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  Cover Art: Baby Girl Adams, Lenora
Baby Girl
Sheree has always been a tough girl, able to take care of herself. Then she finds herself in a situation where she can't. She needs help. She needs answers. But she can't get either from the people she turns to -- her parents, her friends, and especially, her boyfriend, who calls her Baby Girl and treats her like she's disposable. Maybe the answer lies deep within herself, and it's truly time for her to grow up.
234 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Six Rules of Maybe Caletti, Deb
The Six Rules of Maybe
Scarlet, an introverted high school junior surrounded by outcasts who find her a good listener, learns to break old patterns and reach for hope when her pregnant sister moves home with her new husband, with whom Scarlet feels an instant connection.
321 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Stay Caletti, Deb
Stay
In a remote corner of Washington State where she and her father have gone to escape her obsessive boyfriend, Clara meets two brothers who captain a sailboat, a lighthouse keeper with a secret, and an old friend of her father who knows his secrets.
313 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Lock and Key Dessen, Sarah
Lock and Key
When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others.
422 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Before I Die Downham, Jenny
Before I Die
Tessa, terminally ill with leukemia, makes and carries out a list of 10 things she is determined to do before she dies.
326 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: After Efaw, Amy
After
In complete denial that she is pregnant, straight-A student and star athlete Devon Davenport leaves her baby in the trash to die, and after the baby is discovered, Devon is accused of attempted murder.
350 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: In a Heartbeat Ellsworth, Loretta
In a Heartbeat
Told in their separate voices, Eagan, who has died in a figure-skating accident, becomes a heart donor for Amelia, who then begins taking on some aspects of Eagan's personality.
216 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: If I Stay Forman, Gayle
If I Stay
While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, decides whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
199 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: After the Moment Freymann-Weyr, Garret
After the Moment
When seventeen-year-old Leigh changes high schools his senior year to help his stepsister, he finds himself falling in love with her emotionally disturbed friend, although he is still attached to a girl back home.
328 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: But I Love Him Grace, Amanda
But I Love Him
Traces, through the course of a year, Ann's transformation from a happy A-student, track star, and popular senior to a solitary, abused woman whose love for the emotionally-scarred Connor has taken away everything--even herself.
253 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Fault in Our Stars Green, John
The Fault in Our Stars
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
318 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Whole Stupid Way We Are Griffin, N.
The Whole Stupid Way We Are
During a cold winter in Maine, fifteen-year-old Dinah sets off a heart-wrenching chain of events when she tries to help best friend and fellow misfit Skint deal with problems at home, including a father who is suffering from early onset dementia.
352 p. 2013
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Forever Changes Halpin, Brendan
Forever Changes
Although encouraged to plan for her future, Brianna knows she is losing her battle with cystic fibrosis. She tries to participate fully in the high school experience while struggling with her underlying fear of dying. Her math teacher shows her that "any of us, may be, as a collection of atoms, practically indistinguishable from zero, this does not mean we are insignificant. Indeed, it may be that we are actually crucially important."
181 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Pearl Knowles, Johanna
Pearl
After fifteen-year-old Bean's beloved grandfather Gus dies, she discovers uncomfortable secrets about him, her mother, and the father she has never known.
216 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Hold Still LaCour, Nina
Hold Still
Ingrid didn't leave a note. Three months after her best friend's suicide, Caitlin finds what she left instead: a journal, hidden under Caitlin's bed.
229 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: My Beating Teenage Heart Martin, C. K. Kelly
My Beating Teenage Heart
Two unexpected and heartbreaking deaths cause the lives of two very different teenagers to become intertwined as one struggles to deal with his grief and stay in this world, and the other finds herself inexplicably caught between this world and the next.
275 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Sky is Everywhere Nelson, Jandy
The Sky is Everywhere
In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.
275 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Monster Calls Ness, Patrick
A Monster Calls
Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill -- an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.
204 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Sharp Time O'Connell, Mary
The Sharp Time
In the week following her mother's death in a freak accident, eighteen-year-old Sandanista Jones finds small measures of happiness even as she fantasizes about an act of revenge against an abusive teacher at her high school.
229 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dirty Little Secrets Omololu, Cynthia Jaynes
Dirty Little Secrets
When her unstable mother dies unexpectedly, sixteen-year-old Lucy must take control and find a way to keep the long-held secret of her mother's compulsive hoarding from being revealed to friends, neighbors, and especially the media.
212 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
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