Atkins, Catherine. When Jeff comes home.
Jeff doubts whether he can resume a normal life after being kidnapped.
Brooks, Kevin. The road of the dead.
Two brothers, sons of an incarcerated gypsy, leave London traveling to an isolated and desolate village, in search of the brutal killer of their sister.
Chbosky, Stephen. The perks of being a wallflower.
In letters to an unknown receiver, Charlie reveals his struggles to defy his instinct to be a wallflower.
Cormier, Robert. Tenderness.
A psychological thriller told by a teenage serial killer and the runaway girl who falls in love with him.
Crutcher, Chris. Whale talk.
Tired of the school bullies, TJ forms a makeshift swim team which becomes an unlikely sanctuary for its seven members.
Flake, Sharon. BANG!
After the shooting death of his little brother, 13-year-old Mann tries to escape his feelings. Mann's father draws from African tradition and leaves Mann and his friend Kee Lee in the woods, to find their own way home
Flinn, Alex. Nothing to lose.
A year after running away with a carnival to escape his unbearable home life, 16-year-old Michael returns to Miami, Florida, to find that his mother is going on trial for the murder of his abusive stepfather.
Foley, John. A mighty wall.
Seventeen-year-old Jordan, a skilled, self-confident rock climber, plans to turn his favorite sport into a lifelong career until an ascent near the small town of Vantage, Washington, turns deadly.
Frank, E.R. America: a novel.
Life has not been kind to America who has spent years "lost in the system" and is now confined to a psychiatric hospital. What events led to his hospitalization?
Halpin, Brendan. How ya like me now.
After his father dies and his mother goes into rehab, Eddie moves from the suburbs into his cousin's Boston loft, where he gradually adjusts to being one of the few white kids in a progressive private school, and learns how to feel like a normal teenager.
Harmon, Michael B. Skate.
Facing a disintegrating home life and trouble at school, teenager Ian McDermott runs away with his younger brother to Washington State in search of safety, justice, and their long-absent father.
Jenkins, A.M. Damage.
Austin Reid is depressed as he enters his senior year of high school. He drifts through his days so detached from himself that even during his intense relationship, he doesn't feel alive.
Johnson, Angela. The first part last.
At 16 Bobby didn't expect to be a parent, but he loves his daughter, Feather, completely even if it means his life is no longer normal.
Martinez, Victor. Parrot in the oven: Mi Vida.
Growing up in the projects with a family that in falling apart, Manny takes life one day at a time.
Peters, Julie. Luna.
Not everyone is born in the right body.
Rosoff, Meg. Just in case.
Convinced that fate is out to get him, fifteen-year-old David Case assumes a new identity in the hope of avoiding what he believes is certain doom.
Sanchez, Alex. Rainbow boys.
Three high school seniors struggle with family issues, gay bashers, first sex, and conflicting feelings.
Smith, Roland. Zach's lie.
Jack becomes "Zach" when his family assumes new identities to enter the Witness Security Program after his father is arrested for drug trafficking.
Soto, Gary. The afterlife.
Killed over a pain of shoes, Chuy is drifting through life as a ghost.
Shawn McDaniel, who suffers from cerebral palsy and cannot function, fears his father is planning to kill him.