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FICTION: Novels in Verse - Stories Told in Poetry


Shark Girl Teen Book Shark Girl
Fifteen-year-old Jane Arrowood struggles through a physical loss to the start of acceptance in this absorbing, artful novel which is at once honest and insightful, wrenching and redemptive.

Bingham, Kelly L.
TEEN BINGHAM
Hugging the rock Juvenile Book Hugging the rock
Through a series of poems, Rachel expresses her feelings about her parents' divorce, living without her mother, and her changing attitude towards her father.

Brown, Susan Taylor, 1958-
J BROWN
Ringside, 1925 :   views from the Scopes trial : a novel Teen Book Ringside, 1925 : views from the Scopes trial : a novel
Visitors, spectators, and residents of Dayton, Tennessee, in 1925 describe, in a series of free-verse poems, the Scopes "monkey trial" and its effects on that small town and its citizens.

Bryant, Jennifer.
TEEN BRYANT
Kaleidoscope eyes Juvenile Book Kaleidoscope eyes
In 1968, with the Vietnam War raging, thirteen-year-old Lyza inherits a project from her deceased grandfather, who had been using his knowledge of maps and the geography of Lyza's New Jersey hometown to locate the lost treasure of Captain Kidd.

Bryant, Jennifer.
J BRYANT
Out of this place Teen Book Out of this place
Follows three teens who struggle with hardscrabble realities, from Luke, who works at the local supermarket and tries to stay out of trouble; to Bongo, who drinks to avoid his abusive family; to Casey, who longs to escape her controlling father.

Cameron, Emma.
TEEN CAMERON
Because I am furniture Teen Book Because I am furniture
The youngest of three siblings, fourteen-year-old Anke feels both relieved and neglected that her father abuses her brother and sister but ignores her, but when she catches him with one of her friends, she finally becomes angry enough to take action.

Chaltas, Thalia.
TEEN CHALTAS
Freakboy Teen Book Freakboy
Told from three viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Brendan, a wrestler, struggles to come to terms with his place on the transgender spectrum while Vanessa, the girl he loves, and Angel, a transgender acquaintance, try to help.

Clark, Kristin.
TEEN CLARK
The fruit bowl project :   a novel Juvenile Book The fruit bowl project : a novel
An admittedly "dork" middle-school teacher arranges for a rock superstar to teach her eighth-grade students, who each tell a story about the same topic, in the style of a rap, poem, monologue, screenplay, haiku, fairytale, and more.

Durkee, Sarah.
J DURKEE
Hurricane dancers : the first Caribbean pirate shipwreck Teen Book Hurricane dancers : the first Caribbean pirate shipwreck
Quebrado has been a slave on captain Bernadino de Talavera's pirate ship for years, but when a hurricane sinks the ship and kills most of the crew, Quebrado escapes to safety and finds acceptance and refuge in a nearby village.

Engle, Margarita.
TEEN ENGLE
Hidden Teen Book Hidden
When fourteen-year-olds Wren and Darra meet at a Michigan summer camp, both are overwhelmed by memories from six years earlier when Darra's father stole a car, unaware that Wren was hiding in the back.

Frost, Helen, 1949-
TEEN FROST
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