Taking Responsibility

            Nothing but the truth by Avi (Orchard 1991)
            A ninth-grader's suspension for singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom becomes a national news story.
      On my honor by Marion Dane Bauer (Houghton 1986)
      When his best friend drowns while they are both swimming in a treacherous river that they had promised never to go near, Joel is devastated and
      terrified at having to tell both sets of parents the terrible consequences of their disobedience.

      Tangerine by Edward Bloor (Harcourt 1997)
      Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and
      slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.

      The warriors apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen 1986)

      Blackwater by Eve Bunting (HarperCollins 1999)
      When a boy and girl are drowned in the Blackwater River, thirteen-year-old  Brodie must decide whether to confess that he may have caused the accident.

      Such nice kids by Eve Bunting (Houghton 1990)
      When Jason allows a friend to borrow his mother's car without her permission, one wrong move leads to another, escalating into a tragedy

      Rundown by Michael Cadnum (Viking 1999)
      As a game, sixteen-year-old Jennifer pretends that she has been attacked by a serial rapist, but then she finds herself getting more attention than she
      wanted, from the police and her parents.

      Driver's ed by Caroline B. Cooney (Delacorte 1994)
      Three teenagers' lives are changed forever when they thoughtlessly steal a stop sign from a dangerous intersection and a young mother is killed in an
      automobile accident there.

      We all fall down by Robert Cormier (Delacorte 1991)
      As The Avenger searches for the teenage boys who trashed a house in his neighborhood, Buddy, one of the trashers, increases his drinking in order to
      cope with his parents' separation and his obsession with the daughter of the owner of the vandalized house.

      Map of Nowhere by Gillian Cross (Holiday House 1989)
      Finding a note in Joseph's lost wallet referring to dungeons and warriors, Nick becomes involved in a fantasy game which takes a dangerous turn when
      gang members send him on a quest which involves betraying Joseph. Fantasy games--Fiction.

      Painting the black by Carl Deuker (Houghton 1997)
      When star athlete Josh Daniels moves in across the street, Remy Ward doesn't realize how much his life will change during his senior year at Seattle's
      Crown Hill High.

      Crime and punishment by Feodor Dostevsky

      Tears of a tiger by Sharon Draper (Simon & Schuster 1994)
      The death of high school basketball star Rob Washington in an automobile accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car,
      and many others in the school.

      I know what you did last summer by Lois Duncan (Little, Brown 1973)
      Four teen-agers who have desperately tried to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mystery figure seeking revenge.

      Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan (Little, Brown 1978)
      A teenager casually suggests playing a cruel trick on the English teacher, but did he intend it to end with murder?

      Whirligig by Paul Fleischman (Holt 1998)
      While traveling to each corner of the country to build a whirligig in memory of the girl whose death he causes, sixteen-year-old Brian finds forgiveness
      and atonement. Whirligigs--Fiction. Voyages and travels--Fiction. Forgiveness--Fiction.

      One-eyed cat by Paula Fox (Simon & Schuster 1984)
      An eleven-year-old shoots a stray cat with his new air rifle, subsequently suffers from guilt, and eventually assumes responsibility for it.

      Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

      Smoke screen by Amy Goldman Koss (Pleasant Company 2000)

      Just dial a number by Edith Maxwell (Dodd, Mead 1971)
      A prank phone call she made turns into a nightmare for a high school senior who was just trying to show the crowd she knew how to have fun.

      No easy answers : short stories about teenagers making tough choices edited by Donald Gallo (Delacorte 1997)
      A collection of sixteen short stories, by Louise Plummer, M.E. Kerr, Jack Gantos, and others, about teenagers in situations that test their character.

      Swallowing stones by Joyce McDonald (Delacorte 1997)
      Dual perspectives reveal the aftermath of seventeen-year-old Michael MacKenzie's birthday celebration during which he discharges an antique
      Winchester rifle and unknowingly kills the father of high school classmate Jenna Ward.

      Ace hits the big time by Barbara Murphy (Delacorte 1981)
      On the day he enters Kennedy High in Manhattan wearing a patch over one eye, sixteen-year-old Horace Hobart is urged to join the toughest gang at school.

      Free fall by Joyce Sweeney (Delacorte 1996)
      While trapped in a cave in a Florida forest, two brothers reveal to each other and their friends the truth about their previously hidden feelings.

      Nobody else has to know by Ingrid Tomey (Delacorte 1999)
      Fifteen-year-old Webber must either live with guilt or tell the truth about who was driving his grandfather's car when it struck and seriously injured a
      little girl.

      Shots on goal by Rich Wallace (Knopf 1997)
      While pursuing his goal of helping his soccer team win the league championship, fifteen-year-old Bones tries to deal with his resentment of his
      best friend, on whose girlfriend he has a crush.

      Wrestling Sturbridge by Rich Wallace (Knopf 1996)
      Stuck in a small town where no one ever leaves and relegated by his wrestling coach to sit on the bench while his best friend becomes state champion, Ben
      decides he can't let his last high school wrestling season slip by without challenging his friend and the future. Wrestling--Fiction.
      Friendship--Fiction. Pennsylvania--Fiction.

      The killer's cousin by Nancy Werlin (Delacorte 1998)
      After being acquitted of murder, seventeen-year-old David goes to stay with relatives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he finds himself forced to face
      his past as he learns more about his strange young cousin Lily.

      When Kambia Elaine flew in from Neptune by Lori Aurelia Williams (Simon & Schuster 2000)
      Afro-American neighborhoods. Afro-American girls. Houston, TX. Domestic fiction.

      Takers & returners : a novel of suspense by Carol Beach York (Penguin 1973)
      Children divide into two groups and play a new and dangerous game to alleviate the boredom of summer: objects stolen from neighboring people and
      places by one group must be returned by the other.

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