Tag Archives: Family

If I Live (If I Run #3)

by Terri Blackstock

Conditional Recommendation: In this thrilling conclusion, fugitive Casey Cox must stay alive a little longer to expose the true criminals, but she’s running out of places to hide from both the police and the people who want her and those she loves dead.

Age: Young Adult
Series: If I Run, Book 3 of 3
Pages: 352
Published: 2018

Genre: Christian Thriller

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Edenbrooke

by Julianne Donaldson

 Unconditional Recommendation: A darling story of an innocent, whimsical 17-year-old girl who learns to embrace the love and acceptance she didn’t think would be hers.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 264
Published: 2012

Genre: Historical Romance

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On the Fence

by Kasie West

Conditional Recommendation: Sixteen-year-old Charlotte “Charlie” is a sporty tomboy growing up in a household of boys when a new job and a possible romance pushes her out of her comfort zone and into new ways of being a young woman.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Old Town Shops, Book 2 of 2
Pages: 295
Published: 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Letter Perfect

by Cathy Marie Hake

Conditional Recommendation: After the death of her mother, bumbling and intelligent Ruth Caldwell travels to California to find her father but instead finds an unexpected inheritance hanging in the balance and a whole cast of characters to go with it.

Age: Young Adult
Series: California Historical, Book 1 of 2
Pages: 379
Published: 2006

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

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Scribbler of Dreams

by Mary E. Pearson

Conditional Recommendation: Senior Kaitlin Malone is Juliet to Bram Crutchfield’s Romeo in this contemporary retelling of a hateful family legacy and one girl’s journey to love and understanding.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 223
Published: 2002

Genre: Romance

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The Last Hunt (Unicorn Chronicles #4)

by Bruce Coville

Conditional Recommendation: An epic and complex weaving of story lines to conclude the series, the fate of Luster, its creators and all its creatures.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Unicorn Chronicles, Book Four
Pages: 605
Published: 2010

Genre: Fantasy

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Dark Whispers (Unicorn Chronicles #3)

by Bruce Coville

Conditional Recommendation: Cara is sent on another mission in Luster: to collect a story from the centaurs while her father searches on earth for her mother.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Unicorn Chronicles, Book Three
Pages: 480
Published: 2008

Genre: Fantasy

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Out of My Mind (#1)

by Sharon M. Draper

Unconditional Recommendation: 11-year-old Melody overcomes the limitations of her cerebral palsy to communicate with others and finally share the thoughts and smarts that have been locked away inside her mind.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Out of My Mind, Book One
Pages: 295
Published: 2010

Genre: Contemporary

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Song of the Wanderer (Unicorn Chronicles #2)

by Bruce Coville

Conditional Recommendation: With the help of her magical friends, Cara embarks on a dangerous journey across Luster to return to earth and find her grandmother.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Unicorn Chronicles, Book Two
Pages: 336
Published: 2001

Genre: Fantasy

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Hattie Big Sky

by Kirby Larson

Conditional Recommendation: 16-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels to Montana to try her hand at homesteading and prove up a claim of land so that she can have a place to call home.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Hattie, Book One
Pages: 283
Published: 2006
Genre: Historical Fiction

Awards: Newbery Medal (2007), Vermont Golden Dome Book Award (2008), Montana Book Award (2006), California Young Readers Medal for Middle School/Junior High (2009), Missouri Gateway Readers Award (2009)

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