Teen Booklist

  • 13 Reasons Why

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    By Jay Asher

    When Clay receives a box containing 13 cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends the night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death. Why did he receive the tapes, and how could he be connected to her suicide?

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

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    By Morgan Matson

    After the death of her father, Amy, a high school student, and Roger, a college freshman, set out on a carefully planned road trip from California to Connecticut, but wind up taking many detours, forcing Amy to face her worst fears and come to terms with her grief and guilt.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Anna and the French Kiss

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    By Stephanie Perkins

    When Anna's father sends her to an American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets a boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Ask the Passengers

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    By A.S. King

    Astrid Jones is desperate to confide in someone, but her parents have proved untrustworthy. She therefore spends her time on the picnic table outside, asking the passengers in the planes that fly overhead very personal questions — like what it means that she’s falling in love with a girl. Her secret relationship excels and her friends are demanding explanations, but she can reveal the truth only to the people who won’t judge her, those who are 30,000 feet above her and have no idea she exists. But little does Astrid know just how much even the tiniest connection will affect these strangers’ lives — and her own — for the better.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Before I die

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    By Jenny Downham

    A terminally ill teenaged girl makes and carries out a list of things to do before she dies.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Before I Fall

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    By Lauren Oliver

    After she dies in a car crash, teenaged Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Dash and Lilly's Book of Dares

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    By Rachel Cohn

    "I've left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don't, put the book back on the shelf, please." So begins this whirlwind romance. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions? Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Deadline

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    By Chris Crutcher

    Given the medical diagnosis of one year to live, high school senior Ben Wolf ponders his life's purpose and legacy, and decides to fulfill his greatest fantasies, such as playing for the school football team and trying to date the beautiful girl he’s worshipped from afar. 

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Eleanor and Park

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    By Rainbow Rowell

    Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try

    
    
    
      
    
    
  • Every Day

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    By David Levithan

    This unique love story follows A, a teen who wakes up in a different body every day, always living a different life. “He” keeps to himself and avoids getting too close to anyone, until he wakes up in Justin’s body and falls in love with Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. A’s rules no longer apply, for s/he’s finally found someone he wants to be with, day in, day out, no matter what body s/he’s in.