Wish Girl

A dying girl gives a boy the strength to live in this lyrical novel that will break your heart and lift your spirit Peter Stone’s parents and siblings are extroverts, musicians, and yellers—and the louder they get, the less Peter talks, ...

Author: Nikki Loftin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101612972

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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A dying girl gives a boy the strength to live in this lyrical novel that will break your heart and lift your spirit Peter Stone’s parents and siblings are extroverts, musicians, and yellers—and the louder they get, the less Peter talks, or even moves, until he practically fits his last name. When his family moves to the Texas Hill Country, though, Peter finds a tranquil, natural valley where he can, at last, hear himself think. There, he meets a girl his age: Annie Blythe. Annie tells Peter she’s a “wish girl.” But Annie isn’t just any wish girl; she’s a “Make-A-Wish Girl.” And in two weeks she will begin a dangerous treatment to try and stop her cancer from spreading. Left alone, the disease will kill her. But the treatment may cause serious, lasting damage to her brain. Annie and Peter hatch a plan to escape into the valley, which they begin to think is magical. But the pair soon discovers that the valley—and life—may have other plans for them. And sometimes wishes come true in ways they would never expect.
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Wish Girl

Twelve-year-old Peter has never felt at home with his noisy family, but begins to find the strength to live and to be himself when he discovers a special valley in the Texas Hill Country and meets Annie, a girl dying of cancer who knows and ...

Author: Nikki Loftin

Publisher: Razorbill

ISBN: 9781595146861

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Twelve-year-old Peter has never felt at home with his noisy family, but begins to find the strength to live and to be himself when he discovers a special valley in the Texas Hill Country and meets Annie, a girl dying of cancer who knows and accepts him from the start.
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Wish

Don't miss Barbara O'Connor's other middle-grade work—like Wonderland; How to Steal a Dog; Greetings from Nowhere; Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia; The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester; and more!

Author: Barbara O'Connor

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374302757

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all. From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of a true-blue friend, a big-hearted aunt and uncle, and the dog of her dreams, unexpectedly learns the true meaning of family in the least likely of places. This title has Common Core connections.
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Wish Girl

She'd said she was a wish girl. ... Screaming girls, who'd run around the valley, exploring it, filling it with words. Ruining it. ... Well, I'd been wishing for a long time to be alone, really alone, with no one to bug me, ...

Author: Nikki Loftin

Publisher: Razorbill

ISBN: 9781595146878

Category: Best friends

Page: 256

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Twelve-year-old Peter has never felt at home with his noisy family, but begins to find the strength to live and to be himself when he discovers a special valley in the Texas Hill Country and meets Annie, a girl dying of cancer who knows and accepts him from the start.
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The Only Girl in School

She’s the only one who knows what it’s like to be the only one. When Claire’s best friend, Bess, moves away, she becomes the only girl left in her entire school.

Author: Natalie Standiford

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545829984

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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She’s the only one who knows what it’s like to be the only one. When Claire’s best friend, Bess, moves away, she becomes the only girl left in her entire school. At first, she thinks she’ll be able to deal with this -- after all, the girls’ bathroom is now completely hers, so she can turn it into her own private headquarters and draw on the walls. When it comes to soccer games or sailing races, she can face off against any boy. The problem is that her other best friend, Henry, has begun to ignore her. And Webby, a super-annoying bully, won’t leave her alone. And Yucky Gilbert, the boy who has a crush on her, also won’t leave her alone. It’s never easy being the only one -- and over the course of a wacky school year, Claire is going to have to make it through challenges big and small. The boys may think they rule the school, but when it comes to thinking on your feet, Claire’s got them outnumbered.
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The Apple Tree Wish

Though she was too young to understanding its meaning as it applied to her, she knew it made her feel different and ashamed. In The Apple Tree Wish, Martinez discusses her lifes events being branded an illegitimate child.

Author: Maria Martinez

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490894515

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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This memoir describes the emotional pain of growing up fatherless and reveals God’s amazing love at work to heal childhood hurts, even through circumstances of rejection. When author Maria Martinez was just three years old, she heard the word “illegitimate” for the fi rst time. Though she was too young to understanding its meaning as it applied to her, she knew it made her feel different and ashamed. In The Apple Tree Wish, Martinez discusses her life’s events being branded an illegitimate child. She also shows the healing and wholeness she received through Christ’s love and reconciliation with her father later in life. A two-part presentation, the first half delivers a transcript of a talk Martinez gave for a women’s group in 1992. In it, she narrates the events leading up to meeting her father in 1985, when she was forty-five years old. The second half contains a journal of the letters she wrote to and later shared with her father. In the journal she provides pertinent details of her life and shares her many emotions as she dealt with her unique situation. The Apple Tree Wish shows the emotional scars created by being a fatherless child, but also communicates that God’s love has the power to heal the classic types of childhood hurts.
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Hope s Wish

One courageous girl used her final wish to fulfill the wishes of 155 other children. When Hope Stout was diagnosed with bone cancer, the Stouts prayed for a miracle. The miracle occurred, but not in the way the Stouts expected.

Author: Stuart Stout

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418567934

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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One courageous girl used her final wish to fulfill the wishes of 155 other children. When Hope Stout was diagnosed with bone cancer, the Stouts prayed for a miracle. The miracle occurred, but not in the way the Stouts expected. Instead this young girl asked for what seemed to be impossible-that one million dollars be raised in a month to fund the wishes of all the children on the Make-A-Wish Foundation's list for Central and Western North Carolina. Shelby and Stuart Stout felt led to write A Legacy of Hope after compiling a journal of the 191 days from Hope's diagnosis to her death. Both parents were with Hope every step of the way on her journey from a healthy preteen to being dependent on crutches to eventually being bedridden. Their heartfelt story includes the times when they were angry and desperate, as well as the times when Hope's humor and spirit shone through. Academy Award winning screen writers Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry are developing the screenplay for Hope’s Wish with an expected production date sometime in 2013.
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The Wish

From Gail Carson Levine, author of the Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted, this modern-day fairy tale shows a very real girl in a very unusual predicament, and along the way it reveals some painful truths about whether or not we really want ...

Author: Gail Carson Levine

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062253590

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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There's nothing wrong with Wilma Sturtz. She's perfectly nice. But nobody cares about nice at Claverford, her middle school. Wilma is left out, forgotten, ignored -- until she meets an extraordinary old lady who grants a wish: for Wilma to be the most popular kid in school. Presto! Everything changes. Now Wilma has more best friends than she can keep track of and forty dates to the Graduation Night Dance; and someone is writing her love poetry. What more could she want? Nothing! But will it last? How can Wilma make sure she is never unpopular again? From Gail Carson Levine, author of the Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted, this modern-day fairy tale shows a very real girl in a very unusual predicament, and along the way it reveals some painful truths about whether or not we really want to be liked for who we are.
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The Girl of the Wish Garden

A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale about a girl who is only one inch tall.

Author: Uma Krishnaswami

Publisher:

ISBN: 155498324X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale about a girl who is only one inch tall.
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Nightingale s Nest

Discovering a young girl perched in the branches of a tall sycamore while doing yard work for a wealthy store owner, 12-year-old John befriends the girl, a foster child in the home of a spiteful family, and confronts his employer's ...

Author: Nikki Loftin

Publisher: Razorbill

ISBN: 9781595146236

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Discovering a young girl perched in the branches of a tall sycamore while doing yard work for a wealthy store owner, 12-year-old John befriends the girl, a foster child in the home of a spiteful family, and confronts his employer's impossible choice, either of which would put the girl's or John's family's future in jeopardy. By the author of The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy.
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The Honest Truth

Mark has been in and out of hospital his whole life - and he's fed up.

Author: Dan Gemeinhart

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 9781910002148

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 107

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Mark has been in and out of hospital his whole life - and he's fed up. So when his cancer returns, he decides he's had enough. Running away with his dog Beau, he sets out to climb a mountain - and it's only when he's left everything behind that Mark realises he has everything to live for.
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Wish You Were Here

As compelling as Michelle McNamara's I'll Be Gone in the Dark or James Ellroy's My Dark Places, this is the story of a brother's lifelong determination to find the truth about his sister's death, a police force that was ignoring the cases ...

Author: John Allore

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 9780735277175

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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As compelling as Michelle McNamara's I'll Be Gone in the Dark or James Ellroy's My Dark Places, this is the story of a brother's lifelong determination to find the truth about his sister's death, a police force that was ignoring the cases of missing and murdered women, and, to the surprise of everyone involved, a previously undiscovered serial killer. In the fall of 1978 teenager Theresa Allore went missing near Sherbrooke, Quebec. She wasn't seen again until the spring thaw revealed her body in a creek only a few kilometers away. Shrugging off her death as a result of 1970s drug culture, police didn't investigate. Patricia Pearson started dating Theresa's brother John during the aftermath of Theresa's death. Though the two teens would go their separate ways, the family's grief, obsession with justice and desire for the truth never left Patricia. Little did she know, the shockwaves of Theresa's death would return to her life repeatedly over the next forty years. In 2001, John had just moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife and young children, when the cops came to the door. They had determined that a young girl had been murdered and buried in the basement. John wondered: If these cops could look for this young girl, why had nobody even tried to find out what happened to Theresa? Unable to rest without closure, he reached out to Patricia, by now an accomplished crime journalist and author, and together they found answers far bigger and more alarming than they could have imagined--and a legacy of violence that refused to end.
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My Wish for You

A poignant, fierce reflection on the power and spirit of girls and girls-at-heart from celebrated actress Kathryn Hahn and New York Times bestselling illustrator Brigette Barrager.

Author: Kathryn Hahn

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9781338291063

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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A poignant, fierce reflection on the power and spirit of girls and girls-at-heart from celebrated actress Kathryn Hahn and New York Times bestselling illustrator Brigette Barrager.
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What I Wish You Knew

Collects letters from American girls from ten to fourteen in which they discuss their appearance, their families, friendship, school, coping with crises, substance abuse, dating, their hopes for the future, and other issues.

Author: American Girl

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Incorporated

ISBN: 1584853298

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 225

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Collects letters from American girls from ten to fourteen in which they discuss their appearance, their families, friendship, school, coping with crises, substance abuse, dating, their hopes for the future, and other issues.
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A Wish in the Dark

Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat’s twist on Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice — and asks whether one child can shine a ...

Author: Christina Soontornvat

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9781536211726

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice. All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars. The wealthy dine and dance under bright orb light, while the poor toil away in darkness. Worst of all, Pong’s prison tattoo marks him as a fugitive who can never be truly free. Nok, the prison warden’s perfect daughter, is bent on tracking Pong down and restoring her family’s good name. But as Nok hunts Pong through the alleys and canals of Chattana, she uncovers secrets that make her question the truths she has always held dear. Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat’s twist on Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice — and asks whether one child can shine a light in the dark.
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The Girl Who Gave Her Wish Away

The Children's Wish Foundation approached 13-year-old Maddison Babineau after her cancer diagnosis, offering her anything she wanted.

Author: Sharon Babineau

Publisher: Teen Town Press

ISBN: 1936332965

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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The Children's Wish Foundation approached 13-year-old Maddison Babineau after her cancer diagnosis, offering her anything she wanted. She used her "wish" to help orphaned children in Africa, and despite the ravages of cancer and its treatment, she became an indefatigable fund raiser for "her children."
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Wish You Well

Following a family tragedy, siblings Lou and Oz must leave New York and adjust to life in the Virginia mountains--but just as the farm begins to feel like home, they'll have to defend it from a dark threat in this New York Times bestselling ...

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780759520127

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Following a family tragedy, siblings Lou and Oz must leave New York and adjust to life in the Virginia mountains--but just as the farm begins to feel like home, they'll have to defend it from a dark threat in this New York Times bestselling coming-of-age story. Precocious twelve-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal lives in the hectic New York City of 1940 with her family. Then tragedy strikes--and Lou and her younger brother, Oz, must go with their invalid mother to live on their great-grandmother's farm in the Virginia mountains. Suddenly Lou finds herself growing up in a new landscape, making her first true friend, and experiencing adventures tragic, comic, and audacious. When a dark, destructive force encroaches on her new home, her struggle will play out in a crowded Virginia courtroom...and determine the future of two children, an entire town, and the mountains they love.
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The Wish Giver

A Newbery Honor Book that the New York Times called "an eerie delight," The Wish Giver is an engaging literary folk story about those who get what they wish for—whether they want it or not.

Author: Bill Brittain

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061958492

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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A Newbery Honor Book that the New York Times called "an eerie delight," The Wish Giver is an engaging literary folk story about those who get what they wish for—whether they want it or not. The people of Coven Tree are no strangers to magic. In fact, the town's very name comes from a gnarled old tree where covens of witches used to gather. Even now, imps and fiends continue to appear, frightening the townsfolk with their devilish pranks. Usually these creatures are easy to spot. They have a particular smell, or sound, or way of moving, that betrays their dark nature. But Thaddeus Blinn showed none of these signs when he came to Coven Tree. He was just a funny little man who drifted into town with a strange tale about being able to give people whatever they wished—for only fifty cents. There was nothing scary about him. At least, not until the wishing began...
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The Last Wish

Geralt the Witcher—revered and hated—holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures, the first chapter in Andrzej Sapkowski’s groundbreaking epic fantasy series that inspired the hit Netflix ...

Author: Andrzej Sapkowski

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 9780316055086

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Geralt the Witcher—revered and hated—holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures, the first chapter in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games. Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. And look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy! Witcher collections The Last Wish Sword of Destiny Witcher novels Blood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of Swallows Lady of the Lake ​Season of Storms Hussite Trilogy The Tower of Fools The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok
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