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Deenie
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781481410366
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A thirteen-year-old girl seemingly destined for a modeling career finds she has a deformation of the spine called scoliosis.

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    Deenie
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781481410373
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A thirteen-year-old girl seemingly destined for a modeling career finds she has a deformation of the spine called scoliosis.

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    Deenie
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780307817754
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • When Deenie finds out that she has scoliosis, she’s scared. When she sees the brace for the first time, she wants to scream. But the words won’t come out. And Deenie, beautiful Deenie, who everyone says should be a model, is stuck wearing a brace from her neck to her hips. For four years—or longer. She never worried about how she looked before—how will she ever face the hard times ahead?

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    Deenie
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9780689866104
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A thirteen-year-old girl seemingly destined for a modeling career finds she has a deformation of the spine called scoliosis.

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    Deenie
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781481414418
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A thirteen-year-old girl seemingly destined for a modeling career finds she has a deformation of the spine called scoliosis.

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    The Fever
  • Author : Megan Abbott
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780316231022
  • Reader Reviews : 62
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community. The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community. As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security. A chilling story about guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire, THE FEVER affirms Megan Abbott's reputation as "one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation."* *Laura Lippman

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    Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780307817747
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The beloved coming-of-age novel from the author whose “name has long been synonymous with young adult fiction” (Los Angeles Times). “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret is very special.” —Amy Poehler (Vulture) “Generations of teenage girls have grown up reading the tales of teenage angst told by beloved author Judy Blume.” —Mashable Margaret Simon, almost twelve, has just moved from New York City to the suburbs, and she’s anxious to fit in with her new friends. When she’s asked to join a secret club she jumps at the chance. But when the girls start talking about boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret starts to wonder if she’s normal. There are some things about growing up that are hard for her to talk about, even with her friends. Lucky for Margaret, she’s got someone else to confide in . . . someone who always listens. “The first Judy Blume books I read. . . served as a kind of introduction to myself.” —John Green quoted in The New York Times “Mention Judy Blume to almost any woman under a certain age and you're likely to get this reaction: Her face lights up, and she's transported back to her childhood self — curled up with a book she knows will speak directly to her anxieties about relationships, self-image and measuring up.” —NPR “Fans, readers, booksellers — even other authors and celebrities — often dissolve into tears upon meeting [Judy Blume], confessing that books like “Forever ... ” and “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret” got them through adolescence; taught them about sex, love and friendship; and provided their first glimpse of adulthood.” —The New York Times “Blume wasn’t the first writer to legitimize and celebrate the interior life of young girls. . . . But Blume’s work feels significantly more influential than that of her predecessors and peers.” —The New Yorker “These stories belong to young women. Real young women.” —Diablo Cody, Entertainment Weekly

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    Braced
  • Author : Alyson Gerber
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780545907637
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The first contemporary novel about a disease that bends the lives of ten percent of all teenagers: scoliosis.

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    The Last Words We Said
  • Author : Leah Scheier
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781534469419
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A Sydney Taylor Young Adult Honor Book All the Bright Places meets If I Stay in this heart-wrenching, romantic novel about a tight-knit group of teen girls coping with a devastating loss and what happens when your best friend is also your first love…and your first heartbreak. Nine months ago, Danny disappeared. His closest friends, Ellie, Rae, and Deenie, are all dealing with the loss differently. Rae’s pouring herself into rage-baking. Deenie’s deepening her commitment to Orthodox Judaism. And Ellie—who was Danny’s girlfriend and closest friend—is the only one who doesn’t believe he’s dead. Because she still sees him. In chapters that alternate between past and present, the story of Ellie and Danny unspools—from their serendipitous meeting to Danny’s effortless absorption into the girls’ friend group to Danny and Ellie falling for each other. In the past, they were the perfect couple…until it all went wrong. In the present, Ellie’s looking for answers. She, Rae, and Deenie all have secrets, and they each hold a clue about the night Danny disappeared. Can the friends come together to uncover the truth about Danny? Or will tragedy drive them apart for good?

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    It's Not the End of the World
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781481414357
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When her parents divorce, a sixth grader struggles to understand that sometimes people are unable to live together.

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    Unfolding
  • Author : Jonathan Friesen
  • Publisher : Blink
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9780310748304
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Jonah wishes he could get the girl, but he’s an outcast and she’s the most perfect girl he knows. And their futures seemed destined to fork apart: Jonah’s physical condition is debilitating, and epileptic seizures fill his life with frustration. Whereas Stormi is seemingly carefree, and navigates life by sensing things before they happen. And her most recent premonition is urging her to leave town. When Stormi begs Jonah for help, he finds himself swept into a dark mystery his small town has been keeping for years. And the answers Stormi needs about her own past could possibly destroy everything Jonah has ever known—including his growing relationship with Stormi herself. Advance praise: “Friesen's story unfolds with so much intrigue, swells with so much heart, I had to keep reading. And the writing? Beautiful!” —Jay Asher, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Thirteen Reasons Why “As someone with Tourette Syndrome, I grew up with a condition that others did not understand. It affected the way I was viewed and the way I viewed myself. I applaud Jonathan Friesen for telling a story about overcoming such a challenge in Unfolding. Hopefully, this will inspire others growing up with such conditions as well as help everyone else better understand what is involved.” —Tim Howard, former US national team goaltender and current goalkeeper for the Colorado Rapids

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    You Know Where to Find Me
  • Author : Rachel Cohn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781442430129
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Miles has spent her whole life in the shadow of her cousin Laura. Laura is the golden one—smart, gorgeous, rich, and popular—while Miles considers herself the unwanted one—an unattractive, underachieving social outcast. As far as Miles is concerned, Laura has the perfect life…until Laura commits suicide, leaving Miles lost the wake of the event. Losing Laura shatters Miles and sets her on a dangerous downward spiral. When she hits rock bottom, Miles must make a choice: She can escape from it all, just like Laura did, or she can look for strength in herself and in those she didn’t believe cared about her, and try to find a reason to live.

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    Here's to You, Rachel Robinson
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781447280330
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Meet Rachel, the youngest in a family of high-achievers. She's also the cleverest. But it's not easy being super-intelligent – especially when her errant older brother insists on disturbing the peace and undermining everything she ever says or does. And her best friends seem to be falling for his charming veneer . . . Here's to you, Rachel Robinson is bestselling author Judy Blume's classic novel about family conflict. A powerful sequel to Just as Long as We're Together.

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    Stoner & Spaz
  • Author : Ron Koertge
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780763654443
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A funny, in-your-face novel starring an unlikely teenage pair - a sheltered cinemaphile with cerebral palsy and the tattooed, straight-talking stoner who steals his heart. For sixteen-year-old Ben Bancroft - a kid with cerebral palsy, no parents, and an overprotective grandmother - the closest thing to happiness is hunkering alone in the back of the Rialto Theatre watching Bride of Frankenstein for the umpteenth time. Of course he waits for the lights to dim before making an entrance, so that his own lurching down the aisle doesn’t look like an ad for Monster Week. The last person he wants to run into is drugged-up Colleen Minou, resplendent in ripped tights, neon miniskirt, and an impressive array of tattoos. But when Colleen climbs into the seat beside him and rests a woozy head on his shoulder, Ben has that unmistakable feeling that his life is about to change. With unsparing humor and a keen flair for dialogue, Ron Koertge captures the rare repartee between two lonely teenagers on opposite sides of the social divide. It’s the tale of a self-deprecating protagonist who learns that kindred spirits can be found for the looking - and that the incentive to follow your passion can be set into motion by something as simple as a human touch.

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    Then Again, Maybe I Won't
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781481413657
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • There is a lot going on in his life that thirteen-year-old Tony Miglione does not really understand--like why his parents suddenly have money enough to buy a house on Long Island, why his mother has changed, why his rich friend Joel shoplifts, why he is obsessed with Joel's sixteen-year-old sister, and why he is having terrible stomach pains.

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    Two Steps Forward
  • Author : Rachel Cohn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9780689866159
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Fourteen-year-old Annabel's extended family gathers in Los Angeles for several weeks over the summer where she must contend with step- and half- sisters and brothers and her own mother's failing second marriage.

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    Mama Lucy Series: Lanie and Deene
  • Author : Deborah E. Swanson,Pam Patterson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 0982769075
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Lanie and Deenie is the first book in the three part Mama Lucy Series. Follow the adventures of the two delightful bear cubs as they learn to survive and grow up in the wilderness.

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    Wifey
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101562925
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • With more than four million copies sold, Wifey is Judy Blume's hilarious, moving tale of a woman who trades in her conventional wifely duties for her wildest fantasies—and learns a lot about life along the way. Sandy Pressman is a nice suburban wife whose boredom is getting the best of her. She could be making friends at the club, like her husband keeps encouraging her to do. Or working on her golf game. Or getting her hair done. But for some reason, these things don't interest her as much as the naked man on the motorcycle...

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    Shrimp
  • Author : Rachel Cohn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1439115532
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • If Cyd Charisse knows one thing, it's that Shrimp is her true love. Shrimp, the hottest pint-size surfer-artist in San Francisco. That boy (as her mother called him), who was the primary cause of Cyd being grounded to Alcatraz, formerly known as her room. The boy who dumped Cyd before she left home to spend the summer in New York City. Now it's the start of senior year. Cyd has changed, but maybe Shrimp has changed too -- and maybe Cyd and Shrimp will need to get to know each other all over again to figure out if it's for real. Can Cyd get back together with Shrimp and keep the peace with her mom? And can she get a life outside of her all-encompassing boy radar? This sequel to Gingerbread has all the sharp humor and searing attitude of the original, which ELLEgirl praised as "not just Another Teen Novel" and Teen People called "unforgettable." In Shrimp, Cyd might be a little older and a little wiser, but she's still the same irrepressible free spirit determined to find her own way in the world, on her own terms.

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    Forever . . .
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781442467804
  • Reader Reviews : 102
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • You’ll never forget your first time...reading Forever, Judy Blume’s groundbreaking novel about teen sexuality, as an ebook. When you build up something in your mind—really imagine it, wish for it—sometimes, when it actually happens, it doesn’t live up to your expectations. True love is nothing like that. Especially not for Katherine and Michael, who can’t get enough of each other. Their relationship is unique: sincere, intense, and fun all at the same time. Although they haven’t been together all that long, they know it’s serious. A whole world opens up as young passion and sexuality bloom. But it’s senior year of high school, and there are big changes ahead. Michael and Katherine are destined for another big “first”: a decision. Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love?

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    Places I Never Meant to be
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780689820342
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A collection of short stories accompanied by short essays on censorship by twelve authors whose works have been challenged in the past.

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    My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins Or Things
  • Author : Viorst. Judith
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Pages : 45
  • ISBN : 1442014164
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Monsters
  • If his mother has made other important mistakes, can Nick trust her word that there are no goblins and such lurking around in the night?

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    Once Upon a Puppy
  • Author : Lizzie Shane
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781538735916
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Opposites attract when a straitlaced lawyer and whimsical party planner must fake-date as co-parents of a rambunctious Irish wolfhound in the second book of this im-paw-ssibly charming small-town romance series. Connor Wyeth has a plan for everything. But when he adopts Maximus, an unruly Irish wolfhound mix, he gets more than he bargained for. If he doesn't act fast, the big dopey mutt is going to destroy his house. The only person Max ever listens to is the volunteer who used to walk him at the shelter—a perennially upbeat woman whose day job is planning princess parties for little kids. Connor couldn't ever imagine that she'd be able to tame such a beast as Max, but he's desperate enough to try anything. Deenie Mitchell isn't looking forward to spending more time with uptight, rules-oriented Connor—no matter how attractive he is. But when her sister announces her engagement, Deenie realizes he's the perfect person to impress her type-A family. When she learns he needs a plus-one for his law firm's work events, an unlikely alliance is formed. But as they play the perfect couple, the friendship—and the feelings—that are forming start to feel all too real. Opposites may attract, but can the man with a plan for everything and the misfit who makes her own rules ever find common ground?

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    Tiger Eyes
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781481413879
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Davey Wexler's father is killed in a holdup in Atlantic City, her mother moves Davey and her brother to Los Alamos to get away from the memories--but Davey is a girl frozen in fear and anger, until she meets an older boy called Wolf who can read hertiger eyes.

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    Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781481409940
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a 12-year-old girl talks over her problems with her own private God. Reissued with a fresh new look and cover art. Simultaneous.

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    Blubber
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781481414401
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Jill goes along with the rest of the fifth-grade class in tormenting a classmate and then finds out what it is like when she, too, becomes a target. Reissued with a fresh new look and cover art. Simultaneous.

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    Superfudge
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : 9780142408803
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Part of the classic Fudge series from Judy Blume, bestselling author of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing! Farley Drexel Hatcher—otherwise known as Fudge—thinks he’s a superhero, but his older brother, Peter, knows Fudge is nothing but a big pain! Dealing with Fudge is hard enough, but now Peter’s parents have decided to move to New Jersey for an entire year! Even worse, Peter’s mom is going to have a new baby. And if this baby is anything like Fudge—help! How will Peter ever survive? “As a kid, Judy Blume was my favorite author, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was my favorite book.”—Jeff Kinney, author of the bestselling Wimpy Kid series Love Fudge, Peter, and Sheila? Read all these books featuring your favorite characters: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great Fudge-a-Mania Double Fudge

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    The Land and the Days
  • Author : Tracy Daugherty
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 9780806190518
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In “Cotton County,” the first of the dual memoirs in The Land and the Days, acclaimed author Tracy Daugherty describes the forces that shape us: the “rituals of our regions” and the family and friends who animate our lives and memories. Combining reminiscence, history, and meditation, Daugherty retraces his childhood in Texas and Oklahoma, where he first encountered the realities of politics, race, and class. As a child in the early 1960s, Daugherty lived with his parents and sister in West Texas. And yet from a young age, in the author’s recounting, he was just as much at home in the small town of Walters, Oklahoma, where his grandparents lived and where he and his family often visited. A cattle and oil town just a few miles north of the Red River, Walters seemingly belonged to another realm. In sensory detail, Daugherty evokes the old-fashioned atmosphere of his grandparents’ home, the “tastes, smells, and textures: fried okra, mothballs, cotton batting—radiators and ancient typewriters.” These were things, he explains, that he experienced only in Oklahoma. The “Unearthly Archives,” the second of Daugherty’s memoirs, expands the realistic accounts of the first narrative, providing a meditation on the meaning of grief. Daugherty demonstrates his curiosity and indefatigable quest for understanding and closure by examining his life-long store of literary readings, as well as the music he loves, to discover the true value of a life dedicated to art. Whereas the first narrative explores daily family life, setting up what will be the huge loss of his parents, the second examines questions of death, grief, creativity, and the meaning of memory. As he mourns the loss of his parents, Daugherty reckons with his own mortality and finds himself confronting such fundamental questions as, How does individual consciousness develop? What can music, art, and literature teach us about life’s experiences? And finally, Is there a soul? The Land and the Days addresses these eternal questions with uncommon honesty and grace.

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    Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781481414371
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • While spending the winter of 1947-1948 in Miami Beach with her family, ten-year-old Sally makes up stories, casts herself in starring roles in movies, and encounters a sinister stranger.

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    Wifey
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 0743437578
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Offers two novels featuring women, men, marriage, divorce, sex, love, identity, and romance.

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    The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily
  • Author : Rachel Cohn,David Levithan
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780399553820
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan are back together with a life-affirming holiday romance starring Dash and Lily. Just in time for the series release of Dash & Lily on Netflix! Dash and Lily have had a tough year since readers watched the couple fall in love in Dash & Lily's Book of Dares. Lily's beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition. Lily's spark has dimmed so much that Langston, her brother, has put aside his grudge against Dash to team up and remind Lily what there is to love about life. With only twelve days left until Christmas-Lily's favorite time of the year-Dash, Langston, and their friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday spirit of New York City in December, a time and place unlike anywhere else in the world. Told in alternating chapters, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily is bound to be a Christmas favorite for seasons to come. "Cohn and Levithan write with verve and plenty of wry comedy. . . . Intriguing characters and splendid writing."--Kirkus Reviews "Peppered with sharp banter and up-to-the-minute New York City references. . . . A full-fledged rom-com."--Publishers Weekly "Hilarious and heartfelt . . . [captures] the emotions of teen love, along with the hilarity of young adult life."--School Library Journal A Zoella Book Club Pick!

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    Tiger Eyes
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : 0330269542
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Bereavement
  • Davey's father is murdered during a raid on his store means that life can never be the same for Davey and her family.

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    Masterpieces from the Shin'enkan Collection
  • Author : Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : UOM:39015015802898
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Painting
  • An exhibition of Joe D. Price's collection held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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    In the Unlikely Event
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781101875056
  • Reader Reviews : 55
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events. In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on. In the Unlikely Event is vintage Judy Blume, with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume’s unparalleled storytelling, and full of memorable characters who cope with loss, remember the good times and, finally, wonder at the joy that keeps them going. Early reviewers have already weighed in: “Like many family stories, this one is not without its life-changing secrets and surprises. There is no surprise that the book is smoothly written, and its story compelling. The setting—the early 1950s—is especially well realized through period references and incidents.” —Booklist (starred review) and “In Blume’s latest adult novel . . . young and old alike must learn to come to terms with technological disaster and social change. Her novel is characteristically accessible, frequently charming and always deeply human.” —Publishers Weekly

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    Summer Sisters
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780307575241
  • Reader Reviews : 61
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become “summer sisters.” Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart. Praise for Summer Sisters “Compulsively readable . . . [Blume’s] powers are prodigious.”—The New York Times Book Review “As warm as a summer breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing ‘How Sweet It Is.’ You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was.”—Chicago Tribune “An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters.”—The Denver Post “Blume’s characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside. . . . She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends.”—The Seattle Times

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    Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781101564080
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sheila Tubman sometimes wonders who she really is: the outgoing, witty, and capable Sheila the Great, or the secret Sheila, who's afraid of the dark, spiders, swimming, and dogs. When her family spends the summer in Tarrytown, Sheila has to face some of her worst fears. Not only does a dog come with the rented house, but her parents expect Sheila to take swimming lessons! Sheila does her best to pretend she's an expert at everything, but she knows she isn't fooling her new best friend, Mouse Ellis, who happens to be a crackerjack swimmer and a dog lover. What will it take for Sheila to admit to the Tarrytown kids -- and to herself -- that she's only human?

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    Iggie's House
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781481411042
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When an African-American family with three children moves into her white neighborhood, 11-year-old Winnie learns the difference between being a good neighbor and being a good friend. Reissued with a fresh new look and cover art. Simultaneous.