If you liked Speak (Anderson)
Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by
Oates, Joyce Carol 266p. 2002 When sixteen-year-old Matt is falsely accused
of threatening to blow up his high school and his friends turn against
him, an unlikely classmate comes to his aid.
Buddha Boy Koja 117p. 2003
Justin spends time with Jinsen,the unusual and artistic new student whom
the school bullies torment and call Buddha Boy, and ends up making choices
that impact Jinsen, himself, and the entire school.
Catalyst Anderson,Laurie Halse
232p. 2002.Eighteen-year-old Kate, who sometimes chafes at being a preacher's
daughter,finds herself losing control in her senior year as she faces difficult
neighbors, the possibility that she may not be accepted by the college
of her choice, and an unexpected death.
Checkers by John Marsden
City of the Beasts Allende, Isabelle
406p. 2002 When fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his individualistic
grandmother on an expedition to find a humanoid Beast in the Amazon, he
experiences ancient wonders and a supernatural world as he tries to avert
disaster for the Indians.
Confessions of a Teenage Drama
Queen Sheldon, Dyan 272p.1999 In her first year at a
suburban New Jersy high school,Mary Elizabeth Cep, who now calls herself
"Lola," sets her sights on the lead in the annual drama production, and
finds herself in conflict with the most popular girl in school.
Cut McCormick, Patricia
151p. 2002 While confined to a mental hospital, thirteen-year-old
Callie slowly comes to understand some of the reasons behind her self-mutilation,and
gradually starts to get better.
Cut by Patricia McCormick
Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
Dunk Lubar, David 249p.
2002 While hoping to work as the clown in an amusement park dunk
tank on the New Jersey shore the summer before his junior year in high
school, Chad faces his best friend's serious illness, hassles with police,
and the girl that got away.
Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn
Freaky Green Eyes Oates, Joyce
Carol 341. 2003 Fifteen-year-old Frankie relates the events of the year
leading up to her mother's mysterious disappearance and her own struggle
to discover and accept the truth about her parents' relationship.
Gingerbread Cohn, Rachel
172p. 2002 After being expelled from a fancy boarding school, Cyd
Charisse's problems with her mother escalate after Cyd falls in love with
a sensitive surfer and is subsequently sent from San Francisco to New York
City to spend time with her biological father.
Girlhearts Mazer, Norma
Fox. 210p. 2001 Thirteen-year-old Sarabeth Silver's life is turned
upside-down when her mother dies suddenly, leaving her orphaned, confused,
and at the mercy of everyone who seems to know what is best for her.
Go Ask Alice
Harley Lie a Person by Cat Bauer
Harley like a Person Bauer, Cat.
248p. 2000 Fourteen-year-old Harley, an artistic teenager living with her
alcoholic father and angry mother, suspects that she is adopted and begins
a search for her biological parents.
Hate You by McNamee
Hope was Here Bauer, Joan.
186p. 2000 When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised
her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and
cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner
owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
Hope Was Here by Bauer
Imani All Mine
It Happened to Nancy
Learning to swim : a memoir by
Ann Turner (nonfiction)
Like Sisters on the Homefront
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by
Stoner and Spaz Koertge,
Ron. 169p. 2002 A troubled youth with cerebral palsy struggles toward
self-acceptance with the help of a drug-addicted young woman.
Stop Pretending: What Happened
When My Big Sister Went Crazy Sones, Sonya. 149p. 1999 A younger
sister has a difficult time adjusting to life after her older sister has
a mental breakdown.
Straydog Koja, Kathe. 105p.
2002 Rachel, a teenager with a healthy dose of both aptitude and
attitude, begins to feel at home volunteering at an animal shelter.
Sweetblood Hautman, Pete 180p.
2003 After a lifetime of being a model student, sixteen-year-old
Lucy Szabo is suddenly in trouble at school, at home, with the "proto-vampires"
she has met online and in person, and most of all with her uncontrolled
The Me Nobody Knew by Shannon
The Misfits Howe, James
274p. 2001. Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle
school decide to create a third party for the student council elections
to represent all students who have ever been called names.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
This Lullaby Dessen, Sarah. 345p.
2002. Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old
Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets
Dexter, a rock band musician.
Whale Talk Crutcher, Chris.
220p. 2001 Intellectually and athletically gifted, TJ, a multiracial,
adopted teenager, shuns organized sports and the gung-ho athletes at his
high school until he agrees to form a swimming team and recruits some of
the school's less popular students.
When She Hollers by Cynthia Voight
You Don't Know Me by David Klass
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