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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kim Williams Justesen
Publisher: Tanglewood Press (2013, Oct 15th).
Mike hasn’t spoken to his mother in years, and what few memories he has of her are painful. When Mike’s dad is killed in a car wreck, Mike wants to stay in his hometown and live with Maggie, his dad’s girlfriend, who has been like a mother to him for the last five years. But Mike’s mother reappears in his life and demands that he return to her custody and live on the other side of the country with a family he doesn't know. The law is on his mother’s side, and Mike will have to grow up quickly and take on the legal system to have the life he wants. This deeply moving story of a young teen's difficult family relationships reflects the reality of many children and teens with strong emotional ties to adults who have no legal rights in the instance of death or divorce. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire (2013, Oct 1st).
LOVE WILL KILL US ALL Violet Eden thought she was getting things under control. Then all hell breaks loose—literally. In the war between angels and exiles, she's about to face the biggest baddie of all time. Except she's not nearly ready. The dark exile Phoenix is still messing with her head—not to mention her heart. And her undeniable attraction to Lincoln has gotten downright dangerous. When Hell unleashes its worst, Violet must embrace every facet of her angel self to save the people she cares about and the world as she knows it. But death is not the worst thing she will face... moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Pam Fluttert
Publisher: Second Story Press (2013, Sep 23rd).
Kat is alone with a secret she doesn't want to keep but can't risk telling. A victim of longtime sexual abuse at the hands of her family's trusted friend, Kat is torn between trying to protect herself and safeguarding her little sister, whom she fears might be next. Greg is a clever and manipulative abuser who has Kat convinced that she is as much to blame for his behavior as he is. Caught in a tangled web of deception and self-loathing, Kat believes Greg when he says that no one will accept her word over his. Thanks to him, Kat is already isolated from her parents and at risk of losing her best friends. With no one to turn to, Kat keeps a secret journal where she writes the truth about everything that has been going on since she was a little girl. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Patience Coster
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Rosen Central; 1 edition (2012, Dec 15th).
What rights should animals have in the modern world? Can animal cruelty be justified by human demands for affordable meat or medical advances? While few people would argue against animal welfare, our modern lifestyle is made possible in part by animal suffering. It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story. The series, Both Sides of the Story, explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability