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Best Realistic Fiction Books

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Best Realistic Fiction Books
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Out of My Mind
Sharon M. Draper - 2012-05-01
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Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom - the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged...
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The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas - 2017-02-28
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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....
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Wonder
R. J. Palacio - 2012-02-14
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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 NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN W...
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The Fault in Our Stars
John Green - 2014-04-08 (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...
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The Outsiders
S. E. Hinton - 2006-04-20 (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 ...
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The Crossover
Kwame Alexander - 2014-03-18
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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...
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Little Fires Everywhere
A Novel
Celeste Ng - 2019-05-07 (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...
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Benjamin Alire Sáenz - 2014-04-01
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A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, th...
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Kite Runner
2018-08-23 (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...
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Me Before You
A Novel (Me Before You Trilogy)
Jojo Moyes - 2012-12-31
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, discover the love story that captured over 20 million hearts in Me Before You, After You, and Still Me.They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who ha...
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos