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Bringing Up the Bones
by Lara Zeises

Bridget Edelstein mourns the loss of her high school boyfriend who died in a car crash, and rebounds with a new love.

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Cruise Control
by Terry Trueman

A talented basketball player struggles to deal with the helplessness and anger that come with having a brother rendered completely dysfunctional by severe cerebral palsy and a father who deserted the family.

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Driver's Ed
by Caroline Cooney

Three teenagers' lives are changed forever when they thoughtlessly steal a stop sign from a dangerous intersection and a young mother is killed in an automobile accident there.

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Driving Lessons
by Catherine Dexter

When she is sent to the small town in South Dakota where she had lived briefly with her great-grandmother after her father's death, fourteen-year-old Mattie must sort out her confused feelings about why she is there, her mother's possible remarriage, and the free-spirited seventeen-year-old she has just met.

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Electric Dreams: One Unlikely Team of Kids and the Race to Build the Car of the Future
by Caroline Kettlewell

"Electric Dreams" offers drama built on marvelous small-town characters, and a story of never-say-die invention which would make North Carolina's other pioneers, the Wright Brothers, proud.

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Face
by Benjamin Zephaniah

A teenage boy's face is disfigured in an automobile accident, and he must learn to deal with the changes in his life.

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Leap Day
by Wendy Mass

On her fourth Leap birthday, when she turns sixteen, Josie has a number of momentous experiences, including taking her driver's test, auditioning for a school play, and celebrating with her family and friends.

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Nobody Else Has to Know
by Ingrid Tomey

Fifteen-year-old Webber must either live with guilt or tell the truth about who was driving his grandfather's car when it struck and seriously injured a little girl.

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Rules of the Road
by Joan Bauer

Sixteen-year-old Jenna gets a job driving the elderly owner of a chain of successful shoe stores from Chicago to Texas to confront the son who is trying to force her to retire, and along the way Jenna hones her talents as a saleswoman and finds the strength to face her alcoholic father.

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Tears of a Tiger
by Sharon Draper

The death of high school basketball star Rob Washington in an automobile accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car, and many others in the school.

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The Car
by Gary Paulsen

A teenager left on his own travels west in a kit car he built himself, and along the way picks up two Vietnam veterans, who take him on an eye-opening journey.

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The Key the to Golden Firebird
by Maureen Johnson

As three teenaged sisters struggle to cope with their father's sudden death, they find they must reexamine friendships, lifelong dreams, and their relationships with each other and their father.

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Whirligig
by Paul Fleischman

While traveling to each corner of the country to build a whirligig in memory of the girl whose death he causes, sixteen-year-old Brian finds forgiveness and atonement.

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