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Stepfathers

  • Author:
    Connor, Leslie
    Summary:

    Twelve-year-old Addie tries to cope with her mother's erratic behavior and being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a small trailer by the railroad tracks on the outskirts of...

  • Author:
    Dunbar, Helene
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    Five years after an unspeakable tragedy, Gordie Allen is living with his half-brother Kevin, the only person who can protect Gordie at school and keep him focused on getting his life back on track. But just when it seems like things are...

  • Author:
    Belgue, Nancy
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    Lissa is the new kid in town. She is lonely and she blames her mother and her mother's new husband for her troubles. To make matters worse, she has to look after a boy who believes that his dead mother's spirit lives on in the red-...

  • 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:
    Martin, Kat
    Summary:

    Knowing that she alone can protect her sister from the Baron Harwood, their lecherous stepfather, Victoria Temple Whiting snatches the family's heirloom necklace-believed to hold the power to bring great happiness or terrible tragedy-to...

  • Author:
    Hepinstall, Kathy
    Summary:

    Simon Jester's past is full of secrets. Ony his step-children, 12-year-old Alice and her older brother Boone, know the true darkness that lies in his heart. When terror invades their lives, the two children are forced to attempt daring...

  • Author:
    McClintock, Norah
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    When his stepfather, Phil, is shot dead in an apparent robbery, David becomes the prime suspect. Where was David that night, and what does he know about Phil? David has figured out the truth about his stepfather, and the day his kid...

  • Author:
    Dexter, Pete
    Summary:

    Warren Spooner is a troubled boy whose father dies shortly after he's born. When his mother marries Calmer Ottosson, a decorated Navy officer fallen from grace, Warren is saved by Calmer's inexhaustible patience. As Warren grows up, the...

  • Author:
    Yarrow, Joyce
    Summary:

    Roped into helping her émigré stepfather Nikolai escape the clutches of a ruthless blackmailer, Jo Epstein must enter a world where criminals enforce a 19th century code of honor, threats arrive inside traditional Matryoshka (nesting)...

  • Author:
    van Staalduinen, Brent
    Summary:

    During a sweltering summer, Dills must come to terms with a horrific crime and the parent he loves who committed it. Dills and his mom have returned to Hamilton, her hometown, hoping to leave the horrors of Windsor behind. But it's...

  • Author:
    Salisbury, Graham
    Summary:

    Working for his stepfather on a charter fishing boat in Hawaii teaches thirteen-year-old Mikey about fishing, and about taking risks, making sacrifices, and facing some of life's difficult choices.

  • Author:
    Mowat, Claire
    Summary:

    Fifteen-year-old Andrea Baxter is thrilled when she's offered a summer job in Cape Breton. Although her mother worries that she is too young to move so far away, Andrea welcomes the chance to strike out on her own. It seems the perfect...

  • Author:
    Marshall, Bev
    Summary:

    When a handsome evangelist marries 13- year-old Layla's attractive mother, all seems idyllic. But soon her grandmother dies, her mother has a near-fatal accident, and a family member tries to rape her. After her mom interrupts the...

  • Author:
    Dickens, Charles
    Summary:

    David Copperfield traces the eponymous hero from misery in the Salem House Academy and drudgery in his stepfather's business, to his escape to Dover and an eccentric aunt where he transforms his life.

  • Author:
    Grant, Vicki
    Summary:

    Paddy loves his family, all except for his annoying stepfather Anthony. When they have a discussion about his future, Paddy overreacts and threatens to join the Army. Unable to back down, he’s soon alienated everyone around him. But it’...

  • Author:
    Feather, Jane
    Summary:

    Lady Serena Grantley was born to the nobility, but fortune's whim placed her in control of her gamester stepfather, who uses her beauty to lure young men to his gambling tables. Serena even dismissed her first love, the Honorable...

  • Author:
    Roby, Kimberla Lawson
    Summary:

    A seemingly perfect 12-year-old girl harbors a terrible secret--one that threatens to tear her world apart. But the girl also houses a surprising inner strength, and the power to hope may just be what saves her.

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