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King Dork Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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Tiger Eyes Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
By Judy Blume
(1981)
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Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal Book Poster Image
age 15+
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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The Universe Versus Alex Woods Book Poster Image
age 15+
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
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Grasshopper Jungle Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
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The Gospel of Winter Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
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I Crawl Through It Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bizarre, brilliant, poignant tale of resilient teens.
By A.S. King
(2015)
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Out of Darkness Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Beautifully written look at racism and love in 1930s Texas.
By Ashley Hope Pérez
(2015)
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Anna Dressed in Blood Book Poster Image
age 15+
Hip, gory teen ghost hunter story delivers on its title.
By Kendare Blake
(2011)
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History Is All You Left Me Book Poster Image
age 15+
Heartbreaking, beautifully written tale of grief and love.
By Adam Silvera
(2017)
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Book Poster Image
age 16+
Unforgettable story of young boy forced to become a killer.
By Ishmael Beah
(2007)
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The Dangerous Art of Blending In Book Poster Image
age 16+
Courageous love story told by teen suffering abuse.
By Angelo Surmelis
(2018)
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A Girl Like That Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of teen rebellion, tragedy in Saudi Arabia.
By Tanaz Bhathena
(2018)
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I Stop Somewhere Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Haunting, heartbreaking tale of teen rape and murder.
By TE Carter
(2018)
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Little Do We Know Book Poster Image
age 16+
Moving story about three teens struggling in crisis.
By Tamara Ireland Stone
(2018)
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The Art of Losing Book Poster Image
age 16+
Authentic, realistic story of addiction, survival, sisters.
By Lizzy Mason
(2019)
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Brave Face:  A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gripping look at boy's struggle with depression, coming out.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2019)
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Looking for Alaska Book Poster Image
age 16+
Award-winning novel of life and death, for older teens.
By John Green
(2006)
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The Spectacular Now Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
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Why We Broke Up Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Moving, inventive story of first love and painful breakup.
By Daniel Handler
(2011)
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