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Steven has a totally normal life. He plays drums in the All-City Jazz Band, has a crush on the hottest girl in school, and is constantly annoyed by his younger brother, Jeffrey. But when Jeffrey gets sick, Steven's world is turned upside down, and he is forced to deal with his brother's illness, his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece, his homework, the band, girls, and Dangerous Pie.
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until a medical miracle shrunk the tumors in her lungs. Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too - post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and - shockingly, to her - interested in Hazel.
Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid.
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face.
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. She takes a job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will is acerbic, moody, and bossy, but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. At fifteen, Christopher's carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbor's dog impaled on a garden fork and is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer and turns to his favorite fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents' marriage.
Set fifty years apart, two independent stories weave back and forth with mesmerizing symmetry. Ever since his mom died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mom's room, and when a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose, both children risk everything to find what's missing.
When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and she and her father flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo. In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure's converge.