Book of Dares for Lost Friends, by Jane Kelley

Summary:  New York City middle-schooler Val teams up with a strange boy who lives in an even stranger bookshop to save her best friend who has lost her way in this story about universal friendship.

Feiwel and Friends

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Finding Someplace, by Dennise Lewis Patrick

Summary: The weekend she turns thirteen, aspiring clothing designer Teresa “Reesie” Boone is separated from her family by Hurricane Katrina but, during the horrific storm and its aftermath, begins to find strength in herself.

Henry Holt

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Keepers of the Labyrinth, by Erin Moulton

Summary: Lil Bennett goes to Crete to find answers about the circumstances of her mother’s death, and there finds herself entangled in an adventure of mythical proportions that leads her and her friends through the very labyrinth in which the real Minotaur was imprisoned.

Philomel

Serafina and the Black Cloak, by Robert Beatty

Summary: In 1899, a twelve-year-old rat catcher on North Carolina’s Biltmore estate teams up with the estate owner’s young nephew to battle a great evil and, in the process, unlocks the puzzle of her past.

Disney Hyperion

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Charlie and the Grandmothers, by Katy Towell

Summary: When fearful twelve-year-old Charlie and his bolder younger sister are sent to visit a grandmother they never knew they had, they discover a dark secret.

Knopf

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The Disappearance of Emily H, by Barrie Summy

Summary: Eighth-grader Raine, a new girl at Yielding Middle School, uses her supernatural ability to see other people’s memories to solve the disappearance of a teenaged girl.

Delacorte Press

Extraordinary, by Miriam Spitzer Franklin

Summary: Pansy often backed out of things her best friend, Anna, wanted to do, including attending the sleepaway camp where Anna contracted meningitis and became disabled, but when Pansy learns that surgery might restore Anna to her old self, she will do anything to become extraordinary in time for Anna’s return.

Sky Pony Press

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