Diaries & Letters

Love, Stargirl

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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)

Planet Janet

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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 Phase."

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicholson

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By Rennison, Louise 

This first book in a series presents the humorous journal of a year in the life of a fourteen-year-old British girl who tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood animals, and win the love of handsome hunk Robbie. (Sequels: On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God, Knocked Out by my Nunga-Nungas, Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants, Away Lauging on a Fast Camel, …Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers, Startled by His Furry Shorts, Love is a Many Trousered Thing, Stop in the Name of Pants!, Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?) Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image 

Life As We Knew It

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By Pfeffer, Susan Beth 

Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. (Sequels: The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In) Cover image Cover image

 

Swan Town: The Secret Journal of Susanna Shakespeare

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By Ortiz, Michael J.  Restricted by the authorities from practicing Catholicism and forbidden by her parents from seeing a Puritan boy, Susanna, the daughter of William Shakespeare, vents her anger by writing in a journal and composing a play.

Z for Zachariah

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By O'Brien, Robert C.  Seemingly the only person left alive after a nuclear war, a sixteen-year-old girl is relieved to see a man arrive into her valley until she realizes that he is a tyrant and she must somehow escape.

TTYL

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By Myracle, Lauren 

Chronicles, in "instant message" format, the day-to-day experiences, feelings, and plans of three friends, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela, as they begin tenth grade. (Sequels: TTFN, L8r, G8r) Cover image Cover image

Acceleration

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By McNamee, Graham 

Stuck working in the Lost and Found of the Toronto Transit Authority for the summer, seventeen-year-old Duncan finds the diary of a serial killer and sets out to stop him.

Wolf Tower

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By Lee, Tanith 

When a stranger is captured by the Guards of the House and Garden where she has worked all her life as a slave and maid, sixteen-year-old Claidi helps him escape and sets out with him to journey to his home city through the dangerous Waste. (Sequels: Wolf Star, Wolf Queen, Wolf Wing) Cover image Cover image Cover image

 

Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey

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By Haddix, Margaret Peterson  In the journal she is keeping for English class, sixteen-year-old Tish chronicles the changes in her life when her abusive father returns home after a two-year absence.
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