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  • NEPTUNE LAUGHED. by Clark, Denis.
    Clark, Denis.
    NEPTUNE LAUGHED.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Lutterworth Press, (1949). Hardcover first edition - Suspense story for young adults: two boys have joined their parents in the Mediterranean for a holiday - and they become engrossed with spear fishing - but then they witnessed a murder and they became the hunted. Color frontispiece. 215 pp

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (price-clipped, edges were reinforced by tape, several small chips and tears).

    Book ID: 70097
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  • BLACK LIGHTNING: The Story of a Leopard. by Clark, Denis (1927-1951?)
    Clark, Denis (1927-1951?)
    BLACK LIGHTNING: The Story of a Leopard.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1954. Hardcover first edition - Published posthumously, this is a story told to Clark as a young man by a Buddhist monk in Ceylon. Foreword by Clark's wife, Stephanie Clark. Illustrated with drawings by C. Gifford Ambler. 144 pp.

    Condition: Good in terra cotta cloth with black lettering (gift inscription on front endpaper, some discoloration to endpapers from binder's glue), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73769
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  • JESS, CHUNK, AND THE ROAD TRIP TO INFINITY by Clark, Kristin Elizabeth.
    Clark, Kristin Elizabeth.
    JESS, CHUNK, AND THE ROAD TRIP TO INFINITY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Immediately after graduation, Jess and her best friend, Chunk, embark on a road trip from San Jose, CA, to Chicago. Trans teen Jess has tried to fly under the radar, but now she's ready to show her true self. Where better to make her debut than a surprise appearance at her transphobic dad's wedding to her mom's former best friend?" SIGNED by the author on the title page with the comment "first book I've signed" and dated in 2016, the year of publication. 263 pp. ISBN: 978-0374380069.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 76273
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  • Clifford, Eth.
    THE WILD ONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - A fictionalized biography written for older children about the rebellious youth of Santiago Ramon y Cajal, a Spanish boy in a small town in 1886, who resisted his strict doctor father and wanted to become an artist, but grew up to win the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on the nervous system. Illustrated by Arvis Stewart. ISBN: 0-395-194911.

    Condition: Very good+ in a very good dust jacket (short edge tears to dj.)

    Book ID: 23853
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  • Collins, Alan.
    JACOB'S LADDER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Australian writer's first novel, a coming of age story originally published as 'The Boys from Bondi'. Set in Sydney during the depression and World War II, this is the story of two orphaned Jewish boys, who wind up in a home filled with refugees from the Nazis. ISBN: 0-525-672729.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 26942
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  • TEEN-AGE TREASURE CHEST OF SPORT SERIES: The Teen-age Library. by Combs, Charles
    Combs, Charles
    TEEN-AGE TREASURE CHEST OF SPORT SERIES: The Teen-age Library.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1948) dj. Hardcover - Contains 19 stories of every type of competitive sports written from the point of view of the modern teen-ager . Illustrated with small drawings. Preface by the author. A title in The Teen-age Library. 250 pp.

    Condition: Good in orange boards in a good dust jacket (gift inscription, usual toning to the pages, some edgewear to the dj, sunning to spine, now protected by an archival cover)

    Book ID: 78746
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  • IF THIS IS LOVE, I'LL TAKE SPAGHETTI. by Conford, Ellen.
    Conford, Ellen.
    IF THIS IS LOVE, I'LL TAKE SPAGHETTI.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic - Four Winds Press. (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of nine short stories about the problems of being a teenager. 165 pp. ISBN: 0-590-07878X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57864
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  • Conrad, Sybil.
    SORORITY REBEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1958.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Interesting picture of a time when women's roles were just beginning to questioned in the US. A young girl from a small town goes to a large public university, and participates in the sorority rush, even as she questions whether or not she wants her ability to choose her own life constrained by the expectations of being a Gamma. 158 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (some biopredation to the folds and edges of the dj, rear flap separating, but it is still quite attractive and protected now by a new archival cover.).

    Book ID: 54810
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  • THE GIRLS OF SILVER SPUR RANCH. by Cooke, Grace MacGowan and Anne McQueen.
    Cooke, Grace MacGowan and Anne McQueen.
    THE GIRLS OF SILVER SPUR RANCH.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, n,d,[c 1913] dj. Hardcover - The struggles of three sisters and their mother on a small ranch in Texas, while their father is away fighting in the Spanish American war. Grace MacGowan Cooke lived, with her sister at Upton Sinclair's Helicon Home Colony and after it burned down in 1907. they moved to the artists' colony at Carmel-by-the-Sea in California (joining such writers as Mary Austin, Jack London, George Sterling and more.) Most of her books were written in collaboration with her sister Alice, but this one was written with the Florida writer Anne McQueen. 252 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good in blue cloth in a fair only example of the fragile dust jacket (age toning to the pages, dj is splitting along the side of the spine and at the folds, chips to the top of the spine).

    Book ID: 69099
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  • CATCH A FALLING STAR. by Culbertson, Kim.
    Culbertson, Kim.
    CATCH A FALLING STAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Point / Scholastic, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Young adult novel: "Nothing ever happens in Little, CA. Which is just the way Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. .. . [and Carter gets a] secret offer of a lifetime: playing the role of Adam's girlfriend while he's in town, to improve his public image, in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Her family really needs the money and so Carters agrees. But it turns out Adam isn't at all who she thought he was. As they grow closer, their relationship walks a blurry line between what's real and what's fake." SIGNED on the title page. 299 pp. ISBN: 978-0545627047.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72227
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  • BUCKING THE SARGE. by Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    BUCKING THE SARGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House - Wendy Lamb Books, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel by this Newbery and Coretta Scott King award winning writer - "Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan." 259 pp. ISBN: 0-385-323077.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50143
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  • A ROYAL SMUGGLER or, The Adventures of Two Boys in the Indian Archipelago. by Dalton, William (1821-1875)
    Dalton, William (1821-1875)
    A ROYAL SMUGGLER or, The Adventures of Two Boys in the Indian Archipelago.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Chicago: Thompson and Thomas, (c 1902). Hardcover - An adventure story for young adults by this British Victorian author who known for setting his books in exotic locales - Japan, Peru - and in this case, India. Originally published in England in 1863 as "The Nest Hunters" but hard to find in any vintage printing. 396 pp.

    Condition: Rather poor condition overall red cloth with illustrated front cover and spine (both hinges badly cracked, missing front endpaper and frontispiece, but binding is reasonably attractive and clean)

    Book ID: 77647
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  • A ROYAL SMUGGLER or, The Adventures of Two Boys in the Indian Archipelago. by Dalton, William (1821-1875)
    Dalton, William (1821-1875)
    A ROYAL SMUGGLER or, The Adventures of Two Boys in the Indian Archipelago.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, (c 1902). Hardcover - An adventure story for young adults by this British Victorian author who known for setting his books in exotic locales - Japan, Peru - and in this case, India. Originally published in England in 1863 as "The Nest Hunters" but hard to find in any vintage printing. 396 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in light green cloth with illustrated front cover (rubbing to the lettering on the spine, some mottling to the back cover)

    Book ID: 74270
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  • NOT LIKE YOU. by Davis, Deborah.
    Davis, Deborah.
    NOT LIKE YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin), (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Powerful and sensitive young adult novel - honest and beautifully written - the story of a teenage girl who must decide whether taking care of herself means no longer taking care of her alcoholic mother. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication on the title page. 268 pp. Promotional postcard and author's business card laid in. ISBN: 9780618720934.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 40288
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  • NOT LIKE YOU. by Davis, Deborah.
    Davis, Deborah.
    NOT LIKE YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin), (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Powerful and sensitive young adult novel - honest and beautifully written - the story of a teenage girl who must decide whether taking care of herself means no longer taking care of her alcoholic mother. SIGNED on the title page. 268 pp. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 9780618720934.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 40287
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  • I, JUAN DE PAREJA and Related Readings. by de Trevino, Elizabeth Borton, Ana Castillo, Ruby Dee, Lawrence Yep and others.
    de Trevino, Elizabeth Borton, Ana Castillo, Ruby Dee, Lawrence Yep and others.
    I, JUAN DE PAREJA and Related Readings.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Boston: McDougall Littell (Houghton Mifflin), (1997.). Hardcover - Includes this Newbery award winning young adult novel, poems by Ana Castillo and Jacques Prevert, a retelling of a folktale by Yep, a short story by Ruby Dee and more. A title in the Literature Connection series, designed to be used in schools. 221 pp. ISBN: 0-395-775310.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards (number written on bottom of book.)

    Book ID: 42424
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  • RIDERS OF THE GABILONS. by Dean, Graham M.
    Dean, Graham M.
    RIDERS OF THE GABILONS.

    Edition: Junior Literary Guild.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1944. dj. Hardcover - Jimmy, the youngest cowboy on the Double Springs Ranch in central California gets involved in solving the mystery of who is truck rustling the cattle. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Wesley Dennis. 191 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (edgewear to dj, some tears to spine of dj, erasure to front cover.)

    Book ID: 54733
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  • Dean, Graham M.
    THE FRONT PAGE MYSTERY.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, n.d. (c 1931.). Hardcover - A newspaper mystery thriller for young adults. Illustrated by Manning De V Lee. 237 pp. Reprint for The Parents' Institute, Inc as a title in the 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' series, no date (only orig copyright), probably late 50's or early 60's, bound in dark blue cloth with red magnifying glass on front cover with 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' inside, red panel with title in dark blue on spine. One of a series of books published in a uniform binding.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth, (slight wear to the cloth covers, contents clean and tight) , no dj,

    Book ID: 39691
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  • PERSONAL DEMONS. by Desrochers, Lisa.
    Desrochers, Lisa.
    PERSONAL DEMONS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2010). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel - sexy and fun as Luc and Gabe fight for Frannie's soul. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Which would you choose?" 368 pp. ISBN: 9780765328083.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59073
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  • WHO CARES ABOUT ESPIE SANCHEZ? by Dunnahoo, Terry.
    Dunnahoo, Terry.
    WHO CARES ABOUT ESPIE SANCHEZ?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1975) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, for older children and young adults, the story of a 15 year old loner runaway who finally gets another chance. Influenced by the Los Angeles Police Department Explorer Program. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper "For --- All things are possible" and dated in 1983. 152 pp. ISBN: 0-525426906.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 79636
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  • THE DARK CARD. by Ehrlich, Amy.
    Ehrlich, Amy.
    THE DARK CARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Young adult novel about the lure of gambling and the world of the casinos. ISBN: 0-670-837334.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dust jacket. (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 24330
    Keywords: Young adult books
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  • Ellis, Mel.
    NO MAN FOR MURDER.

    Edition: Family Bookshelf edition.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1973.) dj. Hardcover - Seventeen year old Danny Stuart is accused of murdering Jake Tabor over the well-being of a coon-hound named Molly who had run away to have her pups - a novel for all ages which combines suspense, tenderness and adventure. 212 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Robert Alcorn. ISBN: 0-03-0074460.

    Condition: Good in a good dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37717
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  • NO MAN FOR MURDER. by Ellis, Mel.
    Ellis, Mel.
    NO MAN FOR MURDER.

    Edition: Family Bookshelf edition.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1973.) dj. Hardcover - Seventeen year old Danny Stuart is accused of murdering Jake Tabor over the well-being of a coon-hound named Molly who had run away to have her pups - a novel for all ages which combines suspense, tenderness and adventure. 212 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Robert Alcorn. ISBN: 0-03-0074460.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58925
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  • ESCAPE FROM NOWHERE. by Eyerly, Jeannette.
    Eyerly, Jeannette.
    ESCAPE FROM NOWHERE.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Lippincott, (1969) dj. Hardcover - A high school student uses smoking pot to try and escape from the problems in her life. 187 pp. ISBN: 0-397-310706.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tear to top edge of front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 66350
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  • IF YOU COULD BE MINE. by Farizan, Sara.
    Farizan, Sara.
    IF YOU COULD BE MINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2013. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a young adult novel set in modern day Iran. "Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. Theyve shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in loveSahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light." 248 pp. ISBN: 978-1616202514.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 75525
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  • THE SEA OF TROLLS. by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    THE SEA OF TROLLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel for older children or young adults which draws upon Scandinavian mythology and medieval history. While the story is an exciting - and sometimes humorous one - it is enriched by allusions to Beowulf, the destruction of the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, and the Norse legend of Jack and Jill. In explaining why she wrote a novel about the Norsemen, Farmer said that they "gave us a sense of individuality, a love of freedom, and a respect for courage and loyalty." While very different in tone and time from Farmer's multiple award winning novel 'The House of the Scorpion,' this is equally rewarding. In reviewing this book for…

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    New York: Atheneum, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel for older children or young adults which draws upon Scandinavian mythology and medieval history. While the story is an exciting - and sometimes humorous one - it is enriched by allusions to Beowulf, the destruction of the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, and the Norse legend of Jack and Jill. In explaining why she wrote a novel about the Norsemen, Farmer said that they "gave us a sense of individuality, a love of freedom, and a respect for courage and loyalty." While very different in tone and time from Farmer's multiple award winning novel 'The House of the Scorpion,' this is equally rewarding. In reviewing this book for the UK Times, Amanda Craig said "the classics of children's literature remain pretty much the same. Why bother to read new ones when the old are so good? Yet every so often something comes along which should instantly be added to the list of those books which leave an indelible mark on the imagination....Nancy Farmer's The Sea of Trolls is such a book.... I have no hesitation in recommending Sea of Trolls as the best children's novel of 2004." SIGNED on the title page. Cast of characters, maps, author's appendix, sources xv, 459 pp. ISBN: 0-689-867441.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a very good jacket.(short tear at side of spine.)

    Book ID: 38835
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  • THE SEA OF TROLLS. by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    THE SEA OF TROLLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. A novel for older children or young adults which draws upon Scandinavian mythology and medieval history. While the story is an exciting - and sometimes humorous one - it is enriched by allusions to Beowulf, the destruction of the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, and the Norse legend of Jack and Jill. In explaining why she wrote a novel about the Norsemen, Farmer said that they "gave us a sense of individuality, a love of freedom, and a respect for courage and loyalty." While very different in tone and time from Farmer's multiple award winning novel 'The House of the Scorpion,' this is equally rewarding.…

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    New York: Atheneum, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. A novel for older children or young adults which draws upon Scandinavian mythology and medieval history. While the story is an exciting - and sometimes humorous one - it is enriched by allusions to Beowulf, the destruction of the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, and the Norse legend of Jack and Jill. In explaining why she wrote a novel about the Norsemen, Farmer said that they "gave us a sense of individuality, a love of freedom, and a respect for courage and loyalty." While very different in tone and time from Farmer's multiple award winning novel 'The House of the Scorpion,' this is equally rewarding. In reviewing this book for the UK Times, Amanda Craig said "the classics of children's literature remain pretty much the same. Why bother to read new ones when the old are so good? Yet every so often something comes along which should instantly be added to the list of those books which leave an indelible mark on the imagination....Nancy Farmer's The Sea of Trolls is such a book.... I have no hesitation in recommending Sea of Trolls as the best children's novel of 2004." Cast of characters, maps, author's appendix, sources xv, 459 pp. ISBN: 0-689-867441.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59955
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  • WHEN ELEPHANTS FLY. by Fischer, Nancy Richardson.
    Fischer, Nancy Richardson.
    WHEN ELEPHANTS FLY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harlequin Teen, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An unusual coming of age story, involving a high school senior at a high risk of developing schizophrenia, and a plan for avoiding stress - but when a newspaper internship results in her "witnessing a mother elephant try to kill her three-week-old calf, Swifty, Lily cant abandon the story or the calf. . . Lily must choose whether to risk everything, including her sanity and a first love, on a desperate road trip to save the calf's life." SIGNED on the title page. 380 pp plus author's note and list of resources. ISBN: 978-1335012364.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 74382
    Keywords: Young adult books
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  • SATURNALIA. by Fleischman, Paul.
    Fleischman, Paul.
    SATURNALIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel for older children, set in Boston in 1681 which tells the story of a Narraganset Indian boy who had been captured in a raid in 1675 and who still longs for his family, even though he has been apprenticed to a kindly printer. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 113 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0219122.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (crease in dj.)

    Book ID: 48379
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  • AMERICA. by Frank, E. R.
    Frank, E. R.
    AMERICA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. First edition - The story of a 15 year old boy, America (as one character says, it's a good name for him, because he is a little bit of everything) who has spent most of his life lost in the 'system' and is angry and suicidal as a result. Told from the viewpoint of America, you find yourself rooting for this kid to be able to connect to people again: he survived a mother addicted to crack, violent half-brothers, and much more.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 25515
    Keywords: Young adult books
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