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Book CoverBackwater 
by Bauer, Joan
J PBK BWhile compiling a genealogy of her family of successful attorneys, sixteen-year-old history buff Ivy Breedlove treks into the mountain wilderness to interview a reclusive aunt with whom she identifies and who in turn helps her to truly know herself and her family.

 

Book CoverAll-American Girl 
by Cabot, Meg
YA CABOT, M.

A sophomore girl stops a presidential assassination attempt, is appointed Teen Ambassador to the United Nations, and catches the eye of the very cute first son.

 

Book CoverDiary Of a Teenage Girl : Becoming Me, By Caitlin O’Conner 
by Carlson, Melody
YA CARLSON, M.

Sixteen-year-old Caitlin O’Conner keeps a six-month diary in which she records the day-to-day events of her life, as well as her struggles to understand herself and God’s plan for her future.

 

Book CoverThe Girl Who Invented Romance 
by Cooney, Caroline B 
YA COONEY, C.

While waiting for her first big romance and observing the sometimes rocky love affairs of her parents and brother, sixteen-year-old Kelly develops a board game called Romance.

 

Book CoverJust Listen : A Novel 
by Dessen, Sarah
YA DESSEN, S.

Isolated from friends who believe the worst because she has not been truthful with them, sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face and share what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.

 

Book Cover13 Little Blue Envelopes 
by Johnson, Maureen
YA JOHNSON, M.

When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a sort of scavenger hunt that transforms her life.

 

Book CoverWeedflower 
by Kadohata, Cynthia
YA KADOHATA, C

After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in southern California to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she helps her family and neighbors, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop.

 

Book CoverThe Year Of Secret Assignments 
by Moriarty, Jaclyn
YA MORIARTY, J

Three female students from Ashbury High write to three male students from rival Brookfield High as part of a pen pal program, leading to romance, humiliation, revenge plots, and war between the schools.

 

Book CoverA Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life 
by Reinhardt, Dana
YA REINHARDT, D.

Sixteen-year-old atheist Simone Turner-Bloom’s life changes in unexpected ways when her parents persuade her to make contact with her biological mother, an agnostic from a Jewish family who is losing her battle with cancer.

 

Book CoverConfessions Of a Teenage Drama Queen 
by Sheldon, Dyan
YA SHELDON, D.

In her first year at a suburban new Jersey 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.