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- Abdel-Fattah, Randa. Ten Things I Hate About Me. 2009. (YA Fiction Abdel.R)
Jamilah, known in school as Jamie, hides her heritage from her
classmates and tries to pass by dyeing her hair blonde and wearing
blue-tinted contact lenses, until her conflicted feelings become too
much for her to bear.
- Anderson, Laurie Halse. Prom. 2005. (YA Fiction Ander.L)
Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when disaster strikes and
her desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it back on track,
Ash's involvement transforms her life.
- Barkley, Brad. Scrambled Eggs at Midnight. 2006. (YA Fiction Barkl.B)
and Eliot, two fifteen-year-olds in Asheville, North Carolina, begin to
acknowledge some unpleasant truths about their parents and form their
own ideas about love.
- Bauer, Joan. Hope Was Here. 2000. (YA Fiction Bauer.J)
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.
- Caletti, Deb. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart. 2004. (YA Fiction Calet.D)
the summer of her junior year, sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen and her
mother, both nursing broken hearts, set out on a journey to reunite an
elderly woman with her long-lost love and in the process learn many
things about "the real ties that bind" people to one another.
- Castellucci, Cecil. Boy Proof. 2005. (YA Fiction Caste.C)
alienated from everyone around her, Los Angeles high school senior and
cinephile Victoria Denton hides behind the identity of a favorite movie
character until an interesting new boy arrives at school and helps her
realize that there is more to life than just the movies.
- Cohn, Rachel. Gingerbread. 2002. (YA Fiction Cohn.R)
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.
- Colasanti, Susane. So Much Closer. 2011. (YA Fiction Colas.S)
Brooke has a crush on Scott so big that when he heads for New York
City, she moves into her estranged father's Greenwich Village apartment,
but soon she begins to focus on knowing herself and finding her future
- Forman, Gayle. If I Stay : A Novel. 2009. (YA Fiction Forma.G)
in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and
younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weights
whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
- Frank, E. R.. Wrecked. 2005. (YA Fiction Frank.E)
a car accident seriously injures her best friend and kills her
brother's girlfriend, sixteen-year-old Anna tries to cope with her guilt
and grief, while learning some truths about her family and herself.
- Green, John. Paper Towns. 2008. (YA Fiction Green.J)
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q"
Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the
beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and
classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously
- Griffin, Adele. Where I Want To Be. 2005. (YA Fiction Griff.A)
teenaged sisters, separated by death but still connected, work through
their feelings of loss over the closeness they shared as children that
was later destroyed by one's mental illness, and finally make peace with
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