In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister Gen is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so that he can concentrate on basketball. They aren't friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well. This disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find the missing Virgil. Sometimes four can do what one cannot. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, a bully is put in his place, and friendship blooms. The acclaimed author of Blackbird Fly and The Land of Forgotten Girls writes with an authentic, humorous, and irresistible tween voice that will appeal to fans of Thanhha Lai and Rita Williams-Garcia.
2 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.
0 of 1 copy available at Scenic Regional and Washington Public.
Abandoned by their father and living in poverty with their heartless stepmother in Louisiana, two sisters from the Philippines, twelve-year-old Sol and six-year-old Ming, learn the true meaning of family.
21 of 22 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.
10 of 11 copies available at Scenic Regional and Washington Public.
Two gifted middle schoolers, Charlotte and Ben--online friends connected only by a Scrabble game--are more alike than they ever imagined. Both struggling to navigate the turmoil of school and families in upheaval, they ultimately learn what it means to grow up and find your place in the world.
3 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.
1 of 1 copy available at Scenic Regional and Washington Public.
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