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Hornby, Nick.
Slam

At the age of fifteen, Sam Jones's girlfriend gets pregnant and Sam's life of skateboarding and daydreaming about Tony Hawk changes drastically.

Peters, Julie Anne.
By the time you read this, I'll be dead

High school student Daelyn Rice, who has been bullied throughout her school career and has more than once attempted suicide, again makes plans to kill herself, in spite of the persistent attempts of an unusual boy to draw her out.

Brown, Jennifer
Torn away

In the aftermath of a tornado that has devastated her hometown of Elizabeth, Missouri, sixteen-year-old Jersey Cameron struggles to overcome her grief as she is sent to live with her only surviving relatives.

Anderson, Laurie Halse.
The impossible knife of memory

Hayley Kincaid and her father move back to their hometown to try a "normal" life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy their lives.

Littman, Sarah.
Want to go private?

Insecure about the changes high school brings, Abby ignores advice from her parents and her only friend to "make an effort" and, instead, withdraws from everyone but Luke, who she met online.

Shaw, Liane
Thinandbeautiful.com

Seventeen-year-old Maddy's quest to mold her body into her ideal, thinnest shape introduces her to the world of "pro-ana" websites, where young people encourage each other in their mission to lose ever more weight. Thinking she has found a place where she is understood, Maddy quickly becomes addicted to the support she finds on thinandbeautiful.com.

Vrettos, Adrienne Maria.
Burnout

Months after coming out of alcohol and drug rehab, high school student Nan wakes up on the subway the day after Halloween wearing a torn Halloween costume, her long hair cut, and "HELP ME" scrawled across her chest, feeling sick and having no idea how she got there.

Ravel, Edeet
Held

After being kidnapped and held prisoner for weeks, Chloe begins to have feelings for her captor that take her by surprise. She fears for her safety, but she also fantasizes about a life together. And is it her imagination, or does her captor share those feelings?

Cooney, Caroline B.
They never came back

When fifteen-year-old Cathy decides to carpool from Norwalk to tony Greenwich, Connecticut, to study Latin in summer school, she does not expect the shocking events that occurred five years earlier to suddenly come flooding back into her relatively settled life.

Prose, Francine
Touch

Ninth-grader Maisie's concepts of friendship, loyalty, self-acceptance, and truth are tested to their limit after a school bus incident with the three boys who have been her best friends since early childhood.

Henry, April.
Girl, stolen

When an impulsive carjacking turns into a kidnapping, Griffin, a high school dropout, finds himself more in sympathy with his wealthy, blind victim, sixteen-year-old Cheyenne, than with his greedy father.

Knowles, Johanna
Jumping off swings

Tells, from four points of view, the ramifications of a pregnancy resulting from a "one-time thing" between Ellie, who feels loved when boys touch her, and Josh, an eager virgin with a troubled home life.

Hoban, Julia.
Willow

Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow's parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself.

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.

Littman, Sarah.
Purge

When her parents check sixteen-year-old Janie into Golden Slopes to help her recover from her bulimia, she discovers that she must talk about things she has admitted to no one--not even herself.