Young Adult - General

Jersey Diner

By Lisa Diane Kastner

Life at the Oaklyn Diner was pretty much all Lauren knew. She clocked in, did her shift, and spent nearly all of her spare time in the company of the diner owners, Mr. and Mrs. P. With her father’s erratic work hours and unpredictable alcohol...

Journey Untold - My Mother's Struggle with Mental Illness

Twisted Love
By Yassin Hall,Lo'an Sewer

Believe it or not, minorities are experiencing various forms of mental illness and have done so for decades. Mental illnesses tends to sit in the background in silence in minority households. Yassin S. Hall walks us through the shadows of her life as a child...

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Journey into Finance

Lessons Learned from the Rich and not so Famous
By E.N. Towner

Journey into Finance by E.N. Towner is a testimony of one woman’s experience with eliminating debt and restoring credit after bankruptcy. The book deals with all aspects of monetary responsibilities that many people take for granted. These responsibilities include: balancing a checkbook, understanding the value...

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Just Perfect

By Hanne Arts

In a wonderful read by a very promising young author, Just Perfect by Hanne Arts, we find that life for one young woman is not simple, rarely fair, and certainly not just perfect. We follow Cristina Jacobs as she strives to do what many of...

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Jamaal's Journey

By John McCormack

Jamaal's Journey by John McCormack has a story line that must be vaguely familiar to anyone who has gone through the joys and pains of high school life. An African American student and a likable senior student, Jamaal is in his final two months at...

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Jessica Darling's It List 2

The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Friends, Foes & Faux Friends
By Megan McCafferty

Jessica Darling’s IT LIST 2: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Friends, Foes & Faux Friends by Megan McCafferty is the perfect choice for middle-school girls as not only will they enjoy the book, but they will also be able to relate to the main...

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Just Going

Lily's Story
By Jianna Higgins

Just Going by Jianna Higgins is Lily's story. Lily is a 15-year-old girl from a privileged background who gets caught shoplifting cheap underwear. The judge sees through her tough demeanour and awards her 50 hours community service in Sorrento Retirement Home. Not looking forward to...

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Jackie

By Sam Newsome

When we meet Jackie for the first time, we encounter a third-grader who is abused by his father and tormented by his classmates. Diagnosed with Autism, Jackie does not fit into the world correctly and is ultimately pulled out of school to be educated at...

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Just Meg

When no one knows you exist it's hard to keep track of who you are
By Kate Russell

I am the youngest patient in a mental institution... Gunya is well-known psychiatric hospital for the rich and famous.  We meet four young girls who are patients here.  Noelle-an underage pornstar, Hope- a junior Olympian, Hannah-a drug-addicted criminal, and Meg-just Meg.  Meg has no memory and...