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Left Drowning Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Really racy romance with explicit sex and not much else.
By Jessica Park
(2013)
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post Book Poster Image
age 17+
Story of young Montana lesbian is best for mature teens.
By Emily M. Danforth
(2012)
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Kim
age 16+
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
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In the Band Book Poster Image
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age 16+
College kids steam things up in mature, romantic read.
By Jean Haus
(2013)
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The Round House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
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American Street Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw and gritty immigrant story best for mature teens.
By Ibi Zoboi
(2017)
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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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Not the Girls You're Looking For Book Poster Image
age 16+
Half-Iraqi teen finds her way in scattered coming-of-ager.
By Aminah Mae Safi
(2018)
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Last Night I Sang to the Monster Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teen faces addiction and abuse in powerful, poetic novel.
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2009)
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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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Shine Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Moving mystery about gay boy's beating in impoverished town.
By Lauren Myracle
(2011)
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Everybody Sees the Ants Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
By A.S. King
(2011)
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Rainbow Boys Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Breakthrough book about coming out -- and falling in love.
By Alex Sanchez
(2001)
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Tilt Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teens grow up too fast in intense stories told in poetry.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2012)
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If I Lie Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Captivating tale of loyalty, sacrifice best for older teens.
By Corrine Jackson
(2012)
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All You Never Wanted Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark, twisty tale of rich teen girls' sibling rivalry.
By Adele Griffin
(2012)
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Out of the Easy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Well-told story of prostitute's daughter; for mature teens.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2013)
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White Lines Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Edgy tale of teen in '80s club scene shows graphic drug use.
By Jennifer Banash
(2013)
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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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Skin Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of girl's skin issue; mature sexual content.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2013)
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