Bittersweet

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Bittersweet
by Sarah Ockler

Three years have passed since Hudson Avery's parents divorced and her dream of skating professionally disappeared as quickly as her father's exit to the southwest. Now she's living in the snow-ravaged, dead-end town of Watonka, NY, and baking cupcakes at her mom's diner. As she enters her senior year of high school, the teenager's desire to skate again resurfaces with the announcement of a cash prize competition and a strange twist of events that lead her to coach the varsity hockey team in exchange for ice time. As she becomes more involved with the team, the two co-captains vie for Hudson's attention and she has to choose between the charismatic and charming Will and the sweet and sensitive Josh. Hudson has a lot of decisions to make, and making one often leads to a bittersweet ending and another opportunity.

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840L High School 400 Romance 2012 1442430362

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be?

Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older-all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?

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970L Middle School 224 Comedy 2010 0810984911

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House on Mango Street

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The House on Mango Street
by Sandra Sisneros

This book is a whole story but, instead of having chapters with episodes, it contains “vignettes” which are short descriptive literary sketches. Each vignette contains an important part of the story. The whole story describes the thoughts, feelings, and memories of Esperanza, a Hispanic girl living in the poverty corner of the city, who dreams of escaping her world. As she grows up and starts to leave her childhood, she learns about the fears and dangers of the world she never knew of before.

Becoming an adult turns out to be a hard challenge.

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870 High School 160 Autobiography 2009 067943335

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Queen of Second Place

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The Queen of Second Place
by Laura Peyton Roberts

Cassie Howard believes everyone has a talent. Unfortunately, hers is taking second place. No matter how hard she tries, she’s always second best . . . in school, in life, and especially in love. When Cassie discovers new-boy-in-town Kevin Matthews she wants him on sight. But so does conniving Sterling Carter, a ridiculously beautiful preppy princess and Cassie’s enemy since freshman year. Sterling is the kind of girl who always gets it all, and Cassie . . . isn’t. Is there any point even trying when the first fifteen years of Cassie’s life have proven she’s doomed to fail? Can the Queen of Second Place ever truly win?
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With new-found determination and the support of friends whose not-so-glorious talents range from parking cars to whistling, Cassie sets out to capture Kevin’s heart and make herself first at last. [/spoiler]


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880L High School 336 Romance 2006 0440238714

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