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Dreamquake Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Like dreams, lauded book is confusing, ethereal.
By Elizabeth Kox
(2007)
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Before We Were Free Book Poster Image
age 13+
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
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Dolores: Seven Stories About Her Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engrossing stories contain mature themes.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
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A True and Faithful Narrative Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engrossing read with strong 17th-century heroine.
By Katherine Sturtevant
(2006)
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Guys Write for Guys Read Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories by male authors. Some good, some iffy stuff.
By Jon Scieszka
(2005)
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You Don't Know Me Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
By David Klass
(2005)
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Walking Mary Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Intriguing tale with mature themes; best for teens.
By James VanOosting
(2005)
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Mistletoe Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartwarming holiday fluff for teens.
By Hailey Abbott, Aimee Friedman, Melissa de la Cruz, Nina Malkin
(2006)
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The Pull of the Ocean Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unsettling French fable may confuse and alarm kids.
By Jean-Claude Mourlevat
(2006)
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American Born Chinese Book Poster Image
age 13+
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
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Geography Club Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gay-themed coming-of-age story encourages tolerance.
By Brent Hartinger
(2005)
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The Four Dorothys Book Poster Image
age 13+
First book of teen series is just OK; some dark moments.
By Paul Ruditis
(2007)
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Firestorm: The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Violent ecological time-travel thriller for teens.
By David Klass
(2006)
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33 Things Every Girl Should Know Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poems, stories, and comics about being a girl.
By Tonya Bolden
(1998)
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Beyond the Burning Time Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fascinating, graphic look at Salem witch trials.
By Kathryn Lasky
(1994)
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Far North Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Popular adventure-survival book kids love.
By Will Hobbs
(1996)
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Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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Rumble Fish Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Realistic portrait of teen stuck in a world of violence.
By S. E. Hinton
(1975)
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I Am the Cheese Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
By Robert Cormier
(1977)
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