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Reality Check
Peter Abrahams

MYS TEEN ABRAHAMS

After a knee injury destroys sixteen-year-old Cody’s college hopes, he drops out of high school and gets a job in his small Montana town, but when his ex-girlfriend disappears from her Vermont boarding school, Cody travels cross-country to join the search.


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The Future of Us
Jay Asher,Carolyn Mackler

TEEN ASHER

It’s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on—and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future. Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.


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24 Girls in 7 Days
Alex Bradley

TEEN BRADLEY

Jack Grammar, average American senior, has no date to the prom. Or so he thinks. Percy and Natalie, Jack’s so-called best friends, post an ad in the classified section of the online version of the school newspaper. They figure it couldn’t hurt. After all, there’s not much in this world sadder than Jack’s love life. Soon Percy and Natalie have assembled a list of girls eager to go to the prom with Jack, including one mysterious girl known only as FancyPants. He has just seven days to meet and date them before he will ask one special girl to the prom.


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Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Rachel Cohn,David Levithan

TEEN COHN

High school student Nick O’Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.


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Carter Finally Gets It
Brent Crawford

TEEN CRAWFORD

Awkward freshman Will Carter endures many painful moments during his first year of high school before realizing that nothing good comes easily, focus is everything, and the payoff is usually incredible.


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Friend Is Not a Verb
Daniel Ehrenhaft

TEEN EHRENHAFT

While sixteen-year-old Hen’s family and friends try to make his supposed dreams of becoming a rock star come true, he deals with the reality of being in a band with an ex-girlfriend, a friendship that may become love, and his older sister’s mysterious disappearance and reappearance.


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The Girlfriend Project
Robin Friedman

TEEN FRIEDMAN

New Jersey high school senior Reed Walton has never had a girlfriend, but once he gets his braces off, gets contact lenses, and turns into a “hottie,” his two best friends set up a website to remedy the situation.


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Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about The Grapes of Wrath
Steven Goldman

TEEN GOLDMAN

Mitch, a shy and awkward high school junior, negotiates the difficult social situations he encounters, both with girls and with his best friend David, after David reveals to him that he is gay.


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An Abundance of Katherines
John Green

TEEN GREEN

Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.


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Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green,David Levithan

TEEN GREEN

When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other’s best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.


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Saving Maddie
Varian Johnson

INSPIR TEEN JOHNSON

Joshua Wynn is definitely what you would call a good guy. He’s a preacher’s son who chooses abstinence and religious retreats over crazy nights and wild parties…One Sunday, Joshua’s mind drifts from his father’s sermon to a beautiful girl in the fifth row. She’s gorgeous, wearing a dress cut down to there, and she looks like the little girl he crushed on as a kid. It turns out that Maddie Smith is back in town, but instead of throwing her a welcome-back picnic, the community condemns her for her provocative clothes and the rumors about her past…But can Joshua save Maddie without losing himself?


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Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery
Susan Juby

TEEN JUBY

Ninth-grader Sherman Mack investigates the Defilers, a secret group at his British Columbia high school that marks certain female students as pariahs, at first because he is trying to protect the girl he has a crush on but later as a matter of principle.


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Playing with Matches
Brian Katcher

TEEN KATCHER

While trying to find a girl who will date him, Missouri high school junior Leon Sanders befriends a lonely, disfigured female classmate.


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Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto
Eric Luper

TEEN LUPER

After his girlfriend breaks up with him and he sees his father out with another woman, high school senior Seth Baumgartner, who has a summer job at the country club and is preparing for a father-son golf tournament, launches a podcast in which he explores the mysteries of love.


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Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
Bryan Lee O'Malley

GRAPHIC TEEN SCOTT

23-year-old slacker Scott Pilgrim plays in a rock band and has a high school girlfriend until he meets Ramona Flowers and has to defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends.


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The Cardturner
Louis Sachar

TEEN SACHAR

When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-old Alton to be a cardturner for him, Alton has no idea how much he will ultimately learn from his eccentric relative. Includes appendix by Syd Fox with information about bridge.


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What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know
Sonya Sones

TEEN SONES

Fourteen-year-old Robin Murphy is so unpopular at high school that his name is slang for “loser,” and so when he begins dating the beautiful and popular Sophie her reputation plummets, but he finds acceptance as a student in a drawing class at Harvard.


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Zen And The Art Of Faking It
Jordan Sonnenblick

TEEN SONNENBLICK

When thirteen-year-old San Lee moves to a new town and school for the umpteenth time, he is looking for a way to stand out when his knowledge of Zen Buddhism, gained in his previous school, provides the answer—and the need to quickly become a convincing Zen master.


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Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have
Allen Zadoff

TEEN ZADOFF

Fifteen-year-old Andrew Zansky, the second fattest student at his high school, joins the varsity football team to get the attention of a new girl on whom he has a crush.


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Underdogs
Markus Zusak

TEEN ZUSAK

Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are champions at getting into fights, coming up with half-baked schemes, and generally disappointing everyone. But when Cameron falls for Ruben’s girlfriend, the strength of their bond is tested to its breaking point.


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