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Contemporary Realistic Teen Fiction


Author
Acevedo, Elizabeth
Call Number
YA F ACEVEDO
Summary
Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood, but she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.
Title
Solo
Author
Alexander, Kwame
Call Number
YA F ALEXANDE
Summary
Seventeen-year-old Blade endeavors to resolve painful issues from his past and navigate the challenges of his former rockstar father's addictions, scathing tabloid rumors, and a protected secret.
Author
Andrews, Jesse
Call Number
YA F ANDREWS
Summary
A road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees who, against every realistic expectation, become a band.
Author
Arcos, Carrie
Call Number
YA F ARCOS
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Neruda Diaz, influenced by his namesake, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, yearns to fall in love but has yet to find the right girl.
Author
Arnold, David
Call Number
YA F ARNOLD
Summary
Teens Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco sit in separate police interrogation rooms telling about the misfits who brought them together and their journey sparked by a message in an urn.
Author
Calame, Don
Call Number
YA F CALAME
Summary
Shy and scrawny Dan Weekes spends his time creating graphic novels and looking out for his mom as she dates every man in the state of California. Then his mom drops a bomb: she and her latest beau, Hank, are engaged, and she’s sending her “two favorite men” on a survivalist camping trip to “bond.”
Author
Dessen, Sarah
Call Number
YA F DESSEN
Summary
Louna's years working at her mother's wedding planning business--as well as the tragic end of her first love--have shaped her cynical views on romance, but the arrival of serial-dater Ambrose may change her mind.
Author
Eulberg, Elizabeth
Call Number
YA F EULBERG
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Hope has had a crush on her friend Brady for most of her life. When Parker becomes Brady's girlfriend, Hope views the newcomer as a rival--but when circumstances force the two girls together Hope realizes that Parker is really just another girl.
Author
Finn, Katie
Call Number
YA F FINN
Summary
Gemma’s summer plans take a sharp turn and she finds herself back in the Hamptons after a five-year absence. People don’t hold grudges forever…do they?
Author
Forman, Gayle
Call Number
YA F FORMAN
Summary
Three teenagers, Freya, Harun, and Nathaniel feel lost in various ways and when they collide in Central Park, they begin to find purpose in their lives. Their secrets start to unravel and they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in helping the others out of theirs.
Author
Garcia, Mia
Call Number
YA F GARCIA
Summary
When Julie takes a break from helping her youth group rebuild houses in New Orleans, she meets and falls in love with Miles and together they must survive a hurricane.
Author
Lockhart, E.
Call Number
YA F LOCKHART
Summary
Told through flashbacks, best friends Jule and Imogen are orphaned outcasts who will do almost anything to attain a happy, wealthy life.
Author
Lord, Emery
Call Number
YA F LORD
Summary
When her perfectly planned summer of quality time with her parents, her serious boyfriend, and her Bible camp unravels and long-hidden family secrets emerge, Lucy must figure out what she is made of and what grace really means.
Author
McGarry, Katie
Call Number
YA F MCGARRY
Summary
Drix and Elle come from different backgrounds and different worlds. They try to find what connects them and break past the odds to, maybe, be together while finding their own independence from their pasts and their families' expectations.
Author
Niven, Jennifer
Call Number
YA F NIVEN
Summary
Libby Strout was once dubbed "America's Fattest Teen." But no one's taken the time to get to know who she really is. Jack Masselin is also keeping a secret. When Jack and Libby end up in detention together, they discover allies in each other.
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