Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave, by Jen White

Summary: Soon after their mother’s sudden death in San Diego, Liberty and Billie are abandoned at an Arizona gas station by the father they barely know, and Liberty must find a way to keep them together and safe until either Dad returns or they can contact Julie, their mother’s best friend.

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Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Forget-Me-Not Summer, by Leila Howland

Summary: Any expectation of summer fun comes crashing down when three sisters’ parents send them to Cape Cod to visit their aunt Sunny. Small-town life is not what these L.A. girls had in mind. They must adjust, however, to things like sharing a room and living without a TV. With the help of Aunt Sunny’s zany disposition and yummy brownies, though, the girls are quickly won over, and before Marigold, Zinnie, and Lily know it, they’re cracking lobster shells at clambakes, making new friends, and even organizing a local talent show.

Harper Collins

Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Revenge of the Flower Girls, by Jennifer Ziegler

Revenge of the Flower GirlsSummary:  The triplets can’t stand to see Lily marry someone who’s completely wrong for her, so it’s up to them to stop the wedding before anyone says “I do!” The flower girls will stop at nothing to delay Lily’s big day, but will sprinklers, a photo slideshow, a muddy dog, and some unexpected allies be enough to prevent their big sister – and the whole Brewster family – from living unhappily ever after?

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Posted in 2013-2014 Club

When the Butterflies Came, by Kimberley Griffiths Little

When the Butterflies CameSummary:  Tara Doucet is grieving for her grandmother, and her family is falling apart around her, but it seems like her grandmother has preplanned an elaborate itinerary for her to follow which will lead her and her sister Riley from Louisiana to a South Pacific island and into danger–and everywhere she turns butterflies follow.

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