Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Realistic Fiction

Elkeles, Simone.

When wealthy, seemingly perfect Brittany and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town... More

Korman, Gordon.

Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, taste... More

Anderson, Laurie Halse.

A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman yea... More

Marchetta, Melina,

Abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, high school student Taylor Markham strug... More

Abrahams, Peter,

After a knee injury destroys sixteen-year-old Cody's college hopes, he drops out of high school... More

Jarzab, Anna.

After the death of his ex-girlfriend Carly, northern California high school student Neily joins forc... More

Meyerhoff, Jenny.

Fifteen-year-old Essie Green, an orphan who has been raised by her secular Jewish grandparents in Mi... More

Alexie, Sherman,

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an ... More

Berk, Josh.

When Will Halpin transfers from his all-deaf school into a mainstream Pennsylvania high school, he f... More

Crawford, Brent.

Awkward freshman Will Carter endures many painful moments during his first year of high school befor... More

Fredericks, Mariah.

Four students, who have formed a study group to prepare for the SAT exam, sustain each other through... More

Trigiani, Adriana.

When fourteen-year-old Viola is sent from her beloved Brooklyn to boarding school in Indiana for nin... More

Volponi, Paul.

Arrested on a minor offense, a New York City teenager attends high school in the jail facility on Ri... More

Zadoff, Allen.

Fifteen-year-old Andrew Zansky, the second fattest student at his high school, joins the varsity foo... More

Efaw, Amy.

In complete denial that she is pregnant, straight-A student and star athlete Devon Davenport leaves ... More

Freymann-Weyr, Garret,

When seventeen-year-old Leigh changes high schools his senior year to help his stepsister, he finds ... More

Supplee, Suzanne.

When she is almost sixteen years old, Rosemary decides she is sick of being overweight, mocked at sc... More

Nelson, Blake,

Through assignments for English class, seventeen-year-old James Hoff rants against consumerism and h... More

Myers, Walter Dean,

If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then prof... More

Stork, Francisco X.

Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, fac... More

Hernandez, David,

Isabel and Carlos, both seventeen, find themselves growing closer after an unexpected accident force... More

Korman, Gordon.

Lonely after a midsummer move to a new town, sixteen-year-old high-school quarterback Marcus Jordan ... More

Summers, Courtney.

Regina, a high school senior in the popular--and feared--crowd, suddenly falls out of favor and beco... More

Calame, Don.

"Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a... More

Asher, Jay.

When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes ... More

Brown, Jennifer,

Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junio... More