Once Was Lost
by Sara Zarr
Hardcover: Oct 2009
Paperback: Jan 2011
Samara Taylor used to believe in miracles. But her mother is in rehab, and her father seems more interested in his congregation than his family. And when a young girl in her small town is kidnapped, her already-worn thread of faith begins to unravel...
Winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal. Miranda is an ordinary sixth grader, until she starts receiving mysterious messages from somebody who knows all about her, including things that have not even happened yet. Each message brings her closer to believing...
The Chosen One
by Carol Lynch Williams
Hardcover: May 2009
Paperback: Aug 2010
Kyra has grown up in an isolated fundamentalist community never questioning that her father has three wives and she has twenty brothers and sisters. But when the Prophet decrees that she must marry her sixty-year-old uncle - who already has six ...
Antonia Lucia Labella has two secrets: at fifteen, shes still waiting for her first kiss, and she wants to be a saint. An official one. Unfortunately, the two events Antonias prayed for seem equally unlikely to happen...
Bird Lake Moon
by Kevin Henkes
Hardcover: Apr 2008
Paperback: Mar 2010
When two boys come to spend the summer at Bird Lake, each is reeling from his own personal tragedy. Both boys arrive scarred and fragile, but as they become friends, the sharp edges of their lives smooth out and, slowly, they are able to start to ...
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