The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.
By Frank, Anne
The life of the Jewish girl who hid with seven other people in an attic for two years in Nazi-occupied Holland. Anne chronicled her day-to-day life in a diary which was discovered after her death in a German concentration camp.
By Filipovic, Zlata
Eleven-year-oldn Croation Filipovic's graphic firsthand account of life in embattled Sarajevo. "Provides a vivid description of the ravages of war and its effect upon one young woman."
By Yee, Lisa
After flunking sixth-grade English, basketball prodigy Stanford Wong
must struggle to pass his summer-school class, keep his failure a
secret from his friends, and satisy his academically demanding father.
By Yee, Lisa
In a series of journal entries, eleven-year-old child prodigy Millicent
Min records her struggles to learn to play volleyball, tutor her enemy,
deal with her grandmother's departure, and make friends over the course
of a tumultuous summer.
By Vizzini, Ned
A collection of essays wrtten by the author from age fifteen to
seventeen in which he shares impressions of school, sports, cool
people, boring people, friends, family, money, music, and obsessions.
By Van de Ruit, John
In 1990, thirteen-year-old John "Spud" Milton, a prepubescent choirboy,
keeps a diary of his first year at an elite, boys-only boarding school
in South Africa, as he deals with bizarre housemates, wild crushes,
embarrassingly dysfunctional parents, and much more.
By Spinelli, Jerry
Still moping months after being dumped by her Arizona boyfriend Leo,
fifteen-year-old Stargirl, a home-schooled free spirit, writes "the
world's longest letter" to Leo, describing her new life in Pennsylvania. (Sequel to Stargirl)
By Sheldon, Dyan
Sixteen-year-old Janet Bandry keeps a diary as she deals with an
annoying family, school, a quirky best friend, and trying to find
herself through vegetarianism, literature, romance, and her "Dark