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Fight For Life - Wild at Heart 1
In this book a girl named Maggie lives with her grandmother in her veterinary clinic after her parents died. Maggie is trying to balance her helping out at the clinic with her dismal test and homework grades at school. In the meantime a dog breader in town is running a puppy mill and Maggie feels it is up to her to catch the criminal and save the puppies. Maggie is a stubern kid and thinks she can do all of this by her self, so when her grandmother br...
Catalyst
Kate Malone is a straight A-student, preacher's daughter, and long distance runner. She keeps her life quite organized. She spends her time keeping the family in order, and trying to get into her dream college, MIT. She runs at night to lose her problems. Running far and fast to clear her mind. Kate goes to school and spends time with her close friends and boyfriend, Mitch. She awaits a letter from MIT. Everyday, people ask if it's come and sh...
Fear of Falling - Wild at Heart 9
David's going to learn to jump, even if it kills him. And sometimes, he's almost afraid it might-- like when Comet balks and won't go over the crossbar. Now that his dad's back in town, he's promisedto teach David how to jump like a champion. But David can't let him know how scared he is. Because there's one thing he's more afraid of than falling off a horse-- and that's disappointing his dad. If he does, his dad might leave again, and it'll be all David...
Fever
This book is about a girl who escapes from home with her grandfather to escape the yellow fever which her mother has. She was unwilling to go but was urged by her mother. They go on a wagon and try to enter the next county where no one has the fever but they are kicked out because her grandfather coughed a lot which could be a sign of the fever. Her grandfather gets the fever and she gets it too. As she is trying to get water for her grandfather from a s...

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Fever 1793
Mattie Cook, a teenage girl living in Philadelphia during the late 18th century, has many hopes and dreams. She has plans for the coffee house her poor family owns, and she plans for her future and family. Just when everything seems perfect, her friend Polly Logan dies of an unknown cause. Polly is not the only one who has been dying a strange death. The Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 is breaking loose. When her mother becomes ill with the fever, M...
Homeless - Wild at Heart 2
Socrates is missing! The kids (Brenna, David, Sunita, Maggi and Zoe) have looked everywhere. But instead of finding Dr. Mac's cat, they found a pack of feral cats-- hundreds of them, living outside in the wild, foraging for food. Homeless. Dr. Mac says that they're meant to be wild, but Sunita doesn't think anyone would want to live like that. Sunita thinks she can tame them and find them homes. She knows she can. ...
Manatee Blues - Wild at Heart 4
Palm trees. Brenna can't believe she's really seeing palm trees! Dr. Mac has brought Brenna, Maggie, and Zoe to Florida to visit her friend Gretchen, a marine biologist. She runs a manatee rescue center that is in desperate need of money. Who will save these beautiful creatures if the center shuts down? Brenna wants to do something to help. But all she's done so far is make Dr. Mac mad at her. She guesses jumping into canals isn't what Dr. Mac had in min...
Prom
There are tons of books about the popular kids and some books about geeks. How many books are there about average kids? Kids that are passing, aren't in clubs and have no clue what they will do after high school. Ashley is an average kid. She has a boyfriend that everyone thinks is trouble but she's crazy about, and she has a part time that she doesn't like. On top of everything else she has an over-crowded house and her mom is pregnant again. She is...
Say Good-Bye - Wild at Heart 5
Yum-Yum is an amazing therapy dog. He visits cancer patients at the children's hospital and cheers them up with his tricks. But Dr. Mac has just found a tumor in his mouth and wants to do a biopsy. Cancer? It just can't be! Who will cheer up the kids at the hospital if Yum-Yum has to say good-bye? ...
Speak
In the book, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, a young girl, Melinda, who used to be a “popular girl” is now an outcast. She used to be very social, outgoing, and loved until one night at a party. Things went wrong and Melinda called the cops. There was drinking and drugs at the party, but this isn't the reason Melinda decided to crash the party. After that night, no one could forgive her. Her friends wouldn't talk to her, and everyone ignored her. No...

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Storm Rescue - Wild at Heart
The town is flooded! Hurricane Felix has dropped buckets of rain on them, and the waters are still rising. Lucy, a Siamese cat Sunita sits for, is trapped in the attic-- her owner's house is under six feet of water! Lucy ran and hid from the rescue workers. Sunita is the only one she'll come to. Now it's up for her to save her. ...
Teacher's Pet - Wild at Heart 7
Middle school started today, and Maggie hates it. She has so much homework! What if she can't handle it? The only decent thing is Scout, her science teacher's new quide dog. Having a a German sheperd in the classroom can be very distracting! Maggie can tell that Mr. Carlson and Scout haven't really gotten used to working together. She doesn't think her teacher is much of a dog person. Maybe she can help... ...
Trapped - Wild at Heart 8
Brenna's so mad she can hardly see straight. Someone's been setting animals traps in the nature preserve behind her house! That's illegal. Of course, she thinks all trapping should be illegal, period. Her older brother, Sage, agrees with her. In fact, he's so angry that she's afraid he's going to do something extreme. ...
Trickster - Wild at Heart 3
David just has to ride that horse. Trickster, he means. It was love at first sight when he saw him. Mr. Quinn made an emergency stop at the clinic. Trickster's horse trailer had been hit on the highway. Dr. Mac treated his leg, but he needs time and care before he can run again. Maggie says pigs will fly before David can ride him, but David has a plan. Since he's already shoveling manure at Quinn's Stables, he'll watch over Trickster and help him get bet...


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