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True Blue Forever is a satisfying end to Joyce Scarbrough's True Blue Trilogy. It's 1980 - their senior year of high school! Mickey and Wade have come to acceptable terms with each other and Jeana. Even Billy Joe finds a girl who can put up with him. Only days after life begins to be perfect for the foursome, tragedy strikes. Jeana's world is flipped upside down and she starts having to make the hardest decisions of her life. Will she make the right choice? Can Billy Joe keep the one girl who has put up with him better than Jeana? Find out in this book.

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This action-packed book tells the tale of 12-year-old Kestrel as she hunts grabbers, monsters that build themselves out of people’s stolen objects. With her weasel, Pipit, and her sharpened spoon, this free spirit is a formidable opponent to the evil creatures. But her own grabber grows in strength, as she tries to find her way out of the woods and things from her past reemerge. Why is her mom hated by the town but her dad treated like a town hero? Who was Kestrel’s grandmother and what happened to her? Mystery and action combine, bringing the reader to a climactic ending.

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This book was focused on bullying. The bad, the ugly, and the unseen. Margo is a normal teenager who has never noticed the bullying that is all around her. She is only looking out for herself and her clique of “popular” friends. This is only until Margo realizes that her friends don’t always have her back, but instead are the ones putting her down. This sparks an idea in her head to be a real life superhero and start up an anti-bullying group called Mind Over Bullies (M.O.B.).

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Queen Gabrielle is lonely. She had lived with many nieces and nephews before she became queen, so she loves children. She wants a child very badly. King Bartholomew loves Gabrielle and wants her to be happy. He goes in search for the perfect child to join his wife in the palace and keep her company. After several mishaps with naughty children, he finds Olive.

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What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper tells the story of a Jewish girl named Gerta living through the Holocaust. Gerta doesn’t know that she is Jewish until one day, Nazi soldiers break into her family’s apartment and take her and her father to a concentration camp. Gerta ends up at a concentration camp called Auschwitz, and there she is separated from her father when he is taken to die. While at Auschwitz, Gerta plays her father’s viola in the Women’s Orchestra.

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Chapel Ryan has never been an ordinary girl. Her father died when she was very young, leaving her with hallucinations that her mother and therapist chalked up to PTSD. After years of therapy, Chapel thought she was cured, but soon after the mysterious and handsome Isaiah Halstead moves to town, her hallucinations start up again. With Isaiah at her side, Chapel soon realizes that there is more to her hallucinations than she originally thought. As she digs deeper, she learns that no one around her is as honest as they initially seemed.

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Fresh Ink: An Anthology is an anthology of short stories put together by an amazing group of authors! The stories all focus on young adults and are geared toward coming-of-age type situations for the main characters. The stories range from discovering one's true potential to being truly comfortable in the skin you are in. For the most part, the stories are realistic fiction, however, at least two fall into the category of fantasy, and one is actually in graphic novel format. 

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A Bridge in the Forest is a book following Lily Kingman and her magical story. Lily thinks she is a normal girl living a normal life. Little does she know that her life will soon change in unimaginable ways. Lily has an elderly friend, Mrs. Rose Beth, who tells the best stories. One day, Mrs. Rose Beth tells her a story about a Ninatlee flower that blooms on the Kelyart plant. Lily promises Mrs.

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