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Tangerine
Edward Bloor

TEEN BLOOR

Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.


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Leverage
Joshua C. Cohen

TEEN COHEN

High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny.


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Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series
John Feinstein

MYS TEEN FEINSTEIN

While covering baseball’s World Series between the Washington Nationals and the Boston Red Sox, teenage sports reporters Stevie and Susan Carol investigate a rookie pitcher whose evasive answers during an interview reveal more than a few contradictions in his life story.


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Stupid Fast
Geoff Herbach

TEEN HERBACH

Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of Squirrel Nut to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love and the courage to confront his family’s past and current problems.


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Open Ice
Pat Hughes

TEEN HUGHES

Hockey has been Nick Taglio’s life since he was five years old, so when a massive concussion benches him—possibly for good—everything seems to fall apart, including his schoolwork, his family relationships, his friendships, and his love life.


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Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs
Ron Koertge

TEEN KOERTGE

Fourteen-year-old Kevin Boland, poet and first baseman, is torn between his cute girlfriend Mira and Amy, who is funny, plays Chopin on the piano, and is also a poet.


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Pop
Gordon Korman

TEEN KORMAN

Lonely after a midsummer move to a new town, sixteen-year-old high-school quarterback Marcus Jordan becomes friends with a retired professional linebacker who is great at training him, but whose childish behavior keeps Marcus in hot water.


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Center Field
Robert Lipsyte

TEEN LIPSYTE

Mike lives for baseball and hopes to follow his idol into the major leagues one day, but he is distracted by a new player who might take his place in center field, an ankle injury, problems at home, and a growing awareness that something sinister is happening at school.


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Heat
Mike Lupica

TEEN LUPICA

Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof.


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Game
Walter Dean Myers

TEEN MYERS

If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new—white—student threatens to take the scouts’ attention away from him.


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Ball Don't Lie
Matt de la Pena

TEEN PENA

Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives to play basketball at school and at Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles and is headed for the pros, but he is unaware of the many dangers—including his own past—that threaten his dream.


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Keeper
Mal Peet

TEEN PEET

In an interview with a young journalist, World Cup hero, El Gato, describes his youth in the Brazilian rain forest and the events, experiences, and people that helped make him a great goalkeeper and renowned soccer star.


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The Cardturner
Louis Sachar

TEEN SACHAR

When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-old Alton to be a cardturner for him, Alton has no idea how much he will ultimately learn from his eccentric relative. Includes appendix by Syd Fox with information about bridge.


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Sports Camp
Rich Wallace

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Eleven-year-old Riley Liston tries to fit in at Camp Olympia, a summer sports camp where he is one of the youngest boys.


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Home Team
Eric Walters, Jerome Williams, Johnnie Williams III

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Nick and Kia will do just about anything to convince the Toronto Raptors to visit their school.


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