Teen Booklist

  • Open Ice

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    By Hughes, Pat 

    Hockey has been Nick Taglio's life since he was five years old, so when a massive concussion benches him--possibly for good--everything seems to fall apart, including his schoolwork, his family relationships, his friendships, and his love life.

  • Over the Wall

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    By Ritter, John H. 

    Thirteen-year-old Tyler, who has trouble controlling his anger, spends an important summer with his cousins in New York City, playing baseball and sorting out how he feels about violence, war, and in particular the Vietnamese conflict that took his grandfather's life.

  • Payback Time

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    By Deuker, Carl 

    Mitch is a journalist at his high school, and he has no athletic abilities. He starts to follow a mysterious new football player named Angel. Can Mitch find out the truth to who he really is?

  • Perfect Shot, The

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    By Alphin, Elaine Marie 

     

    Brian uses basketball to block out memories of his girlfriend and her family who were gunned down a year ago, but the upcoming murder trial and a high school history assignment force him to face the past and decide how far he should go to see justice served.

  • Safe at Second

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    By Johnson, Scott 

    Paulie‘s best friend Todd is destined for the major leagues until a line drive to the head causes him to lose an eye, and they both must find a new future for themselves.

  • Samurai Shortstop

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    By Gratz, Alan 

    While obtaining a Western education at a prestigious Japanese boarding school in 1890, sixteen-year-old Toyo also receives traditional samurai training which has profound effects on both his baseball game and his relationship with his father.

  • Slam!

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    By Myers, Walter Dean 

     

    Sixteen-year-old "Slam" Harris is counting on his noteworthy basketball talents to get him out of the inner city and give him a chance to succeed in life, but his coach sees things differently.

  • Soccer Chick Rules

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    By Fitzgerald, Dawn 

    While trying to focus on a winning soccer season, thirteen-year-old Tess becomes involved in local politics when she learns that all sports programs at her school will be stopped unless a tax levy is passed.

  • Stupid Fast

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    By Herbach, Geoff 

    Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of "Squirrel Nut" to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love, and the courage to confront his family's past and current problems.

  • 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.