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  • Getting There
    Since all the works are by seventh graders these are ideal writing models and extraordinary inspiration for your sixth and seventh grade writers and readers Features 24 stories including The Ultimatum by Kris Reich Hawken School Lyndhurst OH Erik was once his friend but now the cool kids call Erik a loser Will he go along with the gang or stick up for an old friend A great discussion starter Blank Disks by Morgan Heintz Weston Middle School Weston MA Memories of a brother late night English papers chocolate chip cookies packing for college and saying goodbye Masters of Men by Steven Merel Chadwick School Palos Verdes Peninsula CA Twilight Zone fans will enjoy this imaginative tale of a car that s almost human Maybe too human Code Available at Amazon ISBN 1 886427 04 6 Page Count 144 pp Cover sturdy softcover Size 5 1 4 x 8 Weight 7 2 oz You Write You Read You Succeed You Teach The Magazine About Us Store 2016 Merlyn s Pen Inc Your Privacy Legal Website created by Newfangled Web Factory Submit Your Writing Track Your Submission Submit Your Revision Programs Camps Schools Watch Editors Work Featured Writers Contests Enter the

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  • Eighth Grade
    What humiliating things will I do to impress my friends Features 12 stories including The Clubhouse by Ryan Tate Sammamish High School Bellevue WA A mock heroic tale of the disgusting but funny initiation rites endured by kids seeking admittance to a secret boys club A Day at the Mall by Mark Harris Weston High School Weston MA A gentle and funny story of adolescent guys on the prowl happily willing to embarrass each other in order to impress a girl My Father by Sarah Orvis Newfound Memorial Middle School Bristol NH Involving adult illiteracy the story takes a sensitive look at a child coming to terms with a parent s limitations and a father s love Cricket Song by Catherine Pickut Wellsville High School Wellsville NY A story of family love that draws the reader into the everyday life of a slave mother and her child in the pre Civil War South Code Available at Amazon ISBN 1 886427 08 9 Page Count 144 pp Cover sturdy softcover Size 5 1 4 x 8 Weight 7 3 oz You Write You Read You Succeed You Teach The Magazine About Us Store 2016 Merlyn s Pen Inc Your Privacy Legal

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  • Freshmen
    by Willie Turnage Garland High School Garland TX The author looks back on the wild and action laced moments of his younger more naive self Summer s End by Jeanine Skendzel Traverse City MI Sr High School A teenage protagonist copes with adult problems as an innocent diving game leads to his brother s death The Boarder by Jennifer Gelbard New Rochelle High School Scarsdale NY A young girl describes her father s strange views on sin and even stranger mode of punishment with a calm acceptance of what is to her normal behavior Parade of Dragons by Nicole Ball Frontier Central High School Hamburg NY Mai Ling yearns to take part in a boys only festival but she s told she must learn her place Must a girl s place be always on the sidelines Winner of the International Reading Association s Paul A Witty Short Story Award Stories are indexed by genre topic and writing skill Code Available at Amazon ISBN 1 886427 09 7 Page Count 144 pp Cover sturdy softcover Size 5 1 4 x 8 Weight 7 3 oz You Write You Read You Succeed You Teach The Magazine About Us Store 2016 Merlyn s

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  • Sophomores
    14 stories including My Brother My Heart by Nancy O Neale Wayland Academy Beaver Dam WI A young girl tries to protect her developmentally disabled brother from racial prejudice but feels stifled by responsibilities beyond her years The Great Egg Heist by Mark Wenham Tabor Academy Marion MA A six year old with a yen for chickens plans the big steal in this hilarious spy thriller parody An excellent model for satire and writing about childhood Moonshine by Jennifer McLune Manhasset NY High School Vividly drawn characters and settings enrich this look at two African American sisters trying to find a spiritual identity Also an excellent model of written dialogue Night Heat by Mike Lewis Douglas MacArthur High School San Antonio TX Captures the mix of aimlessness and energy of a teen skateboarder looking for the heart of Saturday night Code Available at Amazon ISBN 1 886427 10 0 Page Count 128 pp Cover sturdy softcover Size 5 1 4 x 8 Weight 6 5 oz You Write You Read You Succeed You Teach The Magazine About Us Store 2016 Merlyn s Pen Inc Your Privacy Legal Website created by Newfangled Web Factory Submit Your Writing Track Your Submission Submit

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  • Juniors
    narrative voices Features 14 stories including Jase s Gift by Ashley Bourne Stafford Senior High School Stafford VA Jase is her cousin but she hardly knows him Now he s staying with her family for the summer A story of friendship trust and nicotine Showdown by Ethan Campbell Ainsworth NE High School An unusual hunting story told from both a forest animal s and a human s point of view Second Glances by Gerard Golden Clarkstown High School North New City NY Wry satiric humor in two parts one a tongue in cheek look at human folly the other a realistic funny story about the unpredictability of teenage love Rides Like Heaven by Summer Woodford Homeschooled Strafford MO An heirloom auto lovingly restored becomes a symbol of the bond between a granddaughter and grandmother Code Available at Amazon ISBN 1 886427 07 0 Page Count 144 pp Cover sturdy softcover Size 5 1 4 x 8 Weight 7 1 oz You Write You Read You Succeed You Teach The Magazine About Us Store 2016 Merlyn s Pen Inc Your Privacy Legal Website created by Newfangled Web Factory Submit Your Writing Track Your Submission Submit Your Revision Programs Camps Schools Watch

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  • Something like a Hero
    heroes and villains and knowing the difference Features 11 stories including Beneath a Dark Mountain by Jessica Hekman Pioneer Junior High School Upland CA A young woman s quest for fire brings her into contact with a race of giant birds called Rukhs Together they must face a deadly enemy in this moving tale of courage and sacrifice Junkyard Jaunt by Robert Jennings Maury High School Norfolk VA A humorous tale of daredevil Ray and his sidekick Harvey as they learn that running away may be the greater part of valor especially if you re being chased by an angry junkyard owner It Rained for Stevie by Jodi Zislis Oakland Hills High School Columbia MD Stevie s best friend David found the courage to live with his illness and finally to die Can she find the courage to go on without him Code Available at Amazon ISBN 1 886427 03 8 Page Count 144 pp Cover sturdy softcover Size 5 1 4 x 8 Weight 7 9 oz You Write You Read You Succeed You Teach The Magazine About Us Store 2016 Merlyn s Pen Inc Your Privacy Legal Website created by Newfangled Web Factory Submit Your Writing Track Your

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  • White Knuckles
    stories including Bobbing for Monsters by Daniel McPherson Tazewell High School Tazewell VA Jeff thinks it s just another Halloween party until he glimpses something behind the monster masks Party Games by Matt Phillips St Paul Academy St Paul MN Mark thought a weekend without parents would be a blast He hadn t counted on spending it in the basement playing cat and mouse with a madman Visions of the Fetish by Scott Evans Temple High School Temple TX In the tradition of Poe and Lovecraft a Gothic tale of atmospheric horror and dreams Will be the volume of choice for both readers and budding writers The Boarder demonstrates the sensibility if not the style of Flannery O Connor with its low key description of a strange family that cannot understand why all its boarders keep moving out The Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books Code Available at Amazon ISBN 1 886427 01 1 Page Count 144 pp Cover sturdy softcover Size 5 1 4 x 8 Weight 7 2 oz You Write You Read You Succeed You Teach The Magazine About Us Store 2016 Merlyn s Pen Inc Your Privacy Legal Website created by Newfangled Web Factory

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  • Taking Off
    as a Book for the Teen Age Features 14 stories including The View from Downstairs by John Peters Evanston Township High School Evanston IL All of Jason s friends have girlfriends and they like to brag about their dates Is he a loser because he cares about getting to know a girl A realistic look at adolescent peer pressure written from a boy s point of view Frostee by Roper Cleland Greenwood High School Greenwood SC Maybe she courts pain because it s all part of the drama like wearing black leather and smoking But does pain become real when she hurts a friend Fish Summer by Michael Lim American International School Vienna Austria Pressure at school fighting at home A boy finds peace in nature but learns that nature itself can also be harsh Code Available at Amazon ISBN 1 886427 02 X Page Count 144 pp Cover sturdy softcover Size 5 1 4 x 8 Weight 7 2 You Write You Read You Succeed You Teach The Magazine About Us Store 2016 Merlyn s Pen Inc Your Privacy Legal Website created by Newfangled Web Factory Submit Your Writing Track Your Submission Submit Your Revision Programs Camps Schools Watch

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