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Teen Book Lists


Meg & Tara's December Picks

Hard Hitting - December  2013


The Fault in our Stars
by John Green

YA F GRE

Hazel is sixteen years oldshe loves movies, music, and re-reading her favorite book over and over. She also has stage IV cancer...


Monster
by Walter Dean Myers

YA F  MYE

On trial for being an accomplice to murder, sixteen year old Stephen records his life in the form of a movie script— but is it fact or fiction?


13 Reasons Why
by Jay Asher          YA F ASH

Speak
by Laurie Halse Anderson      YA F AND

Brace yourself for these two gritty and realistic high school tales.  Powerfully written, you will not be able to put these down!

Where Things Come Back
by John Corey Whaley

YA F WHA

Cullen’s life in Arkansas is pretty dull until his drug addict cousin dies then his beloved younger brother disappears.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky

 YA F CHB

Loner Charlie enters his freshman year of High School, his only friend having committed suicide the prior year.  This moving tale is not easily forgotten.

 

If you find me
by Emily Murdoch

YA F MUR

Carey and her 5 year old sister have been living in a broken down trailer deep in the woods with their meth-addicted mom.  Until the day their father comes to take them back, to a home  and life they never knew.

War Is...
by Marc Aronson

810.8035 WAR (2nd Floor)

This collection of letters, journal entries, poems, and short stories  show how service men and women are impacted before, during, and after participating in war. An eye-opener on the impacts of war.

Sickened
by Julie Gregory
YA B GRE (2nd Floor)

Wasted
by Marya Hornbacher
NEW YA  B HOR

Two biographies tackling tough medical conditions — Muchausen by proxy (parents that want attention by exaggerating their child’s illness or intentionally making a child sick) and anorexia  and bulimia. Read how these two women overcame their  situations to heal and get healthy.

No Choirboy
by Susan Kuklin

YA 364.6609 KUK (2nd Floor)

Based on a series of interviews conducted by the author, this book presents the stories of teens on death row.   Read their own words on how they’ve grown since the murders that landed them in prison.

   

My Sister’s Keeper
by Jodi Picoult

F PIC

Anna is well aware that she was genetically engineered to be a perfect donor for Kate, her sister batting leukemia. After years of donating platelets and bone marrow, Anna is asked to give up a kidney, but she refuses. A hard hitting tear jerker!