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The Fault in Our Stars
John Green - Apr 08, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and r...
Turtles All the Way Down
John Green - Jun 11, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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THE INSTANT #1 BESTSELLER IS NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK! FEATURED ON 60 MINUTES and FRESH AIR"So surprising and moving and true that I became completely unstrung." - The New York Times Named a best book of the year by: The New York Times, NPR, TIME, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Southern Living, Publishers Weekly, BookP...
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Bill Gates
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky - Aug 14, 2012 (first published in 1999)
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what its like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up....
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Jamie Grayson
Challenger Deep
Neal Shusterman - Apr 26, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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National Book Award and Golden Kite Award WinnerA captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas T...
It's Kind of a Funny Story
Ned Vizzini - May 01, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life - which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.Craig'...
Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell - Feb 26, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes and unruly red hair, she couldn't stick out more if she tried.Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-shirts, headphones, head in a book - he thinks he's made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor... never to Eleanor.Slowly, steadily, through late-nigh...
The Boy in the Black Suit
Jason Reynolds - Aug 16, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down—in this “vivid, satisfying, and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption, ...
We Are Okay
Nina LaCour - Feb 26, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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Nina LaCour's award-winning, achingly beautiful novel is now available in paperback! -Includes a new foreword by Nicola Yoon, #1 bestselling author of The Sun is Also a Star and Everything, Everything- Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award"Short, poetic and gorgeously written." -The New York Times Book Review"A beautiful, devastating piece of art....
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Nicola Yoon
Ordinary People
Judith Guest - Oct 28, 1982 (first published in 1976)
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The Jarrets are a typical American family. Calvin is a determined, successful provider and Beth an organized, efficient wife. They had two sons, Conrad and Buck, but now they have one. In this memorable, moving novel, Judith Guest takes the reader into their lives to share their misunderstandings, pain...and ultimate healing. (back cover)...
Simon Says
Elaine Marie Alphin - Jun 01, 2005 (first published in 2002)
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Aspiring young artist, Charles Weston has enrolled in a private arts high school solely to meet the "famous" Graeme Brandt, a student whose recently published novel touched a chord deep within Charles.But Graeme is not at all what Charles expected, and soon the two teen prodigies are drawn into a clash of wills that threatens to destroy them both.....
The Body of Christopher Creed
Carol Plum-Ucci - Nov 01, 2008 (first published in 2000)
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Chris Creed grew up as the class freak—the bullies’ punching bag. After he vanished, the weirdness that had once surrounded him began spreading. And it tore the town apart. Sixteen-year-old Torey Adams’s search for answers opens his eyes to the lies, the pain, and the need to blame someone when tragedy strikes, and his once-safe world comes crashin...
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A Separate Peace by John Knowles
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
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Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld