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Shooting the Moon
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Jamie's brother TJ is going to fight in Vietnam in the war, so Jamie tells him to write her letters. Instead of writing her letters, he sends her rolls of film that she has to learn to develop. At first, Jamie doesn't know why TJ is sending her pictures of wounded soldiers. Then she finds out why, but you'll have to read the book to find out. One day Jamie's family gets a letter saying TJ is MIA (missing in action). What happened to TJ? You'll have to read to find out.
Date read: 6/15/2009
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Annemarie Wilcox, Shug, is your average 12-year-old girl. Her mother is beautiful, and her sister is the prettiest girl in town. Shug has freckles, is taller than everyone else, and is flat-chested. This year she wants things to be different, but she does not know just how different junior high can be. For example, Mark has always been her closest friend but now she feels strange when he is around. She actually thinks that she loves him, and it's not just puppy love. But on the first day of junior high, Mark fails to show up at her door so they can walk together to the bus stop as they have done every school morning since the beginning of time. The school dance makes everything worse. How could he kiss another girl? Then there is Jack. Jack has always been annoying and insulting. Now her grade is dependant on how well she can tutor him in English. Their relationship changes as her life changes. Her parents are fighting, and she thinks they are on the verge of a divorce. The only person who seems to understand the situation is Jack. Could he be her first kiss?
Date read: 4/28/2009
Audience: 8th Grade - 8th Grade
On her first day visiting relatives in Italy, Canadian-born Angela discovers a beautiful, dappled horse, Tempesta, or Storm. She learns that the horse is due for destruction because he seriously injured his owner's daughter, Catarina. Angela and Caterina are determined that Storm will be saved and make plans to do that. Will they succeed? Meanwhile, the handsome jockey, Tony, is obviously very interested in Angela, but her aunt and Catarina warn her that Tony is up to no good. Is everyone wrong about him? This is a fast-paced story that is sure to appeal to horse and adventure lovers.
Date read: 1/28/2010
Skin I'm In
Audience: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
Maleeka is shocked when she first sees Miss Saunders, the new English teacher, who has a big, white splotch across her face. She knows from the beginning that Miss Saunders will bring trouble for her. Maleeka has enough trouble as it is, with her classmates making fun of her very dark skin and with the sloppy homemade clothes her mother makes her wear. Maleeka gets better clothes to wear from Charlese, but Charlese is also mean and bossy. As Maleeka says, 'I deserve better than for people to treat me any old way they want. But saying that is one thing, making it happen is something else.' Can Maleeka find a way to earn the respect she deserves?
Date read: 4/30/2010
Audience: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
Sam is going off to a sleepaway camp hours away from her Long Island home. At the camp, she is hired to be a counselor in training (CIT). She meets many new friends and along with friends, enemies. Having to deal with her BFF's boyfriend and her clingyness must be hard. But dealing with the camp director's snooty, mean daughter might just be harder. Oh, yeah- did I mention that Sam's never been to camp before?
Similar authors: Jenny B. Jones
Similar books: Secrets of my Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita
Date read: 10/6/2012
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