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Everything Breaks

Everything Breaks

Vicki’s latest book, scheduled for release in September of 2013! Synopsis: Tucker was supposed to be the designated driver. But there was something about the beauty of that last true summer night, that made him want to feel out-of-control just once. He drank so much and so quickly that he was instantly sick. That left [...]

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Rhiannon

Rhiannon

Fourteen-year-old Rhiannon lives high on the bluff of Clodaghcombe with her healer Mom and grandmother. She helps them tend to the sick and wounded from the town below—a town swirling with controversy ever since the arrival of the Norman gentry and the tragic shipwreck that killed the king’s only son and heir to the throne. [...]

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Destiny

Destiny

Coming of age in small-town Missouri, 12-year-old Destiny Capperson has plenty to learn fromAand to teach toAthe three imperfect but immensely likable women in her life. Their heartfelt exchanges create a tender contemporary novel, despite Grove’s (The Starplace) often trite plotting. Destiny must find a job to avoid another “potato run” (her ne’er-do-well stepfather forces [...]

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Rimwalkers

Rimwalkers

As she develops a closeness with two cousins during a summer on her grandparents’ farm in Illinois, fourteen-year-old Victoria emerges from the shadow of her showy younger sister and has some experiences that change her life forever. http://www.amazon.com/Rimwalkers-Vicki-Grove/dp/069811423X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1291670772&sr=1-1

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Crystal Garden

Crystal Garden

Ages 10 and up. “This novel . . . tells many truths about adolescents trying to discover their places in the world.” –School Library Journal, starred review. “A multilayered book with memorable characters and humorous as well as poignant situations.” –Horn Book

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Reaching Dustin

Reaching Dustin

When Carly Cameron picks Dustin Groat’s name for a class interview assignment, she feels like screaming. Almost everyone in her community fears the Groats–a gun-toting, lawbreaking clan that lives on the edge of town. Sure enough, the first few interviews confirm Carly’s suspicions: like the rest of his family, Dustin is surly and unresponsive. But [...]

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The Starplace

The Starplace

Ages 12 and up. “A wonderful, well-written, multi-layered novel with lots of appeal.” –School Library Journal “This is a wonderful look at the time just after the Supreme Court decision that was supposed to make segregation history . . . highly recommended.” –Children’s Literature Review

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