Contemporary Realistic Fiction


Author
Stead, Rebecca
Call Number
J F STEAD
Summary
Despite her parents' divorce, her father's coming out as gay, and his plans to marry his boyfriend, ten-year-old Bea is reassured by her parents' unconditional love, excited about getting a stepsister, and haunted by something she did last summer at her father's lake house.
Author
Stoddard, Lindsey
Call Number
J F STODDARD
Summary
It's been almost a year since Rain's brother Guthrie died, and her parents still don't know it was all Rain's fault. In fact, no one does--Rain buried her secret deep. So when her mom suggests moving the family from Vermont to New York City, Rain agrees. But life in the big city is different. She's never seen so many people in one place--or felt more like an outsider. With her parents fighting more than ever and the anniversary of Guthrie's death approaching, Rain is determined to keep her big secret close to her heart. But even she knows that when you bury things deep, they grow up twice as tall.
Author
Stone, Nic
Call Number
J F STONE
Summary
For the life of him, William "Scoob" Lamar can't seem to stay out of trouble--and now the run-ins at school have led to lockdown at home. So when G'ma, Scoob's favorite person on Earth, asks him to go on an impromptu road trip, he's in the RV faster than he can say FREEDOM. With G'ma's old maps and a strange pamphlet called the 'Travelers' Green Book' at their side, the pair takes off on a journey down G'ma's memory lane.
Author
Sumner, Jamie
Call Number
J F SUMNER
Summary
Twelve-year-old Ellie, who has cerebral palsy, finds her life transformed when she moves with her mother to small-town Oklahoma to help care for her grandfather, who has Alzheimer's Disease.
Author
Swartz, Elly D.
Call Number
J F SWARTZ
Summary
Frankie creates an online dating profile for her widower father, but discovers that finding the perfect candidate is tougher than she ever expected.
Author
Swender, Jennifer
Call Number
J F SWENDER
Summary
Shortly after starting fifth grade, Mika learns that her mother has cancer and uses her math notebook to explore the new changes in her life.
Author
Tan, Amy R.
Call Number
J F TAN
Summary
Thirteen-year-old Jamie must spend her summer volunteering at Foxfield Public Library, but quickly grows to love the people there and enthusiastically joins the fight to save the library.
Author
Terry, Ellie
Call Number
J F TERRY
Summary
When her mother breaks up with yet another boyfriend, Calliope meets Jinsong at her latest middle school, who becomes her friend despite her Tourette syndrome and the embarrassment it can cause.
Author
Urban, Linda
Call Number
J F URBAN
Summary
Ten-year-old Zoe Elias, who longs to play the piano but must resign herself to learning the organ, instead, finds that her musicianship has a positive impact on her workaholic mother, her jittery father, and her school social life.
Author
Vail, Rachel
Call Number
J F VAIL
Summary
Eighth-grader Niki's best friend, Ava, dumps her just as life at home is becoming more complicated by her brother Danny's behavior and her mother's refusal to admit Danny is on the autism spectrum.
Author
Van Draanen, Wendelin
Call Number
J F VAN DRAANEN
Summary
Lincoln Jones is always working on the latest story he's got going in his notebook. Those stories are his refuge. A place where the hero always prevails and the bad guy goes to jail. Real life is messy and complicated, so Lincoln sticks to fiction and keeps to himself. Which works fine until a nosy girl at his new school starts prying into his private business. She wants to know what he's writing, where he disappears to after school, and why he never talks to anybody.
Author
Venkatraman, Padma
Call Number
J F VENKATRAMAN
Summary
Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Chennai, India.
Author
Warga, Jasmine
Call Number
J F WARGA
Summary
Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.
Author
Watson, Renee
Call Number
J F WATSON
Summary
The Hart family of Portland, Oregon, faces many setbacks after Ryan's father loses his job, but no matter what, Ryan tries to bring sunshine to her loved ones.
Title
Soof
Author
Weeks, Sarah
Call Number
J F WEEKS
Summary
All her life Aurora has heard stories about how wonderful and lucky Heidi is, and soon this paragon (now grown up and expecting a baby) will be visiting; but before she arrives part of their house is damaged in a fire, and worse, Aurora's beloved dog disappears--and while her parents have always believed in "soof" (Heidi's mom's word for love), Aurora, who has never really fit in with children her own age, will just have to find her own soof.
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