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Blue Mountain by Martine Leavitt
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Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King
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The Fog Diver by Joel Ross
Framed in Lace by Monica Ferris
Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle by George Hagen
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
How Much Is a Million? by David M. Schwartz
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
Level Up by Gene Luen Yang
The Lost Boy by Greg Ruth
Monster High by Lisi Harrison
My Pet Book by Bob Staake
No by Claudia Rueda
Pigmalion by Glenda Leznoff
Science Fiction by Joe Ollmann
Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue
Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle 10 by CLAMP
The Twins' Blanket by Hyewon Yum
Waluk by Emilo Ruiz
Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo by Emma Chichester Clark
Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love by Jim Ottaviani
You and Me by Susan Verde

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You and Me: 10/01/15

You and Me by Susan Verde is a story of friendship and how bad luck can really be good luck.

You and Me by Susan Verde is the story of best friends and all the ways they could have missed meeting each other. For anyone in a long term relationship — whether a friendship or a romantic one, the what-ifs are big thing.

For my husband and me, the what ifs include one of us choosing a different college. Or one of us could have decided to stay through to the end of the initial presentation at orientation. Or I could have chosen a different boyfriend (I had a couple other suitors). Etc. etc.

The story plays out without explanation, looking at first glance as if the worst thing has happened — the friends have missed their meeting and the train is pulling away from the station with one on board and one still running to the train. But it's not like that. It's the story of new opportunities arising from missed connections.

Five stars

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