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    Ms. Bixby's Last Day by - Loving their gifted teacher, three boys are dismayed when the teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year. The boys intend to make Ms. Bixby’s last day teaching as memorable as possible. 

    Room One by Andrew Clements - A shrinking school in a dying town. A face in the window of an empty house. At first these facts don't seem to be related. But Ted Hammond learns that in a very small town, there's no such thing as an isolated event. And the solution of one mystery is often the beginning of another.

    Wonder by RJ Polaccio - August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid, them you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

    The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner - A nine-year-old girl is abandoned, unconscious in a hospital ER. When she comes round, she remembers nothing about herself or her past. The girl is adopted and raised as Melanie by Dr Harper Stokes and his wife, whose own daughter Meagan was tragically murdered. Twenty years later, a reporter starts investigating Melanie's true parentage and an FBI agent becomes involved in the tangled mystery of her past.

    What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty - Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over—she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. 

    Dry by Michael Berry - Dry is a science fiction, YA thriller that follows siblings Alyssa and Garrett along with their disaster ready next-door neighbor Kelton as they struggle to survive during a drought in southern California that quickly becomes a National disaster.
    Remember Me by Christopher Pike - When Shari Cooper awoke at home after being at her girlfriend's birthday party, her family acted like she wasn't there. Shari didn't know what was wrong. Not until she followed them to the hospital. There she found herself lying on a cold slab in the morgue. Shari knew she had been murdered. Making a vow to herself to find her killer, Shari embarks on the strangest of all criminal investigations.