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Looking for Alaska by John Green
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school—both teetering on the edge—it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.
Denton Little's Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin
Living in an alternate world where everyone knows the day they will die, Denton Little survives his death date and finds himself separated from his family and chased by a ruthless Death Investigation Agency.
The End or Something Like That by Ann Dee Ellis
As the first anniversary of her best friend Kim's death nears, fourteen-year-old Emmy tries to fulfill her promise to make contact with Kim's spirit, but she gains new perspective from unexpected connections.
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
A girl with recurring memory loss chases down the boy she loves based on the one memory she is able to hold onto.
Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund
When Petula de Wilde, who is anything but wild, meets Jacob in their school's dorky art therapy program, his friendship (and something more) helps her overcome intense fears since her sister died. And he has a secret of his own.
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
When high school senior Henry Page meets Grace Town, he finally experiences the ups and downs of first love.
These Things I've Done by Rebecca Phillips
Fifteen months after the accident that killed her best friend Aubrey, Dara is ready to start her senior year of high school. She finds it difficult to see Ethan, Aubrey's brother, and she sees him every day.
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Teenagers Rachel and Henry find their way back to each other while working in an old bookstore full of secrets and crushes, love letters and memories, grief and hope.