Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies. Until Greg's mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel who has been diagnosed with leukemia. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made.

Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe By Benjamin Alire…

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents and his family that he has never asked before.

Head of the River by Pip Harry. Tall, gifted and the offspring of Olympians, superstar siblings Leni and Cristian Popescu are set to row Harley Grammar to victory in the Head of the River. Then Cristian is seduced by performance-enhancing drugs, and Leni is suffocated with self-doubt, their bright futures start to fade. Juggling family, high expectations, study, break-ups, new relationships and wild parties, the pressure starts to build.

It's the most elite school sporting event in the country. Nine rowers, 2000 gruelling metres and one chance for glory in the ultimate team sport.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky. Really enjoyed this one. Set up in letter format throughout from the "wallflower's" pov, Charlie. Lots of drugs, smoking & other teen hazards. But a great read, lots of deep thinking.

Impulse / Ellen Hopkins. Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act -- suicide. Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade.  Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills. And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life. But dig a little deeper and find a boy who is in constant battle with his parents and himself.

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins - Sometimes you don't wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same. Three lives, three different paths to the.

Challenger Deep / 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 Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence to document the journey with images. Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head.

National Book Award and Golden Kite Award WinnerA captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is.

My Brother Simple by Marie-Aude Murail. 17-year-old Kleber is trying to juggle sixth form and two girls. Then he decides to take on his older brother, Simple, who has learning difficulties and is in an institution. He finds a flat for them in Paris. The flatmates react in different ways, but one thing becomes clear - Simple is not an i-di-ot. He changes the dynamic between them completely ; ultimately he changes their lives.

My Brother Simple

My Brother Simple by Marie-Aude Murail is our Bookmark Book of the Month

When Mr. Dog Bites / Brian Conaghan. A blindingly funny, poignant, and unforgettable story of a teen’s struggle to confront his Tourette’s and to take charge of his life.

When Mr. Dog Bites

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Solo / Kwame Alexander. Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he'd give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father.

Solo / Kwame Alexander. Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he'd give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father.

Reality Boy by AS King. Gerald Faust started feeling angry even before his mother invited a reality TV crew into his five-year-old life. Twelve years later, he's still haunted by his rage-filled youth--which the entire world got to watch from every imaginable angle--and his anger issues have resulted in violent outbursts, zero friends, and clueless adults dumping him in the special education room at school. No one cares that Gerald has tried to learn to control himself; they're all just…

Reality Boy by A. King An emotionally damaged seventeen-year-old boy in Pennsylvania who was once an infamous reality television show star, meets a girl from another dysfunctional family, and she helps him out of his angry shell- Provided by publisher

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