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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful novel deals with suicide, anxiety, and loneliness.
By Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
(2018)
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Turtles All the Way Down Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking exploration of mental illness, first love.
By John Green
(2017)
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The Sun Is Also a Star Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful and philosophical love story is deeply moving.
By Nicola Yoon
(2016)
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Symptoms of Being Human Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empathetic, empowering story of gender-fluid teen.
By Jeff Garvin
(2016)
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Pax
age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
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Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking stories of kindness and friendship.
By R.J. Palacio
(2015)
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The Thing About Jellyfish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
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Everything, Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging journey of sick teen risking it all to truly live.
By Nicola Yoon
(2015)
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George Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
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Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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Drama Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
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Monument 14 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Suspenseful survival story will grip teen readers.
By Emmy Laybourne
(2012)
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It's Kind of a Funny Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brilliant, edgy story about suicide best for mature teens.
By Ned Vizzini
(2006)
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Wonder Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book Poster Image
age 14+
Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship.
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2012)
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Tale of dying teen is full of embarrassing comic moments.
By Jesse Andrews
(2012)
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The Pigman Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
By Paul Zindel
(1968)
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Smile Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
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The Carrie Diaries Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sex and the City prequel is OK for mature teens.
By Candace Bushnell
(2010)
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