Young Adult - Social Issues

Miscarriages

By Colin Heston

James Henderson’s alcoholic father was one of the pub regulars but, toward the end of his life, he would sit alone, drinking himself into oblivion. When readers first meet James, aka Chooka, in Miscarriages, he is sitting by his comatose father’s bedside, talking to him...

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Mall Hair Maladies

By Kristy Jo Volchko

Mall Hair Maladies is a young adult coming of age novel written by Kristy Jo Volchko. It was 1985 and, as far as thirteen-year-old Tanya was concerned, Pittsburgh was the center of the universe. She was in the eighth grade now, the last year of...

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My Crunchy Life

By Mia Kerick

Sometimes a book comes along that is so outstanding that words fail a reviewer. My Crunchy Life by Mia Kerick is one of those books. A quick glance at the cover might lead you to think this is just a fun book for teens. But...

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Mirror Me

By Tara St. Pierre

Mirror Me is a coming-of-age psychological thriller written by Tara St. Pierre. Hannah doesn’t like to look in mirrors, and she especially avoids looking into the judgmental gaze of her reflection’s eyes. Her life has been closely monitored and scrutinized by her all-too-perfectly coiffed and...

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Mitsy's Life

Tender Tales of Friendship, Loneliness, Loss, and Love
By Marti Eicholz

Mitsy's Life: Tender Tales of Friendship, Loneliness, Loss, and Love by Marti Eicholz introduces us to Mitsy, whose first memories are of looking down into a courtyard from a window above a humble store front church. From the time she could walk, Mitsy had known...

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My Little Heart, Ruthie

By Toni Jannotta

My Little Heart, Ruthie is an inspirational book of heartache and anxiety, written in limerick and rhyme by Toni Jannotta and illustrated by Jennifer Mones. A heart (known as Ruthie) feels despondent, as she holds within her a very poor image of herself after being...

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My Lonely Room

By John A Vikara

My Lonely Room by John A Vikara was really an unexpected treat. When I read it had to do with gangs, I was prepared to not care for it. The first thing I think of is violence and death. It turned out to be a...

Milk

By MJ Meads

I had mixed feelings about Milk by MJ Meads. The story is about a young teenage girl named Becky. Becky’s mom passes away and she feels ignored by her father. She turns to her mother’s best friend, Mike, for comfort. Mike also happens to be...

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My Yerusalem

By Yerusalem Work

How would you feel if a stranger fatally injured you or your loved one? Would you harbor emotions of hate, discord or bitterness? Or would you be able to forgive them? My Yerusalem by Yerusalem Work is a book about family, life, faith, and the...

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Mended Wings

A Flicker's Tale
By Timothy Imhoff

Mended Wings: A Flicker's Tale is a young adult coming of age novel written by Timothy Imhoff. Flicker's life ended when she was sixteen. Young, athletic, popular and good in school, the pretty blond cheerleader, who was planning on college, never really survived the accident...

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