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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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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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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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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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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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Hoops Book Poster Image
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A hard-boiled depiction of life in the ghetto.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1981)
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An Abundance of Katherines Book Poster Image
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Funny, quirky tale of slacker geeks' road trip to Tennessee.
By John Green
(2006)
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Lush Book Poster Image
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Heartfelt look at drinking's impact on families.
By Natasha Friend
(2006)
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The Catcher in the Rye Book Poster Image
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One of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
By J. D. Salinger
(1969)
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Peeps Book Poster Image
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Modern vampire tale for teens is funny, edgy, and grisly.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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Rx
age 14+
Heavy look at prescription drug abuse for teens.
By Tracy Lynn
(2006)
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Speak Book Poster Image
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Controversial book about rape is powerful and painful.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(1999)
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Incantation Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Young teens may find powerful Inquisition book too violent.
By Alice Hoffman
(2006)
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Twisted Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
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Runaway Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Homeless at 12; a poignant read for mature teens.
By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
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City of Ashes: The Mortal Instruments, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
City of Bones sequel is gripping but a lot gorier.
By Cassandra Clare
(2008)
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Thirteen Reasons Why Book Poster Image
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
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Story of a Girl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
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Perfect: Pretty Little Liars #3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
By Sara Shepard
(2007)
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