Young Adult - Social Issues

PRIDE

You Can't Heal if You're Hiding From Yourself
By Ronald Holt

It’s tough being a teenager. Period. I am middle aged now, but I remember this like it was yesterday. In my writing, I have often advocated having a course on life to teach young people about some of the difficult choices they will have to...

Phantom Adolescence

By Michele Asseo

Phantom Adolescence by Michele Asseo is an inspiring story of loss, family, and healing. What happens when tragedy befalls a family? Jean Rayson is a typical teenage girl, fascinated with modeling. It’s no wonder she’d love to stay put, an issue of Vogue fluttering before...

The Sum of His Worth

By Ron Argo

The Sum of His Worth by Ron Argo will have you enthralled if you’re a fan of well-crafted novels with powerful themes and historical settings like me. This novel plunges the reader abruptly into a racial setting and an environment where the KKK holds sway,...

The Anchor Clankers

The Anchor Clankers, Book 1
By Renee Garrison

The Anchor Clankers is a young adult coming of age novel written by Renee Garrison. Sanford, Florida didn’t look at all what Suzette had imagined when she thought about Florida as the national collegiate playground for spring break. The humidity and heat were awful, and...

After All

By Alan Johnson

After All by Alan Johnson is a beautiful coming-of-age story, set against the backdrop of the turbulent years of the ‘60s in Lincoln, Tennessee. Cubby James has two years left to complete college and it already feels like it will take an eternity, and he...

Stargazer

By Ricardo Jasso Moedano

Stargazer: A Rock Satire II by Ricardo Jasso Moedano is a rollicking, satirical coming-of-age story that will grab music fans. Meet Adrian Flodden in his third term at K.F.D. University, poised to make an impression on the traditional party organized by the university to welcome...

Teenage Degenerate

A Memoir that Explores the Depths of Methamphetamine and Drug Addiction
By S. C. Sterling

Teenage Degenerate: A Memoir that Explores the Depths of Methamphetamine and Drug Addiction by S.C. Sterling is an eye opening experience in the life of a drug addict. In the book, Sterling tells about his experiences using different drugs and how meth took control of...

Truth, Dare, Double Dare, Promise or Repeat

On Finding the Meaning of "Like" in 1982
By Monica Lee

Truth, Dare, Double Dare, Promise or Repeat (On Finding the Meaning of "Like" in 1982) by Monica Lee is a young adult coming of age story that would appeal most to a mature audience of young adult females who do not mind adolescent sexual situations...

Incense and Peppermints

By Cathrina Constantine

Incense and Peppermints by Cathrina Constantine is set in the '60s and follows the journey of a young girl as she starts her confusing and painful journey into adulthood. Mary Monroe is just 16 years old; she is innocent and vulnerable, yet at the same...

Needwood

A New World Fairy Tale
By Alex Rossino

There is evil afoot in Needwood Forest. It’s not the faeries attacking the woodcutters who invade their space. No, it’s another evil magical being, Lilith, a Sirachim, someone who should be kind, considerate, compassionate and caring, but has sadly turned her magic to create evil...