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Coming-of-age

WELL, THAT WAS AWKWARD [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Vail
Author's First Name: 
Rachel
Narrator's First Name: 
Simone
Narrator's Last Name: 
Policano
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
February 28, 2017
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This modern, middle-school retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac introduces readers to a group of friends who are making their first forays into the mysterious world of romance. One day Gracie notices her friend A.J. in a new light and is immediately in the midst of her first real crush. However, A.J. is interested in Grace's best friend Sienna. Sienna and A.J. can't seem to communicate without the help of their best friends. On top of all these new complications, Gracie feels constant pressure to be a ray of sunshine for her parents who lost their first child seven years before Gracie was born. Gracie draws readers in with her funny, offbeat inner monologue. The reader brings to life the characters, humor and heart throughout this story. (M. Crews)

FRANNIE AND TRU

Frannie and Tru
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hattrup
Author's First Name: 
Karen
Publisher: 
Harper
Publication Date: 
2016

 Frannie idolizes her cousin Tru for his charm, wit and charisma. He's come to spend the summer and Frannie sees this as her chance to impress him and break out of her naive good girl image. As Frannie gets swept up in Tru's world she discovers there's more to him than meets the eye. This powerful coming-of-age story brings the characters and the city of Baltimore to life.

THE GREAT WALL OF LUCY LU

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Shang
Author's First Name: 
Wendy Wan-Long
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2011

JASPER JONES

Jasper Jones
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Silvey
Author's First Name: 
Craig
Publisher: 
Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2011
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