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Bauer, Cat. Harley, Like a Person.
Artistic Harley suspects the unimaginative people she lives with are not her real parents. (YA Fic)
Brooks, Martha. Being with Henry.
A homeless teen finds a home with a cranky old widower. (YA Fic)
Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
A new school year, new friends, and new experiences trigger a repressed trauma. (YA Fic)
Draper, Sharon M. Forged by Fire.
Gerald risks physical assault whenever he tries to protect his sister from his abusive stepfather. (YA Fic)
Ewing, Lynne. Party Girl.
Kata plots revenge when her best friend is killed by a rival gang. (YA Fic)
Hawes, Louise. Rosey in the Present Tense.
Romantic Franklin refuses to give up on the girl he loves - even if she is dead. (YA Fic)
Hobbs, Will. The Maze.
A wilderness biologist befriends a runaway deliquent. (YA Fic)
Jenkins, A.M. Breaking Boxes.
An unlikely friendship begins in detention. (YA Fic)
Johnson, Angela. Toning the Sweep.
Emily helps her dying grandmother pack up a lifetime of memories. (YA Fic)
Koller, Jackie French. A Place to Call Home.
Distrustful of the foster care system, Anna keeps her mother's disappearance a secret. (YA Fic)
Letts, Billie. Where the Heart Is.
Girl gives birth at Walmart! (Fic)
Mah, Adeline Yen. Chinese Cinderella: The
True Story of an Unwanted Daughter.
Adeline is an outcast within her own family. (j921 M2777AAc)
Marsden, John. Letters from the Inside.
Teen penpals slowly discover the disturbing truth about each other. (YA Fic)
Mikaelsen, Ben. Petey.
A bond develops between Trevor and 70 year-old Petey, who has cerebral palsy. (Juv Fic)
Myers, Walter Dean. Somewhere in the Darkness.
Jimmy and his long-absent father share a tense road trip from New York City to Arkansas. (YA Fic)
Nye, Naomi Shihab. Habibi.
An Arab-American girl finds that St. Louis and Israel are worlds apart. (Juv Fic)
Pelzer, Dave. A Child Called "It:"
An Abused Child's Journey From Victim to Victor.
When a child's worst nightmare is his mother. (362.76 P369c)
Philbrick, Rodman. Freak the Mighty.
Best friends Max and Freak become one mind, one body, one superhero. (Juv Fic)
Rinaldi, Ann. The Coffin Quilt: The Feud
Between the Hatfields & the McCoys.
Romeo and Juliet, Appalachian style. (YA Fic)
Sones, Sonya. Stop Pretending What Happened
When My Big Sister Went Crazy.
A poetic and painful story of an adored sister's mental breakdown. (YA Fic)
Thomas, Rob. Rats Saw God: A Comic Emotionally
Can Steve write his way out of the mess he has gotten himself into this time? (YA Fic)
Voigt, Cynthia. Izzy, Willy-Nilly.
When popular Izzy loses her leg, she also loses her friends. (YA Fic)
Wells, Ken. Meely La Bauve.
Every time his alligator hunter father runs from the law, motherless Meely must fend for himself in the bayous of Louisiana. (Fic)
Wittlinger, Ellen. Hard Love.
How do you stop yourself from falling in love with your best friend? (YA Fic)
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