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Realistic Fiction Annotations: Liar and Spy & Dead End in Norvelt

Rebecca Stead. Liar and Spy. Wendy Lamb Books, 2012. 180pg. Grades 2 – 6. Realistic fiction. (Set in the 21st century/Mystery). Bluebonnet Nominee 2014-2015. Georges (pronounced without the ‘s’ like Georges Seraut) is bullied at school. His former best friend … Continue reading

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Where the Stars Still Shine — Trish Doller

Bloomsbury, 2013 Callie was stolen from her large Greek-American family by her mother when she was a little girl. She and her mom have been on the run for the last 10 years and she has no idea what a … Continue reading

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Wintergirls — Laurie Halse Anderson

Viking Juvenile, 2009. Lia’s best friend, Cassie was recently found dead in a motel room, from her bulimia. She called Lia 38 times on the night she died. Lia never answered. She is now haunted by visions of her best … Continue reading

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Looking for Alaska — John Green

Green, John. Looking for Alaska. Speak, 2005. 221p. Grades 8-12. Realistic Fiction. Pudge, a transfer to a boarding school, falls in with a group of friends by accident. While making friends for the first time in his life, he also … Continue reading

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Uses for Boys — Erica Lorranie Scheidt

Scheidt, Erica Lorranie. Uses For Boys. St. Martins Press, 2013. 227p. Grades 10-12. Realistic Fiction. Anna is an only child raised by only her mother. She remembers the good days when it was just the two of them. Since her … Continue reading

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