Naomi and Lizzie are two orphan girls who happen to be best friends. They live in the town of Blackbird Tree and know pretty much all of the town's quirky residents. One day, their lives take an unexpected turn when a charming boy named Finn falls out of a tree, and into their lives. And meeting Finn is only just the beginning of the mysterious happenings. Meanwhile, in a sprawling Irish manor an entire continent away, and old woman with a love of mystery novels is planning something...

Things are not going well for thirteen-year-old Travis. He hates living with Grandpa, who has just moved Travis to a new town, leaving his beloved dog behind with no explanation. Travis considers dropping out of his new school, as he is no good at learning anyway. But everything changes when he meets a bright and unforgettable girl.

When teen boys Dante and Ari (Aristotle) meet at the community swimming pool, it would appear at first that they have nothing in common. A friendship is born, however, one that will become the most important in either boy's life.

Poor Stuart. Not only must he put up with having a tough name--S. Horten--AND being the smallest ten-year-old around, now he is moving away from his friends, as well. But once he is in his strange new home, things get interesting immediately. He learns about his great uncle Tony, a famous magician, who has quite literally gone missing. Stuart gets caught up in the search to find his uncle, which becomes one spectacular, unforgettable adventure.

Fourteen-year-old Will Carter is back and he's made it through his freshman year. Barely. He's got big plans for a sweet summer spending time with his boys at the pool and lots of alone time with his girlfriend Abby. But things don't go according to plan when his dad recruits him for a backbreaking job in their backyard and Abby ditches him for an older guy (totally the fault of Carter's overactive teenage libido but... whatever).

Lucas wasn't supposed to be in Manhattan on the day the Twin Towers came down. After receiving upsetting news from his doctor about his future in football, he goes to visit his "Uncle" Benny - his firefighter Dad's best friend - at the firehouse where he works. Just ten blocks from the World Trade Center, Lucas and Uncle Benny get an up close and terrifying view of the events that unfold that morning. When Benny is immediately called to work, Lucas begins to search for his firefighter dad...

The year is 1945, and after the unexpected death of his mother, thirteen-year-old Jack Baker finds himself navigating life at a boy's boarding school in Maine, a far cry from his home in Kansas. Reeling from his loss, Jack feels like he has lost his bearings in this unfamiliar place. Then he meets Early Auden, a boy unlike any he has ever known. Early always says what's on his mind, is an expert on the number pi, and only listens to Billie Holiday when it's raining...

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