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Young Adult Fiction
baseball. Alex is the smallest kid on the team, and he is well known for making people laugh.
Fern. Fern raised Wilbur from the time he was born until he was weaned from the bottle. He was the runt of the litter, and Fern's father was going to kill him. Then Wilbur went to live on her Uncle Homer's farm. And it was there that Wilbur met Charlotte, the spider who saved his life.
Jennie Spring. Janie Johnson's other name is Jennie Spring. She learns that the family she lives with are not her real parents in "The Face on the Milk Carton", and that they gave her the name Jennie when they kidnapped her when she was three. The other books in the series are "Whatever Happened to Janie", "The Voice on the Radio", and "What Janie Found". Christina Roomey is from "The Fog", "The Snow", and "The Fire" series. Heidi Landseth is from "Flight 116 is Down". Danna Press is in "Flash Fire", all written by Caroline B. Cooney.
|The story "Over the Water" was written by Maude Casey, and features fourteen-year old Mary. In the book, Mary moves back and forth between two countries. Where does she travel to and from? ||Characters of Young Adult Fiction
England and Ireland. Mary was born in Ireland, but lives in England. She travels with her family to visit her grandmother and other relatives in Ireland every year.
Laurie. Laurie is from "Stranger with my Face", also by Lois Duncan. In "I Know What You Did Last Summer", a group of teens is the victims of a stalker, who knows what happened.
|Lois Lowry created 12-year old Anastasia Krupnik, who was the star of many of her own books. But Ms. Lowry also writes a series of books about Anastasia's little brother. What is his name? ||Characters of Young Adult Fiction
Sam. Sam Krupnik comes into the world in the first book "Anastasia Krupnik". Some of the books about Sam are "All About Sam", "Atta Boy, Sam", and "See You Around, Sam." Anastasia's little brother makes small appearances in the other "Anastasia" books.
His baby half-sister went into a coma. E.L. Konigsburg wrote this mystery about a sudden accident which leaves two 13-year old boys searching for the truth: who injured Branwell's baby half-sister? After the incident, he is so traumatized he is unable to speak. Branwell learns how to communicate with the help of his friend Connor, and they soon reveal what really happened.
|What is the name of the main character who hides her secret, painful life from her teacher in "Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey"? ||Characters of Young Adult Fiction
Tish. Margaret Peterson Haddix's emotional piece features 16-year old Tish Bonner, who is keeping a journal for English class. What she writes in her journal is no happy story. Her father returns home after two years, but leaves again shortly. Tish's mother leaves to find him, and Tish and her younger brother Matt are faced with one fact: they are living by themselves now.
|Tom Austen and his sister Liz find themselves at a castle. But this is no ordinary castle. It has a mystery to solve and a lost treasure to find. The owner of the castle has gone missing. Can Tom and Liz find him in time?||"The" Book Quiz
The Lost Treasure of Casa Loma. "The Lost Treasure of Casa Loma" is by Canadian author Eric Wilson. Eric Wilson has written many mysteries, all set in Canadian places.
"A Year Down Yonder", by Richard Peck. The baby had one green eye and one blue eye, which means it is a Burdick. Mildred Burdick is a bully at Mary Alice's school who picks on her the very first day.
"The Golden Compass", by Philip Pullman. Lyra spends the whole book traveling with her friend, Roger, and the gyptians to find Lord Asriel, her father. When they finally find him on the island of Svalbard, he steals Roger and separates him from his daemon, instantly killing him. The energy released from the separation is enough to open a bridge into a parallel world.
"Redwall", by Brian Jacques. Matthias, a leader mouse of Redwall Abbey, fights Cluny the Scourge, a leader of evil rats. They chase each other around until the Abbey Bell falls on Cluny, killing him.
|In what book are the three rich Baudelaire orphans sent to live with Count Olaf after their parents perished in a terrible fire?||Young Adult Battle of the Books
"The Bad Beginning", by Lemony Snicket. Count Olaf is a terrible guardian who makes Violet, Klaus, and Sunny do many difficult chores around his house. He then tries to seize the Baudelaire fortune by marrying Violet in a play, but is thwarted when Violet signs the paper with her left hand. It was declared that the bride did not sign in her own hand, and the marriage was invalid. Count Olaf was then placed under arrest for hanging Sunny from his tower in a cage, but escapes at the last minute.
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", by J. K. Rowling. Harry Potter, who lives with his non-magic aunt and uncle, receives many letters about his acceptance to the school, but they are all witheld from him by his aunt and uncle. A letter is finally delivered to him by Hagrid, gamekeeper of Hogwarts. Harry goes to Hogwarts and eventually saves the Sorcerer's Stone from the hands of Voldemort.
"Oliver Twist", by Charles Dickens. Fagin leads a gang that Oliver is lead to when found, starving and tired, by a member of the gang. Oliver is captured by authorities when his companions steal a man's wallet. Eventually, with the help of the co-leader's girlfriend, gang members are captured and the gang ceases to exist. If the task of reading the orginal version is too daunting for you, read the abbreviated edition.
|In what book does Jen, a third child, organize a rally to make the government to repeal the Population Law that states women can only have two children?||Young Adult Battle of the Books
"Among the Hidden", by Margaret Haddix. Jen and Luke are two third children that live right next door to each other in a country where only two children are allowed. Knowing they are in danger of being killed at the rally, Luke refuses to go and tries to persuade Jen to stay home. She ends up going to the rally where she and the forty other third children are gunned down by the Population Police.
"Bridge to Terabithia", by Katherine Paterson. Leslie was trying to get to the imaginary magical kingdom (Terabithia) that she and her friend Jesse had created. Because Jesse had been away from home at the time, his family thought he had drowned, too.
"Walk Two Moons", by Sharon Creech. Salamanca (known as Sal) is going to Idaho to see her mother, who died in a bus accident traveling to Lewiston. Along the way, she tells a story of a girl named Phoebe and everything that happened to her while living in Euclid, Ohio.
"Crispin: the Cross of Lead", by Avi. Crispin was being allowed passage out of the city with Bear, and John Aycliffe changed his mind about letting them go. Bear picked up Aycliffe and threw him onto the swords of the soldiers who were surrounding him.
|"Hello Diary. I am writing this up at Coco's holiday house. She seems to have realized how she has been acting, and I've just found out that she is going to be a star tennis player if she mends her ways. This is me, signing off." Is this Whitney writing this?||What If...You Played This Quiz?
No. Hello Quizzers. I don't know if I fooled you, but Haley wrote that! She knows at this point that Coco will change her life and go on to become a sports star, even though she lost popularity when she was on a drinking spree on New Year's Eve. Coco might not be the Popular Princess, but she is the Tennis Princess. This is jazzykid1, saying thank you for playing. Bye!
|"Okay, Diary, hi. It was Haley's sweet sixteen today. Sasha and I are now her best friends, so we organized a party for her, and she said she really liked it! I think this year will be really great for all of us." Who is is optimistic best friend of Haley's?||What If...You Played This Quiz?
Cecily Watson. Cecily is a cheerleader, and she is Hawaiian. She is also a really nice person, plus she's pretty, exactly the same as Sasha. She's the perfect friend for Haley and Sasha.
|"Dear Diary, my parents won't let me go to Spain with the rest of my Spanish group. Annie is thrilled because she thinks I'm trying to steal Dave from her, but Haley was sympathetic, even when she found out I had skipped two grades. I'm nearly fourteen. Still, my parents are way too overprotective." Who is this sad younger character?||What If...You Played This Quiz?
Hannah Moss. Hannah is the main target of Annie's jealousy of Dave, and of IQ. Annie's always been the good girl who studies hard. She was also innocent before she and Dave got together, and now she's paranoid and is unfair to poor Hannah.
|"Okay, hi diary. My mom kicked me out of her house so right now I'm crashing at the Lewis condo. I don't know what to do for money so right now Sasha and I have been-shall we say, borrowing some money from the cafeteria at school." Who is this myserious character?||What If...You Played This Quiz?
Luke Lawson. Luke is a pretty dangerous character so if Haley decides she wouldn't mind being alone with him, she's in BIG trouble.
|"Hi Diary. Haley totally fixed everything with the clothes I borrowed from Mimi's Boutique. Everything was returned and Sasha's mom, who is a therapist, helped me get back on track. It feels like everything's going to be OK now. Thank you so much, Haley!" Who is this previously mixed-up character?||What If...You Played This Quiz?
Whitney Klein. Whitney isn't happy. Her dad has a girlfriend that keeps taking Whitney's clothes and doesn't give them back. And her mom is dating Sasha's dad, which isn't very good, as Whitney broke friends with Sasha when she started dating Johnny Lane.
|"Dear stupid diary, tonight Drew hosted another SIGMA. Matt and Toby came, along with most of the regular girls, plus Haley and Cecily. The others are Whitney-and Coco. I wonder if she's going to wake up and realize that-I'm not going to write it." Who is this person that obviously has feelings for Coco?||What If...You Played This Quiz?
Spencer Eton. Spencer has been in love with Coco, but around the December Coco turned sixteen, he just stopped being in love. This was before, during the private SIGMA that Haley went to with the popular girls.
|"Hey Diary, my mom just came back. I'm going to live with her again! Haley, Reese and Johnny helped me stay sane while I waited for her to come back. But Coco and Whitney still won't talk to me." Whose mom came home at last?||What If...You Played This Quiz?
Sasha Lewis. Sasha's mom left for France when Sasha was a little girl, and Sasha was furious. She chose to cut her mom out of her life-at least, until her dad left. Then Sasha's life fell apart. Her only link to a normal life was her boyfriend, Johnny Lane.
|"Hiya Diary. A cute new girl moved next door yesterday. Her name is Haley Miller and she has long auburn hair. Today she saw Coco and Whitney giving me a ride to school. I don't think she was impressed, and that's probably good. She doesn't want to get mixed up with Coco." Who is Haley's neighbour?||What If...You Played This Quiz?
Reese Highland. Coco has a crush on Reese, but he has a crush on Haley. Don't hold your breath, Coco!
|"Dear Diary, Dave broke up with me today. Haley says she'll help me out, but I'm sure it won't work. And my birthday is ruined again! Thank you so much, Hannah Moss, for spoiling my sweet sixteen and not making Coco do it again!" Who is this sad person who keeps having ruined birthdays?||What If...You Played This Quiz?
Annie Armstrong. Coco has ruined Annie's birthday for seven years. Having the same birthday means it isn't that hard, but still, if Haley can give Annie a surprise birthday party she might actually have some fun...
|"Hey there journal. Haley came over today and we gave her a makeover. She looks so hot, but not as good as me! But I went on a chatroom and Haley called me and Whitney vipers! How dare she! Doesn't she know I'm popular? I am so going to kill her social life!" Who is this Miss Popular?||What If...You Played This Quiz?
Coco De Clerq. Coco is the most popular girl in the school, and everyone wants to be her friend. Her main best friend is Whitney, who is prettier, but Coco is more popular. If you get on the wrong side of her, or the right side even, you will PAY for the damage. Coco has some mean tricks that may or may not get Haley.