He said ...       SHE SAID

Nancy J. Keane

New Hampshire Libraries Conference

May 17, 2007


Brian, Kate, 1974- - Private : a novel -- Simon Pulse, 2006., 227p
Fifteen-year-old Reed Brennan wins a scholarship to an exclusive private school, and thinks she has finally found a way to escape her troubled home life, but when she arrives, the students are not what Reed expected and she struggles to find a way to fit in with the other girls. (HS)

Carter, Ally. - I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you -- Hyperion, c2006., 284p
As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from "normal teenage life" until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission. (MS, HS)

Cushman, Karen. - The loud silence of Francine Green-- Clarion Books, c2006., RL 6.3, 225p
In 1949, thirteen-year-old Francine goes to Catholic school in Los Angeles where she becomes best friends with a girl who questions authority and is frequently punished by the nuns, causing Francine to question her own values.(MS)

Engle, Margarita. - The poet slave of Cuba : a biography of Juan Francisco Manzano -- H. Holt, 2006., RL 4.8, 183p
A portrait in poems of Juan Francisco Manzano, the poet who was born a slave in Cuba in 1797. (MS, HS)

Flinn, Alex. - Diva-- HarperTempest, c2006., 263p
Despite her mother's objections, sixteen-year-old Caitlin is determined to pursue her dream of becoming an opera singer by attending a performing arts school in Miami.(MS, HS)

Frost, Helen, 1949- - The braid-- Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006., 95p
Two Scottish sisters, living on the western island of Barra in the 1850s, relate, in alternate voices and linked narrative poems, their experiences after their family is forcibly evicted and separated with one sister accompanying their parents and younger siblings to Cape Breton, Canada, and the other staying behind with other family on the small island of Mingulay. (MS, HS)

Garden, Nancy. - Endgame-- Harcourt, c2006., 287p
Fifteen-year-old Gray Wilton, bullied at school and ridiculed by an unfeeling father for preferring drums to hunting, goes on a shooting rampage at his high school. (MS, HS)

Giles, Gail. - What happened to Cass McBride? : a novel -- Little, Brown, 2006., 211p
After his younger brother commits suicide, Kyle Kirby decides to exact revenge on the person he holds responsible. (MS, HS)

Going, K. L. (Kelly L.) - Saint Iggy -- Harcourt, c2006., 260p
Iggy Corso, who lives in city public housing, is caught physically and spiritually between good and bad when he is kicked out of high school, goes searching for his missing mother, and causes his friend to get involved with the same dangerous drug dealer who deals to his parents. (HS)

Hautman, Pete, 1952- - Rash -- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2006., 249p
In a future society that has decided it would "rather be safe than free," sixteen-year-old Bo's anger management problems land him in a tundra jail where he survives with the help of his running skills and an artificial intelligence program named Bork. (MS, HS)

Hopkins, Ellen. - Impulse -- Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2007., 666p
Three teens who meet at Reno, Nevada's Aspen Springs mental hospital after each has attempted suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives. (HS)

Klages, Ellen. - The green glass sea -- Viking, 2006., RL 5, 321p
While her father works on the Manhattan Project, eleven-year-old gadget lover and outcast Dewey Kerrigan lives in Los Alamos Camp, and becomes friends with Suze, another young girl who is shunned by her peers. (MS)

Lockhart, E. - Dramarama -- Hyperion, c2007., 311p
Spending their summer at Wildewood Academy, an elite boarding school for the performing arts, tests the bond between teens Sadye and her best friend Demi.(MS, HS)


Lynn, Tracy. - Rx-- Simon Pulse, 2006., 262p
High school honors student Thyme Gilcrest uses her intelligence, popularity, and activities to hide the fact that she is also a drug dealer, supplying friends with illegally obtained prescription medications. (HS)

McCormick, Patricia, 1956- - Sold -- Hyperion Books, c2006., 263p
A novel in vignettes, in which Lakshmi, a thirteen-year-old girl from Nepal, is sold into prostitution in India. (HS)

Meyer, L. A. (Louis A.), 1942- - In the belly of the bloodhound : being an account of a particularly peculiar adventure in the life of Jacky Faber -- Harcourt, c2006., 515p
Jacky Faber and her classmates at the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston are kidnapped while on a school outing and transported in the hold of a slave ship bound for the slave markets of North Africa.(MS)

Monninger, Joseph - Baby -- Front Street, c2007. (MS, HS)

Morgenroth, Kate. - Echo -- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2007., 137p
After Justin witnesses his brother's accidental shooting death, he must live with the repercussions, as the same horrific day seems to happen over and over. (HS)


Paterson, Katherine. - Bread and roses, too -- Clarion Books, c2006., RL 5.3, 275p
Twelve-year-old Rosa and thirteen-year-old Jake form an unlikely friendship as they try to survive and understand the 1912 Bread and Roses strike of mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts. (MS)

Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948- - Life as we knew it -- Harcourt, c2006., 337p
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. (MS)

Plum-Ucci, Carol, 1957- - The night my sister went missing -- Harcourt, Inc., c2006., 202p
When his sister goes missing under mysterious circumstances, seventeen-year-old Kurt spends a night at the local police station overhearing statements from a variety of witnesses that reveal the deep prejudices and shocking secrets of his small beach community.(MS, HS)

Rosoff, Meg. - Just in case-- Wendy Lamb Books, c2006., 246p
Convinced that fate is out to get him, fifteen-year-old David Case assumes a new identity in the hope of avoiding what he believes is certain doom.(HS)

Smelcer, John E., 1963- - The trap -- Holt, 2006., RL 6.8, 170p
In alternating chapters, seventeen-year-old Johnny Least-Weasel, who is better known for brains than brawn, worries about his missing grandfather, and the grandfather, Albert Least-Weasel, struggles to survive, caught in his own steel trap in the Alaskan winter. (MS)

Smith, Cynthia Leitich. - Tantalize -- Candlewick Press, 2007., 310p
When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect. (HS)


Spinelli, Jerry. - Eggs -- Little, Brown, 2007., RL 5.3, 220p
Mourning the loss of his mother, nine-year-old David forms an unlikely friendship with independent, quirky thirteen-year-old Primrose, as the two help each other deal with what is missing in their lives. (MS)


Sturtevant, Katherine. - A true and faithful narrative -- Farrar Straus Giroux, 2006., 250p
In London in the 1680s, sixteen-year-old Meg tries to decide whether to marry either of the two men who court her, taking into account both love and her writing ambitions. (MS)

Thompson, Kate, 1956- - The new policeman -- Greenwillow Books, 2007, c2005., 442p
Fifteen-year-old musician J.J. Liddy leaves his small, Irish town and travels to the land of the fairies to search for time so he can give it to his busy mother, but when he gets there, he discovers that the inhabitants are in trouble and learns about his family's secret history. (MS, HS)


Tracy, Kristen, 1972- - Lost it-- Simon Pulse, 2007., 276p
High school junior Tess Whistle is dealing with a lot of problems, including being deserted by her parents who have gone to live at an outdoor survival camp, and having her best friend sent away for therapy, so she pins all her hopes and anxieties on her new boyfriend Ben Easter, who may or may not be up to the challenge. (HS)


Vrettos, Adrienne Maria. - Skin -- M.K. McElderry, c2006., 227p
When his parents decide to separate, eighth-grader Donnie watches with horror as the physical condition of his sixteen-year old sister, Karen, deteriorates due to an eating disorder. (MS, HS)

Werlin, Nancy. - The rules of survival -- Dial Books, c2006., 259p
Seventeen-year-old Matthew recounts his attempts, starting at a young age, to free himself and his sisters from the grip of their emotionally and physically abusive mother. (MS, HS)