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Annie on my mind

Garden, Nancy.

Nancy Garden's groundbreaking story of two high school girls falling in love and dealing with the reactions of their parents and community by holding tighter to each other.

Book cover for The boyfriend list : (15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs, and me, Ruby Oliver)

The boyfriend list : (15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs, and me, Ruby Oliver)

Lockhart, E.

A Seattle fifteen-year-old explains some of the reasons for her recent panic attacks, including breaking up with her boyfriend, losing all her girlfriends, tensions between her performance-artist mother and her father, and more. 

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The catcher in the rye

Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010.
Call Number: Ed.e

The influential and widely acclaimed story details the two days in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school. Confused and disillusioned, he searches for truth and rails against the "phoniness" of the adult world. He ends up exhausted and emotionally ill, in a psychiatrist's office. After he recovers from his breakdown, Holden relates his experiences to the reader.

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The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

Haddon, Mark.
A dog is murdered and someone has to find out what happened. Christopher, who is autistic, undertakes this task and in the process learns much more.
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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

Quintero, Isabel
Call Number: YA

This is Gabi Hernandez's diary from her senior year of high school in a Southern California town close to the border. Gabi is smart, loyal, opinionated, self-deprecating, witty and observant. She's also overweight, loves to snack, write poetry, and dreams of (hopefully) getting into Berkeley and then also that her mother will actually allow her to go. Over the course of the year, she learns about the person she is and the woman she hopes to be while living in a traditional Catholic, Mexican-American community.

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Go ask Alice

Call Number: Ed.c

A 15-year-old drug user chronicles her daily struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.

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If I stay : a novel

Forman, Gayle.
Call Number: YA

Everything seems to be falling into place for talented cellist Mia. However, it only takes a split second for her world to tragically change.

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Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.

Told in their separate voices, thirteen-year-old soccer star Kevin and police sergeant Brown, who knew his father, try to keep Kevin out of juvenile hall after he is arrested on very serious charges. 

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Looking for Alaska

Green, John

When Miles enters Culver Creek Boarding School and encounters the gorgeous and enigmatic Alaska nothing will ever the same. She invites Miles into her world but never close enough into her life, creating an even bigger enigma in her wake.

Book cover for Middlesex


Eugenides, Jeffrey

Beginning in 1974 suburban Michigan and traveling back in time to a village in Greece, and everywhere in between, this is the story of Calliope Stephanides and how she got to be the way she is.

Book cover for Midnight : a gangster love story

Midnight : a gangster love story

Souljah, Sister.

 Souljah's follow-up to her bestselling novel, The coldest winter ever, picks up the story of Midnight (a character in Coldest winter) as he tries desperately to navigate American culture, Brooklyn streets and the dicey business of growing up. The novel begins as seven-year-old Midnight and his pregnant mother, Umma, are forced to leave their privileged life in Sudan for a hardscrabble American existence. Midnight spends his formative years in Brooklyn guiding and translating for his loyal, loving and talented mother, helping her get a factory job while encouraging her to start a clothing line. Eventually, Midnight starts working at a Chinatown fish shop, finds love, joins a dangerous hustler's basketball league and tries to disentangle his ambivalent feelings toward romance, family and personal honor. 

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Midnight riot

Aaronovitch, Ben, 1964-
Call Number: M

As a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic

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Myers, Walter Dean
Call Number: YA

While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a screenplay as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken. Winner of the 2000 Printz Award.

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Never let me go

Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954- unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it's only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. 

Book cover for One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

Sones, Sonya.
Call Number: YA

(Gay father)

Also available for download as an e-book

When 15 year-old Ruby 's mother dies, she flies from Boston to Los Angeles to live with the father she's never met, big time movie star Whip Logan. Irreverent and heartfelt, Ruby longs to return home to her best friend and boyfriend and the life with her mother she once had. 

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The Outsiders

Hinton, S. E.
Call Number: YA

Middlesex tells the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides, and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family, who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City and the race riots of 1967 before moving out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret, and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction. Lyrical and thrilling, Middlesex is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.

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The perks of being a wallflower

Chbosky, Stephen.
Call Number: YA Ed.a

High school freshman Charlie writes a series of letters, to whom we don't know. In them he details his life as a wallflower, struggling to fit in, finding comfort in an odd new circle of friends.

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The Pox party

Anderson, M. T.
Call Number: YA

Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.

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A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel

Irving, John, 1942-

Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire, hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother. Owen doesn't believe in accidents; he believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul is both extraordinary and terrifying. At moments a comic, self-deluded victim, but in the end the principal, tragic actor in a divine plan, Owen Meany is the most heartbreaking hero John Irving has yet created.

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Ready Player One

Cline, Ernest

In Oasis, one can escape the wasteland that we have made of the earth. This all immersive virtual reality began as a multi-player role-playing game but has grown to encompass almost all of our interaction with the world. Oasis is where we work, learn, love and live. And it holds the possibility to change one person's life forever. When James Halliday, co-creator of this world, passes away with no family he leaves the entirety of his fortune to anyone who can solve his final game. But in thirty years since passing, no one has even deciphered the first riddle. Until now.

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Sloppy firsts : a novel

McCafferty, Megan.
Call Number: YA

When her best friend, Hope Weaver, moves away from Pineville, New Jersey, hyperobservant sixteen-year-old Jessica Darling is devastated. A fish out of water at school and a stranger at home, Jessica feels more lost than ever now that the only person with whom she could really communicate has gone. How is she supposed to deal with the boy- and shopping-crazy girls at school, her dad’s obsession with her track meets, her mother salivating over big sister Bethany’s lavish wedding, and her nonexistent love life? A fresh, funny, utterly compelling fiction debut by first-time novelist Megan McCafferty, Sloppy Firsts is an insightful, true-to-life look at Jessica’s predicament as she embarks on another year of teenage torment--from the dark days of Hope’s departure through her months as a type-A personality turned insomniac to her completely mixed-up feelings about Marcus Flutie, the intelligent and mysterious “Dreg” who works his way into her heart. Like a John Hughes for the twenty-first century, Megan McCafferty taps into the inherent humor and drama of the teen experience.

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Smiles to go

Spinelli, Jerry.

Will Tuppence's life has always been ruled by science and common sense but in ninth grade, shaken up by the discovery that protons decay, he begins to see the entire world differently and gains new perspective on his relationships with his little sister and two closest friends.

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Hinton, S. E,
Call Number: YA Ed.b
The love between two teenage brothers helps to alleviate the harshness of their usually parentless life as they struggle to grow up. 
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The thief

Turner, Megan Whalen.
Call Number: x
Eugenides is informed that he will be freed from a certain death sentence if he steals a legendary gem guarded by the gods. Despite his refusal, he finds himself on a most uncomfortable road trip, accompanied by a gruff magus and two young lordlings.
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We have always lived in the castle

Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965.

Shirley Jackson's masterpiece: the deliciously dark and funny story of Merricat, tomboy teenager, beloved sister - and possible lunatic. Living in the Blackwood family home with only her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian for company, Merricat just wants to preserve their delicate way of life. But ever since Constance was acquitted of murdering the rest of the family, the world isn't leaving the Blackwoods alone. And when Cousin Charles arrives, armed with overtures of friendship and a desperate need to get into the safe, Merricat must do everything in her power to protect the remaining family

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We were liars

Lockhart, E.
Call Number: YA

Set on a private family island off of Martha's Vineyard, the well-heeled members of the Sinclair family meet every summer on the island where Cadence and her cousins have had a unique bond since childhood. But Cadence has been fighting through the haze of migraines and painkillers for the past two years to remember what happened that summer she was fifteen, and returning to the island is the only way she'll be able to piece together what happened and why no one will tell her.

Book cover for What my mother doesn't know.

What my mother doesn't know.

Sones, Sonya.
Call Number: YA Ed.a

Sophie describes her relationships with a series of boys as she searches for Mr. Right.