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Getting the Girl

A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery

by Susan Juby
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: general (see also headings under family), mysteries & detective stories

 

Meet Sherman Mack.

 

Short. Nerdy. Amateur P.I. And prepared to do anything for Dini Trioli, tenth-grade goddess.

Nobody knows how the tradition began, but every girl at Harewood Tech fears being D-listed, a ritual that wipes her off the social map forever. When Sherman believes Dini is in danger of being D-listed, he launches a full-scale investiga …

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Gravity Brings Me Down

by Natale Ghent
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: friendship, coming of age

A smart and thoughtful story about self-discovery, acceptance, and finding friendship — all in the places you’d least expect.

Sioux Smith is sharp, funny, and wry, and is pretty certain that she sees the world of high school differently from everyone else — a belief that is cemented when she makes an uneasy discovery about one of her school’ …

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The Boat Who Wouldn't Float

by Farley Mowat
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
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It seemed like a good idea. Tired of everyday life ashore, Farley Mowat would find a sturdy boat in Newfoundland and roam the salt sea over, free as a bird. What he found was the worst boat in the world, and she nearly drove him mad. The Happy Adventure, despite all that Farley and his Newfoundland helpers could do, leaked like a sieve. Her engine …

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Swim the Fly

by Don Calame
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: water sports, dating & sex

Three adolescent boys with a single goal: see a real live naked girl. The result? Razor-sharp, rapid-fire, and raunchy, of course. And beyond hilarious.

Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time — quite a challenge, g …

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Res Judicata

by Vicki Grant
edition: eBook
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, mysteries & detective stories

Cyril MacIntyre, son of firebrand lawyer Andy MacIntyre, smells something fishy about one of his mother's cases. And it's not just that there are sea lice in the coffee. When Cyril starts investigating the death of a millionaire inventor, he gives a whole new meaning to the term "legal aid." Long on smarts and short on—well, just plain short, Cyr …

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How to Be Bad

by Lauren Myracle; E. Lockhart & Sarah Mlynowski
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: general (see also headings under family), girls & women

From three critically acclaimed and bestselling authors comes one story - equal parts charming, hilarious, and emotional - of a road trip that proves that sometimes it doesn't matter where you're going, since getting there is half the fun.

Three girls who couldn't be more different have one goal in mind: to get the heck out of Dodge. Well, Nicevill …

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Running the Bases

Definitely Not a Book About Baseball

by Paul Kropp
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: dating & sex, friendship

A hilariously honest look at the misadventures of teenage dating.

Alan Macklin is your average 17-year-old guy with a simple goal. He wants to get a girl. But trial and error has made one thing perfectly clear: when it comes to the opposite sex, Alan keeps on striking out. Repeatedly. And painfully. He knows he needs help. His friend Jeremy proves u …

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