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Best Realistic Fiction Books

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The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas - Feb 28, 2017
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A three-time winner of Goodreads Choice AwardsSixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer....
Wonder
R. J. Palacio - Feb 14, 2012
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Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. A...
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Kite Runner
Aug 23, 2018 (first published in 2003)
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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event, that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises...
The Crossover
Kwame Alexander - Mar 18, 2014
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2015 Newbery Medal Winner 2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball i...
The Fault in Our Stars
John Green - Apr 08, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and r...
Little Fires Everywhere
A Novel
Celeste Ng - May 07, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned—from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of...
The Outsiders
S. E. Hinton - Apr 20, 2006 (first published in 1967)
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Librarian note: See this edition record for the Laurel-Leaf Books/Dell edition that may have been published with ISBN 014240733X.No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends - true friends who ...