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FICTION: Realistic


White oleander : a novel book White oleander : a novel
The struggle to build an authentic identity lies at the heart of Astrid's life as a foster child in Los Angeles after her poet mother, who has kept Astrid isolated from the world, is imprisoned for murder.

Fitch, Janet, 1955-
FIC FITCH
Kit's wilderness Juvenile Book Kit's wilderness
Thirteen-year-old Kit goes to live with his grandfather in the decaying coal mining town of Stoneygate, England, and finds both the old man and the town haunted by ghosts of the past.

Almond, David, 1951-
J ALMOND
The summer before boys Juvenile Book The summer before boys
Twelve-year-old best friends and relatives, Julia and Eliza are happy to spend the summer together while Julia's mother is serving in the National Guard in Iraq but when they meet a neighborhood boy, their close relationship begins to change.

Baskin, Nora Raleigh.
J BASKIN
The summer of May Juvenile Book The summer of May
An angry thirteen-year-old girl and her hated English teacher spend a summer school class together, learning surprising things about each other.

Galante, Cecilia.
J GALANTE
Carrying Mason Juvenile Book Carrying Mason
In rural Pennsylvania in 1958, when thirteen-year-old Luna's best friend Mason dies, she decides to move in with his mentally disabled mother and care for her as Mason did.

Magnin, Joyce.
J MAGNIN
A corner of the universe Juvenile Book A corner of the universe
The summer that Hattie turns twelve, she meets the childlike uncle she never knew and becomes friends with a girl who works at the carnival that comes to Hattie's small town. Twelve-year-old Hattie learns that living life fully means facing both the good times and the bad upon the closing of her Uncle Adam's "school"- an institution for the mentally disabled.

Martin, Ann M., 1955-
J MARTIN
Sign language : a novel Teen Book Sign language : a novel
Teenaged Abby must deal with her feelings about her father's cancer and its aftermath while simultaneously navigating the difficult problems of growing up.

Ackley, Amy.
TEEN ACKLEY
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian Teen Book The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
TEEN ALEXIE
The princesses of Iowa Teen Book The princesses of Iowa
After being involved in a drunk driving accident in the spring, Paige Sheridan spends the summer in Paris as an au-pair and then returns to her suburban Iowa existence for her senior year of high school, where she begins to wonder if she wants more out life than being popular, having a handsome boyfriend and all the latest clothes, and being a member of the social elite.

Backes, M. Molly.
TEEN BACKES
Close to famous Teen Book Close to famous
Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.

Bauer, Joan, 1951-
TEEN BAUER
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