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  • Almost Lost
  • Annie's Baby
  • Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by Oates, Joyce Carol 266p. 2002 When sixteen-year-old Matt is falsely accused of threatening to blow up his high school and his friends turn against him, an unlikely classmate comes to his aid.
  • Black Mirror
  • Buddha Boy Koja 117p. 2003 Justin spends time with Jinsen,the unusual and artistic new student whom the school bullies torment and call Buddha Boy, and ends up making choices that impact Jinsen, himself, and the entire school.
  • Catalyst Anderson,Laurie Halse 232p. 2002.Eighteen-year-old Kate, who sometimes chafes at being a preacher's daughter,finds herself losing control in her senior year as she faces difficult neighbors, the possibility that she may not be accepted by the college of her choice, and an unexpected death.
  • Checkers by John Marsden
  • City of the Beasts Allende, Isabelle 406p. 2002 When fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his individualistic grandmother on an expedition to find a humanoid Beast in the Amazon, he experiences ancient wonders and a supernatural world as he tries to avert disaster for the Indians.
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Sheldon, Dyan 272p.1999 In her first year at a suburban New Jersy high school,Mary Elizabeth Cep, who now calls herself "Lola," sets her sights on the lead in the annual drama production, and finds herself in conflict with the most popular girl in school.
  • Cut McCormick, Patricia 151p. 2002 While confined to a mental hospital, thirteen-year-old Callie slowly comes to understand some of the reasons behind her self-mutilation,and gradually starts to get better.
  • Cut by Patricia McCormick
  • Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
  • Define Normal
  • Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
  • Dunk Lubar, David 249p. 2002 While hoping to work as the clown in an amusement park dunk tank on the New Jersey shore the summer before his junior year in high school, Chad faces his best friend's serious illness, hassles with police, and the girl that got away.
  • Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty
  • Freaky Green Eyes Oates, Joyce Carol 341. 2003 Fifteen-year-old Frankie relates the events of the year leading up to her mother's mysterious disappearance and her own struggle to discover and accept the truth about her parents' relationship.
  • Gingerbread Cohn, Rachel 172p. 2002 After being expelled from a fancy boarding school, Cyd Charisse's problems with her mother escalate after Cyd falls in love with a sensitive surfer and is subsequently sent from San Francisco to New York City to spend time with her biological father.
  • Girlhearts Mazer, Norma Fox. 210p. 2001 Thirteen-year-old Sarabeth Silver's life is turned upside-down when her mother dies suddenly, leaving her orphaned, confused, and at the mercy of everyone who seems to know what is best for her.
  • Go Ask Alice
  • Harley Lie a Person by Cat Bauer
  • Harley like a Person Bauer, Cat. 248p. 2000 Fourteen-year-old Harley, an artistic teenager living with her alcoholic father and angry mother, suspects that she is adopted and begins a search for her biological parents.
  • Hate You by McNamee
  • Hope was Here Bauer, Joan. 186p. 2000 When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
  • Hope Was Here by Bauer
  • Imani All Mine
  • It Happened to Nancy
  • Jay's Journal
  • Learning to swim : a memoir by Ann Turner (nonfiction)
  • Like Sisters on the Homefront by Williams
  • Past Forgiving
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
  • Stoner and Spaz Koertge, Ron. 169p. 2002 A troubled youth with cerebral palsy struggles toward self-acceptance with the help of a drug-addicted young woman.
  • Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy Sones, Sonya. 149p. 1999 A younger sister has a difficult time adjusting to life after her older sister has a mental breakdown.
  • Straydog Koja, Kathe. 105p. 2002 Rachel, a teenager with a healthy dose of both aptitude and attitude, begins to feel at home volunteering at an animal shelter.
  • Sweetblood Hautman, Pete 180p. 2003 After a lifetime of being a model student, sixteen-year-old Lucy Szabo is suddenly in trouble at school, at home, with the "proto-vampires" she has met online and in person, and most of all with her uncontrolled diabetes.
  • The Me Nobody Knew by Shannon McLinden
  • The Misfits Howe, James 274p. 2001. Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names.
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • This Lullaby Dessen, Sarah. 345p. 2002. Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.
  • Treacherous Love
  • Whale Talk Crutcher, Chris. 220p. 2001 Intellectually and athletically gifted, TJ, a multiracial, adopted teenager, shuns organized sports and the gung-ho athletes at his high school until he agrees to form a swimming team and recruits some of the school's less popular students.
  • When She Hollers by Cynthia Voight
  • You Don't Know Me by David Klass (male protagonist)

  • Uglies series westerfeld, scott