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Nick, an eighth-grade soccer star, would like to concentrate on an upcoming tournament, but life gets in the way. Can he handle changing family dynamics, a first crush, bullying, a sidelining injury, and being forced to read a dictionary? Find out how he manages in this verse novel.

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In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

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These real-life stories will take you on a journey to far away lands and unknown faces. On your way you’ll face their challenges and see the hand of the great Storyweaver, writing endings you would never imagine! These are the tales of the children the world doesn’t see…the tales of the not forgotten.

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Isabel thought that freeing her sister from a South Carolina plantation would be the hard part, but as they surreptitiously make their way north, she sees more clearly that neither the Redcoats nor the Patriots sees value in freedom for people of color.

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In trouble with the law, 18-year-old Naeem goes to work as an informer for the NYPD, all the while grappling with his Islamic roots, his loyalties and sympathies, and inner conflict over ratting on a friend.

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Travis’ decisions often have grave consequences. With a dying grandmother, a homeless and heroin addicted mom, a beautiful new neighbor, and a best friend who’s a poet on and off the basketball court, this summer promises to be one that has the potential to change everything for Travis.

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Following accusations that her scientist father gruesomely experimented on animals, sixteen-year-old Juliet watched as her family and her genteel life in London crumbled around her—and only recently has she managed to piece her world back together. But when Juliet learns her father is still alive and working on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the old accusations are true. Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward, Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's insanity. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.

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There are some things you can't leave behind . . .

In If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch, a broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey's younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother has disappeared for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.

Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won't let her go . . . a dark past that hides many secrets, including the reason Jenessa hasn't spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down.

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In a distant future in which humanity has practically conquered death, the population is controlled by Scythes, the only beings capable of causing death--and teens Citra Terranova and Rowan Damisch have just been chosen as Scythe apprentices.