All That’s Missing, by Sarah Sullivan

All That s MissingSummary:  When his grandfather’s dementia raises the specter of foster care, Arlo flees to find his only other family member in this genuine, heartening novel.

Candlewick

The Boy on Cinnamon Street, by Phoebe Stone

Summary: A story about a wounded girl and the boy who won’t give up on her. 7th grader Louise should be the captain of her school’s gymnastics team – but she isn’t. She’s fun and cute and should have lots of friends – but she doesn’t. And there’s a dreamy boy who has a crush on her – but somehow they never connect. Louise has everything going for her – so what is it that’s holding her back? Phoebe Stone tells the winning story of the spring when 7th grader Louise Terrace wakes up, finds the courage to confront the painful family secret she’s hiding from – and finally get the boy.

Arthur A. Levine Books

Find it at WCPL

Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice

Summary: When twelve-year-old Eric’s parents are deployed to Iraq, he goes to live with grandparents he hardly knows in a small town in North Dakota, but his grandfather’s hostility and the threat of losing the dog he has rescued are too much and Eric runs away.

FS&G

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