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Books About Divorce and Separation for Ages 11-13

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Notes from the Midnight Driver
by Jordan Sonnenblick

* "Sonnenblick deftly infiltrates the teenage mind to produce a first-person narrative riddled with enough hapless confusion, mulish equivocation, and beleaguered deadpan humor to have readers nodding with recognition, sighing in sympathy, and gasping with laughter — often on the same page." — Horn Book, starre

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serafina67 *urgently requires life*
by Susie Day

In this hilarious book written as a blog, fifteen-year-old Sarah shares her crazy life with her online friends, only to get the shock of her life after she reveals her plan to run away from home.

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Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie
by Jordan Sonnenblick

A brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh, and break their hearts at the same time. Now with a special note from the author!

Steven has a totally normal life (well, almost).

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Bounce
by Natasha Friend

Evyn's had enough problems in her life, starting with her mother's death when she was young. But now her father's thrown a whole new batch her way. Not only is he marrying a woman Evyn hardly knows, but he's uprooting Evyn and her brother to go live with this woman and her children.

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A Corner of White
Series: The Colors of Madeleine, Book #1
by Jaclyn Moriarty

The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy from bestseller Jaclyn Moriarty!

This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world).

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The Divorce Express
by Paula Danziger

Shuttling between her divorced parents, Phoebe is on the "Divorce Express,"  a bus on which she spends too much time but where she also makes a startling discovery.

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Buttermilk Hill
by Ruth White

Until Piper Berry is ten years old, life is simple and stable in her hometown of Buttermilk Hill, North Carolina. She lives with her mom and dad, spends time listening to her grandmother s stories, and has fun with her best friend aunt, who is also her age. But then her parents divorce.

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Sisters
by Raina Telgemeier Illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
The companion to Raina Telgemeier's #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, SMILE.

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