Friend Conflicts and Relationships
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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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For high school students Cady and Cooper, the end of their senior year is approaching too quickly. In hopes of making themselves look more interesting once they start college, they come up with the Weekend Bucket List. Cady hopes this list will help her come out of her shell and possibly help her determine whether or not she is in love with her best friend. Cooper also wants to clear up confusion with Cady and face many of his fears head-on.

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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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Identity Swap, the second book in The Card People series, starts with a good summary of the first book. The mystery to find out what happened to a disappearing father and the nanodust he created has turned into a national security issue. The CIA, military, and police are now involved. Everyone wants custody of the card people to suit their own agenda and figure out exactly what they are.

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Kale and Julian are high schoolers. Sixteen-year-old high schoolers. Trying-to-deal-with-life high schoolers. Finding-out-who-they-really-are high schoolers.

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The Door to January is about sixteen-year-old Natalie Payson. She has been having nightmares ever since she moved away from her home town in Bernier, Maine. She feels a connection between her and her hometown; something deeper than the average dream.

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Looking for an attention-grabbing story? Maybe some adventure as well? Look no further! In this story, Thomas is a young Chinese Yankee who works his way into the Union Army to battle in the Civil War. However, for a Chinese teenager, war is not the only conflict. Thomas must fight against the teases and prejudices of the other soldiers, while at the same time fighting against his own negative feelings and doubt. Will he be able to get freedom, not just for the slaves, but for himself?

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