Young Adult - Social Issues

Judge by the Cover

High School, Drama & Deadly Vices - Hafu Sans Halo Book 1
By Melissa Abigail

Judge by the Cover: High School, Drama & Deadly Vices is the first book in the Hafu Sans Halo series by Melissa Abigail, a story that transports the reader into the complex worlds and relationships between high school characters. Haruna Mitsukai has great dreams, an...

Jetsam

By Corey Campbell

Jetsam by Corey Mattingly is a realistic novel about the lives of today’s teenagers in the developed world. Jetsam is a simple story, but it tells some hard-hitting truths. Jetsam starts off as the musings and thoughts of a fairly typical middle-class young white American...

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Jenna's Truth

By Nadia L King

Jenna's Truth by Nadia L King is a well-crafted story centered on a girl’s struggle to reach out, the hurt that results from it, and her journey towards self-awareness, self-acceptance, and redemption. All Jenna ever wanted was to “be noticed at school” and “to be...

Just a Few Inches

By Tara St. Pierre

In Just a Few Inches by debut novelist Tara St. Pierre, the author takes a unique path to bring to light the very serious issues of body image, self-esteem and teenage relationships. Our protagonist, Carrie Roberts, is a pretty average teenage girl. But she wants...

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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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Joshua's Island

By Patrick Hodges

Joshua's Island by Patrick Hodges is the story of Joshua and Eve, two 13-year-old kids who face something many kids have to deal with in real life, too: bullying. And not just verbal bullying, but bullying that includes physical violence. Joshua is a small boy,...

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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...