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Published on August 27, 2007

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Recommended Reading:  Recommended Reading Categories:  Categories Sad stories War stories Mysteries Sports stories Adventure Problem stories Funny stories Stories about teen parenting Horror stories and vampire fiction Futuristic and fantasy stories Sad Stories:  Sad Stories Hanging on to Maxby Margaret Bechard:  Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard When Sam’s girlfriend decides to give their baby up for adoption he chooses to take his son instead, and with his father’s help, raise Max while he finishes high school. A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry (F LOW):  A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry (F LOW) Thirteen-year-old Meg envies her sister's beauty and popularity. Her feelings don't make it any easier for her to cope with Molly's strange illness and eventual death. Return to categories list War Stories:  War Stories With Every Drop of Bloodby James and Christopher Collier (F COL):  With Every Drop of Blood by James and Christopher Collier (F COL) While trying to transport food to Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War, fourteen-year-old Johnny is captured by a black Union soldier. Return to categories list A Boy at Warby Harry Mazer (F MAZ):  A Boy at War by Harry Mazer (F MAZ) While fishing with his friends off Honolulu on December 7, 1941, teenaged Adam is caught in the midst of the Japanese attack and through the chaos of the subsequent days tries to find his father, a naval officer who was serving on the U.S.S. Arizona when the bombs fell. Return to categories list Fallen Angelsby Walter Dean Myers (F MYE):  Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers (F MYE) Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam. Return to categories list The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins by Walter Dean Myers (F MYE):  The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins by Walter Dean Myers (F MYE) A seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France. Return to categories list Soldier’s Heart by Gary Paulsen (F PAU):  Soldier’s Heart by Gary Paulsen (F PAU) Fifteen-year-old Charley Goddard leaves home in June, 1861, and enlists in the First Minnesota Volunteers in order to fight in the Civil War. Unaware of what it means to be involved in a 'shooting war,' he soon learns about the violence and horror of combat. Return to categories list Funny Books:  Funny Books Burger Wussby M.T. Anderson (F AND):  Burger Wuss by M.T. Anderson (F AND) Hoping to lose his loser image, Anthony plans revenge on a bully which results in a war between two competing fast food restaurants, Burger Queen and O'Dermott's. Return to categories list A Fate Totally Worse than Deathby Paul Fleischman (F FLE):  A Fate Totally Worse than Death by Paul Fleischman (F FLE) In this parody of a horror novel ,three girls become convinced that the new exchange student is actually the ghost of a girl whose death they cause the year earlier. Return to categories list The Cannibals Starring Tiffany Spratt by Cynthia D. Grant (F GRA):  The Cannibals Starring Tiffany Spratt by Cynthia D. Grant (F GRA) In her journal the relentlessly superficial Tiffany, head of the cheerleading group called the Cannibals, describes the excitement and turmoil of her senior year in high school. Return to categories list Son of the Mobby Gordon Korman (F KOR):  Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman (F KOR) Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss, a relationship that threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent. Return to categories list Vampire High by Douglas Rees (F REE):  Vampire High by Douglas Rees (F REE) When his family moves from California to New Sodom, Massachusetts and Cody enters Vlad Dracul Magnet School, many things seem strange, from the dark-haired, pale-skinned, supernaturally strong students to Charon, the wolf who guides him around campus on the first day. Return to categories list How I Spent My Last Night on Earth by Todd Strasser (F STR):  How I Spent My Last Night on Earth by Todd Strasser (F STR) When a rumor appears on the Internet that a giant asteroid is about to destroy Earth, Legs Hanover scrambles to meet the boy of her dreams, elusive Andros Bliss. Return to categories list How I Changed My Life by Todd Strasser (F STR):  How I Changed My Life by Todd Strasser (F STR) Overweight high school senior Bo decides to change her image while working on the school play with a former star football player who is also struggling to find a new identity for himself. Return to categories list Scary Books and Vampire Stories:  Scary Books and Vampire Stories In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (F ATW):  In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (F ATW) Risika, a teenage vampire, wanders back in time to the year 1684 when, as a human, she died and was transformed against her will. Return to categories list Blackwater by Eve Bunting (F BUN):  Blackwater by Eve Bunting (F BUN) When a boy and girl are drowned in the Blackwater River, thirteen-year-old Brodie must decide whether to confess that he may have caused the accident. Return to categories list Mysteries:  Mysteries The Executionerby Jay Bennett (F BEN):  The Executioner by Jay Bennett (F BEN) Three survivors of an automobile crash in which the driver was killed are threatened by an executioner who believes they too should die. Return to categories list The Haunted Oneby Jay Bennett (F BEN):  The Haunted One by Jay Bennett (F BEN) After the girl eighteen-year-old Paul loves drowns at the New Jersey beach while he is the lifeguard on duty, he begins to receive phone calls from her and to see her in odd places. Return to categories list Skinheadby Jay Bennett (F BEN):  Skinhead by Jay Bennett (F BEN) A plea from a dying man he has never seen before involves nineteen-year-old Jonathan in a life-and-death struggle with white-supremacist skinheads. Return to categories list The Dark Corridorby Jay Bennett (F BEN):  The Dark Corridor by Jay Bennett (F BEN) At the end of a summer disrupted by three teenage suicides in their town, eighteen-year-old Kerry's girlfriend Alicia apparently kills herself, leaving him obsessed with death and strange doubts. Return to categories list Coverupby Jay Bennett (F BEN):  Coverup by Jay Bennett (F BEN) Brad is tormented by confused memories of a drunken ride with his best friend Alden, during which they may have hit and killed a man. Return to categories list Driver’s Edby Caroline B. Cooney (F COO):  Driver’s Ed by Caroline B. Cooney (F COO) Three teenagers' lives are changed forever when they thoughtlessly steal a stop sign from a dangerous intersection and a young mother is killed in an automobile accident there. Return to categories list Daughters of Eveby Lois Duncan (F DUN):  Daughters of Eve by Lois Duncan (F DUN) A high school teacher manipulates the lives of a group of girls, with chilling results. Return to categories list Ransomby Lois Duncan (F DUN):  Ransom by Lois Duncan (F DUN) It was just another bus ride home from school, until Bruce, Glenn, Dexter, Marianne and Jesse realize they are on an unfamiliar road. Why would someone want to kidnap them? Return to categories list Dead Girls Don’t Write Lettersby Gail Giles (F GIL):  Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters by Gail Giles (F GIL) Fourteen-year-old Sunny is stunned when a total stranger shows up at her house posing as her older sister Jazz, who supposedly died in a fire months earlier. Return to categories list The Taking of Room 114by Mel Glenn (F GLE):  The Taking of Room 114 by Mel Glenn (F GLE) A series of poems reflect the thoughts of school officials, parents, police, and especially a class of seniors who have been taken hostage by their high school history teacher. Return to categories list Looking for Redby Angela Johnson (F JOH):  Looking for Red by Angela Johnson (F JOH) A thirteen-year-old girl struggles to cope with the loss of her beloved older brother, who disappeared four months earlier off the coast of Cape Cod. Return to categories list Who Is Eddie Leonard?By Harry Mazer (F MAZ):  Who Is Eddie Leonard? By Harry Mazer (F MAZ) A fourteen-year-old boy who was raised by an abusive old woman and who has always had questions about his parents sees a picture of a missing child and sets out to discover if he is that child. Return to categories list Problem Stories:  Problem Stories Alt Edby Catherine Atkins (F ATK):  Alt Ed by Catherine Atkins (F ATK) Participating in a special after-school counseling class with other troubled students, including a sensitive gay classmate, helps Susan, an overweight tenth grader, develop a better sense of herself. Return to categories list It Happened to Nancyby Anonymous (F ANO):  It Happened to Nancy by Anonymous (F ANO) The story of a fourteen year old girl infected with the HIV virus by a rapist, as told through the pages of her own diary. Return to categories list Death Windby William Bell (F BEL):  Death Wind by William Bell (F BEL) Allie, failing school and fearing she is pregnant by her ex-boyfriend, decides there is no way she can face her always fighting parents and decides to run away, but she gets a different perspective on her life and future when a tornado hits, destroying her home and injuring her mother. Return to categories list Doloresby Bruce Brooks (F BRO):  Dolores by Bruce Brooks (F BRO) A series of events captures the life of a free-spirited girl as she grows from a savvy seven-year old to a self-assured sixteen-year old. Return to categories list The Hemingway Traditionby Kristen Butcher (F BUT):  The Hemingway Tradition by Kristen Butcher (F BUT) After his father commits suicide, Shaw struggles to come to terms with his father's death and move on. Return to categories list The Trouble with Libertyby Kristin Butcher (F BUT):  The Trouble with Liberty by Kristin Butcher (F BUT) Val, eager to make friends with Liberty Hayes, begins to have doubts about the stylish new girl when Liberty accuses a favorite teacher of sexual misconduct. Return to categories list One More Stepby Sheree Fitch (F FIT):  One More Step by Sheree Fitch (F FIT) When Julian's mother decides to marry a French-Canadian man, Julian learns that it is not always blood that determines true family. Return to categories list Who Owns Kelly Paddick?By Beth Goobie (F GOO):  Who Owns Kelly Paddick? By Beth Goobie (F GOO) After attempting suicide, Kelly Paddik is sent to a 'secure facility,' and as she tries to find a way out, she has to come to terms with her memories of abuse. Return to categories list Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey by Margaret Haddix :  Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey by Margaret Haddix In the journal she is keeping for English class, sixteen-year-old Tish chronicles the changes in her life when her abusive father returns home after a two-year absence. Return to categories list Hit Squad by James Heneghan (F HEN):  Hit Squad by James Heneghan (F HEN) Students in an upscale high school decide to take on the bullies and take back their school, with decidedly mixed consequences. Return to categories list Straydogby Kathe Koja (F KOJ):  Straydog by Kathe Koja (F KOJ) Rachel, a teenager with a healthy dose of both aptitude and attitude,begins to feel at home volunteering at an animal shelter. Return to categories list Truthby Tanya Lloyd Kyi (F KYI):  Truth by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (F KYI) When a prominent local adult is killed at a teen house party, the whole school seems to know who is to blame, but no one will go to the police. Return to categories list Blue-Eyed Son #1: Mickby Chris Lynch (F LYN):  Blue-Eyed Son #1: Mick by Chris Lynch (F LYN) His friendship with two Hispanic students offers fifteen-year-old Mick an alternative to the drunken savagery of his brother and the narrow thinking of his Irish-American neighborhood in Boston. Return to categories list Blue-Eyed Son #2: Blood Relationsby Chris Lynch (F LYN):  Blue-Eyed Son #2: Blood Relations by Chris Lynch (F LYN) His friendship with two Hispanic students offers fifteen-year-old Mick an alternative to the drunken savagery of his brother and the narrow thinking of his Irish-American neighborhood in Boston. Return to categories list Blue-Eyed Son #3: Dog Eat Dog by Chris Lynch (F LYN):  Blue-Eyed Son #3: Dog Eat Dog by Chris Lynch (F LYN) Mick seeks revenge on his sadistic brother who participates in the illegal sport of dogfighting. Return to categories list Fastback Beachby Shirlee Smith Matheson (F MAT):  Fastback Beach by Shirlee Smith Matheson (F MAT) When Miles is put on probation for stealing a car, he learns about hot rods and rebuilding cars. When the project is stolen, Miles has to face up to his friends. Return to categories list Spellbound by Joyce McDonald (F MCD):  Spellbound by Joyce McDonald (F MCD) Raven, a teenage mother and high school dropout living in a New York City housing project, decides to enter a spelling contest that might lead to a college preparatory program and a four-year scholarship. Return to categories list Monster by Walter Dean Myers (F MYE):  Monster by Walter Dean Myers (F MYE) While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmond records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken. Return to categories list Futuristic and fantasy stories:  Futuristic and fantasy stories Fire-Us Trilogy Book 1: The Kindlingby Jennifer Armstrong (F ARM):  Fire-Us Trilogy Book 1: The Kindling by Jennifer Armstrong (F ARM) In 2007, a small band of children have joined together in a Florida town, trying to survive in a world where it seems that all the adults have been killed off by a catastrophic virus. Return to categories list Everworld 1: Search for Sennaby K.A. Applegate (F APP):  Everworld 1: Search for Senna by K.A. Applegate (F APP) David and his friends are transported to a fantastic world where they search for their friend Senna, who has been mysteriously plucked from their midst. Return to categories list Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements (F CLE):  Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements (F CLE) When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it. Return to categories list Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer(F COL):  Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (F COL) Artemis Fowl is a genius, a criminal mastermind, a millionaire, and he is only twelve years old. Yet as crafty as he is, Arteis may have met his match in Captain Holly Short, an elf from the LEPrecon Special Forces, when he plots to steal the richest treasure the world has every known-the timeless treasure of the fairies! Return to categories list Stories about Teen Parents:  Stories about Teen Parents Annie’s Babyby Anonymous (F ANO):  Annie’s Baby by Anonymous (F ANO) A diary of a pregnant teenager. Devasted and alone, with no one she can talk to, Annie pours her heart out to her diary, confiding her feelings of panic, and self-doubt. The First Part Lastby Angela Johnson (F JOH):  The First Part Last by Angela Johnson (F JOH) Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter. Return to categories list Sports Stories:  Sports Stories Burnout by Ben Bo (F BO):  Burnout by Ben Bo (F BO) Max's one passion is skateboarding until he meets the homeless teen Luka. Suddenly, he must reevaluate his priorities. Return to categories list Redhanded by Michael Cadnum:  Redhanded by Michael Cadnum Since he cannot depend on his father, Stephen feels as though his only chance to make it to the big boxing tournament is to go along with the dangerous plan of a local tough guy to whom he has introduced by a thrill-seeking friend. Return to categories list Crash by Jerry Spinelli (F SPI):  Crash by Jerry Spinelli (F SPI) Seventh-grader John 'Crash' Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family. Return to categories list Shots on Goal by Rich Wallace (F WAL):  Shots on Goal by Rich Wallace (F WAL) While pursuing his goal of helping his soccer team win the championship in the district playoffs, fifteen-year-old Bones tries to deal with his resentment of his best friend, on whose girlfriend he has a crush. Return to categories list Wrestling Sturbridgeby Rich Wallace (F WAL):  Wrestling Sturbridge by Rich Wallace (F WAL) Stuck in a small town where no one ever leaves and relegated by his wrestling coach to sit on the bench while his best friend becomes state champion, Ben decides he can't let his last high school wrestling season slip by without challenging his friend and the future. Return to categories list Adventure Stories:  Adventure Stories The Wandererby Sharon Creech (F CRE):  The Wanderer by Sharon Creech (F CRE) Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England. Return to categories list Storm Warriorsby Elisa Carbone:  Storm Warriors by Elisa Carbone In 1895, after his mother's death, twelve-year-old Nathan moves with his father and grandfather to Pea Island off the coast of North Carolina, where he hopes to join the all-black crew at the nearby lifesaving station, despite his father's objections. Return to categories list Refuge Coveby Lesley Choyce (F CHO):  Refuge Cove by Lesley Choyce (F CHO) Greg, having just moved to Deep Cove with his mother following the sudden death of his dad, finds friends and a new purpose in life when he rescues a family of refugees who have come to Canada from Asia. Return to categories list Tough Trailsby Irene Morck (F MOR):  Tough Trails by Irene Morck (F MOR) Ambrose buys an old, infirm horse to work in the mountains of Alberta. When a storm comes, the horse leads a young boy to safety. Return to categories list Lucy the Giantby Sherri L. Smith (F SMI):  Lucy the Giant by Sherri L. Smith (F SMI) Fifteen-year-old Lucy, the largest girl in her school, leaves her small Alaska town and her alcoholic father and discovers hardship--and friendship--posing as an adult aboard a commercial fishing boat. Return to categories list No Problem by Dayle Campbell Gaetz (F GAE):  No Problem by Dayle Campbell Gaetz (F GAE) Curt, a teen blessed with friends, a summer job, and a promising future in baseball, puts everything at risk when he begins experimenting with drugs. Return to categories list Bull Riderby Marilyn Halvorson (F HAL):  Bull Rider by Marilyn Halvorson (F HAL) Sixteen-year-old Layne faces a dangerous challenge when he defies his mother and enters himself in a bull riding contest--the same rodeo event in which his father was killed. Return to categories list

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