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The Best Man Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Witty, sweet story of boy figuring out school, family, love.
By Richard Peck
(2016)
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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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Out of My Mind Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl with cerebral palsy conquers challenges in moving tale.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2010)
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
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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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The Fault in Our Stars Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartrending love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
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Anne of Green Gables Book Poster Image
age 9+
Beloved classic features lovable, imaginative heroine.
By L.M. Montgomery
(1908)
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book Poster Image
age 16+
Controversial coming-of-age classic with sex, drugs, abuse.
By Stephen Chbosky
(1999)
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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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Mockingbird Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving tale of girl whose brother died in school shooting.
By Kathryn Erskine
(2010)
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson Book Poster Image
age 15+
Edgy, clever gay-themed tale about teens with same name.
By John Green, David Levithan
(2010)
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I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fun debut of spy school series is OK for tweens.
By Ally Carter
(2006)
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Along for the Ride Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen grows beyond dysfunctional family in romantic outing.
By Sarah Dessen
(2009)
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Tricks Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Extremely intense, gritty look at teen prostitutes.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2009)
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Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines Book Poster Image
age 16+
Real addict offers honest, mature portrayal.
By Nic Sheff
(2008)
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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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Private Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Yet another cliquey series, but with a nicer star.
By Kate Brian
(2006)
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Bounce Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Satisfying coming-of-age read.
By Natasha Friend
(2007)
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Boy Toy Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Very mature book about boy molested by teacher.
By Barry Lyga
(2007)
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