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Eleven year old Derek is in fifth grade. He misses his father who is an Army helicopter pilot in Afghanistan and he has problems at school as a former friend is now his chief bully. The story illustrates the problem of bullying realistically. Derek's former friend needles Derek relentlessly but Derek pushes back too. Derek is an imaginative boy who seems very naive (he reads very young for example he still believes in Santa Claus) and impulsive. When tragedy strikes Derek finds support and understanding from some unexpected places. ES/MS
So I recently read The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter. It was very good. I liked the Victorian sensibility with the introductions to the chapters like Chapter 6 “In which the Hardscrabbles meet a Viking, a zebra, and a bogus wild boar. Also there’s a cat.” The Hardscrabble children live in a a small village in England with their father, a portrait painter. They are a bit odd and there is a bit of a mystery with their mother’s disappearance years before. When their father leaves for a business trip the children end up in Snoring-by-the-Sea with their eccentric Great Aunt Haddie, trying to solve the mystery of the Kneebone boy. MS
"It's a weirdly subtle conversation. I almost don't notice I am being blackmailed." When Simon neglects to log out of his email on a library computer a fellow student reads his email and discovers he is gay. Navigating blackmail threats ...
by Anna Banks
Carly works hard and keeps her head down trying to earn money to support her family and not bring attention to herself. But things change when she meets Arden, the sheriff's son. He distracts her and teaches her to have fun but also brin...
Robbie Forester comes in possession of a special bracelet that seems to grant magic powers when justice needs to be served. When a rich real estate investor begins buying up (and strong arming) local businesses out Robbie and her mismatc...
The story opens on New Year's Eve with Evan saying goodbye to his best friend from childhood, Lucy, Since her parents' divorce, he only sees her once a year during the Christmas holidays. We jump to the next year where it is once again C...
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