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Juli Baker is the new girl across the street. The moment she sees Bruce, she goes over and says hi and then she considers him her best friend. Then from that point on, she tries to make him her boy friend, and she tries to get him to kiss her. She is very happy she moved in. The problem is that Bruce does not want to be her boyfriend or kiss her. He was doing just fine before she moved in. He would be ok if she said hi every once in a while, but...
How I Survived Being A Girl
How I Survived Being A Girl is a story about a young girl named Jane who has always been best friends with a guy named Charlie. But when they enter middle school at sixth grade, everything changes. Jane finds out that being best friends with a guy is not acceptable to middle school society. But she doesn't want to become friends with prissy girls. Through many hilarious events, she comes to realize that girls are not all that bad....
Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary
A teenage girl visits her friend in the country for new years. By accident, she meets an old lady with a strange history. When strange things start happening she feels responsible for finding out what it is. At the same time her and her friends are invited to a wild party. While there she finds a boy. It looks as if she will be with him until his sister turns out to be an enemy....
Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf
Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf is about a girl named Sammy Keyes who is helping to look for a girl named Alyssa who always runs away. Sammy lives with only her grandmother in an apartment complex where only old people are allowed to live so she always has to go through the fire escape to go in. She has a neighbor whom she hates because that neighbor always trys to get her in trouble. But now, Alyssa has run away. Will Sammy be able to find her?...

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