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Fever 1793
Laurie Halse Anderson
Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday
Megan McCafferty, Sarah Dessen, Jacqueline Woodson, Carolyn Mackler, Steve Almond, M.T. Anderson, Julianna Baggott, Cat Bauer, Emma Forrest, David Levithan, Sarah Mlynowski, Sonya Sones, Zoe Trope, Ned Vizzini, Joseph Weisberg, Tanuja Desai Hidier
Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
Jenny Lawson
Front and Center (Dairy Queen Series #3)
Joy School - Elizabeth Berg I first read this book 10+ years ago, but I'm setting it to today, because I just reread it this morning. On the back of my copy of this book is a quote from the Publisher's Weekly review, and it says "The reader misses Katie the instant the book ends." And that is truth. Berg's ability is to make you feel what this 13 year old girl is feeling - how she's conflicted about her new friendships; how she's aware that falling in love with the 23 year old gas station attendant isn't her smartest move, but doesn't really care and does it anyways; how she misses her mother and is a little bit afraid of her father, and understands her sister better than her sister does. It's just a book full of heart, and the fact that I haven't said so before now needed to be fixed.