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24 girls in 7 days

24 girls in 7 days
by Bradley, Alex

Unlucky in love, teenager Jack Grammar cannot get a date to prom until his friends play a practical joke and place a personal ad in the school online newspaper on his behalf. Now Jack has 24 dates and just 7 days until prom.


Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson

Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
by Rennison, Louise

First in a series about Georgia Nicholson-- Presents the humorous journal of a year in the life of a 14-year-old British girl who tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood animals, and win the love of handsome hunk Robbie.


DAY NO PIGS WOULD DIE

DAY NO PIGS WOULD DIE
by Peck, Robert Newton

To a 13-year-old Vermont farm boy whose father slaughters pigs for a living, maturity comes early as he learns "doing what's got to be done," especially regarding his pet pig who cannot produce a litter.


How to Ruin a Summer Vacation

How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
by Elkeles, Simone

When 16-year-old Amy, a spoiled American, goes to Israel for a three-month summer vacation with a father she barely knows, she is not prepared for his Jewish family and the changes they bring about in her life.


How to Ruin My Teenage Life

How to Ruin My Teenage Life
by Elkeles, Simone

Living with her Israeli father in Chicago, 17-year-old Amy Nelson-Barak feels like a walking disaster, worried about her boyfriend in the Israeli army; her mother, new stepfather, and the baby they are expecting; and a classmate named Nathan who has moved into her apartment building and says she is a snob.


Long Way from Chicago

Long Way from Chicago
by Peck, Richard

A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother. John Newbery Honor Book.


Oddballs: stories

Oddballs: stories
by Sleator, William

A collection of 10 hilarious, semi-autobiographical stories from the author's youth and peopled with an unusual assortment of family and friends.


Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
by Brashares, Ann

SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS is the first book in the series-- Follows the adventures of four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, who stay in touch over their summer vacations through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different experiences. This story is about roots, the need to be loved, and discovering who you really are.


Squashed

Squashed
by Bauer, Joan

As a 16-year-old pursues her two goals--growing the biggest pumpkin in Iowa and losing twenty pounds herself--she strengthens her relationship with her father and meets a young man with interests similar to her own.


Year Down Yonder

Year Down Yonder
by Peck, Richard

During the recession of 1937, 15-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.