Coming of Age

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Fourteen and Older
17 & Gone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525423409
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Published: Dutton Books - March 21st, 2013

As Lauren's seventeenth birthday approaches, she becomes tormented by images of other girls the same age who have gone missing and have not been found.


Being Henry David Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807506158
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2013

A teenager wakes up in Penn Station with no memory, clutching Walden.  Is the book a clue to his past?


The Boy on the Bridge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545334815
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 30th, 2013

In 1982, Laura, an American college student, spends a semester in Leningrad and has a romance with Alyosha, which adds an unexpected dimension to her growing experience.


Brianna on the Brink Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823427413
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Published: Holiday House - February 1st, 2013

Sixteen-year-old Brianna's one-night stand results in a pregnancy which forces her to confront her life choices.


Bruised Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419703874
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 5th, 2013

Sixteen-year-old Imogen, a Tae Kwon Do black belt, must deal with the emotional fallout from witnessing a robbery that ended with the gunman's death.


Burning Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385743341
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 11th, 2013

A small town boy, about to go off to college, falls in love with a young gypsy rebelling against the restrictive Romani culture. Do they have a future together?

 


Flowers in the Sky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060297947
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Published: HarperTeen - March 5th, 2013

Nina leaves her beloved Dominic Republic for a better future in New York, but her new life is more complicated than she expected.

 


How to Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062216359
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 1st, 2013

When Sawyer reappears in Reena's life after two years, he finds they now have a daughter, and Reena must decide what place he has in their lives.


Kindness for Weakness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385743242
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 14th, 2013

In a brutal juvenile detention center, a fifteen-year-old boy learns harsh lessons about friendship and manhood.


The Language Inside Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385739795
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Published: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2013

When a fifteen-year-old leaves her childhood home in Japan and comes to America, she learns the power of words. Told in a series of free verse.


Me, Him, Them, and It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781599909585
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - February 26th, 2013

Sixteen-year-old Evelyn must confront the underlying causes for her unwanted pregnancy and its impact on herself, the baby, and her extended family.


My Beautiful Hippie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823426034
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Published: Holiday House - January 1st, 2013

In 1967 San Francisco, Joanne falls for a hippie, but her parents don't approve.


My Chemical Mountain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385742429
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Published: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2013

Fourteen-year-old Jason and his friends confront the corporations that are polluting and destroying their town.


Nix Minus One Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781927485248
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Published: Pajama Press - July 1st, 2013

In a Newfoundland village, Nix, a shy, introverted younger brother, tries to juggle family relationships among strict parents and a reckless sister.  Told in free verse.



OCD, the Dude, and Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803738430
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Published: Dial Books - March 21st, 2013

Danielle, a high school senior, has shut herself off from others following a traumatic experience. Can attending a class to improve social skills really help her?


On Little Wings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670786060
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Published: Viking Children's Books - May 30th, 2013

When Jennifer, an only child, discovers that she has an aunt living in Maine, she is determined to travel and uncover her mother's hidden past and learn about her family.


Openly Straight Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545509893
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 28th, 2013

Rafe, an openly gay high school boy, moves to an East Coast boarding school to try living an "unlabeled" life in order to fit in.


Out of Nowhere Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375865800
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 12th, 2013

Tutoring students as part of his community service as retribution for a stupid prank, soccer star Tom becomes involved with the Somalis in his small town in Maine.


Out of the Easy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399256929
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Published: Philomel Books - February 12th, 2013

In New Orleans in the 1950s, seventeen-year-old Josie is desperate to leave her prostitute mother, get a college education, and make a life outside the French Quarter.


The Paradox of Vertical Flight Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062238528
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 24th, 2013

Eighteen-year-old Jack didn't want to be a father, but when he sees his newborn son, everything changes, and he sets out on an improbable journey with the baby.


Roomies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316217491
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 24th, 2013

Two future roommates meet via email and help each other through some complicated life changes during their last momentous summer before going away to college.


Stained Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547942087
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 1st, 2013

Seventeen-year-old Sarah, born with a large birthmark on her face, creates comic book heroes to confront bullying and discovers her own courage when she is abducted.


Still Star-Crossed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385743501
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Published: Delacorte Press - July 9th, 2013

Romeo and Juliet have died, but Rosalind and Benvolio and other Capulets and Montagues still live.  What happens next?


This Is How I Find Her Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807578773
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2013

Artistically talented but overburdened, Sophie has spent much of a lifetime caring for her mentally ill mother, often at the expense of friendship and schoolwork.

 


 


This Song Will Save Your Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374351380
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - September 17th, 2013

When sixteen-year-old Elise, bullied and miserable, discovers a passion and the talent to be a disc jockey, it makes her life even more complicated.  Will she find herself?


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Two Boys Kissing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307931900
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2013

This story of the relationships of several gay teens and a transgender youth chronicles society's progress, but conflicts still imposed by their environment and their inner turmoil are acknowledged.


When Love Comes to Town Cover Image
By Tom Lennon, James Klise (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780807589168
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2013

Neil, a teenager in 1990s Dublin, must come to terms with the fact that he is gay as he seeks love and acceptance from family and friends.


Wicked Cruel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375867484
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2013

Three stories, set in a town near Mount Monadnock, New Hampshire, explore the impact of restless and often unhappy ghosts on young teens struggling with their own issues.


Winger Cover Image
By Andrew Smith, Sam Bosma (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442444928
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2013

Ryan, a rugby player and the youngest junior at boarding school, lands in the dorm for troublemakers.  He is not prepared for the events that unfold.


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