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Oskar Schell is a super-smart nine-year old grieving the loss of his father, Thomas, who was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. He's feeling depressed and anxious, and feels angry and distant towards his mother. He's been pretty traumatized by his Dad's death and is afraid of just about everything.

And he has a terrible secret. When he got home from school on September 11, he listened to voice messages his Dad left on the answering machine from the burning World Trade Center. His Dad then called one last time, but Oskar was too afraid to pick up, and the line went dead.

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What would you do if you were at a party and you were raped?  Would you call the police?  That is exactly what happens to Melinda Sardino.  She is so traumatized that it affects her family life, her friendships, and she begins withdraws into her self. How would you handle this situation?  To see if Melinda overcomes this tragedy you must read "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson.

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Mitch is a sports writer in Chicago who has lost touch with his favorite teacher, Morrie. One night, Mitch is flipping through channels on television and is stunned when he sees Morrie on "Nightline" with Ted Koppel. Mitch finds out Morrie has ALS disease which paralyzes the body working up from the feet. He stops to watch the program, hears Morrie talk.  Mitch decides not to miss the last days of Morrie's life. Mitch flies to Massachusetts to visit Morrie on a Tuesday, just like he always did in college. Morrie tells Mitch that they are Tuesday people. They decide to meet every Tuesday. Through the story we see Mitch getting weaker and weaker. To understand this story about life and death, read TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Mitch Albom. (Mackswell D., Concord, New Hampshire)

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