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Title Confessions of a Teenage Leper
Author Ashley Little
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2018-09-11
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780735262621
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cheerleading, mean girls, shopping . . . and leprosy? High school is about to get complicated. For fans of Before I Fall and Exit, Pursued By a Bear. Abby Furlowe has plans. Big plans. She's hot, she's popular, she's a cheerleader and she's going to break out of her small Texas town and make it big. Fame and fortune, adoration and accolades. It'll all be hers. But then she notices some spots on her skin. She writes them off as a rash, but things only get worse. She's tired all the time, her hands and feet are numb and her face starts to look like day-old pizza. By the time her seventeenth birthday rolls around, she's tried every cream and medication the doctors have thrown at her, but nothing works. When she falls doing a routine cheerleading stunt and slips into a coma, her mystery illness goes into overdrive and finally gets diagnosed: Hansen's Disease, aka leprosy. Abby is sent to a facility to recover and deal with this new reality. Her many misdiagnoses mean that some permanent damage has been done, and all of her plans suddenly come tumbling down. If she can't even wear high heels anymore, what is the point of living? Cheerleading is out the window, and she might not even make it to prom. PROM! But it's during this recovery that Abby has to learn to live with something even more difficult than Hansen's Disease. She's becoming aware of who she really was before and what her behavior was doing to others; now she's on the other side of the fence looking in, and she doesn't like what she sees. . . Darkly comic but ultimately touching, Confessions of a Teenage Leper is an ugly duckling tale with a surprising twist.

Title Confessions of a Teenage Leper
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:1138006138
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Abby Furlowe has big plans. She's hot, she's popular, she's a cheerleader and she's going to break out of her small Texas town and make it big. When she notices some spots on her skin, she writes them off as a rash. Soon she's tired all the time, her hands and feet are numb, and her face starts to look like day-old pizza. Doctors prescribe cremes and medications. When she falls doing a routine cheerleading stunt and slips into a coma, her mystery illness finally gets diagnosed: Hansen's Disease, aka leprosy. The misdiagnoses means some permanent damage has been done, and her plans suddenly come tumbling down. Sent to a facility to recover-- and deal with this new reality-- Abby becomes aware of who she really was before and what her behavior was doing to others.

Title Confessions of a Teen Sleuth
Author Chelsea Cain
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2008-12-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9781596917354
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"If you are reading this, then I am gone and this manuscript, per my instruction, has been delivered to the writer Chelsea Cain for publication as she sees fit . . ." America's favorite girl detective is back to set the record straight. According to our titian-haired heroine, she was not a fictional character, but an intrepid real-life sleuth who investigated some of the twentieth century's biggest mysteries. And the famous series she starred in was not cooked up by a team of writers, but plagiarized from her exploits by a nosy college roommate-who, not surprisingly, got a whole lot wrong. Here are the daring escapes, brilliant hunches, and dependable stock characters, including interlopers from numerous other beloved series, that have delighted generations of fans. And here, also, are the details of teen-sleuth life that you never saw: the secret romances, reckless driving, minor drinking problems, political action, and domestic drama that have, up till now, remained hidden from these brave detectives' adoring public.

Starlight by Richard Wagamese

Title Starlight
Author Richard Wagamese
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Release Date 2018-08-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780771070853
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The final novel from Richard Wagamese, the bestselling and beloved author of Indian Horse and Medicine Walk, centres on an abused woman on the run who finds refuge on a farm owned by an Indigenous man with wounds of his own. A profoundly moving novel about the redemptive power of love, mercy, and compassion--and the land's ability to heal us. Frank Starlight has long settled into a quiet life working his remote farm, but his contemplative existence comes to an abrupt end with the arrival of Emmy, who has committed a desperate act so she and her child can escape a harrowing life of violence. Starlight takes in Emmy and her daughter to help them get back on their feet, and this accidental family eventually grows into a real one. But Emmy's abusive ex isn't content to just let her go. He wants revenge and is determined to hunt her down. Starlight was unfinished at the time of Richard Wagamese's death, yet every page radiates with his masterful storytelling, intense humanism, and insights that are as hard-earned as they are beautiful. With astonishing scenes set in the rugged backcountry of the B.C. Interior, and characters whose scars cut deep even as their journey toward healing and forgiveness lifts us, Starlight is a last gift to readers from a writer who believed in the power of stories to save us.

The Story Of My Face by Leanne Baugh

Title The Story of My Face
Author Leanne Baugh
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-09-10
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1772600709
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After being attacked by a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, seventeen-year-old Abby Hughes' facial scars are all she can think about, and all that she thinks anyone else can see when they look at her. After months of hiding out at home, returning to high school feels as daunting to Abby as enduring seven plastic surgeries.She knows it will be hard to show her new face to the world, but Abby doesn't expect the level of rejection and hurt she receives, especially from people she thinks are her friends. When the taunts and bullying take a dangerous turn, she has to rediscover the strong, confident person beneath her skin.

The New Normal by Ashley Little

Title The New Normal
Author Ashley Little
Publisher Orca Book Publishers
Release Date 2013-03-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781459800748
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With her younger sisters dead and her parents overcome with grief, Tamar's life feels out of control, and her troubles are only deepened when she begins losing her hair.

Anatomy Of A Girl Gang by Ashley Little

Title Anatomy of a Girl Gang
Author Ashley Little
Publisher Arsenal Pulp Press
Release Date 2014-03-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 254
ISBN 9781551525303
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner, Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize (BC Book Prizes) Longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award A sharp and gritty novel told in multiple voices, Anatomy of a Girl Gang is the powerful story of a gang of teenage girls in Vancouver called the Black Roses, a.k.a. "the city’s worst nightmare": Mac, the self-appointed leader and mastermind; Mercy, the Punjabi princess with a skill for theft; Kayos, a high-school dropout who gave birth to a daughter at age thirteen; Sly Girl, who fled her First Nations reserve for a better life, only to find depravity and addiction; and Z, a sixteen-year-old graffiti artist. Cast out by mainstream society, the Black Roses rob ATMs, cook crack on stoves, and savagely beat down anyone who dares to harm them. Brutal and broken, they claw at the knot of darkness and violence that tightens around their lives. Told in stark, vivid, and fearless prose, Anatomy of a Girl Gang is an unflinching story about lost girls struggling for power, voice, and hope. Ashley Little is author of Prick: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist and the YA novel The New Normal. She lives in British Columbia.

Under Shifting Stars by Alexandra Latos

Title Under Shifting Stars
Author Alexandra Latos
Publisher HMH Books For Young Readers
Release Date 2020-09-29
Category Belonging (Social psychology)
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780358067757
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Twins Audrey and Clare grapple with their brother Adam's death as well as with the need to belong.

Burger Wuss by M.T. Anderson

Title Burger Wuss
Author M.T. Anderson
Publisher Candlewick Press
Release Date 2010-04-06
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780763652340
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Anthony has never been able to stand up for himself —- that is, not until his girlfriend is in someone else’s arms. Then Anthony vows revenge and devises the Plan. It begins with getting a job at the fast-food restaurant where his nemesis happens to be a star employee. But when the Plan is finally in place, will Anthony’s hunger for revenge be satisfied? Will he prove he’s not a wuss?

Title The Confession of Brother Haluin
Author Ellis Peters
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2014-08-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 223
ISBN 9781497671485
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A monk’s journey of amends leads to murder in this “thoroughly entertaining medieval mystery” in the Silver Dagger Award–winning series (Publishers Weekly). Winter arrived early in 1142, bringing with it a heavy snowfall. The safety of the guest-hall roof at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul comes into jeopardy, and the brothers are called upon to effect repairs. But the icy and treacherous conditions are to prove near fatal for Brother Haluin. He slips from the roof and crashes to the ground, sustaining terrible injuries—grave enough for him to want to make his deathbed confession. The confession is heard by the abbot and Brother Cadfael; a wicked story, of trespasses hard for God or man to forgive. But Haluin does not die. On his recovery, he determines to make a journey of expiation, with Cadfael as his sole companion. It is an arduous journey, physically and emotionally, and one that leads to some shocking discoveries.

Under Shifting Stars by Alexandra Latos

Title Under Shifting Stars
Author Alexandra Latos
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2020-09-29
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780358067818
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This heartfelt novel for fans of Jandy Nelson and Adam Silvera follows twins Audrey and Clare as they grapple with their brother's death and their changing relationships-with each other and themselves. Audrey’s best friend was always her twin, Clare. But as they got older, they grew apart, and when their brother Adam died, Clare blamed Audrey for the accident. Now, Audrey’s attending an alternative school where she feels more isolated than ever. Tired of being seen as different from her neurotypical peers, Audrey’s determined to switch to the public high school, rebuild her friendship with Clare, and atone for Adam’s death . . . but she’ll need to convince her parents, and her therapist, first. Clare knows her sister thinks she’s the perfect twin, but Audrey doesn’t realize that Clare’s “popular” status is crumbling—she’s begun to question old friendships, dress in Adam’s clothes, and wonder what feelings for a nonbinary classmate, Taylor, might mean. As she grapples with not only grief but also her gender fluidity, Clare wonders where she’ll belong if she sheds her carefully constructed image and embraces her true self. Will first crushes, new family dynamics, and questions of identity prove that Audrey and Clare have grown too different to understand each other-or that they've needed each other all along?

Lindsey Lost by Suzanne Phillips

Title Lindsey Lost
Author Suzanne Phillips
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2012-09-13
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781101591819
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Bourne Identity meets I Am the Cheese in this taut thriller Even though Micah's a star pitcher, his older sister Lindsey is the real deal--a runner so good, she has a shot at the Olympics. The two of them urge each other on, and are each other's best support. Then the unthinkable happens: Lindsey is murdered, and Micah may have been the last person to see her. But he can't remember what happened, no matter what their parents tell him, no matter what the police say. Did he witness his sister's murder--or commit it? Can he recall the truth before his life is sentenced to end, too?

Title The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Author Sherman Alexie
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2012-01-10
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780316219303
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Title Convenience Store Woman
Author Sayaka Murata
Publisher Grove Press
Release Date 2018-06-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9780802165800
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The English-language debut of one of Japan’s most talented contemporary writers, selling over 650,000 copies there, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura. Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at the Hiiromachi branch of “Smile Mart,” she finds peace and purpose in her life. In the store, unlike anywhere else, she understands the rules of social interaction—many are laid out line by line in the store’s manual—and she does her best to copy the dress, mannerisms, and speech of her colleagues, playing the part of a “normal” person excellently, more or less. Managers come and go, but Keiko stays at the store for eighteen years. It’s almost hard to tell where the store ends and she begins. Keiko is very happy, but the people close to her, from her family to her coworkers, increasingly pressure her to find a husband, and to start a proper career, prompting her to take desperate action... A brilliant depiction of an unusual psyche and a world hidden from view, Convenience Store Woman is an ironic and sharp-eyed look at contemporary work culture and the pressures to conform, as well as a charming and completely fresh portrait of an unforgettable heroine.

Niagara Motel by Ashley Little

Title Niagara Motel
Author Ashley Little
Publisher arsenal pulp press
Release Date 2016-10-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9781551526614
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Set in the early 1990s, Ashley Little’s follow-up to her award-winning novel Anatomy of a Girl Gang introduces readers to eleven-year-old Tucker Malone—the only child of a narcoleptic touring stripper—who believes his father is Sam Malone, the Boston barkeep who regularly appears on Tucker’s TV screen. He and his mother move from motel to motel until, one night in Niagara Falls, his mother is hit by a car after falling asleep in the street. Tucker is sent to live in a youth group home where he meets Meredith, a pregnant sixteen-year-old with hopes of her own; he convinces her to join him on a road trip across the border to America in order to find his father, which takes them from Boston to the west coast. Along the way they encounter some of the most notorious criminals of the 1990s, and arrive in Los Angeles just as the Rodney King riots are unfolding. His cross-country search becomes an epic depiction of mid-90s America at a crossroads as seen through the eyes of a boy, for whom finding his father is the one thing that will make him whole. Told in spare, straightforward prose, Niagara Motel is a biting chronicle during the rise of mass-media in the decade that defined the MTV Generation, and the bittersweet story of a young boy who must learn hard lessons on his way to becoming a man. Ashley Little is the author of Anatomy of a Girl Gang, winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award.

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Title Middlesex
Author Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2011-07-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9780307401946
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Spanning eight decades and chronicling the wild ride of a Greek-American family through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, Jeffrey Eugenides’ witty, exuberant novel on one level tells a traditional story about three generations of a fantastic, absurd, lovable immigrant family -- blessed and cursed with generous doses of tragedy and high comedy. But there’s a provocative twist. Cal, the narrator -- also Callie -- is a hermaphrodite. And the explanation for this takes us spooling back in time, through a breathtaking review of the twentieth century, to 1922, when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie’s grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation, set our narrator’s life in motion. Middlesex is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. It’s a brilliant exploration of divided people, divided families, divided cities and nations -- the connected halves that make up ourselves and our world.

Breathe My Name by R.A. Nelson

Title Breathe My Name
Author R.A. Nelson
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2007-11-08
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781440678530
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Frances can forgive. She can even forget. But she can never escape her past. . . . In this compelling psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of Teach Me, Frances Robinson has the perfect life: loving adoptive parents, a great best friend, and a cute new boyfriend. But Frances has a secret. Once upon a time she wasn’t Frances Robinson. She was Shine, and she lived with her three sisters and her birth mother, Afton Jelks, far out in the country. But the loneliness overtook Afton’s fragile mind, and one day she smothered her daughters, one after another. Only Frances escaped. Now Afton is out of prison. And she wants to finish what she started. . . .

Story Of A Girl by Sara Zarr

Title Story of a Girl
Author Sara Zarr
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2008-03-01
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 0316029173
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Now a movie on Lifetime! I was thirteen when my dad caught me with Tommy Webber in the back of Tommy's Buick, parked next to the old Chart House down in Montara at eleven o'clock on a Tuesday night. Tommy was seventeen and the supposed friend of my brother, Darren. I didn't love him. I'm not sure I even liked him. In a moment, Deanna Lambert's teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of "school slut," Deanna longs to escape a life defined by her past. With subtle grace, complicated wisdom, and striking emotion, Story of a Girl reminds us of our human capacity for resilience, epiphany, and redemption.

The War Outside by Monica Hesse

Title The War Outside
Author Monica Hesse
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2018-09-25
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780316316705
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New from Monica Hesse, the bestselling and award-winning author of Girl in the Blue Coat -- an "important" (New York Times Book Review), "extraordinary" (Booklist, starred review) novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal. "A must-read for fans of historical fiction." --Ruta Sepetys, #1 New York Times bestselling author It's 1944, and World War II is raging across Europe and the Pacific. The war seemed far away from Margot in Iowa and Haruko in Colorado--until they were uprooted to dusty Texas, all because of the places their parents once called home: Germany and Japan. Haruko and Margot meet at the high school in Crystal City, a "family internment camp" for those accused of colluding with the enemy. The teens discover that they are polar opposites in so many ways, except for one that seems to override all the others: the camp is changing them, day by day and piece by piece. Haruko finds herself consumed by fear for her soldier brother and distrust of her father, who she knows is keeping something from her. And Margot is doing everything she can to keep her family whole as her mother's health deteriorates and her rational, patriotic father becomes a man who distrusts America and fraternizes with Nazis. With everything around them falling apart, Margot and Haruko find solace in their growing, secret friendship. But in a prison the government has deemed full of spies, can they trust anyone--even each other? *Don't miss Monica Hesse's latest masterwork, They Went Left*

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Title Hate List
Author Jennifer Brown
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2009-09-01
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780316071208
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For readers of Marieke Nijkamp's This Is Where It Ends, a powerful and timely contemporary classic about the aftermath of a school shooting. Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets. Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends, and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life. Jennifer Brown's critically acclaimed novel now includes the bonus novella Say Something, another arresting Hate List story.