Teen Booklist

  • Son of the mob

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    By Korman, Gordon

    Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss, a relationship that threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent.  (sequel: Son of the mob: Hollywood hustle

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Spanking Shakespeare

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    By Wizner, Jake

    Shakespeare Shapiro navigates a senior year fraught with feelings of insecurity while writing the memoir of his embarrassing life, worrying about his younger brother being cooler than he is, and having no prospects of ever getting a girlfriend.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Spud

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    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.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Suite Scarlett

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    By Johnson, Maureen

    Fifteen-year-old Scarlett Marvin is stuck in New York City for the summer working at her quirky family's historic hotel, but her brother's attractive new friend and a seasonal guest who offers her an intriguing and challenging writing project improve her outlook.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

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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.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

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    By Pratchett, Terry

    A talking cat, intelligent rats, and a strange boy cooperate in a Pied Piper scam until they try to con the wrong town and are confronted by a deadly evil rat king.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • The Carrie diaries

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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.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • You killed Wesley Payne

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    By Beaudoin, Sean

    When hard-boiled, seventeen-year-old private investigator Dalton Rev transfers to Salt River High to solve the case of a dead student, he has his hands full trying to outwit the police, negotiate the school's social hierarchy, and get paid.