberto Cavello loses his wife and children and becomes the town coffin maker. He starts making his own coffin, but the plague is over before he finishes.

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The Cape: Overdrive is an excellent addition to the Dark Spores series. Sebastian continues to use his wealth to create suits that turn him into a Super-Normal and his alter ego, Paladin, in order to protect the streets of Chicago, that in recent years have become a lot crazier. After many Normals were changed into Super-Normals, the dynamic of the planet has changed; it again turned into a war between differences. A lot deadlier war, a war in which the Super-Normals had to choose a side, a side between humanity or evolution of humanity.

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Annie adores Aaan, her half-angel friend. But she only has a few weeks to spend with him. She convinces Aaan to come along with her and escape from his dwelling at the cave. Though trouble always seems to find Annie. A war is silently raging in the Angel Realm. Will Annie and Aaan make it out? Read this final installment in The Stones of Bothynus Trilogy to find out!

 

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Josie Sedgwick and Mitchell Morrison have known each other since they were six years old, the only kids their age in the Indian Paintbrush Community Village for Sustainable Living, a place where the entire community lives in cabins, electronics are banned, and they grow produce to provide for most of the community.

The pair are best friends – they’ve done everything together since the day they met up to now, their senior year. It’s time for them to think about life after their graduation, and they couldn’t have more different opinions.

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Royal Blue is a wonderful sequel to True Blue. Jeana Russell, Mickey Royal, Wade Strickland, and Billy Jo DuBose are back and are at Vigor High School. Mickey moved back to Alabama in March after his dad died of cancer. On his first day of school, he talks to Jeana for the first time and is still totally entranced by her looks and personality. After school, they fall right off the deep end and are totally in love. Wade has gone from a sweet sixth grader to a high school football phenom, which sets him on track for violence with Mickey, a three-sport jock.
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Paths to the Stars is a collection of short stories by Edward Willett. The stories take place in the future, in space. They are fantastical stories about worlds beyond our own. This collection consists of multiple short stories of science fiction and adventure. Read as Edward Willett masterfully crafts short tales of adventure and exploration.

 

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Skye Gilchrist lost her brother in a school shooting three years ago. He wasn’t a victim; he was a shooter. After the shooting, Skye moved away, but now it is time for her to face the people who hate her the most. Including her middle school best friend and crush, Jesse, who also lost his brother in the shooting… but Jesse’s brother WAS a victim. Jesse and Skye meet up again at school, but they can’t escape the past. Skye is trapped in what her brother did, and that is all people see her as.

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