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Gayle Forman

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Gayle Forman is a female American young adult fiction author, best known for her novel If I Stay, which topped the New York Times best sellers list of Young Adult Fiction and was made into a film of the same name.
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I Kick and I Fly
Ruchira Gupta - 2023-04-18
A propulsive social justice adventure by renowned activist and award-winning documentarian Ruchira Gupta, I Kick and I Fly is an inspiring, hopeful story of triumph about a girl in Bihar, India, who escapes being sold into the sex trade when a local hostel owner helps her to understand the value of her body through kung fu. On the outskirts of the ...
Gayle Forman
2022-08-26T18:49:36.000Z
Absolutely love this book. Cannot wait for the world to get its hands on it. @Ruchiragupta has created something very special here.      source
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I'll Give You the Sun
Jandy Nelson - 2015-10-27
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"We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story." At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the t...
Gayle Forman
2021-06-11T19:06:25.000Z
This book is a sunburst of feeling. So ridiculously good. If you haven't read it, get it now. If you have, join me for a re-read?      source
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Fresh
Margot Wood - 2021-08-03
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A hilarious and vulnerable coming-of-age story about the thrilling new experiences––and missteps––of a girl's freshman year of collegeSome students enter their freshman year of college knowing exactly what they want to do with their lives. Elliot McHugh is not one of those people. But picking a major is the last thing on Elliot’s mind when she’s to...
Gayle Forman
2021-04-14T22:34:23.000Z
I LOVED THIS BOOK. YOU ARE ALL GOING TO LOVE THIS BOOK!      source
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Everything Sad Is Untrue
(a true story)
Daniel Nayeri - 2020-08-25
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At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much.But Khosrou's stories, stre...
Gayle Forman
2021-03-16T21:04:19.000Z
Same. The book is everything!      source
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Ramona and Her Mother
Beverly Cleary - 2020-03-17 (first published in 1979)
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An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here.Ramona Quimby is no longer seven, but not quite eight. She's "seven and a half right now," if you ask her! Not allowed to stay home alone, yet old enough to watch pesky Willa Jean, Ramona wonders when her mother will treat her like her older, more mature sister, Beezus.But with her parent...
Gayle Forman
2020-11-28T21:12:07.000Z
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
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Beezus and Ramona
Beverly Cleary - 2020-03-17 (first published in 1955)
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Nine-year-old Beezus Quimby has her hands full with her little sister, Ramona. Sure, other people have little sisters that bother them sometimes, but is there anyone in the world like Ramona? Whether she's taking one bite out of every apple in a box or secretly inviting 15 other 4-year-olds to the house for a party, Ramona is always making trouble-...
Gayle Forman
2020-11-28T21:12:07.000Z
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
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Ramona's World
Beverly Cleary - 2020-03-17 (first published in 1999)
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Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary's final book in the Ramona series has all of the warmth, realism, and humor of its predecessors. This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 7 to 9 who are reading independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for a...
Gayle Forman
2020-11-28T21:12:07.000Z
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
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Ramona the Brave
Beverly Cleary - 2020-03-17 (first published in 1975)
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Newbery Medal winning author Beverly Cleary lovingly chronicles the ups and downs of elementary school woes. This is perfect for fans of Clementine. This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 7 to 9 who are reading independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a suppleme...
Gayle Forman
2020-11-28T21:12:07.000Z
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
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Ramona the Pest
Beverly Cleary - 2020-03-17 (first published in 1968)
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This is the second title in the hugely popular series about Ramona Quimby. Ramona doesn't think she's a pest - she knows that she isn't a pest on purpose. So how in the world does Ramona get in trouble? Why does Davy run away whenever Ramona comes near him? And how does she manage to disrupt the whole kindergarten class during their rest time? Beve...
Gayle Forman
2020-11-28T21:12:07.000Z
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
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Ramona Forever
Beverly Cleary - 2020-03-17 (first published in 1984)
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Ramona's life changes the moment Howie Kemp's mysterious uncle arrives from Saudi Arabia. Howie and his sister, Willa Jean, talk only about Uncle Hobart. Ramona's mother makes secret phone calls and stops eating dessert, and Aunt Bea is hiding something, too. Whatever surprises are in store, Ramona is determined to be happy and helpful. Whether she...
Gayle Forman
2020-11-28T21:12:07.000Z
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary
The Years That Matter Most by Paul Tough
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The Mothers by Brit Bennett