Get this from a library! [Andrew Smith] -- Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who .
Dead End in Norvelt - In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore.
Julie becomes the "Good Guide" to two Mongolian brothers who arrive at her school. They're oddly dressed in huge woolly coats and Chengis is very protective of his younger brother Nergui. The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce