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Books for Teens

An Abundance of Katherines
John Green
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Dumped nineteen times too many by girls named Katherine, Colin takes a road trip with his best friend Hassan, from Chicago to Gutshot, Tennessee.

American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang
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This graphic novel explores issues of identity, culture, and coming of age in three alternating stories.

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
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Death narrates the story of Liesel, a German girl, her family, and their neighbors, during World War II.

Born to Rock
Gordon Korman
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High school senior and young Republican, Leo, works as a roadie for a legendary punk band, thinking that the lead singer may be his biological father.

Games
Carol Gorman
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Boot Quinn and Mick Sullivan, rivals who fight at every opportunity, are forced by the principal to spend time together playing board games.

Girl Stories
Lauren R. Weinstein
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One teen girl’s life of friends, music, boys, and body image, is documented in a colorful, lively graphic novel.

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
Wendy Mass
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During the summer before his thirteenth birthday, Jeremy and his best friend Lizzie search for the missing keys to a box his father left for him to open on his birthday, and find out much more about the “meaning of life.”

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Rachel Cohn
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Nick and Norah get to know each other during an exciting night they spend all around Manhattan.

Notes from the Midnight Driver
Jordan Sonnenblick
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Alex lands community service hours at a nursing home after getting in trouble with his mom’s car, and begins a relationship with Sol, the cranky but kind, musically gifted senior citizen he is paired with.

Sold
Patricia McCormick
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Tricked into thinking that she will be making money for her family as a maid in India, Lakshmi, a thirteen year old from Nepal is forced into prostitution.

 

 

 
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