Paper Things, by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Summary:  When Ari’s mother died four years ago, she had two final wishes: that Ari and her older brother, Gage, would stay together always, and that Ari would go to Carter, the middle school for gifted students. He and Ari have been “couch surfing,” staying with friends and sneaking into a juvenile shelter to escape the cold Maine nights. But all of this jumping around makes it hard for Ari to keep up and getting into Carter starts to seem impossible. Will Ari be forced to break one of her promises to Mama?

Candlewick

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The War That Saved My Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Summary:  A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

Dial

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Bliss, by Kathryn Littlewood

Summary:Twelve-year-old Rose Bliss wants to work magic in her family’s bakery as her parents do, but when they are called away and Rose and her siblings are left in charge, the magic goes awry and a beautiful stranger tries to talk Rose into giving her the Bliss Cookery Booke.
 
 Katherine Tegen Books
 
 
 
 
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