Teen Booklist

  • Looks

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    By George, Madeleine

    Two high school girls, one an anorexic poet and the other an obese loner, form an unlikely friendship.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Rage

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    By Kessler, Jackie Morse

    Sixteen-year-old Missy copes with being an outcast at school and stress at home by cutting herself with a razor blade, until Death chooses her as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War, and offers her a new blade. (Riders of the Apocalypse, book 1)

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Say What You Will

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    By McGovern, Cammie

    Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can't walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized. When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other's lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Scars

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    By Rainfield, C. A.

    Fifteen-year-old Kendra, a budding artist, has not felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially since she cannot remember her abuser's identity, and she copes with the pressure by cutting herself.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Skin

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    By Vrettos, Adrienne Maria

    When his parents decide to separate, eighth-grader Donnie watches with horror as the physical condition of his sixteen-year old sister, Karen, deteriorates due to an eating disorder.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Wintergirls

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    By Anderson, Laurie Halse

    Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.