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FICTION: Novels in Verse - Stories Told in Poetry


Shark Girl Teen Book Shark Girl

Bingham, Kelly L.
TEEN BINGHAM

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.



Hugging the rock Juvenile Book Hugging the rock

Brown, Susan Taylor, 1958-
J BROWN

Through a series of poems, Rachel expresses her feelings about her parents' divorce, living without her mother, and her changing attitude towards her father.



Ringside, 1925 :   views from the Scopes trial : a novel Teen Book Ringside, 1925 : views from the Scopes trial : a novel

Bryant, Jennifer.
TEEN BRYANT

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.



Kaleidoscope eyes Juvenile Book Kaleidoscope eyes

Bryant, Jennifer.
J BRYANT

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.



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.



Freakboy Teen Book Freakboy

Clark, Kristin.
TEEN CLARK

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.



The fruit bowl project :   a novel Juvenile Book The fruit bowl project : a novel

Durkee, Sarah.
J DURKEE

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.



Hurricane dancers : the first Caribbean pirate shipwreck Teen Book Hurricane dancers : the first Caribbean pirate shipwreck

Engle, Margarita.
TEEN ENGLE

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.



Hidden Teen Book Hidden

Frost, Helen, 1949-
TEEN FROST

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.



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