Realistic Fiction

Go Ask Alice (Unabridged)

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Life at 15 isn't easy for a girl if she's shy and hates the way she looks. Each day is heaven or hell, depending on who talks to her, or who doesn't. So when she's finally accepted by a group, she doesn't refuse their party games, even if it means taking LSD. Soon she's taking little pills to wake up and others to go to sleep, and the days begin to blur.

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1010L
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10:15
Go Ask Alice (Unabridged)

Shiloh Season (Unabridged)

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Marty Preston worked so hard to earn his dog Shiloh, and he had hoped that his troubles with Judd Travers were over. He could not rescue all the dogs that Judd mistreated, but since Shiloh was the one who ran away and came to him, Shiloh was the one he loved. Judd, however, has other problems. Anyone who cheats, swears, lies, and kicks his dogs has troubles inside himself.

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860L
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02:43
Shiloh Season (Unabridged)

A Year Down Yonder (Unabridged)

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Mary Alice and Grandma Dowdel return for more astonishing, laugh-out-loud adventures when 15-year-old Mary Alice moves in with her spicy grandmother for the year. Her extended visit is filled with moonlit schemes, romances both foiled and founded, and a whole parade of fools made to suffer in unusual (and always hilarious) ways.

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610L
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03:25
A Year Down Yonder (Unabridged)

Seedfolks (Unabridged)

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Thirteen lives. One garden. Set in Cleveland, Newbery-Award-winning author Paul Fleischman's poignant book is a large lesson in connectedness and community for all. When a derelict vacant lot is gradually transformed into a community garden in inner city Cleveland, the people of this community find their differences are less apparent and their isolation dissolved.

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710L
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02:54
Seedfolks (Unabridged)

Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger (Unabridged)

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Will the secret identity of cyber-hero Nolan Byrd be revealed before he can uncover the true graffiti bandit? Fast-paced fun continues in this second, satisfying adventure of Shredderman!

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600L
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01:58
Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger (Unabridged)

Shredderman: Secret Identity (Unabridged)

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Tired of the abuse that he's suffered because of bully Bubba Bixby, fifth-grader Nolan Byrd allows his inner super hero to emerge, inspired by a class project. Shredderman is born, and Nolan springs into action, armed with a computer, a cleverly concealed digital camera, and his own top-secret Web page: Shredderman.com. This clever story kicks off a series of fun-filled books.

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520L
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01:42
Shredderman: Secret Identity (Unabridged)

You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown (Unabridged)

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Amber Brown is one very excited third grader. She is going to visit her Aunt Pam in London! Amber is all set for the best vacation ever - until she gets the chicken pox! Amber Brown is itchy and bored. Is her vacation ruined?

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650L
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01:05
You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown (Unabridged)

Forever Amber Brown (Unabridged)

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Amber's life has changed dramatically: her parents are divorced, her father lives in France, her best friend has moved to another state, and now her mother must decide whether to remarry.

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660L
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01:06
Forever Amber Brown (Unabridged)

I, Amber Brown (Unabridged)

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Amber Brown loves the holidays. The shopping, the wrapping, the unwrapping. She isn't having any trouble with gifts, but life is another story. She's so happy her dad has moved back to New Jersey, but her mom isn't. It means the beginning of shared custody, and that means more fighting.

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600L
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01:53
I, Amber Brown (Unabridged)

The House On Mango Street (Unabridged)

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The greatly admired and bestselling book about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this novel depicts a new American landscape through its multiple characters.

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870L
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02:18
The House On Mango Street (Unabridged)

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