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Young-hee and the Pullocho is a courageous story about a Korean girl by the name of Young-hee. Everything in Young-hee’s life is boring, drab, and annoying-especially her little brother, Bum. All Young-hee wants is to have a little fun in her life, but before she knows it, she is thrust into a magical realm that she never knew existed, where all of the old Korean legends she heard have turned out to be true.

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Amina’s Voice is a book about a girl named Amina who doesn’t like speaking in front of an audience. When Amina goes into middle school, everything starts to change. Her best friend, Soojin, is changing her name to be more American and hanging out with Emily, one of the popular girls. Where does Amina fit? Should she change who she is?

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Audrey Grey's Shadow Rise is the story of a girl named Maia Greystone. She is the strong main character though she has her downfalls and shortcomings. The book starts with her remembering the bombing from the previous book. She is being tortured by the Archduchess and plans to escape. When she does, she finds herself in the hands of the rebels, who she thought were her friends.

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The Crowns of Croswald is a mystery adventure book about a girl named Ivy Lovely. Ivy is a maid that despises supervising the scaldron dragons. One night she escapes and runs away. She discovers a cloud that crashes in front of her. The cloud takes her to Ravenshollow, a town filled with magic. She is sent to school to become a scrivenist. She makes few friends and is treated terribly by one student. Ivy is desperate to get into the forgotten room to unlock its secrets and powers.

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Rosetown by Cynthia Rylant, a novel centered on the adventures of 9-year-old Flora, a recent transplant to Rosetown, Indiana, captured my attention from the first page and held it until the end. The book chronicles Flora's adjustment to a new town, the flourishing friendship with Yury, and the excitement of beginning 4th grade. But Flora's transition to Rosetown is complicated by her parents' recent divorce and her insecurities of being new in town.  

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The main character of this book is a high schooler named June. The story begins as June and her father (a wildlife activist) go to investigate a recent oil spill and find something very unexpected caught in the oil: mermaids!

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True Blue by Joyce Scarbrough is a story to treasure in your heart forever. Beginning in fourth grade, Wade Strickland has really wanted to tell Jeana Rusell that he is madly in love with her. So has Billy Joe DuBose. Jeana loves them both as brothers, not as boyfriends. 
 
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A Gypsy Secret is the third book about Clara, a girl with secret shape-shifting powers. A Gypsy put a curse on her family, so they had to transform on the nights of the full moon. Clara broke the curse, so now she can transform at any time. Because of events in book two, she is treated with hostility at the Gypsy camp. The only people who treat her well are Grams – called that by everyone, Des - Luke's dad (and the camp leader), and Luke - her best friend.

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No longer masquerading as Everly March, Maia flees the Island and joins up with the Fienan Rebels. Unfortunately, nothing is as she expected. The boy she loved no longer remembers her, the people she fought so hard to save don’t trust her, and her brother is a total stranger. On top of that, Maia has less than a week to stop the rebels from making a terrible mistake that will cost them all their lives.

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