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Runaway teenagers

  • Author:
    Monroe, Mary
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    Mama Ruby stole her best friend's baby girl, ran off to Florida, and raised her as her own. Maureen is the center of Mama Ruby's world, and she will do anything to protect her and their life together. Now Maureen wants to know what the...

  • Author:
    Wynne-Jones, Tim
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    The Maestro. Burl Crow hasn't had many breaks in his young life. His father is a manipulative lout with a dangerous temper; his mother, worn down by years of abuse, now resorts to her little helpers to get her through the days. Then he...

  • Author:
    Sumner, Melanie
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    Although Louise Peppers' family is a bit eccentric and dysfunctional, they are also loving and supportive. In conventional Counterpoint, Georgia, Louise grows up to be a "normal" teen. But after the accidental death of her older brother...

  • Author:
    Holubitsky, Katherine
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    The year is 1903, and Charlie Sutherland, a sixteen-year-old orphan, is on the run. Three years earlier, he was sent by Dr. Barnardo’s Home in England to work on the remote Alberta homestead of Albert and Buck Brooks. Charlie has been...

  • Author:
    Wynne-Jones, Tim
    Summary:

    Burl Crow hasn't had many breaks in his young life. His father is a manipulative lout with a dangerous temper; his mother, worn down by years of abuse, now resorts to her little helpers to get her through the days. Then he meets...

  • Author:
    Beitia, Sara
    Summary:

    "We have to get to her first…" Abducted? Runaway? Murder victim? Lily Odilon—local wild child from a middle-of-nowhere town—has vanished after spending the night with her boyfriend, new kid Albert Morales. Suspected in her disappearance...

  • Author:
    Salinger, J.D.
    Summary:

    The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania...

  • Author:
    Spillett, Tasha
    Summary:

    "Tasha Spillet's graphic-novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, resilience, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan's Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the...

  • Author:
    Bass, Karen
    Summary:

    When Canadian teen Delora James finds herself banished to Germany for the summer, reading the professor's old journals seems like a good time- waster. Once Del begins to read the translated diary of Garda - a teenager in World War II,...

  • Author:
    Hopkins, Ellen
    Summary:

    Pattyn's father is dead. Now she's on the run in this riveting companion to the New York Times bestselling Burned. Pattyn Von Stratten's father is dead, and Pattyn is on the run. After far too many years of abuse at the hands of her...

  • Author:
    Ryan, Darlene
    Summary:

    Evie is determined to care for her baby - even if it means kidnapping her.

  • Author:
    Perry, Thomas
    Summary:

    In the sixth book of the Jane Whitefield series, Jane finds herself giving up her promise of retirement when, in the aftermath of a bomb explosion, she comes to the assistance of a young pregnant girl, who is being tracked down by a...

  • Author:
    Wood, Jane Roberts
    Summary:

    Three weeks after Mary Lou's husband dies, her 14-year-old daughter runs away. Nearly paralyzed with grief, Mary Lou stays grounded through her job at the Dairy Queen. Then one day, she signs up for a single-parenting class. Armed with...

  • Author:
    Strutt, Lesley
    Summary:

    On the Edge tells the story of Emerald Lake Visser, an unhappy fourteen-year-old who came to live on her aunt and uncle's farm when she was orphaned at age five. A misfit in her community and at school, her only real friend is an...

  • Author:
    Lohans, Alison
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    Sisters Jennifer and Sarah were once part of a happy, stable family, but their idyllic life comes to an abrupt halt with the death of their mother. Unable to cope with his grief and the needs of his two young daughters, their father...

  • Author:
    Leavitt, Martine
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    Winner of the CLA Young Adult Book Award, selected for the CCBC Choices List, selected for the Bankstreet College of Education's Best Children’s Books of the Year 2013, and honoured with the Horn Book Fanfare. It starts when Call sees...

  • Author:
    Stewart, Amy.
    Summary:

    The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble continues her extraordinary journey into the real lives of the forgotten but fabulous Kopp sisters. Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women...

  • Author:
    Mun, Nami
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    Growing up in the Bronx during the '80s, Korean immigrant teen Joon is forced out on her own as her family crumbles around her. From there Joon comes of age on the streets of New York, balancing on a tightrope between living and...

  • Author:
    Monroe, Mary
    Summary:

    After Othella--the daughter of the town tramp in Shreveport, Louisiana--convinces her to give her baby away, fifteen-year-old Ruby Jean Upshaw runs away to New Orleans, where nothing can quell her simmering rage at Othella for...

  • Author:
    Ouimet, Josée
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    1933. Désormais aveugle, Damase n'est plus que l'ombre de lui-même. Flore gère tant bien que mal la ferme familiale tandis qu'elle rêve d'un avenir meilleur pour sa fille unique Élizabeth. Les soucis financiers...

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