Geeks Guide to Unrequited Love

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Geeks Guide to Unrequited Love
by Sarvenaz Tash

Graham and Roxana have been best friends for eight years, ever since Roxy asked Graham what Hogwarts house he would be sorted into. They have grown together through various 'fandoms' and into a love of comic books... so much so that they have teamed together to write their own comic.

[spoiler title="Click for More" style="fancy"] Once Graham learns that the creator of their favorite comic will make his first public appearance in 20 years at the New York Comic Con, Graham knows they have to go. He also decides this is the perfect opportunity to tell Roxy he loves her. But once Comic Con actually starts, nothing goes as planned, and Graham is left questioning his decision to confess his feelings.[/spoiler]

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830L Middle School 256 Growing Up 2016 9781481456531

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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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Captain Awesome to the Rescue

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Captain Awesome to the Rescue
by Stan Kirby

Eight-year-old Eugene McGillicudy is an imaginative boy who loves comic books and superheroes. Eugene also has his very own super secret superhero alter ego named Captain Awesome.

When the McGillicudy family relocates to a new town called Sunnyview, Eugene starts a new school, finds a best friend, and even finds time to defend his toys from his two-year-old little sister, Molly! Luckily for Sunnyview, Captain Awesome is there to protect the town (and the universe) from a hilarious cast of comical “bad guys.”

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NP Elementary School 128 Comedy 2012 01442435615

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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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Catcher in the Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye

by J. D. Salinger


Holden Caulfield, a seventeen year old prep school adolescent relates his lonely, life-changing twenty-four hour stay in New York City as he experiences the phoniness of the adult world while attempting to deal with the death of his younger brother, an overwhelming compulsion to lie and troubling sexual experiences.

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790L High School 288 Adventure 2001 0316769177

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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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Black Pearl

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The Black Pearl
by Scott O’Dell

Ramon wants to prove to his father, Blas Salazar, that he is just as good as Sevillano, Ramon’s worst enemy and Ramon’s father’s best pearl diver, at pearl diving. Manta Diablo, the monster of the deep, guards “The Pearl of the Heavens,” the ocean’s biggest pearl, that Ramon wants to dive for. Ramon got “The Pearl of the Heavens” and brought back home. When Ramon tells his father about the pearl, his father gives it to the church. Luzum, an old Indian tells Ramon that he should give it back to the Manta Diablo because the monster will come after him.

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980 Middle School 144 Drama 2010 0547334001

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