Unbelievable by Sherry Gammon

Deliah Lopez Dreser’s in town to take care of family business. They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, but there’s more to Lilah than meets the eye.

Cole’s in danger of losing his heart when this firestorm throws sparks his way. However, is she simply playing him for the fool in order to exact revenge for her brother’s murders?

Maggie and Seth’s reaction when the truth is revealed pushes friendship to the limit. And this time around it won’t be a Dreser causing an uproar in Port Fare. It will be Cole’s good friend Booker.

But does Booker have it all wrong? Usually not!

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Title: Unbelievable

Author: Sherry Gammon

Publisher: Self

Release Date: April 5, 2013

ISBN: 978-1477594247

Size: 374 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Contemporary

Port Fare Series: Unlovable (bk 1)

Small Town Superhero by Cheree Alsop

Small Town Superhero is about a boy whose life is turned upside down after a horrible accident tears apart his family and forces him to live with his relatives.

Kelson struggles with the move to a small farming town where he becomes the target of the town’s gang. When circumstances turn dangerous, Kelson is forced to risk everything to save the town and the girl who changed his life and captured his heart.

Small Town Superhero has a fresh voice and frank point of view that draws you into Kelson’s life and helps you understand the boy who is fighting to overcome challenges made by both his decisions and the circumstances of a town struggling to face its past.

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Title: Small Town Superhero

Author: Cheree Alsop

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: February 27, 2013

ISBN: 978-1482645231

Size: 276 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: Young Adult

Spill Over by Jolene Perry

“I’m not in New York.

I’m friends with a girl.

I’m living on a boat… with my dad…

At this point, I figure anything’s possible.”

Antony loves his life in New York. He loves living with his mother and wearing designer clothes. He loves his private tutors for home school. It’s practically necessary since his mom travels the world as a reporter for NBC.

When an assignment overseas gives her the opportunity of a lifetime, she sees it as a chance for Antony to get to know his dad – a guy strange enough to live on a boat. Near dreary Seattle. Antony’s sure that the next few months will feel like a lifetime. He and his dad can’t even fill up a five minute conversation on his birthday call.

When he meets Amber, the girl from five boats down, his prospects perk up, but when it becomes very clear, very fast, that all she’s after is friendship, Antony wonders if he’ll survive the next three months.

He is absolutely. Completely. Totally. Displaced.

And then tragedy hits.

Spill Over is a novel about love, loss, and figuring out what’s actually important.

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Title: Spill Over

Author: Jolene B Perry

Publisher: Self

Release Date: July 7, 2012


Size: 198 pages, ebook

Genre: Young Adult


A Farewell to Charms by Lindsey Leavitt

Desi Bascomb is a princess substitute prodigy—she’s the fastest employee ever to advance to level three in the Facade Agency, and the youngest to ever be a full-time sub. But now with all eyes on Desi, the only thing she wants is a moment alone to talk to Reed, who’s a Façade legacy and secretly a sub for princes!

As Desi trains for her new role, she spies more than a few cracks in Façade’s perfect appearance. But uncovering the agency’s dark past might require more than a princess sub can handle by herself.

Desi is no damsel in distress, but sometimes a girl needs a knight in shining armor.

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Title: A Farewell to Charms (Princess for Hire, book 3)

Author: Lindsey Leavitt

Publisher: Hyperion Book

Release Date: June 26, 2012

ISBN: 978-1423121947

Size: 288 pages, hardcover

Genre: Young Adult

Princess for Hire Series: Princess for Hire (book 1), The Royal Treatment (book 2)

Altercation by Tamara Hart Heiner

The FBI promises Jacinta Rivera and her friends that they are safe. Jaci wants desperately to believe them but weeks of hiding from their kidnapper, alias “The Hand”, have left her wary. Hidden from the public eye in an FBI safe house, Jaci must reconcile both the mysterious disappearance of her father and the murder of her best friend.

A betrayal lands Jaci back in the grasp of The Hand, shattering her ability to trust and leaving her to wonder if she will ever piece together her broken life.

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Title: Altercation

Author: Tamara Hart Heiner

Publisher: WiDo Publishing

Release Date: June 5, 2012

ISBN: 978-1937178215

Size: 250 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: YA Suspense

Series: Perilous (bk 1)

The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle

When Naomi Jensen is kidnapped, it takes her parents two days to realize she’s missing. Escape isn’t high on her list of priorities when all she has to return to is an abusive boyfriend and parents who never paid much attention to her. For the first time in her life she’s part of a family-even if it is a family of criminals. But she’s still a captive.

In a desperate attempt to regain some control in her life, Naomi embarks on a dangerous plan to make one of her kidnappers think she’s falling in love with him. The plan works too well, and when faced with the chance to escape, Naomi isn’t sure she wants to take it.

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Title: The Breakaway

Author: Michelle Davidson Argyle

Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing

Release Date: May 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-1936850617

Size: 320 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: YA Contemporary

Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams

Growing up, London and Zach were as close as could be.

And then Zach dies, and the family is gutted.

London’s father is distant. Her mother won’t speak. The days are filled with what-ifs and whispers: Was it London’s fault?

Alone and adrift, London finds herself torn between her brother’s best friend and the handsome new boy in town as she struggles to find herself—and ultimately redemption.

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Title: Waiting

Author: Carol Lynch Williams

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Release Date: May 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-1442443532

Size: 352 pages, hardcover

Genre: Young Adult

Charlie’s Girl by Mary-Helen and Daniel Foxx

“Are you Rosalind?” Grace asked with doubt in her voice as she searched the young girl’s face for some sign of recognition. But there was none, just a blank expression that greeted her. How strange. She’d always pictured her granddaughter as a blond.

“Yes, and you are…” the girl hesitated for words.

“I’m Grace Matthews. I’m your grandmother,” the older woman said a little too stiffly.

By the time fourteen-year-old Rosalind arrives in Grayson, South Carolina, she’s spent nearly her whole life in the foster care system without a family, without a past, and without a home.

But the sudden discovery of a long-lost grandmother and a house full of momentos from her father’s childhood isn’t quite the happy ending Rosalind was hoping for. Instead, it’s just the first step in uncovering the secrets from her past—and maybe even the key to her future.

Set in the 1960s, this unique novel breathes life into a forgotten era and illustrates how much you can discover from your own family’s history. This unforgettable story of family, friendship, and faith is perfect for readers of all ages.

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Title: Charlie’s Girl

Author: Mary-Helen and Daniel Foxx

Publisher: Bonneville/Cedar Fort

Release Date: May 8, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559681

Size: 200 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA

At Season’s End by Eric Hendershot

Even the river didn’t stop Paw. Clothes and all, he jumped into the whirlin’, swirlin’ waters of the great Columbia.

At this Maw let out a scream. Mebby she thought Paw was goin’ to end it all. Then Tim yelled, “Oh, no, Paw!” But I was too surprised and scared to say anythin’.

I suppose it was just a second or two, but it seemed like minutes before he came up again to show us he had two heads and four arms. Then the mighty water turned him over to prove he had four legs. That was when we realized Paw was holdin’ on for dear life to a young drownin’ boy.

Hit hard by the Great Depression, Sal’s family loads up an old Buick and heads out to find work wherever they can. Driving from place to place, living off the little they can make, they soon realize they’ll never be able to afford to settle down again.

Then, when tragedy strikes, Sal and her brother must learn to fend for themselves. In a world of harsh realities, there’s no room left for romance. But that can’t stop Sal from dreaming of a life with Ben—a boy from another migrant family—even though she knows she may never see him again.

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Title: At Season’s End

Author: Eric Hendershot

Publisher: Sweetwater/CFI

Release Date: May 8, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559957

Size: 176 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Young Adult Historical

My Heart for Yours by Stephanie Campbell & Jolene Perry

For Tobin and Delia, everything was always equal.

A bargain, a trade, a deal to be struck.

A kiss for a kiss.

Your shirt for mine.

Break my heart, I’ll break yours.

Their disastrous split was no different. Tobin’s spent the last year pretending Delia never existed, and Delia’s been in D.C., pretending to be anything but the country girl that she is.

When tragedy brings her back to town, Tobin and Delia realize that time apart hasn’t healed either one of them. But staying away from each other is harder than they imagined, especially in small town Louisiana, and old feelings are quickly brought back to the surface.

In the mess they’ve created, is there anything to be salvaged of a love that they both thought would be forever?

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Title: My Heart for Yours

Author: Stephanie Campbell & Jolene Perry

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: May 4, 2012

ISBN: 978-1475280906

Size: 254 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor

Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat.

His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He’s been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it’s too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.

When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he’ll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn’t limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she’ll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she’ll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn’t say before, even if he can’t actually say it.

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Title: What I Didn’t Say

Author: Keary Taylor

Publisher: CreateSpace/Self

Release Date: April 30, 2012

ISBN: 978-1475156454

Size: 326 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: Young Adult

Knee Deep by Jolene Perry

Shawn is the guy Ronnie Bird promised her life to at the age of fourteen. He’s her soul mate. He’s more uptight every day, but it’s not his fault. His family life is stressful, and she’s adding to it. She just needs to be more understanding, and he’ll start to be the boy she fell in love with. She won’t give up on someone she’s loved for so long.

Luke is her best friend, and the guy she hangs with to watch girlie movies in her large blanketopias. He’s the guy she can confide in before she even goes to her girlfriends, and the guy who she’s playing opposite in Romeo and Juliet. Now her chest flutters every time he gets too close. This is new. Is Ronnie falling for him? Or is Juliet? The lines are getting blurry, but leaving one guy for another is not something that a girl like Ronnie does.

Shawn’s outbursts are starting to give her bruises, and Luke’s heart breaks as Ronnie remains torn. While her thoughts and feelings swirl around the lines between friendship and forever, she’s about to lose them both.

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Title: Knee Deep

Author: Jolene Perry

Publisher: Tribute Books

Release Date: April 25, 2012


Size: eBook

Genre: Young Adult

Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

I can still see his face, the way he tilted his head. How excited he was for me to see the gift. The pain spreads from the back of my head, cuts across my right temple and curls around the smaller scar above my eye.

I’m saving something special to give you on your birthday.

My whole head throbs.

It hurts too much to remember.

Allie can’t remember the night her boyfriend, Trip died.

She knows they were driving on the cliff road.

That Trip lost control.

That she woke up later broken and bruised.

That somehow, she survived.

Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident—including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.

When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free?

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Title: Breaking Beautiful

Author: Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Publisher: Walker Childrens

Release Date: April 24, 2012

ISBN: 978-0802723529

Size: 368 pages, hardcover

Genre: Young Adult

Lightning Tree by Sarah Dunster

The truth lies locked inside her dreams.

After surviving the tragic deaths of her parents and her baby sister and a harrowing trek across the plains to Utah, it s no surprise that Maggie’s nights are plagued by nightmares.

But after years of harsh treatment by her foster family and memories that seem to hint at an unthinkable crime, Maggie is forced to strike out on her own to separate the facts from the lies.


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Title: Lightning Tree

Author: Sarah Dunster

Publisher: Bonneville Books/Cedar Fort

Release Date: April 10, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559599

Size: 384 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: Young Adult Historical

Protected by Cindy M. Hogan

She has the guy.

The terrorists have been taken care of.

She has a shot at becoming popular.

Life is great!

Until they find her.

Now she must run and leave behind everything she knows, including herself.

Protected is the sequel to Watched: Murder was Just the Beginning.


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Title: Protected

Author: Cindy M. Hogan

Publisher: O’Neal Publishing

Release Date: March 24, 2012

ISBN: 978-0985131807

Size: 341 pages, softcover

Genre: Young Adult Suspense

Series: Watched (Book 1)

On Little Wings by Regina Sorois

Jennifer’s mother is not an only child.

Jennifer’s aunt has thirty seven freckles.

And life just stopped making sense for this sixteen-year-old girl from Nebraska.

It will take one forbidden journey, an octogenarian movie star, three old pirates, and one scarred genius to put all the pieces back together.

If that is even possible.

When Jennifer finds a dog-eared photograph of a freckled girl, she never dreams the innocent picture will tear open a gaping wound to her mother’s concealed past.

Jennifer must leave her home, parents, and best friend in the wheat fields of Nebraska and travel to the rocky shores of Maine to find the aunt she’s never met. Her search for the truth is distracted by the strange and hilarious characters she finds in the tight-knit town of Smithport. From the 88 year old movie star who likes to show off her tattoo, to the fishermen who have a passion for rockets, to the aunt who recites poetry in the long, Maine nights, Jennifer is intrigued by the lives swirling around her.

In the midst of madness she meets Nathan, the tight-lipped, reluctant prodigy who is surrounded by women who need him to be brother, father, protector, provider, and now, first love.

A story about all the ways we get love wrong, and why, despite every disappointment, we keep fighting to get it right.

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Title: On Little Wings

Author: Regina Sorois

Publisher: CreateSpace/Self

Release Date: March 16, 2012

ISBN: 978-1468096477

Size: 362 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: Young Adult

Unlovable by Sherry Gammon

Seventeen year-old Maggie Brown is the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes.

But drugs are not Maggie’s problem; her mother is.

Maggie’s struggling with her growing feelings for the new guy at school, Seth Prescott, and fears he is just another person who will let her down, like everyone in her life has done so far.

Seth Prescott is an undercover cop assigned to Port Fare High, and despite his job, he’s developed strong feelings for Maggie.

While Seth’s working tirelessly to flush out the sadistic drug peddlers that have invaded the small town of Port Fare, New York, Maggie’s fighting to stay alive as the fight turns deadly.

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Title: Unlovable

Author: Sherry Gammon

Publisher: Self

Release Date: March 10, 2012

ISBN: 978-1461060529

Size: 340 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Contemporary

The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer by Lisa Orchard

In a small town in Michigan, fifteen-year-old Sarah Cole is stuck spending the summer at her Aunt and Uncle’s with her sister, Lacey. She’s not happy with the situation until she befriends a girl named Jackie.

The three girls stumble upon the ruthless murder of a reclusive neighborhood woman and what’s worse? One of the officers investigating the crime believes the girls are responsible for her death.

Fearing that this officer will frame them for the murder, the girls organize their own detective squad. They become the Super Spies and start their own investigation.

The Super Spies can’t understand why anyone would want to murder the “Cat Lady” until they start digging into her past and discover a horrible crime that happened thirty years ago. They uncover a connection between the two crimes and attempt to bring this information to the police, only to be reprimanded for meddling in the investigation. Not only are the girls upset by the admonition, but they also struggle with the fact that their exuberant investigating could provide a legal loophole allowing the killer to go free. Frustrated by this turn of events, the Super Spies realize it’s up to them to snare the Cat Lady killer.

Or die trying…

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Title: The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer

Author: Lisa Orchard

Publisher: Astraea Press

Release Date: March 12, 2012


Size: 175 pages, eBook

Genre: YA Mystery

Night Sky by Jolene Perry

Girl I’ve loved, girl I’m falling for. Now that they’re both in view, the problem is clear.

After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction – his dad leaves for another woman, his mom’s walking around like a zombie, and Sarah’s new boyfriend can’t keep his hands off of her.

As he spends time with Sky and learns about her village, her totems, and her friends with drums – she’s way more than distraction. Jameson’s falling for her fast.

But Sky’s need for honesty somehow doesn’t extend to her life story – and Jameson just may need more than his new girl to keep him distracted from the disaster of his senior year.

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Title: Night Sky

Author: Jolene Perry

Publisher: Tribute Books

Release Date: March 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-0983741862

Size: 247 pages, eBook

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Northanger Alibi by Jenni James

Sometimes a guy is even better than you imagined…

The Russo family and Seattle, Washington, are no match for Claire Hart and her savvy knowledge of all things vampire-related. Thanks to her obsession with the Twilight series, if there is anyone who would know a vampire when she saw one, it’s Claire. And she’s positive totally hot Tony Russo is a vampire – she just has to prove it!

In this modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, follow Claire’s hilarious journey on her first summer adventure away from home, where she learns everything isn’t what is seems, and that in some instances, reality is way better than anything she’d ever find in a book.

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Title: Northanger Alibi (Jane Austen Diaries)

Author:  Jenni James

Publisher: Walnut Springs

Release Date: February 3, 2012

ISBN: 978-0983829317

Size: 243 pages, 5.5×8.5, paperback

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Jane Austen Diaries also include:
Pride & Popularity


Invaluable by Holly J Wood

Title: Invaluable

Author: Holly J. Wood

Publisher: Deseret Book

Release Date: December 26, 2011

ISBN: 978-1609088354

Size: 350 pages, 5.5×8, paperback

Genre: Young Adult

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help wanted

Sixteen-year-old girl seeks advice on how to reach out to a sister who has become distant; how to make up with my best friend, who spends every moment with her new boyfriend; how to avoidlosing my job over working on Sundays; and how to figure out who has been putting love notes in my locker. 

Applicants are also required to provide advice on how to handle being head-over-heels for my prom date’s best friend—who happens to be the hottest guy in school.

Math tutoring a plus.

Interested persons may contact Eliza Moore. 

Sound like a tall order? Well, that is what Eliza Moore is up against during her sophomore year of high school. But when her great-grandmother beginsvisiting Eliza in her dreams, everything starts to change. These dreamstake Eliza back in time to see extraordinary women who help teach her about eight important values. As Eliza learns more about these women andthe values they lived by, she discovers the courage and confidence she needs to face her challenges—and her secret admirer.

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The Breakup Artist by Shannen Crane Camp

Title: The Breakup Artist

Author: Shannen Crane Camp

Publisher: Bonneville (CFI)

Release Date: December 8, 2011

ISBN: 978-1599559155

Size: 216 pages, 5.5×8, paperback

Genre: Young Adult

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Most teenage girls can agree that the worst part of starting a relationship in high school, is the inevitable breakup. All the careful planning in the world doesn’t ever seem to be enough to prevent that horribly awkward moment of telling your soon-to-be ex-boyfriend “It’s not you, It’s me”.

But what if you had someone to do that for you? Imagine being able to hire a breakup artist the same way you’d hire someone to do your nails.

That’s where Amelia Marie Bedford comes in. Blessed with good looks and absolutely no friends, Amelia finds her true calling in the subtle art of the breakup. But when a gorgeous green-eyed client named David seems to actually be interested in her for more than just her looks, Amelia starts to falter on her “no dating your paycheck” rule. As the pre-Prom deadline closes in on her Amelia has to decide if David’s intentions are true, or if something more sinister lurks behind that perfect face.

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Hannah of Silver Falls by Rebecca Woods

Title: Hannah of Silver Falls

Author: Rebecca Woods

Publisher: Sweetwater (CFI)

Release Date: December 8, 2011

ISBN: 978-1599559940

Size: 256 pages, 6×9, paperback

Genre: Young Adult

When Hannah moves to Silver Falls, she falls for the handsome Caleb. But when her best friend, Caleb s brother Nathan, expresses his love for her, she must decide what really lies within their hearts.

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Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett

Title: Geek Girl

Author: Cindy C. Bennett

Publisher: Sweetwater Press (CFI)

Release Date: December 8, 2011

ISBN: 978-1599559254

Size: 280 pages, 5.5×8, paperback

Genre: Young Adult

*This book was originally self-published in 2010, but has been edited and republished. Not sure if it’s eligible for a Whitney or not.

“Think I could turn that boy bad?”

My two best friends–my only two friends, really–follow my gaze and laugh.

“Trevor Hoffman?” Beth scoffs. “No way, Jen.”

“I bet I could,” I say, shrugging.

“Why him?” Beth asks. “Why not any of the other nerds sitting there with him?”

“Because,” I say slowly, “he isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill geek. Trevor Hoffman is different. He would be a little more difficult to take down–more of a challenge, you know?”

Jen’s teenage life of rebelling and sneaking out is growing stale. In an effort to combat her boredom, Jen makes a bet to turn Trevor, a nice geek, into a “bad boy.” Unexpectedly, she is pulled into Trevor’s world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even–ugh!–bowling. Jen discovers that hanging out with Trevor isn’t so bad after all.

But when Trevor finds out about the wager, all bets are off.

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