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ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Andrews
Author's First Name: 
Jesse
Publisher: 
Amulet
Publication Date: 
2012

When Greg’s mother insists he provide support to fellow teen Rachel, who is dying of cancer, he can no longer maintain his desired low profile at school. He recruits his best friend Earl to help with Rachel; hilarity and awkwardness ensue.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS: LOVE IN THE TIME OF CANCER

Fault of Our Stars
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Green
Author's First Name: 
John
Publisher: 
Dutton
Publication Date: 
2012

Teens Hazel and Augustus meet in a cancer support group, each attracted to the other’s sharp wit and intelligence. Their poignant love story, filled with humor and pathos, reveals how much they care for life, family, and friends.  In the audio, narrator Kate Rudd gives each character a unique voice that elevates the text.

A MONSTER CALLS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Ness
Author's First Name: 
Patrick
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jim
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Kay
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2011

AFTER EVER AFTER [AUDIOBOOK]

After Ever After
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sonnenblick
Author's First Name: 
Jordan
Narrator's First Name: 
Nick
Narrator's Last Name: 
Podehl
Publisher: 
Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 
2011
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Jeffrey Alper is probably the most famous kid in his town. Even though eight years have passed, most still know him as the boy with leukemia. Now in remission, and eighth grade, Jeffrey is dealing with the aftermath of his cancer treatment and trying to navigate life as a teenager. Podehl embodies Jeffrey, obsessing equally over the new girl Lindsey, his older brother's sudden disappearance into Africa to "find himself", his parents' sudden fighting, as well as the real possibility he may never get out of the eighth grade. Fortunately Tad, Jeffrey's best friend, keeps him anchored to reality. Tad's acerbic voice and black humor is the perfect contrast to Jeffrey. This sequel to "Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie" stands on its own.  Audio forTen to Fourteen. Paula Langsam

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