Realistic Fiction for Teens
Stories about school, sports, growing up, and life. MS = books for middle school readers. (Updated Dec. 2020)
Clap When You Land
Camino and Yahaira's fathers die on the same flight, soon uncovering that they are in fact sisters.
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The Everything I Have Lost
Julia keeps her diary close - writing about her life in Juárez as well as El Paso. - MS
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Saints and Misfits
In Janna’s life there are mostly people who are Misfits or Saints, but there is a definite Monster too.
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You Don't Know Me but I Know You
Audrey learns she is pregnant and her best friend is slipping away. As she leans on her adoptive mother and boyfriend for support, she considers her next steps.
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Far From the Tree
Three biological siblings separated through adoption and foster care reunite.
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The Surprising Power of A Good Dumpling
Anna Chiu's mother has stayed in bed for long periods of time before, but this is one of the longest stretches. Meanwhile Anna takes care of her younger siblings, and helps out at her father's business - where Rory is a welcome distraction.
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Little & Lion
Suzette’s back home for the summer after her parents sent her to boarding school when her brother, Lionel, had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
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Don't Ask Me Where I'm From
Liliana Cruz has just been accepted into Boston's METCO program, leaving her inner-city school to go to a suburban school. All this while her father hasn't returned home and her mother won't say why. - MS
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Turtle Under Ice
Row and Ariana, sisters who have already experienced the loss of their mother, must now also experience grief in losing a sister. - MS
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You're Welcome, Universe
After Julia is kicked out of Kingston School for the Deaf for her graffiti (ending up on a school wall) she is mainstreamed into a high school in the suburbs.
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