for teens about the issues they face!
Mary Beth Miller
After she is accused of playing a role in
her best friend's death, a young woman battles depression, anger, guilt,
loneliness, and the problems of her own family as well as those of the
families of her old friends.
Problems; Runaways; Psychiatric hospitals
Teenage America, a not-black, not-white,
not-anything boy who has spent many years in institutions for disturbed,
antisocial behavior, tries to piece his life together.
children, Drugs, Foster Care
Janie was four years old when she nearly
drowned due to her mothers neglect. Through an unhappy foster home
experience, and years of feeling that she is unwanted, she keeps alive
her dream of someday being a famous singer.
by Alex Flinn
violence, Parental Abuse, High school
Sent to counseling for hitting his
girlfriend, Caitlin, and ordered to keep a journal, sixteen-year-old
Nick recounts his relationship with Caitlin, examines his controlling
behavior and anger, and describes living with his abusive father.
Psychiatric hospitals; Emotional problems
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.
Amanda McRaney Jenkins
Depression; High school
Seventeen-year-old football hero Austin,
trying to understand the inexplicable depression that has drained his
interest in life, thinks that he has found relief in a girl who seems
on to Max by
Teenage Parents; Teenage Fathers
When his girlfriend decides to give their
baby away, seventeen-year-old Sam is determined to keep him and raise
You a Secret
by Julie Anne Peters
relationships; Lesbians; High schools
As she begins a very tough last semester
of high school, Holland finds herself puzzled about her future and
intrigued by a transfer student who wants to start a Lesbigay club at
as Crazy as I Seem by
Compulsive Disorder; Death; Vandalism
As fifteen-year-old Devon begins mid-year
at a new prestigious prep school, he is plagued by compulsions such as
the need to sort things into groups of four.
by Alex Sanchez
Coming out; High schools
Three high school seniors, a jock with a
girlfriend and an alcoholic father, a closeted gay, and a flamboyant gay
rights advocate, struggle with family issues, gay bashers, first sex,
and conflicting feelings about each other.
by Gail Giles
Violence; High school
When Rob, the charismatic leader of the
senior class, turns the school nerd into Prince Charming, his actions
lead to unexpected violence.