Marcelo In The Real World - Francisco X. Stork

Seventeen-year-old Marcelo attends a special school for individuals on the autistic spectrum. However, this summer, his father wants Marcelo In The Real World (Arthur A. Levine, $17.99) and insists he take a job in the mailroom of his law firm. The daily routine challenges all that Marcelo knows and he finds himself supported by his coworker, Jasmine, and foiled by the son of one of the other partners. When Marcelo inadvertently discovers a case involving a major client and a young disfigured girl, he embarks on a journey of discovery about his father, the legal world and himself. Marcelo’s unforgettable voice will challenge preconceived notions of what it means to function in the real world. Francisco X. Stork’s novel is a satisfying legal drama and love story. Also available on audio Ages 15 up.
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ISBN: 9780545054744
Availability: Backordered
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 1st, 2009

King of the Screwups - K. L. Going

Despite his excellent fashion sense and extreme popularity, Liam knows that he is the King Of The Screw-Ups (Harcourt, $17). His highly successful bully of a father constantly reminds him of this, especially when he kicks Liam out of the house to live with his militaristic grandparents. But Liam’s mother contrives a plan for Liam to live with “Aunt” Pete, his father’s gay, cross-dressing, trailer–living, dj brother. Author K.L.Going (Fat Kid Rules the World) has created a superb, idiosyncratic cast of characters, including “Aunt” Pete’s friends, in this funny, heartfelt quest for selfworth. Ages 14 up.

If I Stay - Gayle Forman

On a snowy day in Oregon, an impromptu family drive goes hor ribly wrong and 17-year-old Mia’s life is drastically changed. Mia is an aspiring cellist and as she contemplates her new reality, she is drawn to her past, and questions whether the future is worth holding on to. Romantic, poignant, and interwoven with the significance of music in one’s life, Gayle Forman’s If I Stay (Dutton, $16.99) manifests the transformative power of family and love in a young woman’s life. Ages 14-18.
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ISBN: 9780525421030
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2009