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Someone Else’s Shoes

Twelve-year-old Izzy is a budding comedian, but her own life is nothing to laugh about. After her parents divorced, her father moved to Boston and remarried–and now they’re having a baby. Her mother is dating Izzy’s dentist, Dr. Gustino, whose … Continue reading

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Saturdays with Hitchcock

Twelve-year-old Maisie and her best friend Cyrus love going to classic old movies and also making their own films with the video camera Maisie got from her beloved Uncle Walt.

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Local Girl Swept Away

Local Girl Swept Away is the story of four friends, two boys, two girls, who, in the wake of a tragedy and revealed secrets, must deal with grief, love, and betrayal. The book is set on Cape Cod in the … Continue reading

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Discussion Guide: What’s in a Name?

What’s In a Name by Ellen Wittlinger About the book: As if the students of Scrub Harbor High don’t have enough to worry about: Christine is quickly losing her friend Georgie to Ricardo; Nelson can’t connect with Shaquanda; Adam’s role … Continue reading

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Discussion Guide: THIS MEANS WAR!

Discussion Guide for THIS MEANS WAR! by Ellen Wittlinger About the book: Juliet’s old friend Lowell has suddenly decided that he shouldn’t hang around with girls anymore and has made friends with the Lambert boys who’ve just moved to town. … Continue reading

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Discussion Guide: The Long Night of Leo and Bree

The Long Night of Leo and Bree by Ellen Wittlinger About the Book: Leo is losing it. It’s the fourth anniversary of the brutal murder of his sister, Michelle. And since then his dad has left the family for Kentucky, … Continue reading

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Discussion Guide: Hard Love

Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger About the book: John’s life is an emotional shipwreck. His mom never touches him since his parents divorced and his dad would rather be anywhere than spending weekends with his son. John takes comfort in … Continue reading

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Discussion Guide: Blind Faith

Blind Faith By Ellen Wittlinger   About the book: After Liz Scattergood’s grandmother, Bunny, dies, Liz’s mother spirals into a deep depression. She barely gets out of bed let alone does any work in her pottery studio like she used … Continue reading

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Discussion Guide: Parrotfish

Discussion Questions for Gay-Straight Alliances Grady says his sexuality is “just plain old heterosexual male.” Do you understand the distinctions Grady makes between sexuality and gender? Explain how someone might be transgendered but not gay. Is Grady correct about the … Continue reading

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Stevie in the Mirror

Stevie in the Mirror I can see right away it’s a nuthouse. The caseworker doesn’t even come inside, just turns me over to Henessey and drives off before the steel door clunks shut behind me. At first I feel that … Continue reading

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