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Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Fourteen and Older

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Every Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307931887
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2012

A sixteen-year-old wakes up each day in a different body. When he falls in love with Rhiannon, how can he maintain a relationship? (15-17)


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The Fault in Our Stars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525478812
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

When sixteen-year-old Hazel, a terminal cancer patient, meets Gus at a support group, their budding romance brings revelations about life, love, and death. (14-16)


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Happy Families Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375869662
Availability: Backordered
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 8th, 2012

Sixteen-year-old twins Ysabel and Justin struggle to come to terms with the discovery that their father is a transgender person. (14-17)


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Lexapros and Cons Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374343965
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - April 10th, 2012

Chuck Taylor is a silent sufferer of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). Supportive parents, a sympathetic therapist, and a few good friends struggle to help him overcome the rituals that dominate his life. (14-18)


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My Book of Life by Angel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374351236
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - September 4th, 2012

Inspired by incidents of girls who disappeared from Vancouver’s streets in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Angel’s story tells how easy it is to fall into prostitution and how difficult it is to escape. (15-18) Mature content


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Out of Reach Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442440531
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Published: Simon Pulse - October 16th, 2012

A heartbroken sister searches California beach towns for her brother, lost to drug addiction and dealing. His best friend tries to help. (14-17) Mature content


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Personal Effects Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763655273
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 11th, 2012

After seventeen-year-old Matt Foster’s beloved older brother dies in the war in Iraq, Matt makes a startling discovery about him. (13-16)


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Red Heart Tattoo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385734622
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Published: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - July 24th, 2012

When their high school experiences a bomb blast, students confront the prejudices that allowed it to happen. (14-17)


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The Right and the Real Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399255250
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Published: Putnam Juvenile - April 26th, 2012

Jamie’s turbulent world gets even more complicated when her father joins a cult and she becomes homeless. Romance, adventure, and new and old friendships play their roles. (14-17)


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Small Damages Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399257483
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Philomel Books - July 19th, 2012

Far from home, on an isolated ranch in Spain, eighteen-year-old Kenzie struggles with anger, loss, and loneliness as she waits to give birth and then give up her baby for adoption. (15-18)


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Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416938958
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 7th, 2012

Ben, a popular, respected high school graduate, suffers brain damage in Iraq. The first person he remembers from his earlier life is his autistic brother. (14-16)


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Something Like Normal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781599908441
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - June 19th, 2012

Travis, a Marine returning from Afghanistan, is forced to deal with his post-traumatic stress disorder and his family’s dysfunction. (15-18) Mature content


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The Story of Us Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442423466
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Published: Simon Pulse - April 24th, 2012

During the family’s week-long celebration of her mother’s remarriage, seventeen-year-old Cricket finds it difficult to make decisions about her own future. (14-18)


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The Theory of Everything Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781561456239
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Published: Peachtree Publishers - October 1st, 2012

Distraught over the accidental death of her best friend, Sarah overcomes her pain when she gains an understanding of grief from others experiencing similar losses. (14-16) Mature content


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This Is So Not Happening Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416999553
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

Senior year isn’t easy when you’re pregnant — especially not when the father is someone else’s boyfriend. (Final book of the He’s So/She’s So trilogy) (15-17)


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ISBN: 9780670012800
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Published: Viking Children's Books - February 16th, 2012

Sixteen-year-old Hannah travels from Moldava to the United States to work as a nanny, believing she will find a better life. (14-16)


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Various Positions Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374380861
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - February 14th, 2012

After fourteen-year-old Georgia is accepted into a prestigious ballet academy, she struggles with questions about body image, discipline, sex, and feelings for the artistic director. (14-17) Mature content