- CRRL Staff
Here are some other books that I think you may also enjoy.
The Boyfriend List : (15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs,
and me, Ruby Oliver) by E. Lockhart.
A Seattle fifteen-year-old explains some of the reasons for her recent
panic attacks, including breaking up with her boyfriend, losing all her
girlfriends, tensions between her performance-artist mother and her
father, and more.
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones.
Sophie's mother doesn't know about the boy who's pressing Sophie to go
further than she wants. Or about the boy she chats with online. These
sharp, funny, and tragic poems tell of Sophie's sometimes painful but
always passionate journey of self-discovery.
Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman.
Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly complicated by the fact
that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss, a relationship that
threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent.
(This descriptions makes it sound rather serious, but it actually is a
very funny book.)
Friction by E.R. Frank.
When a new girl at the private school Alex attends starts rumors about
Alex's favorite teacher, Alex and her eighth-grade classmates are not
sure how to act around him or with each other. (This is a pretty
explosive book about what is appropriate behavior between a young male
teacher and a female student...and about the rumors another student
King Dork by Frank Portman.
High school loser Tom Henderson discovers that "The Catcher in the Rye"
may hold the clues to the many mysteries in his life. (This description
doesn't truly do the book justice. It is about a high school outcast
(even the principal mocks him), his obsession with music, forming a
band, and getting a girlfriend. Totally LOL funny).
TTYL by Lauren Myracle.
This book chronicles, in "instant message" format, the day-to-day
experiences, feelings, and plans of three friends, Zoe, Maddie, and
Angela, as they begin tenth grade.