In the wake of heart-breaking betrayal, Carley Connors is thrust into foster care and left on the steps of the Murphys, a happy, bustling family.
Carley has thick walls and isn’t rattled easily, but this is a world she just doesn’t understand. A world that frightens her. So, she resists this side of life she’d believed did not exist with dinners around a table and a “zip your jacket, here’s your lunch” kind of mom.
However, with the help of her Broadway-obsessed and unpredictable friend, Toni, the Murphys do the impossible in showing Carley what it feels like to belong somewhere. But, when her mother wants her back, will she lose the only family that she has ever known?
If you think this sounds good check it out from our media center or read it on SORA!
Since he was little, Capricorn Cap Anderson has lived on a farm commune and has been home-schooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain. When Rain breaks her hip in a fall from a tree and is hospitalized, Cap is forced to attend the local middle school. If you like the first chapters check it out from the media center or read it on SORA.
After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting--things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory--even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door. This book is available in our media center, through SORA, and Mrs. Harms has a copy to borrow.
This book is written in alternating chapters. It's an interesting look into two different lives as a teen girl and a teen boy have their lives SWAPPED! This book can be checked out in our media center, through SORA, or Mrs. Harms has a copy you can borrow.
Mrs. Harms reads the first chapter of Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood. This book was on the summer reading list, it is based on a true story, it can be checked out from the media center or Mrs. Harms, or use SORA to check it out or listen to it from the York County Library.