Teen Booklist

  • A Brief History of Montmaray

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    By Cooper, Michelle

    Sophie Fitzosborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray with her eccentric and impoverished royal family. When she receives a journal for her sixteenth birthday, Sophie decides to chronicle day-to-day life on the island. But this is 1936, and the news that trickles in from the mainland reveals a world on the brink of war. The politics of Europe seem far away from their remote island—until two German officers land a boat on Montmaray. And then suddenly politics become very personal indeed. (Sequels: The FitzOsbornes in Exile, The FitzOsbornes at War) Cover image Cover image

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 

  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

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    By Frank, AnneThe 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.
  • Assassin

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    By Meyers, Anna

    In alternating passages, a young White House seamstress named Bella and the actor John Wilkes Booth describe the events that lead to the latter's assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, The, Traitor to the Nation

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    By Anderson, M.T.

    Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War. (Sequel: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation Vol. 2: The Kingdom on the Waves) Cover image

  • Breathing Underwater

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    By Flinn, AlexSent 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.
  • Brooklyn Rose

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    By Rinaldi, Ann

    On St. Helena Island, South Carolina, fifteen year-old Rose meets and marries Rene, a Yankee from Brooklyn, New York, who takes her north to his home where she encounters many differences in attitudes and lifestyles. The joys, heartaches, fears, and struggles of a young woman in transition from child to woman are expressed in diary form as she tries to make a place for herself far from her family and familiar environment.

  • Carrie Diaries, The

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    By Bushnell, Candace

    Tells the story of Manhattan columnist Carrie Bradshaw's high school years, her relationships with her peers, and how she became a writer. (Sequel: Summer and the City) Cover image