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Wilderness by Roddy Doyle
While Tom and Johnny are on a husky safari in Finland , their half-sister Grainne stays at home getting ready to face the mother who abandoned her. The boys are really caught up in their adventure of being in the wilderness, however they get a fright when their mother’s sled doesn’t make it back to the lodge one night. It is solely up to them to find her.

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The land by Mildred D. Taylor
Paul-Edward is the son of a rich white plantation owner and a former slave mother. Though his heritage is not unusual, his upbringing is. His father makes sure that he and his sister enjoy many of the same privileges as their white half-brothers. Paul-Edward dreams of owning land every bit as good as his father's and runs away from home,leaving his family. Life is tough for a young black person in 1880sMississippi but Paul-Edward finds his own strength, makes true friendships and even falls in love as he eventually fulfils his dream. Paul-Edward is the grandfather of Cassie Logan, the heroine of ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY and its sequels.

 

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Black rabbit summer by Kevin Brooks
Pete Boland was busy doing nothing that summer. Long, hot, lazy days stretched ahead of him. Then she called. 'Listen, Pete . . . you know that funfair, up at the recreation ground . . . I thought we could all meet up . . . You know, for old times' sake.' Where there are old times inevitably there are old tensions. As secrets, bitterness and jealousies resurface, five old friends are plunged into the worst night of their lives . . . Teenage readers will find it impossible to tear themselves away from this tense and gripping new novel from award-winning Kevin Brooks.

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Hero by Perry Moore
Even though Thom Creed's a basketball star, his classmates keep their distance. They feel Thom is different. His father, Hal Creed, was one of the greatest and most beloved superheroes of his time until a catastrophic event left him disfigured and an outcast. last Thom doesn’t  want to add to his father's pain, so he keeps secrets, such as that he has special powers. He's been asked to join the League - the same organization of superheroes that disowned Hal. But joining the League opens up a new world to Thom.There, he meets new friends and together these friends start to uncover a plot to kill the superheroes.


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Broken soup by Jenny Valentine
When the good-looking boy with the American accent presses the dropped negative into Rowan's hand, she's sure it's all a big mistake. But next moment he's gone, lost in the crowd of busy shoppers. She can't afford to lose her place in the checkout queue, after all, if she doesn't take the groceries home, nobody else will. Rowan has more responsibilities than most girls her age. She more or less looks after her little sister single handedly, which doesn't leave her much time for friends or fun. So when she finds out that Bee saw the whole thing, she becomes curious. Who was the boy? Why was he so insistent that the negative belonged to Rowan?

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