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Crackback

 

Crackback by John Coy


Football player Miles tries to resist his peer’s suggestions to use steroids, despite the pressure from his coach and his father’s constant criticism.


 





 

 

Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey

 

Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey by Margaret Peterson Haddix


Tish is trying to hold it together the best she can. With her abusive dad finally gone, she’s trying to take care of her little brother while her mother seems to slip away.






 

 

Silent to the Bone

 

Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konigsburg


Connor is determined to unravel the truth about his friend Branwell’s silence, which started the day his baby sister was nearly killed.

 





Monster



Monster
by Walter Dean Myers


Steve Harmon is on trial as an accomplice to murdering two men in a drugstore.


 







Runaway

 

Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen


When Holly can’t endure her stepparents’ cruelty any more, she runs away -- having to find food, shelter, and safety on her own.


 

 

 





 

Homecoming

 

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt


When Dicey’s mom abandons her, complete with three younger brothers and sisters to take care of, Dicey has to think fast to keep them alive.

 

 

 

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