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Valentine's Day might be a touchy topic for your tween. Help her escape with these tales of true love and friendship.
 
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Twelve Long Months
by Brian Malloy

Please believe Molly Swain when she tells you: "Never fall in love with a gay boy. And whatever you do, don't move to New York and invite said gay boy to live with you, to make a fresh start in a new city. After all, that was what I was trying to do.

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Stargirl
by Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of "Stargirl, Stargirl." She captures Leo Borlock's heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.

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Sea Change
by Aimee Friedman

Sixteen-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science...and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother´s estate.

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Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson Illustrated by Donna Diamond
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Matched
by Ally Condie

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe.

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Underdogs
by Markus Zusak

Before The Book Thief, Markus Zusak wrote a trilogy of novels about the Wolfe Brothers: The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, and Getting the Girl.

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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
by Jeanne Birdsall
This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel's sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts.
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Fifteen
by Beverly Cleary

Jane has a date ... with handsome Stan Crandall!

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No Body's Perfect: Stories by Teens about Body Image, Self Acceptance, and the Search for Identity
by Kimberly Kirberger
From the co-author of the best-selling CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE TEENAGE SOUL books comes a constructive and inspirational book designed to help girls learn to love themselves by first loving their bodies.
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Amiri and Odette: A Love Story
by Walter Dean Myers Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers explores the sweet, sharp, spark of love between two teens, in a modern retelling of the Swan Lake ballet.

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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
by Bruce Coville

A simplified prose version of William Shakespeare's play tells the tale about two young people who defy their warring families' prejudices and dare to fall in love. Brilliant color illustrations highlight this timeless story.

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Four Stupid Cupids
by Gregory Maguire Illustrated by Elaine Clayton

In this riotous, over-the-top Valentine's Day farce that carries on the tradition of boy-girl rivalry and strange happenings in Hamlet, Vermont, the Copycats and the Tattletales must contend with four cupids--four stupid cupids--from ancient Greece.

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Flipped
by Wendelin Van Draanen

The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. She says: "My Bryce.

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Once upon a Marigold
by Jean Ferris

Christian is gaga for Princess Marigold. But he's just a commoner, and no match for royalty. Heck, he lives in a cave with a troll! And now he's discovered another reason to put his love-soggy heart on ice: Queen Olympia is scheming to take over the kingdom, and she'll bump off her own daughter to do it.

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The Goose Girl
by Shannon Hale

Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life under her aunt's guidance learning to communicate with animals.

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Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt

Time drags by for Winnie Foster, an eleven-year-old girl who lives in a house bordering the woods owned by her family. Winnie spends her summer days under the watchful eye of her grandmother.

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Breadcrumbs
by Anne Ursu Illustrated by Erin McGuire

In many ways, 11-year-old Hazel is just like any other fifth grader. She's losing patience with her mom, her new school, and her absentee dad. She's entirely committed to Jack, her best friend, the one person who shares her love of baseball, superheroes, and wild imaginings.

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Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine

At birth, Ella of Frell was given the gift of obedience by a fairy. Ella soon realizes that this gift is little better than a curse, for how can she truly be herself if at any time anyone can order her to hop on one foot, or cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom — and she'll have to obey?

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