Diaries & Letters

Skin I'm In, The

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By Flake, Sharon 

Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because her skin is extremely dark, meets a new teacher with a birthmark on her face and makes some discoveries about how to love who she is and what she looks like.

Breathing Underwater

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By Flinn, Alex  Sent to counseling for hitting his girlfriend, Caitlin, and ordered to keep a journal, sixteen-year-old Nick recounts his relationship with Caitlin, examines his controlling behavior and anger, and describes living with his abusive father.

P.S. Longer Letter Later

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By Danziger, Paula and Ann M. Martin  Twelve-year-old best friends Elizabeth and Tara-Starr continue their friendship through letter-writing after Tara-Starr's family moves to another state.

Diary of a Teenage Girl

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By Carlson, Melody 

Sixteen-year-old Caitlin O'Conner keeps a six-month diary in which she records the day-to-day events of her life as well as her struggles to understand herself and God's plan for her future. (Other books in the series: It’s My Life, by Caitlin O’Connor, Falling Up, Just Ask, Meant to Be, Sold Out, Road Trip, Face the Music, I Do!, Who I Am, by Caitlin O’Connor, On My Own, by Caitlin O’Connor, A Not-so-Simple Life, It’s a Green Thing, What Matters Most) Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image

Tangerine

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By Bloor, Edward  Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The

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By Alexie, Sherman 

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Go Ask Alice

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By Anonymous  A fifteen-year-old drug user chronicles her daily struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.
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