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All Emergencies, Ring Super
Dana is an actress who lives in New York, but she is going through an identity crisis. She suddenly decided that acting was a pretty banal way to make a living, and now is a building superintendent and spends her time doing odd jobs around the building and tutoring kids at an alternative school. One of the kids she tutors tells her that he lives in a building that recently burned down. While everyone, including the FDNY, believes the fire was accident...
Friends for Life
This book concerns a teenager, Susan, who is moving back to Boston with her family after having lived in New York for several years. When she gets back, she finds her long-time best friend Colleen acting strangely. Colleen is too thin and jumpy, and she is fixated on a death which everyone believes was a drug overdose, but that Colleen insists was murder. When Susan arrives for her first day of school, a crowd is gathering outside the building. Co...
Life Without Friends
This is a sequel to the Ellen Emerson White book Friends for Life. In this book, Beverly is dealing with a lot of hard things from her past. Her mother committed suicide when she was younger, and her former boyfriend (Tim) was a drug dealer who killed two people and attempted to kill another. Susan is dealing with the self-loathing she feels because she blames herself for her mother's death and the death of Colleen, one of the girls her ex-boyfriend m...
Long Live the Queen
This is the third and final book in the President's Daughter series (it is the sequel to the President's Daugher and White House Autumn). In this book, Meg and her family continue to deal with the pressures of being the First Family of the United States. In particular, Meg and her brothers are experiencing problems with their Secret Service Agents. While her younger brother Steven just chafes at having them around all the time, Meg feels particularly ...

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Romance is a Wonderful Thing
Trish is a high school student. She is very smart and takes all honors classes, and she is also very involved in activites like school plays and Yearbook, and she is on the tennis team. Colin, on the other hand, is perceived as a trouble maker. He is in remedial classes, he gets into fights with other students and teachers, and the whole school knows about his scandalous past--he got a girl named Diane pregnant. For some reason that none of Trish's f...
The President's Daughter
This is the story of Meghan Powers, whose mother becomes the first female President of the United States. (It is the first book in a trilogy about Meg Powers.) The novel follows Meg and her family throughout the election process and through the first several months of Katharine Powers's Presidency. At the beginning of the novel, when Meg's mother is still a Senator, Meg is a relatively normal teenager who talks to her friends about boys, school, a...
The Road Home
Rebecca is a nurse in Vietnam during the war. As the book opens, she is dealing with the recent death of two of her good friends, and the physical injuries she received at the same time as their deaths. At the beginning of the book, the circumstances of these deaths, and how Rebecca was injured, are unclear. Not only are two of her good friends dead, but her best friend in Vietnam has recently completed her tour and gone home, she hasn't seen her brot...
Voyage on the Great Titanic
Margaret Brady is an orphan who lives in a convent in London. Her only family member is her brother, William, who is in Boston trying to save up enough money to pay for her passage. Margaret lucks out--sort of--when a rich American woman named Mrs. Carstairs hires Margaret as a companion to accompany her on the Titanic. The story proceeds as Margaret observes life and activity on the ship--in first class, no less--from the perspective of a poor young ...
White House Autumn
This is the second in the trilogy about Meg Powers (the first sequel to The President's Daughter, in which Meg's mother was elected President). In this novel, Meg continues to deal with the pressure of the being the only daughter of the first female President of the United States. At first Meg's major dilemmas are dealing with the media and her first serious boyfriend, but then there is an assassination attempt on Meg's mother. After her mother is s...


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