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The Crimes and Punishments of Miss Payne Book Poster Image
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Teens try to prove tough teacher is a drug dealer.
By Barry Jonsberg
(2005)
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The Catcher in the Rye Book Poster Image
age 14+
One of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
By J. D. Salinger
(1969)
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When She Was Good Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
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Gossip Girl Books Book Poster Image
age 15+
Addictive high-society fluff with iffy messages.
By Cecily von Ziegesar
(2005)
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Beloved Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Haunting Pulitzer Prize winner about slavery's impact.
By Toni Morrison
(1987)
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Second Helpings Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Readers will devour fun, surprisingly rich sequel.
By Megan McCafferty
(2003)
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How I Live Now Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Powerful, violent tale about kids caught in a modern war.
By Meg Rosoff
(2005)
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When Jeff Comes Home Book Poster Image
age 15+
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
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Crusader Book Poster Image
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Racism, mystery, murder, and politics ... at the mall.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
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Fat Kid Rules the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)
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Stoner & Spaz Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Edgy, sardonic book is OK for mature readers.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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Feed Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire with a nice bite -- for mature teens.
By M.T. Anderson
(2002)
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The Brimstone Journals Book Poster Image
age 14+
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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The Adventures of Blue Avenger Book Poster Image
age 14+
Quirky book's mature content is best for teens.
By Norma Howe
(1999)
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The First Part Last Book Poster Image
age 14+
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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This Vast Land: A Young Man's Journal of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fascinating historical fiction with graphic sex, violence.
By Stephen E. Ambrose
(2003)
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Fade Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark tale of a good boy misled by temptation.
By Robert Cormier
(1988)
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Go Ask Alice Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Authentic, tragic tale of teen drug addiction -- a classic.
By Beatrice Sparks
(1971)
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Fallen Angels Book Poster Image
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age 15+
A violent but unvarnished portrayal of the war in Vietnam.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1988)
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Hoops Book Poster Image
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age 14+
A hard-boiled depiction of life in the ghetto.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1981)
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