1977. A SUMMER TO DIE. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
ISBN: 0440219175. Meg isn't thrilled when
she gets stuck sharing a bedroom
with her older sister Molly. The two of them couldn't
be more different, and it's
hard for Meg to hide her resentment of Molly's
beauty and easy popularity.
But now that the family has moved to a small house
in the country, Meg has a
lot to accept.
FIND A STRANGER, SAY GOODBYE. Boston: Houghton
Mifflin. ISBN: 0440205417. Natalie Armstrong has all a girl could want: beauty
and intelligence, a loving family and a great
boyfriend. But something is
missing; the answer to a most important question: "Who is my mother?" To
find that answer seventeen-year-old Natalie begins
a journey that she hopes
to the identity of her biological mother. And what if Natalie finds her?
What will happen when they meet face-to-face?
AUTUMN STREET. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
ISBN: 0440403448. Elizabeth is forced to grow up when
her father goes to
fight in World War II. Her family moves in with
her grandfather, and a special
friend is struck by tragedy.
1983. TAKING CARE OF TERRIFFIC. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
ISBN: 0440484944. Going to the park to broaden
his horizons, fourteen-year-
old babysitter Enid enjoys unexpected friendships with a bag lady and a black
1984. US AND
UNCLE FRAUD. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
ISBN: 039536633X. Mysterious things begin
to happen after Uncle Claude
comes to stay with his sister's family.
HUNDREDTH THING ABOUT CAROLINE. Boston:
Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 0395348293. When
their mother starts to date the
mystery man on the fifth floor, who has been instructed
by his agent to
"eliminate the children" by the first of May,
eleven-year-old Caroline and her
older brother figure they're targeted to be the
victims of a savage crime.
1987. RABBLE STARKEY. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
ISBN: 0440400562. This beautifully written
novel tells the story of 12-year-
old Rabble, who lives with her mother and her best friend's family in a small
1989. NUMBER THE STARS. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
ISBN: 0395510600. This Newbery Medal Book describes
how a ten-year-old
Danish girl's bravery is tested when her best friend
is threatened by Nazis in
1993. THE GIVER. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 0395645662.
Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given
his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin
to understand the dark
secrets behind this fragile community.
2000. GATHERING BLUE. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
ISBN: 0440229499. Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where
the weak are cast aside. She fears for her future until
she is spared by the all-
powerful Council of Guardians. Kira is a gifted weaver and is given a task that
no other community member can do. While her talent keeps
her alive and
brings certain privileges, Kira soon realizes she is
surrounded by many
mysteries and secrets. No one must know of her plans to uncover the truth
about her world and see what places exist beyond.
2003. THE SILENT BOY. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
ISBN: 0618282319. Precocious Katy Thatcher comes to realize what a
gentle, silent boy did for his family. He meant
to help, not harm. It didn't turn
out that way.
Lowry, Lois. 2004.
MESSENGER. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 0618404414.
Strange changes are taking place in Village. Once a utopian community that
prided itself on its welcome to new strangers,
Village will soon be closed to all
outsiders. As one of the few people able to travel
through the dangerous
Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village"s
closing and try to
convince Seer"s daughter to return with him before
it"s too late. But Forest
has become hostile to Matty as well, and he must
risk everything to fight his
it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or
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