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by Yvonne Ventresca Sky Pony (May 06, 2014)

The 2015 SCBWI Crystal Kite Winner for the Atlantic region!

Even under the most normal circumstances, high school can be a painful and confusing time. Unfortunately, Lilianna’s circumstances are anything but...

The Gospel of Winter

by Brendan Kiely Margaret K. McElderry Books (January 21, 2014)

“In a lyrical and hard-hitting exploration of betrayal and healing, the son of a Connecticut socialite comes to terms with his abuse at the hands of a beloved priest” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).



by Chris Lynch Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 20, 2008)

"I am a good guy. Good guys don't do bad things. Good guys understand that no means no, and so I could not have done this because I understand."

Keir Sarafian knows many things about himself. He is a talented...

Living Dead Girl

by Elizabeth Scott Simon Pulse (September 08, 2009)

Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared.

Once upon a time, my name was not Alice.

Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was.

When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her...

Fault Line

by C. Desir Simon Pulse (October 15, 2013)

In a single night, Ani’s life was torn to shreds—and Ben struggles with the weight of trying to fix the unfixable in this heartbreaking and edgy debut novel.

Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has...

The Blue-Haired Boy

by Courtney C. Stevens HarperTeen (March 04, 2014)

Set before the events of Courtney C. Stevens's debut novel, Faking Normal, this digital short story focuses on Bodee Lennox, otherwise known as the Kool-Aid Kid.

Bodee Lennox has secrets. About where he got the...

Faking Normal

by Courtney C. Stevens HarperTeen (February 25, 2014)

An edgy, realistic debut novel praised by the New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys, as “a beautiful reminder that amid our broken pieces we can truly find ourselves.”...

Where People Like Us Live

by Patricia Cumbie HarperCollins (June 16, 2009)

I want to shake Rita. She thinks all the screwed-up things in the world are happening somewhere else. But bad things are happening right here.

It's a routine Libby's used to by now: pack up, move, start over,...


by Ellen Hopkins Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 11, 2012)

Love—good and bad—forces three teens’ worlds to tilt in a riveting standalone novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.

Three teens, three stories—all interconnected through their...

Four-Letter Word

by Christa Desir Simon Pulse (May 15, 2018)

“Raw, real, and impossible to put down.” —Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice and Moxie

“Tender, gripping, and deceptively haunting.” —Brendan Kiely, New York Times bestselling coauthor...

Suzy Has a Secret

by Carolina Leuthner, Nichols H Deborah & Nef Melendez Educational Development & Guidance Essentials (August 12, 2016)

The book is written in a way that is easy and comfortable for a child to read with an adult without getting too explicit over a horrible circumstance, but expose enough of it for the child to relate. The texture...


by Deirdre Sullivan Little Island Books (February 25, 2016)

'I would like to make things beautiful, but a tawdry and repulsive kind of beauty. A braver sort than people have from birth. Sexy zombies on a bicep. That sort of thing.' Ces longs to be a tattoo artist and...

Still Falling

by Sheena Wilkinson Little Island Books (February 26, 2015)

Luke falls. He has epilepsy. And, as it turns out, he has much bigger issues too. Esther falls. In love. It's wonderful - but there's a shadow she can't identify and that she can't make go away just by loving...

Dead Children Can't Read: Classrooms of Compassion

by Darleen Claire Wodzenski, Hayden Kara & Dr. Kathy A. Thomas Orchard Human Services, Inc. (May 19, 2017)

Learn the meaning behind "Dead Children Can't Read" as you explore the philosophy of "Classrooms of Compassion" that promote child mental health and development. Darleen Claire Wodzenski, MS ESE, MA CMHC, QPPE,...

Rani Patel In Full Effect

by Sonia Patel Cinco Puntos Press (September 19, 2016)

Rani’s fully present as MC Sutra, “Call my solution a female revolution / retribution in the form of rhyme electrocution.”

The Deviants

by C.J. Skuse MIRA Ink (September 22, 2016)

‘A tale of revenge, righteousness and recovery with a heart-stopping twist – The Guardian Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves


Ella, Max, Corey, Fallon and Zane.

The Fearless Five,...


by Alex Sanchez Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 09, 2009)

After Diego lands himself on probation for fighting, he doesn’t trust his probation officer, Mr. Vidas. But as he begins to open up, Diego realizes that he needs Mr. Vidas’s help to get his anger under control....


by Carol Lynch Williams Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (June 22, 2010)

Twelve-year-old Hope’s life is turned upside down when her older sister, Lizzie, becomes an elective mute and is institutionalized after trying to kill herself.

Hope and Lizzie have relied on each other from...


by Ellen Hopkins Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 16, 2008)

Do twins begin in the womb?

Or in a better place?

Kaeleigh and Raeanne are identical down to the dimple. As daughters of a district-court judge father and a politician mother, they are an all-American family...

Dead End

by Jason Myers Simon Pulse (June 14, 2011)

Dru and Gina are young, in love, and can’t wait to get out of Marshall, Nebraska, a town where bloodline means everything and whoever has the money makes the rules. But all their dreams are shattered when...


by Jennifer Richard Jacobson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 11, 2010)

Jocelyn has two boys in her life. And a priest.

Gabe has shared fourteen years of growing up next door. He's "a golden boy, an all-star." Yet now, in the spring of 1975, he's missing, disappeared on the brink...

Asking For It

by Louise O'Neill Quercus (April 05, 2016)

Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful, and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and tonight she and her friends have dressed to impress. Everyone is at the party, and all eyes are on...


by Ellen Hopkins Margaret K. McElderry Books (November 03, 2015)

Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this “sincere and moving” (Booklist) companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Tricks from Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank...

All We Left Behind

by Ingrid Sundberg Simon Pulse (December 01, 2015)

Two teenagers battling their inner demons fall in love for the first time in this “heartfelt and gritty debut” (Booklist).

When Marion Taylor, the shy bookworm, meets sexy soccer captain Kurt Medford at a...

The Fix

by Natasha Sinel Sky Pony (September 01, 2015)

One conversation is all it takes to break a world wide open.

Seventeen-year-old Macy Lyons has been through something no one should ever have to experience. And she’s dealt with it entirely alone.

On the outside,...

The Hanged Man

by Francesca Lia Block HarperTeen (October 06, 2009)

After the death of her father, Laurel is haunted by a legacy of family secrets, hidden shame, and shattered glass. Immersing herself in the heady rhythms of a city that is like something wild, caged, and pacing,...


by E. R. Frank Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 26, 2015)

The startling realities of teen prostitution are revealed in this eye-opening, heartbreaking story from the author of America, which Booklist called “a piercing, unforgettable novel” and Kirkus Reviews deemed...


by E. R. Frank Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 07, 2015)

"Where would you like to be five years from now?" Dr. B. asks.

"Nowhere," America answers.

By age fifteen, America has already been nowhere. Been nobody. Separated from his foster mother, Mrs. Harper. A runaway...


by E. R. Frank Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 07, 2015)

This stunning novel by E.R. Frank explores what happens when the truth is worse than the rumor.

Twelve-year-old Alex loves her small alternative school. She hangs out with her best friend, Tim, every day, and...

The Mockingbirds

by Daisy Whitney Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 02, 2010)

Some schools have honor codes.

Others have handbooks.

Themis Academy has the Mockingbirds.

From the glossy pages of its admissions brochure, the prestigious Themis Academy appears perfect in every way: exceptional...

Billie Standish Was Here

by Nancy Crocker Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 27, 2015)


Billie Standish has pretty much no one. Her parents are too caught up in their own lives, and the only two girls in town her age want nothing to do with her. When it...