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Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

Grades 9-12

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Emme and Sophie are best friends who make music together; Emme writes the songs, and Sophie sings them. The two girls are classmates at a performing arts school along with Carter, who is a former child star, and Ethan who has managed to wreck every relationship he’s ever been in. Will the four students be able to achieve their ultimate goal of becoming famous? Or will all of their hard work have been for naught?

 

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The Tapper Twins Run for President by Geoff Rodkey

Grades 3-6

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Claudia Tapper and her twin brother Reese are battling it out to become the 6th Grade Class President. Their story is told in a series of interviews, text messages and social media posts of the twins’ family and friends. Claudia’s dream is to become the president of the United States one day, and she is sure she will keep her current position as 6th Grade Class President when her classmates re-elect her. Reese, however, thinks he has the edge to beat his sister and be the next Class President. Read The Tapper Twins Run for President to find out which Tapper twin will rule the school!

 

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Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret by Bob Shea

Grades K-2

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Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are friends, and they are trying to decide what they want to do together one day. Sparkles suggests different activities such as making lemonade, playing checkers and doing crafts. However, none of these things is ballet, Ballet Cat’s favorite thing to do. Sparkles is sad as he starts to spin and twirl, so Ballet Cat asks what the matter is. Sparkles has a secret that Ballet Cat won’t like. Will Ballet Cat get mad at him for keeping a secret?

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Somewhere Out There by Amy Hatvany

Ages 18+

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In the 1980s, a young woman named Jennifer was declared an unfit mother and sent to jail after she was caught stealing food from a supermarket while she left 4-year-old Brooke and 6-month-old Natalie in the car they lived in together.

Now, 35 years later, Natalie is married with two children, and the desire to find her birth mother is ignited when her daughter has to create a family tree for a school assignment. Natalie’s adoptive parents never liked to talk about her life before she was adopted.

Brooke was less fortunate than her sister, and grew up in countless foster homes until she aged out of the system. She never forgot her mother or her little sister and always wondered what happened to them all those years ago.

Fans of Jodi Picoult will love this novel about two sisters torn apart and their journey as they try to reconnect once again.

 

 

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The Mistress by Danielle Steel

Ages 18+

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Natasha was living on the streets of Moscow before Vladimir Stanislas, a Russian billionaire, discovers her and takes her in. Her role is to keep him happy and blend in while he is off gallivanting and taking care of shady business.

Theo Luca’s mother Maylis was widowed when her husband Lorenzo died and left her and Theo with artwork worth a fortune that they can’t part with. Maylis transformed their home into a restaurant and decorated it with the paintings. Then Theo sees Natasha at the restaurant and can’t take his eyes off her. That same night, Vladimir discovers Lorenzo’s artwork and is immediately obsessed.

Theo can’t stop thinking about Natasha and begins to paint her from memory night after night. Vladimir becomes angry when he realizes that the paintings of her aren’t for sale, and insists that he will purchase them for any price. Theo and Natasha long to be together, but Natasha doesn’t want to risk her safety as Vladimir’s mistress.

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In Real Life by Jessica Love

Grades 9-12

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Hannah and Nick have been best friends for the last four years, but their friendship is anything but ordinary. Sure, they talk for hours on the phone and tell each other everything. The one thing that’s different about their friendship is that they’ve never actually met in person. When Hannah’s spring break plans fall through, she decides to surprise Nick by taking a road trip with her sister and best friend to Vegas and confess her romantic feelings for him. When she gets there, though, disaster strikes and she realizes that Nick has been less than honest with her, and she is crushed. The two of them have to decide whether to  stay friends or let this ruin their relationship forever.