The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer

10 best books like The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer (Gary Paulsen): Damned Strong Love: The True Story of Willi G. and Stefan K., Under the Blood-Red Sun, Beneath a Meth Moon, Prairie Songs, Winter Birds, The Straight Road to Kylie, In Mike We Trust, Knights of the Hill Country, Go Big or Go Home, The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls

AuthorLutz van Dijk
‘The Soul records only growth not time. This is why some people have such a great impact on our lives even though we only know them for a short time whereas others we’ve known a lifetime have no effect at all’. From Kung Fu.

This book is marketed as a gay autobiographical love story set...
AuthorGraham Salisbury
Tomi was born in Hawaii. His grandfather and parents were born in Japan, and came to America to escape poverty.

World War II seems far away from Tomi and his friends, who are too busy playing ball on their eighth-grade team, the Rats.

But then Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Japanese,...
Beneath a Meth Moon
AuthorJacqueline Woodson
Laurel Daneau has moved on to a new life, in a new town, but inside she’s still reeling from the loss of her beloved mother and grandmother after Hurricane Katrina washed away their home. Laurel’s new life is going well, with a new best friend, a place on the cheerleading squad and T-Boom, co-captain...
AuthorPam Conrad
"The prairie was like a giant plate, stretching all the way to the sky at the edges. And we were like two tiny peas left over from dinner, Lester and me."
Louisa loves the Nebraska prairie, the only home she's ever known. It's a lonely place, surrounded by miles of wild, flat grasslands, but it's the...
Winter Birds
AuthorJim Grimsley
On a snowy Thanksgiving day in North Carolina along a stretch of rural highway, a dreamy eight-year-old named Danny Crell is caught in the middle of a violent quarrel between his parents. Danny's father, Bobjay Crell, has been at the mercy of doctors, unforgiving landlords, and cruel farm bosses ever...
AuthorNico Medina
Life is fabulous for Jonathan Parish.
He's seventeen, out and proud, and ready to party through senior year with his posse of best girlfriends. But the year starts off with the wrong kind of bang when Jonathan -- in an inebriated lapse of judgment -- sleeps with a friend of his... A girlfriend!
AuthorP.E. Ryan
He wanted it. He craved it.
He could barely remember what it was. When Garth's uncle comes to visit, he's like a breath of very needed fresh air. Mike is laid-back and relaxed—and willing to accept Garth for who he is, without question. For the first time in a long while, Garth feels...
AuthorTim Tharp
In a small Oklahoma town, one star linebacker must decide what kind of man he wants to be--both on and off the field.
Welcome to Kennisaw--where Friday night high school football ranks right up there with God and country, and sometimes even comes in first. This year, the Kennisaw Knights are going...
AuthorWill Hobbs
A meteorite is hurtling toward the Black Hills of South Dakota. . . .

Brady Steele watches in awe as a fireball comes crashing through the roof of his house. Brady immediately calls up his cousin, Quinn. They both love all things extreme, and this is the most extreme thing ever!

AuthorJulie Schumacher
I'm Adrienne Haus, survivor of a mother-daughter book club. Most of us didn't want to join. My mother signed me up because I was stuck at home all summer, with my knee in a brace. CeeCee's parents forced her to join after cancelling her Paris trip because she bashed up their car. The members of "The Unbearable...
AuthorKatherine Paterson
Jip: His Story, Katherine Paterson
Jip, His Story, is a 1996 children's book, written by American novelist Katherine Paterson. Set in Vermont, during the 1850s, it focuses on a 12-year-old orphan, named Jip, who was abandoned as an infant, and mistaken for a gypsy because of his skin color. Jip...
AuthorAlecia Whitaker
Fourteen-year-old Kentucky girl Ricki Jo Winstead, who would prefer to be called Ericka, thank you very much, is eager to shed her farmer's daughter roots and become part of the popular crowd at her small town high school. She trades her Bible for Seventeen magazine, buys new "sophisticated" clothes...
AuthorBrent Hartinger
The guy looked at me with a stare that would have frozen antifreeze.

"You the new groupie, huh?"

"Yeah," I said. "So?"

"So no one wants you here. Why don't you go back where you came from?"

I can't go back, I wanted to say. That was the thing about living in a group home....
AuthorRich Wallace
Ogunquit, Maine. That’s not where you’d expect to find a guy like Danny. He’s not a tourist. He’s not a local. And he’s definitely not gay. As far as he can tell, only he and the bartender at Dishes, where he works as a dishwasher, are straight. But that’s not what bothers Danny. What bothers...
Speedy in Oz
AuthorRuth Plumly Thompson
Speedy in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson is the twenty-eighth Oz book and the 14th written by Thompson who took over as the "Royal Historian of Oz" upon Baum's death in 1920.

According to the Oz Club's site, Thompsons Oz books usually have an American child acting as companion to a magical creature...
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