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A suspenseful and gut-wrenching story of an unhoused teenager struggling to survive a criminal scrapping ring while unraveling a dark family historyJosh's father has gone missing without a trace, and Gran's ready to call social services. If Josh want...
ISBN: 9780593739587Unabridged Download
For fans of Lovecraft Country and Candyman comes a witchy story full of Black girl magic as one girl's dark ability to summon the dead offers her a chance at a new life, while revealing to her an even darker future.Katrell can talk to the dead. And&n...
ISBN: 9780593399354Unabridged Download
Jolly is seventeen. She can’t really spell. She doesn’t have much of a job. And she has two little kids from two different, absent fathers. Jolly knows she can’t cope with Jilly and Jeremy all by herself. So she posts a notice on ...
ISBN: 9780593216545Unabridged Download
Best friends Ray and Jose are not your typical teenagers. They've escaped foster care and juvenile detention centers to live on their own together in an abandoned stationhouse in New York City's Ten Mile River Park. Ray and Jose are as close as broth...
ISBN: 9780525628477Unabridged Download
From the author of Like No Other, the novel Entertainment Weekly calls "One of the most poignant and star-crossed love stories since The Fault in Our Stars": What if the last hope to save your family is the person who broke it up to begin w...
ISBN: 9781101925980Unabridged Download
In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city. One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds somethin...
ISBN: 9780307746788Unabridged Download
“This special book dares us to embrace audacious hope. Amber Appleton is my hero.”—Sara Zarr, author of Once Was Lost and National Book Award finalist Story of a Girl Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom’s bo...
ISBN: 9780307738127Unabridged Download
Each discovery disturbs the arrangements of the known world, and it is our job to stay alert to all possibilities.LaVaughn believes she is keeping alert to all possibilities. She has made it through the projects, she’s gotten over heartbreak, s...
ISBN: 9780739380017Unabridged Download
When Iggy Corso gets kicked out of high school, there’s no one for him to tell. His mother has gone off, his father is stoned on the couch, and because the phone’s been disconnected, even the social worker can’t get through. So he l...
ISBN: 9780739336748Unabridged Download
The minute the school bus carrying Nate Chance and his little sister, Junie, pulls up in front of his family’s farmhouse, Nate can tell something’s terribly wrong: Somehow his father has been wounded by a gunshot. Nate sees him stagger ac...
ISBN: 9780307245601Unabridged Download
Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan.As his best friend Sparky says, “Flint’s nothing but the Titanic.”And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, “Take my advice and stay off the sucker path.”The Sarge mi...
ISBN: 9781400090372Unabridged Download
What's new in LaVaughn's life is Jody--a boy she knew as a child who's come back to the housing project where she lives. Jody is like a miracle: He smells like chlorine, he calls her "little buddy," he goes with her to the dance. It's jus...
ISBN: 9780807206935Unabridged Download