counting by sevensCounting by 7s 
by Holly Sloane Goldberg

Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

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The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salernieighth day

Orphan Jax Aubrey doesn’t expect much on his thirteenth birthday, but when he discovers there’s an extra day squeezed between Wednesday and Thursday whose origins are rooted in Arthurian legend, it’s clear his lfe will never be the same

 

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eye of the stormEye of the Storm
by Kate Messner

In the not-too-distant future, huge tornadoes and monster storms are a part of everyday life. In the heart of storm country, Jaden Meggs attends the exclusive summer science camp, Eye on Tomorrow that her dad founded. There she meets Alex, a boy from a nearby storm-ravaged farm, and together they discover a horrible truth about her dad’s weather research. As a massive tornado approaches, Jaden must trust her knowledge and have faith in herself to confront her dad and save everyone from the biggest storm yet.

 

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Jack Strong Takes a Stand by Tommy Greenwaldjack strong takes a stand

Tired of being forced to participate in sports and take extra lessons and tutoring to become well-rounded in anticipation of college, middle-schooler Jack Strong stages a sit-in on his couch until his parents ease up.

 

 

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jungle of bonesJungle of Bones
by Ben Mikaelsen

When sullen teenager Dylan Barstow is caught joyriding in a stolen car he is sent to his ex-Marine uncle for the summer, but soon they are on the way to Papua New Guinea in search of a World War II fighter plane and Dylan discovers that defiance is not a survival skill when you are lost in a jungle.

 

 

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night gardenerThe Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

 

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project jackalopeProject Jackalope by Emily Ecton

When Jeremy is entrusted with Professor Twitchett’s creation, a jackalope, he must find a way to keep it safe from the government agents who want it for their own purposes.

 

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secret of rover The Secret of Rover by Rachel Wildavsky

Twelve-year-old twins Katie and David Bowen evade foreign militants and make their way from Washington, D.C. to their uncle’s Vermont home, hoping he can help rescue their parents, who were kidnapped because of their secret invention, Rover.

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seeing redSeeing Red by Katherine Erskine

When 12-year-old Frederick “Red” Porter’s father dies in 1972, his mother wants to sell their automobile repair shop and move her two sons back to Ohio, but Red is desperate to stop the sale even if it means unearthing some dark family secrets in a Virginia rife with racial tensions.

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skink no surrenderSkink- No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

When their reckless cousin runs off with a guy she met online to avoid going to boarding school, long-suffering Richard and renegade Wild Skink brave storms, wildlife, and violence in a swampy region of Florida to find her.

 

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stungStung by Bethany Wiggins

When a vaccine to save endangered bees causes their sting to turn children into ferocious killer beasts, the uninfected build a wall to keep the beasts out, but Fiona wakes up on the wrong side of the wall.

 

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tesla's atticTesla’s Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman

Moving into a ramshackle Victorian house after his home burns down, 14-year-old Nick discovers a cache of odd antiques in the attic, where his new friends and he become unwitting subjects in a perilous scientific plan by a devious inventor.

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The Testing by Joelle CharbonneauThe Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testingto attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing.

 

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this journal belongs to ratchetThis Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh

Homeschooled by her mechanic-environmentalist father, eleven-year-old Rachel “Ratchet” Vance records her efforts to make friends, save a park, remember her mother, and find her own definition of “normal.”

 

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twerpTwerp by Mark Goldblatt

Returning after a week-long suspension from his 1960s Queens school, Julian accepts an offer from his English teacher to keep a journal and writes about the incident, which involved blowing up homemade fireworks, maintaining his record as the fastest kid in school and writing a disastrous love letter for a friend.

 

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