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Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9781442443150
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the journal she is keeping for English class, sixteen-year-old Tish chronicles the changes in her life when her abusive father returns home after a two-year absence.

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    Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781439115275
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Things are so bad, I feel like I'm going to explode if I don't do something... Everyone has to keep a journal in Mrs. Dunphrey's English class, but the teacher has promised she won't read any entry marked "Do not read this." It's the kind of assignment Tish Bonner, one of the girls with big hair who sit in the back row, usually wouldn't take very seriously. But right now, Tish desperately needs someone to talk to, even if it's only a notebook she doesn't dare let anyone read. As Tish's life spins out of control, the entries in her journal become more and more private...and dangerous. Is she risking everything that matters to her by putting the truth on paper? And is she risking more by keeping silent?

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    Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey
  • Author : Perfection Learning Corporation
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1663621829
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    Just Ella
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781481420211
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This retelling of a beloved fairy tale finds 15-year-old Ella discovering that accepting the Prince's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette.

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    Running Out of Time
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781442461291
  • Reader Reviews : 61
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana, in 1840...or so she believes. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret -- it's actually 1996, and they are living in a reconstructed village that serves as a tourist site. In the world outside, medicine exists that can cure the dread disease, and Jessie's mother is sending her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?

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    Dexter the Tough
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781442497634
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • I’m the new kid. I am tuf. This morning I beat up a kid. It’s only the first day of school for Dexter, but he’s already mad at the principal, and the secretary, and the janitor, and the kids who laugh at him. When his teacher tells the class to write a story, Dexter writes about how tough he is—and how he’s already gotten into a fight. Is any of Dexter’s story true? Why was the other boy crying before Dexter hit him? And why would the other boy still want to be Dexter’s friend? Even Dexter doesn’t know the answers to some of those questions. But as he deals with family problems, a persistent teacher, and a boy who’s strangely interested in floor wax, he discovers many surprises hidden in his own tale.

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    Among the Hidden
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780689848070
  • Reader Reviews : 206
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows—does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

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    Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall
  • Author : Wendy Mass
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780316040891
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When 16-year-old Tessa suffers a shocking accident in gym class, she finds herself in heaven (or what she thinks is heaven), which happens to bear a striking resemblance to her hometown mall. In the tradition of It's a Wonderful Life and The Christmas Carol, Tessa starts reliving her life up until that moment. She sees some things she'd rather forget, learns some things about herself she'd rather not know, and ultimately must find the answer to one burning question--if only she knew what the question was. Written in sharp, witty verse, Wendy Mass crafts an extroardinary tale of a spunky heroine who hasn't always made the right choices, but needs to discover what makes life worth living.

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    Double Identity
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781439106655
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • So my only protection is a kindergarten teacher and a ninety-eight-pound female minister....And they don't even believe I'm in danger. As Bethany approaches her thirteenth birthday, her parents begin acting more oddly than usual: Her mother cries constantly, and her father barely lets Bethany out of his sight. Then one morning he hustles the entire family into the car, drives across several state lines -- and leaves Bethany with an aunt she never knew existed. Bethany has no idea what's going on. She's worried that her mom and dad are running from some kind of trouble, but she can't find out because they won't tell her where they are going. Bethany's only clue is a few words she overheard her father tell her aunt Myrlie: "She doesn't know anything about Elizabeth." But Aunt Myrlie won't tell Bethany who Elizabeth is, and she won't explain why people in her small town react to Bethany as if they've seen a ghost. The mystery intensifies when Bethany gets a package from her father containing four different birth certificates from four states, with four different last names -- and thousands of dollars in cash. And when a strange man shows up asking questions, Bethany realizes she's not the only one who's desperate to unravel the secrets of her past. In this exhilarating thriller, Margaret Peterson Haddix crafts a taut story so full of twists and turns, readers will be gripped until the startling conclusion.

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    What I Believe
  • Author : Norma Fox Mazer
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 9781497650848
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Vicki wishes she could solve her problems as easily as she can arrange words into a poem Vicki Marnet has two wonderful big brothers who are completely regular people. They like sports, chess, and the student senate, and are totally normal—unlike Vicky, who feels in her heart that she’s different. For one thing, she writes poetry for fun. She plays with sonnets, pantoums, sestinas—all kinds of stanzas and rhymes, anything to take her mind off what’s happening at home. Vicki’s dad lost his job, and since he can’t find another one, her family is moving to the city. They’re selling their big house, moving into a tiny apartment, and facing troubles that Vicki has never known before. Ashamed and slow to make friends at her new school, Vicki puts her thoughts down in verse as she makes a new place for herself—one that’s very much her very own.

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    Uprising
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 9781416911715
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In 1927, at the urging of twenty-one-year-old Harriet, Mrs. Livingston reluctantly recalls her experiences at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, including miserable working conditions that led to a strike, then the fire that took the lives of her two bestfriends, when Harriet, the boss's daughter, was only five years old. Includes historical notes.

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    Among the Betrayed
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781442443068
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the third installment of Haddix's series about a futuristic society in which families are forbidden to have more than two children, Nina, a secondary character in Among the Impostors, is falsely accused of treason and imprisoned by the Population Police. Her interrogator gives her an ultimatum: either she can get three other child prisoners, illegal third-borns like Nina, to reveal who harbored them and where they got their fake identification cards, or she will be executed. Nina sees a chance to escape the prison and, taking the prisoners with her, quickly discovers their street smarts. But when their food supply runs out, Nina seeks the boy she knew as Lee.

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    Because of Anya
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781442457782
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Ten-year-old girls don't wear wigs. So why is Anya wearing one? That's what Keely wants to know. But when Anya's wig falls off in front of the whole class, Keely realizes what she really wants is to help Anya, even though she's not sure how--and even though it means she'll have to do something she's afraid of: stand up to her friends. As for Anya, she just wants her hair to grow back, but no one can tell her whether it ever will. How can she learn to accept her disease when she can't even look in the mirror?

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    Among the Brave
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781439106709
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the aftermath of a crisis that threatens the safety of all shadow children -- illegal third-borns in a society that allows only two children per family -- Trey's friends expect him to take charge -- a function he doesn't want or think he can do. Trey's new role leads him to travel with Luke Garner's brother, Mark, to Population Police headquarters. There he impersonates an officer to try to rescue Luke, who has been taken prisoner. The nonstop adventure puts all three boys in danger and risks exposing the underground movement to help all shadow children. In this, the fifth book in the Shadow Children series, Margaret Peterson Haddix returns to the futuristic setting and compelling characters she created in Among the Hidden. With an adrenaline-fueled plot and surprising twists, Haddix has again crafted a story that is suspenseful until the last page.

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    Among the Barons
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781442443051
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this fourth installment of a series about a society that allows only two children per family, Luke Garner is finally adjusting to his new life at Hendricks School as Lee Grant. While the Grants belong to the highest class of society called the Barons, Luke avoids snobbish affectations and befriends his classmates, who are also illegal thirds. When the real Lee Grant's younger brother arrives at the school, along with his fierce body guard, Luke worries that Smits will expose him to the government. However, Smits has come to enlist Luke's help in discovering how his older brother really died, suspecting that he was murdered. The intrigue and danger grow more acute when both boys are called "home" and Luke discovers that the Grants have plans for him that could turn out to be fatal.

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    Among the Enemy
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781439106723
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • HIDE OR FIGHT? Matthias, an illegal third child, is caught in the cross fire between rebels and the Population Police. When he unwittingly saves a Population Police officer, Matthias is brought to Population Police headquarters to train as an officer himself. There he meets Nina, another third-born who enlists his help in a plot to undermine the Population Police. But Matthias is under constant scrutiny, and he has no idea whom he can trust. What can one boy do against a wicked bureaucracy?

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    Escape from Memory
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9781442446021
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Allowing herself to be hypnotized, fifteen-year-old Kira reveals memories of another time and place that may eventually cost her and her mother their lives.

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    Down a Dark Hall
  • Author : Lois Duncan
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780316134354
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A paranormal rollercoaster ride with goosebumps at every turn--now a motion picture starring Uma Thurman and Anna Sophia Robb! Kit Gordy sees Blackwood Hall towering over black iron gates, and she can't help thinking, This place is evil. The imposing mansion sends a shiver of fear through her. But Kit settles into a routine, trying to ignore the rumors that the highly exclusive boarding school is haunted. Then her classmates begin to show extraordinary and unknown talents. The strange dreams, the voices, the lost letters to family and friends, all become overshadowed by the magic around them. When Kit and her friends realize that Blackwood isn't what it claims to be, it might be too late.

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    Leaving Fishers
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9781442443143
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After joining her new friends in the religious group called Fishers of Men, Dorry finds herself immersed in a cult from which she must struggle to extricate herself.

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    Small Damages
  • Author : Beth Kephart
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101572184
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Juno meets Under the Tuscan Sun It's senior year, and while Kenzie should be looking forward to prom and starting college in the fall, she discovers she's pregnant. Her determination to keep her baby is something her boyfriend and mother do not understand. So she is sent to Spain, where she will live out her pregnancy, and her baby will be adopted by a Spanish couple. No one will ever know. Alone and resentful in a foreign country, Kenzie is at first sullen and difficult. But as she gets to know Estela, the stubborn old cook, and Esteban, the mysterious young man who cares for the horses, she begins to open her eyes, and her heart, to the beauty that is all around her, and inside her. Kenzie realizes she has some serious choices to make--choices about life, love, and home. Lyrically told in a way that makes the heat, the colors, and the smells of Spain feel alive, Small Damages is a feast for the heart and the soul, and a coming-of-age novel not easily forgotten.

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    Every Falling Star
  • Author : Sungju Lee,Susan Elizabeth McClelland
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9781613123409
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Written for a young audience, this intense memoir explores the harsh realities of life on the streets in contemporary North Korea. Every Falling Star is the memoir of Sungju Lee, who at the age of twelve was forced to live on the streets of North Korea and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, “his brothers,” to daily be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir allows young readers to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.

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    Scarlett Fever
  • Author : Maureen Johnson
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780545253307
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From top-selling author Maureen Johnson comes the second book in the trilogy about a girl and her hotel.Ever since Mrs. Amberson, the former-aspiring-actress-turned-agent, entered Scarlett Martin's life, nothing has been the same.She's still in charge of the Empire Suite in her family's hotel, but she's now also Mrs. Amberson's assistant, running around town for her star client, Chelsea - a Broadway star Scarlett's age with a knack for making her feel insignificant.Scarlett's also trying to juggle sophomore year classes, her lab partner who is being just a little TOO nice, and getting over the boy who broke her heart.

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    The Girl With 500 Middle Names
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781442457805
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • JANIE WHO? It's hard enough being the new kid in school. It's even tougher when all of your new classmates live in big houses and wear expensive clothes, while your parents have little and are risking everything just to give you a chance at a better life. Now Janie's about to do something that will make her stand out even more among the rich kids at Satterthwaite School. Something that will have everyone wondering just who Janie Sams really is. And something that will mean totally unexpected changes for Janie and her family.

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    Among the Free
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780689857997
  • Reader Reviews : 45
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When thirteen-year-old Luke Garner unwittingly sets off a rebellion which sweeps the country and ousts the Population Police from power, he quickly realizes that the new regime is corrupt and he may hold the only key to true freedom.

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    Turnabout
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9781442446038
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Eighty-five years after participating in a flawed scientific experiment to reverse the aging process, Melly and Anny Beth face the fear of being unable to care for themselves as they continue to grow younger.

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    Under Their Skin
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781481417600
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix comes the first book in a “crisp, intriguing, and thought-provoking” (Booklist, starred review) new series about twins who are on a quest to discover the secrets being kept by their new family. Nick and Eryn’s mom is getting remarried, and the twelve-year-old twins are skeptical when she tells them their lives won’t change much. Well, yes, they will have to move. And they will have a new stepfather, stepbrother, and stepsister. But Mom tells them not to worry. They won’t ever have to meet their stepsiblings. This news puzzles Nick and Eryn, so the twins set out on a mission to find out who these kids are—and why they’re being kept hidden.

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    Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
  • Author : Judith Viorst
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781442463172
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Anthony has two dollars and three quarters and one dime and seven nickels and eighteen pennies. Nicholas has one dollar and two quarters and five dimes and five nickels and thirteen pennies. Alexander has...bus tokens. And even when he's rich, pretty soon all he has is bus tokens. He was rich. Last Sunday. Grandma Betty and Grandpa Louie came and gave Anthony and Nicholas and Alexander each a dollar. Alexander was saving his. Maybe for a walkie-talkie. And then there was bubble gum, some bets with Anthony and Nicholas (that Alexander lost), a snake rental, a garage sale, and all kinds of other things to spend money on. And now all he has is bus tokens. When he used to be rich last Sunday.

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    Game Changer
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781442453890
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • What if school was sports, and sports were school? A talented teen athlete questions reality—and the role she plays in it—when a mysterious injury upends her world. Athletics are everything for eighth-grader KT Sutton. She’s a softball star, and she’s on track to get a college scholarship and achieve international fame. Then one day during a championship game—in the middle of an important play—she suddenly blacks out. When she wakes up, she’s in a different world. One where school is class after class of athletic drills, and after-school sports are replaced by popular academic competitions. One where KT is despised for her talent, and where her parents are fixated on her brother’s future mathletics career rather than KT’s softball hopes. KT is desperate to get back to reality as she knew it, but bits and pieces of disturbing memories and dreams make her wonder if something truly awful happened there. What if she’s lost something a lot more important than a softball game? From New York Times bestselling author of Sent and Sabotaged, an engaging and highly relevant exploration of society’s debate of smarts versus sports.

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    Takeoffs and Landings
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781442457799
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A journey to the center of their hearts. Ever since their father's sudden death eight years ago, Chuck and Lori's mom has spent most of her time on the road as a motivational speaker, leaving them and their younger siblings in the care of their grandparents. But this trip is different; this time, their mother has invited Chuck and Lori along in an attempt to reconnect with her eldest--and now most distant--children. Lori is so angry with her mother for her constant absence she can barely look at her, and Chuck, as usual, tries to make himself invisible. From the start the trip seems doomed. But slowly, walls built up over the years begin to show cracks. Laser-sharp glares are finally and painfully turned inward. And in the end secrets are finally revealed--secrets that will change all of their lives forever..

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    Reading Like a Girl
  • Author : Sara K. Day
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9781617038112
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • By examining the novels of critically and commercially successful authors such as Sarah Dessen (Someone Like You), Stephenie Meyer (the Twilight series), and Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak), Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature explores the use of narrative intimacy as a means of reflecting and reinforcing larger, often contradictory, cultural expectations regarding adolescent women, interpersonal relationships, and intimacy. Reading Like a Girl explains the construction of narrator-reader relationships in recent American novels written about adolescent women and marketed to adolescent women. Sara K. Day explains, though, that such levels of imagined friendship lead to contradictory cultural expectations for the young women so deeply obsessed with reading these novels. Day coins the term "narrative intimacy" to refer to the implicit relationship between narrator and reader that depends on an imaginary disclosure and trust between the story's narrator and the reader. Through critical examination, the inherent contradictions between this enclosed, imagined relationship and the real expectations for adolescent women's relations prove to be problematic. In many novels for young women, adolescent female narrators construct conceptions of the adolescent woman reader, constructions that allow the narrator to understand the reader as a confidant, a safe and appropriate location for disclosure. At the same time, such novels offer frequent warnings against the sort of unfettered confession the narrators perform. Friendships are marked as potential sites of betrayal and rejection. Romantic relationships are presented as inherently threatening to physical and emotional health. And so, the narrator turns to the reader for an ally who cannot judge. The reader, in turn, may come to depend upon narrative intimacy in order to vicariously explore her own understanding of human expression and bonds.

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    The House on the Gulf
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1442430206
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • [If only] Bran would stop acting weird....Probably he had a perfectly reasonable explanation for everything. I just couldn't imagine what it would be. When Britt's older brother, Bran, lands a summer job house-sitting for the Marquises, an elderly couple, it seems like a great opportunity. Britt and Bran have moved to Florida so their mother can finish college, and the house-sitting income will allow their mom to quit her job and take classes full-time. Having never lived in a real house before, Britt is thrilled. There's only one problem: Britt starts to suspect her family isn't supposed to be there. She's been noticing that Bran is acting weird and defensive -- he hides the Marquises' mail, won't let anyone touch the thermostat, and discourages Britt from meeting any of the neighbors. Determined to get to the bottom of things, Britt starts investigating and makes a startling discovery -- the Marquises aren't who Bran has led her and their mom to believe. So whose house are they staying in, and why has Bran brought them there? With unexpected twists and turns, award winner Margaret Peterson Haddix has again crafted a thriller that will grip readers until its stunning conclusion.

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    Somebody on This Bus Is Going to Be Famous
  • Author : J.B. Cheaney
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9781402292996
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Who's it going to be? Spencer's the smart kid. Shelly's the diva. Miranda's the scaredy-cat. Matthew's just average (so far). In fact, there's nothing about any of the nine middle-schoolers on Mrs. B's bus route that screams "fame." But before the end of the year, somebody on this bus is going to be famous. Every morning, their school bus waits at an empty bus stop. Nobody ever gets on. Nobody ever gets off. And Mrs. B refuses to answer questions about it. Strangest of all, it's Bender the bully who decides to investigate the mystery. But it will take all nine students to find out the truth, for each of them has a clue to the mystery that will change their lives forever. Award-winning author J.B. Cheaney's new middle grade novel weaves nine distinctive narratives into one fascinating read. Part detective story, part tale of self-discovery, this funny and touching novel is destined to be a modern classic. Praise for J.B. Cheaney "Twists and turns will keep readers in suspense throughout the tale." -School Library Journal on The Playmakers "The main characters are particularly well drawn and believable..[for] fans of Jack Gantos' Joey Pigza series." —Booklist on Middle of Somewhere

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    Just Ella
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9780689821868
  • Reader Reviews : 51
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.

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    Claim to Fame
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9781416939184
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Lindsay, a former child star who suffered a nervous breakdown after developing the ability to hear what anyone says about her, comes to see this as an asset when, after her father's death, she learns that she is not alone.

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    Sent
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9781416954224
  • Reader Reviews : 44
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this exciting sequel to Found, Jonah, Katherine, Alex and Chip are convinced by JB that they must travel back in time to 1483 to fix history by preventing a murderous plot against the young princes in order for disaster to be averted in the present day.

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    Say What?
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1439106754
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sukie is worried -- her parents are acting strange. When she runs in the house, her dad asks, "If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump off a bridge too?" When she eats peas with her fingers, Mom yells, "You'll put an eye out with that thing!" What is going on? Have her parents been replaced by aliens? Are they robots with broken circuits? She and her older brothers decide to investigate. And what they discover leads to a kids-against-parents WAR! This very funny book casts a new light on family rules.

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    The Shadow Children
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9781416990277
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In a future where the law limits a family to only two children, third-born Luke has been in hiding for twelve years, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong and he then enters boarding school under an assumed name.

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    The Always War
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9781416995272
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In a war-torn future United States, fifteen-year-old Tessa, her childhood friend Gideon, now a traumatized military hero, and Dek, a streetwise orphan, enter enemy territory and discover the shocking truth about a war that began more than seventy-five years earlier.

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    Among the Impostors
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780689848087
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Danger continues to loom over Luke now that he's out of hiding in the second book in bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix's Shadow Children series. Luke Garner is an illegal third child. All his life has been spent in hiding. Now, for the first time, Luke is living among others. He has assumed a deceased boy's identity and is attending Hendricks School for Boys, a windowless building with cruel classmates and oblivious teachers. Luke knows he has to blend in, but he lives in constant fear that his behavior will betray him. Then one day Luke discovers a door to the outside. He knows that beyond the walls of Hendricks lie the secrets he is desperate to uncover. What he doesn't know is whom he can trust -- and where the answers to his questions may lead him...

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    Full Ride
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781442442801
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Becca has plenty to hide and everything to lose—but with her future on the line, she’s willing to risk it all. This gripping novel from New York Times bestselling author Maragaret Peterson Haddix “will rivet readers” (Publishers Weekly). Becca’s claim to fame is one she’s been hiding from for the past three years: Her father is a notorious embezzler, and when he was caught, his excuse was, “How else is a guy like me supposed to put his kid through college?” Three years after the trial and imprisonment that destroyed Becca’s life, she and her mother have started over again and are living in a town where no one knows their secret. But as college—and its cost—looms large, Becca begins to wonder how they’ll afford it. And how she can apply for financial aid without divulging her secret? A local scholarship opportunity seems like a dream come true, but as the application process commences, Becca uncovers a chain of secrets that could destroy everything she’s worked so hard to build. But the truth could also lead her toward the future she’s always dreamed of…