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message 1: by Brandi (new)

Brandi Hey everybody! I just started a new goodreads group for school counselors. I love reading young adult fiction for fun, but as a middle and elementary school counselor I use a lot of children's literature in my classes and with students. I wanted to try to connect with some other counselors and share book ideas. Just thought I'd see if anyone in this group is in the same profession and might want to join. :) It's called School Counselors Read!

message 2: by Shannon (new)

Shannon | 2 comments While I don't fit the bill of a school counselor, I would like to recommend Unconditional by Shannon DuBey for your reading enjoyment and that of the students you work with.

More information about the book and the author can be found at but here is a summary:
A small town filled with prying eyes. A high school that tolerates bullying and violence. Parents who cannot handle news of their child being different. These are the three most volatile components of any teen struggling to find their way and when that child is a young lesbian struggling with her identity and how to keep it a secret, the mixture brews more trouble than most can imagine.

Growing up different is hard enough, but with the pressures of life in a small town, it can be down right impossible. For Shane, surviving her junior high and high school years was made possible because she stumbled upon a friend in the most unlikely of places, a teacher!

While the main character does happen to be a lesbian, the issues brought to light in the story are much more universal and students from all walks of life will get something out of it.

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