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Go ask Alice Teen Book Go ask Alice


TEEN GO ASK

A fifteen-year-old drug user chronicles her daily struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.




Speak Teen Book Speak

Anderson, Laurie Halse.
TEEN ANDERSO

A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.




The impossible knife of memory Teen Book The impossible knife of memory

Anderson, Laurie Halse.
TEEN ANDERSO

Hayley Kincaid and her father move back to their hometown to try a 'normal' life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy their lives.




Th1rteen r3asons why :   a novel Teen Book Th1rteen r3asons why : a novel

Asher, Jay.
TEEN ASHER

When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.




Pull Teen Book Pull

Binns, B. A.
TEEN BINNS

After his father kills his mother, seventeen-year-old David struggles to take care of his two sisters--and himself--while dealing with his grief, guilt, and trying to fit in at a tough new school while hiding his past.




Tyrell Teen Book Tyrell

Booth, Coe.
TEEN BOOTH

Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and his younger brother, tries to avoid temptation so he does not end up in jail like his father.




Bitter end Teen Book Bitter end

Brown, Jennifer, 1972-
TEEN BROWN

When seventeen-year-old Alex starts dating Cole, a new boy at her high school, her two closest friends increasingly mistrust him as the relationship grows more serious.




The hit Teen Book The hit

Burgess, Melvin, author.
TEEN BURGESS

There is a new drug on the mean streets of Manchester which promises the most intense week of your life, and then you are dead--and after he watches a pop star die on stage, Adam thinks that his own life is so miserable that he might just as well try it.




Out of this place Teen Book Out of this place

Cameron, Emma.
TEEN CAMERON

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.




Because I am furniture Teen Book Because I am furniture

Chaltas, Thalia.
TEEN CHALTAS

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.




The perks of being a wallflower Teen Book The perks of being a wallflower

Chbosky, Stephen.
TEEN CHBOSKY

Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is navigating through the strange worlds of love, drugs, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", and dealing with the loss of a good friend and his favorite aunt.




You know where to find me Teen Book You know where to find me

Cohn, Rachel.
TEEN COHN

In the wake of her cousin's suicide, overweight and introverted seventeen-year-old Miles experiences significant changes in her relationships with her mother and father, her best friend Jamal and his family, and her cousin's father, while gaining insights about herself, both positive and negative.




Maybe I will Teen Book Maybe I will

Gray, Laurie, 1963-
TEEN GRAY

A novel presenting a picture of the realities of sexual assault without revealing the gender of the victim.




Teeny little grief machines Teen Book Teeny little grief machines

High, Linda Oatman, author.
TEEN HIGH

Like watching a movie frame by frame, we watch Lexi is come unglued in this novel in verse. She's alienated from school and family. Her father is in the county jail. She cannot connect with her chain-smoking stepmom. Her brother, Blaine, is trapped in his own autistic world. And her infant sister's death has sent her into a spiral of grief and rebellion. Bright, witty, and irreverent, Lexi tries to navigate the rocky transition from adolescent to young woman.




A midsummer's nightmare : a novel Teen Book A midsummer's nightmare : a novel

Keplinger, Kody.
TEEN KEPLING

Suffering a hangover from a graduation party, eighteen-year-old Whitley is blindsided by the news that her father has moved into a house with his fiancée, her thirteen-year-old daughter Bailey, and her son Nathan, in whose bed Whitley had awakened that morning.




Hold still Teen Book Hold still

LaCour, Nina.
TEEN LACOUR

Ingrid didn't leave a note. Three months after her best friend's suicide, Caitlin finds what she left instead: a journal, hidden under Caitlin's bed.




The realm of possibility Teen Book The realm of possibility

Levithan, David.
TEEN LEVITHA

A variety of students at the same high school describe their ideas, experiences, and relationships in a series of interconnected free verse stories.




By the time you read this, I'll be dead Teen Book By the time you read this, I'll be dead

Peters, Julie Anne.
TEEN PETERS

High school student Daelyn Rice, who has been bullied throughout her school career and has more than once attempted suicide, again makes plans to kill herself, in spite of the persistent attempts of an unusual boy to draw her out.




Gabi, a girl in pieces Teen Book Gabi, a girl in pieces

Quintero, Isabel.
TEEN QUINTER

Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy's pregnancy, friend Sebastian's coming out, her father's meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity.




Push :   a novel book Push : a novel

Sapphire, 1950-
On Order

The story of a young black street-girl's harrowing and redemptive life journey. For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father's child, miraculous hope appears and the world begins to open up for her when a courageous, determined teacher bullies, cajoles, and inspires her to learn to read, to define her own feelings and set them down in a diary.




Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines) Teen Book Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines)

Sheff, Nic.
TEEN BIO SHEFF SHEFF

The author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery.




Faking normal Teen Book Faking normal

Stevens, Courtney C., author.
TEEN STEVENS

Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer. When Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend in "the Kool-Aid Kid," who has secrets of his own. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally face the truth.




It's kind of a funny story Teen Book It's kind of a funny story

Vizzini, Ned, 1981-
TEEN VIZZINI

A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.




Beneath a meth moon : an elegy Teen Book Beneath a meth moon : an elegy

Woodson, Jacqueline.
TEEN WOODSON

A young girl uses crystal meth to escape the pain of losing her mother and grandmother in Hurricane Katrina, and then struggles to get over her addiction.




How to save a life Teen Book How to save a life

Zarr, Sara.
TEEN ZARR

Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill's mother agrees to adopt Mandy's unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.




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