Honey, by Sarah Weeks

Summary: When she suspects that her father has a girlfriend, Melody and her best friend are determined to figure out who it is and why it is a secret.

Scholastic

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Wish Girl, by Nikki Loftin

Summary:  Twelve-year-old Peter has never felt at home with his noisy family, but begins to find the strength to live and to be himself when he discovers a special valley in the Texas Hill Country and meets Annie, a girl dying of cancer who knows and accepts him from the start.

RazorBill

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I am Princess X, by Cherie Priest

Summary:  Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.
Once upon a few years later, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.
Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees Princess X stickers, graffiti, and webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she realizes that only one person could have started this phenomenon—her best friend, Libby, who lives.

Scholastic

Moonpenny Island, by Tricia Springstubb

Summary:  On Moonpenny Island, eleven-year-old Flor O’Dell experiences a series of life changes after her best friend’s sent away to a private school.

Balzer+Bray

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Lucky Strike, by Bobbie Pyron

Summary:  Nathaniel Harlow lives with his grandfather in a trailer park in Franklin County, Florida, and he has always been unlucky–but when he is struck by lightning on his eleventh birthday and survives, it seems like his luck starts to change.

Scholastic

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My Secret Guide to Paris, by Lisa Schroeder

Summary: Twelve-year-old Nora has always dreamed of going to Paris with her grandmother, but when her grandmother dies it seems like Paris is gone with her–until Nora finds three airline tickets in a trunk, and sets out to persuade her mother to use them.

Scholastic

The Seventh Most Important Thing, by Shelley Pearsall

Summary: It was a bitterly cold day when Arthur grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. The judge is ready to send Arthur to juvie for the foreseeable future. Amazingly, it’s the Junk Man himself who offers an alternative: 120 hours of community service . . . working for him.  It isn’t long before Arthur realizes there’s more to the Junk Man than meets the eye, and the “trash” he’s collecting is being transformed into something more precious than anyone could imagine. . . .

Knopf

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