Eleanor is the awkward new girl in school and she finds herself sitting next to Park on the school bus. An uneasy friendship forms and eventually blossoms into first love. Their relationship, fueled by attraction, a mutual love of music and comic books becomes a safe haven for Eleanor in the midst of her unstable family life. A perfectly imperfect vignette of first love.
Fourth grader George knows she is a girl. When she wants to try out for the role of Charlotte in the school's production of Charlotte's Web, her teacher won't allow it because she sees George as a boy. It's only with the help of George’s best friend, Kelly, that she's able to pull it off and, in the process, communicate to the important people in her life who she really is. Grades 4 & up.
When Miles Halter transfers to Culver Creek Boarding School he gravitates to the exciting, free-spirited Alaska Young, who pulls him into her world. Her disappearance will change Miles’ and his classmates in irrevocable ways.
One weekend in the lives of several gay teenagers, narrated by a ghostly Greek chorus, the generation of young men lost to AIDS. Those narrators, who understand so well how far the current generation has come, and how quickly it can all be gone, make the book a celebration of life, and they demand that we live that life to the fullest while we still have the chance. Deeply profound and moving.