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6th Grade

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Cloudy with a Chance of Boys - Megan McDonald
ISBN: 0763646156
Stevie doesn’t know much about boys, and that’s always been just fine with her. But lately, things have been changing: kids at school are starting to pair up, and Owen, the new boy in her Earth Science class, seems to have his sights set on Stevie.

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Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
ISBN: 0060558865
At birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent fairy named Lucinda, who bestows on her the "gift" of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do.

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Fairest - Gail Carson Levine
ISBN: 0060734108
A magic mirror, a charming prince, a jealous queen, palace intrigue, and an injured king twine into a maze that Aza must penetrate to save herself and her beloved kingdom.

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Maggie Bean Stays Afloat - Tricia Rayburn
ISBN: 1416933476
She was no longer the boring girl who hid in her bedroom eating mounds of chocolate every night. She was the new and improved Maggie Bean, and she was going to do her best to convince Peter Applewood that she was the girl for him.

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The Cupid Chronicles - Coleen Murtagh Paratore
ISBN: 9781416954842
When the library in Bramble, Cape Cod, announces it's in danger of closing, the town residents have got to raise BIG money and FAST. Thirteen-year-old Willa must put her crush on Joey Kennelly on the back burner to save the library, but the question is, How?

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The Luckiest Girl - Beverly Cleary
ISBN: 0060532998
Shelly fells as if she's living in a fantasyland. She's spending the school year in southern California, where flowers bloom in November, oranges grow on trees, and lawns are mowed in winter. When the star of the basketball team smiles at her, Shelly feels as if she's been touch by magic. Now she's about to discover the magic.

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The Trouble with Cupid - Laura Langston
ISBN: 9781554550593
When a dog food company announces a competition for the "new face of Cheesebarkers" TV ad campaign, a school committee forms to find a school mascot and train it so they can win the prize money for the school. And Zach Cameron is on the committee. What better place to show off her talents as a dog trainer and impress Zach?

 

7th Grade

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False Princess - Eilis O'Neal
ISBN: 1606840797
Princess, Nalia's led a privileged life at court. But everything changes when it's revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she's ever known

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Pardon My French - Cathy Hapka
ISBN: 0142404594
Nicole dreams of spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend Nate. So when she finds herself on her way to Paris to study abroad without him, she's less than thrilled. But, Nicole might find Paris as sweet as a café au lait after all.

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Parties & Potions - Sarah Mlynowski
ISBN: 9780385736459
Rachel is on top of the world with her wonderful, handsome and super-nice boyfriend Raf Kosravi. In fact, Rachel expects that her sophomore year, which is just beginning, will be utterly fabulous. However, things begin to go a bit awry.

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Princess In Love - Meg Cabot
ISBN: 0064472809
Mia has to endure daily princess lessons from her critical Grandmère, but her new stepfather is her algebra teacher, her mother is pregnant and vomiting, she doesn't like her boyfriend very much, and she's convinced the real love of her life--her best friend's older brother--thinks of her as a kid.

 

8th Grade

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Back When You Were Easier to Love - Emily Wing Smith
ISBN: 9780525421993
What's worse than getting dumped? Not even knowing if you've been dumped. Joy needs closure almost as much as she needs Zan, so she heads for California, and Zan, riding shotgun beside Zan's former-best-friend Noah.

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Beastly - Alex Flinn
ISBN: 0061963283
Privileged, popular, and proud, high school student Kyle Kingsbury knows he can get away with virtually anything because of his good looks and his father's money. But Kyle goes too far when he sets out to humiliate a mysterious and unpopular girl at the school dance.

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Hourglass - Myra McEntire
ISBN: 1606841440
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart
ISBN: 0786838191
In the summer between her freshman and sophomore years, Frankie transforms from “a scrawny, awkward child” with frizzy hair to a beauty girl. But beauty brings more problems that she counted on.

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The Summer I Turned Pretty - Jenny Han
ISBN: 1416968296
Beach house, summer love, enduring friendship. What a summer!

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Things I know About Love - Kate le Vann
ISBN: 1606842145
Things I know about love.
1. People don’t always tell you the truth about how they feel.
2. Nothing that happens between two people is guaranteed to be private.
3. I don’t know if you ever get over having your heart broken.

 

9th Grade

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All These Things I've Done - Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 0374302103
In a future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, teenage cellphone use is illegal, and water and paper are carefully rationed, sixteen-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight as heir apparent to an important New York City crime family.

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Along for the Ride - Sarah Dessen
ISBN: 0142415561
Auden is about to start college in the fall, and decides to escape her control-freak professor mom to spend the summer with her novelist father. She learn to ride a bike, face the emotional fallout of her parents’ divorce, distancing herself from her mother, and falling in love with Eli, a fellow insomniac bicyclist recovering from his own traumas

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor
ISBN: 0316134023
When beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on Karou in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

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The Big Crunch - Pete Hauntman
ISBN: 0545240751
When June starts her junior year of high school, she isn’t looking for love. Then she literally crashes into classmate Wes, and what begins with a black eye for June and a head bump for Wes turns into a true, deep romance.


 

10th Grade

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An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
ISBN: 0525476881
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

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Between Shades of Gray - Ruta Sepetys
ISBN: 0399254129
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil.

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Firelight - Sophie Jordan
ISBN: 0061935085
When sixteen-year-old Jacinda, who can change into a dragon, is forced to move away from her community of shapeshifters and start a more normal life, she falls in love with a boy who proves to be her most dangerous enemy.

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LOVE off limits - Whitney Lyles
ISBN: 9781416975083
Natalie has the perfect boyfriend, or so everyone thinks. But Natalie knows she wants more. When she discovers that more equals Matt, her boyfriend’s best friend, Natalie finds herself in quite the dilemma.

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Something Like Fate - Susane Colasanti
ISBN: 014241882X
Erin and Lani are best friends . . . and total opposites when it comes to everything, including boys. But then Erin starts dating Jason, and when Lani meets him, sparks fly. Lani is a loyal friend to Erin, but.

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Two-way Street - Lauren Barnholdt
ISBN: 1416913181
This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.

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You Against Me - Jenny Downham
ISBN: 0385751605
When Mikey's younger sister claims to have been raped and he seeks to avenge the crime, he meets Ellie, the sister of the accused, and falls in love with her, complicating the situation considerably for all of them.

This publication was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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