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Girl (Girl, #1)
I I wanted to use Girl for a Teen book display on music, but found that it was catalogued as Adult fiction. Huh? I had heard that it was a coming-of-a...more
Jan 2009
Jan 10, 2009
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
I picked this up after Gayle Foreman (If I Stay, which I loved) talked it up on her blog. It didn't look like my kind of thing and the premise looked...more
Mar 18, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
Almost Sex: 9 Signs You Are about to Go Too Far (or Already Have)
If you're looking for a Christian teenage boy's guide to remaining abstinent and unhorny, look no further! Along with some absolutely priceless stick-...more
May 05, 2010
May 06, 2010
Same Difference
This book had a plot arc that I could totally get behind. It was subtle, no grand gestures, no cliched bullshit. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Emily is a 16...more
Jan 16, 2014
Feb 05, 2010
Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1)
A group of Australian teens go on a camping trip in the bush, and when they return, they find that their town has been taken over by an invading count...more
Oct 24, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
Here's to You, Rachel Robinson
I don't know how she does it, but Judy Blume really nails what it's like to be a kid/teen. I recently reread Just as Long as We're Together, which rea...more
Jan 29, 2012
Aug 02, 2011
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone
I really can't understand all the negative reviews for this book. I guess it gets gruesome, and it's not your average teen romance. This is really a t...more
Jan 26, 2014
May 03, 2012
This Time of Darkness
I frequent sites and groups where people ask for help in identifying forgotten book titles from pieces of plots they remember. When someone's memory i...more
Dec 26, 2013
Oct 29, 2012
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
**spoiler alert** I picked this up because I was curious to see what angle the author took on the controversial subject of fundamentalist Christians a...more
Dec 17, 2008
Dec 18, 2008
Journey Outside
Dilar lives on a raft with his family, in a convoy of rafts that drifts along an underground river. Supposedly the rafts are headed for a "better plac...more
Nov 06, 2011
Dec 15, 2010
Eleanor and Park

I guess I have a thing for pouring salt into my own wounds, because I loved this.

The love story was great, yeah. But what really made it for me w...more
Aug 2014
Feb 20, 2014
**spoiler alert** So this wasn't a fantastic book. But I still wish I had read it as a teen.

Judy Blume writes those books about teen life experiences...more
Nov 29, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
The Dog at the Window
**spoiler alert** Alison is 12, awkward and lonely. Little-understood by her party-girl mom and with no friends at school, the only person who pays mu...more
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
The Farewell Kid
I read this when I was probably 11 or 12 and way too young to be reading it. My mom picked it out for me at the library because it had a "pets" sticke...more
Jan 1997
May 13, 2010
Impossible (Impossible, #1)
Lucy Scarborough is a 17-year old Junior who runs track, hangs out with her friends, and is looking forward to going to prom with a cute band geek. He...more
Feb 21, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
Once Was Lost
Sara Zarr is religious and her books usually have religious themes and undertones. I'm short on faith myself, but I really enjoy reading these, becaus...more
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Story of a Girl
Deanna Lambert, at age 13, was caught by her father having sex with her brother's 17-year old friend in his car. She his the misfortune of living in a...more
Mar 14, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
Kira-Kira is about a Japanese family that lives in the Amerian Midwest, then the South, in the 1950s-1960s. They deal with racism, but in a strange wa...more
Nov 06, 2013
Nov 06, 2013
The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker
**spoiler alert** Louis Sachar was a huge name when I was a kid. Loving Sideways Stories from Wayside School was practically a requirement for childho...more
Aug 04, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
Living Dead Girl
A 10-year old girl is abducted on a school field trip by Ray, a child predator who then forces her to comply with his horrible and frequent demands fo...more
Jun 05, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
**spoiler alert** As a lifelong depressive, this is definitely the kind of book for me.

It takes place in Denmark, where a middle-school boy named Pier...more
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Strange Attractors
WILLIAM SLEATOR IS THE MAN! When I see his books I just can't help myself. I bought Strange Attractors at a library discard booksale.

Now that we've go...more
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
It must suck to be William Sleator. He writes fascinating, memorable plots that wouldn't be out of place in much more famous books, but no one can eve...more
Apr 17, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)
I've decided to reread all of these because I liked them as a child and am wondering how they stand the test of time. Prince Caspian was never one of...more
Mar 02, 2012
Mar 01, 2012
Raphael, Gardo and Jun-Jun are three young teenagers who live in a landfill in a smelly, corrupt third-world country (it never says it, but it's based...more
Jul 02, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
Looking for Alaska
This book was pretty cool. I can see why the chicks dig it. John Green writes a realistic and fairly charming geek hero and a spunky heroine.

Jan 31, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
Not a heartbreaking work of staggering genius, but compelling enough. Books about eating disorders and cutting are always in high demand, and I can se...more
Mar 25, 2009
Mar 20, 2009
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
I had the whole Narnia series as a kid, and recently decided to reread them to see if they have been visited by the dreaded "suck fairy." The Horse an...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family, #5)
Sometimes you hear about a book that sounds really dumb and you just have to read it. I remember liking A Wrinkle in Time when I was a kid and found o...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
**spoiler alert** Flygirl is the tale of Ida Mae Jones, a young woman who enlists in the WASP (Women's Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II. I...more
May 2009
May 23, 2009
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