- CRRL Staff
I have a few to suggest to you that I hope you will enjoy, too.
Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson.
Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when
disaster strikes and her desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it
back on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.
My Almost Epic Summer by Adele Griffin.
Stuck babysitting during the summer while her friends take glamorous
vacations, fourteen-year-old Irene learns some lessons about life after
meeting a beautiful, yet troubled, girl.
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen.
Isolated from friends who believe the worst because she has not been
truthful with them, sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate
Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face and share
what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.
After spending her summer running the family farm and training the
quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J.
decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions
of those around her (Lots of sarcastic humor).
And the sequel, The Off Season.
High school junior D.J. staggers under the weight of caring for her
badly injured brother, her responsibilities on the dairy farm, a
changing relationship with her friend Brian, and her own athletic