Social & Family Issues

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It might be easy to simply call Hello Girls a YA Thelma and Louise, but it is so much more . . .

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“Past Perfect Life is gripping, touching, and raw. . . . Highly recommended for teens, and any adult who enjoys a well-drawn story.”

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“does not try to say exactly what is right and wrong in how we view the world, but shows that to every answer there is a question.

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“funny, touching, and thought-provoking. Izzy is likeable and real, while the story studies both her good characteristics and her flaws.

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“Sorry for Your Loss is a beautiful, sad, humorous book that traverses the deep and debilitating world of sorrow.”

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“The Missing Season is a creepy read, thrilling, fast-paced, and spooky. . . . There is much to entertain, and much to send shivers up your spine. . .

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“Since We Last Spoke is a compelling exploration of the power of love to overcome loss as seen through the eyes of two lovestruck teens caught between warring fami

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“Snow weaves her way around so many complex issues that teenagers face, and does it with kindness and a sense of love for what teens deal with.”

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America is very accustomed to shootings, violence and the human suffering this evokes.

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"A Sky for Us Alone strives to be a novel of social commentary touching upon a wide variety of issues including drug abuse, economic inequality and hardship, fractured families, dome

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“Teens who are feeling out of place, struggling to find their place in a new school, wondering where they want to go to college, or dealing with dating issues should find the book both fun

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This heady blend of sci-fi, romance, and revolution reels in the reader from the start.

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A small town. A big secret. A deadly game. A dark, contemporary thriller.

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“a terrific YA thriller. . . . Peter Blankman’s blurred perception of what’s happening to him intrigues us from the first page to the very last.”

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“a fast-moving, exciting, sometimes near-harrowing story of one of man’s basic fears, that of the denial of one’s true identity by those he loves.”

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“It is a love letter to good writing, interesting plotting, and strong characterization.”

“Does love have to end in heartbreak?”

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Many young adult novels can be enjoyed by readers from 8 to 88. Others are tightly aimed at teenagers.

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Climate change has wrecked Earth with monster storms and towering tsunamis. Cities around the globe disappear under water that surges higher every day.

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“Nonstop action . . .”

“This morning I awoke to a dead girl standing beside my bed, peeling strips of skin from her arms.”

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“a well-written contemporary YA novel with likable characters and a few moral lessons that are obvious but not heavy-handed.”

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A drug similar to Ritalin, called Concentr8, has suddenly stopped being distributed and the repercussions are as Dr.

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“. . . a welcome view of a likable young woman’s full-throttled claim on life in the early 20th century.”

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“A cautionary tale about responsibility, integrity, and redemption . . .”

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“The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks demonstrates one should not judge a book by its cover and that friendships—even broken ones—can still run deep and true.”

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“This spine-chilling thriller is fast paced and intense.

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