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Everyday Life

Not all teens are interested in boy wizards, vampires, rich-girl cliques, or an angst overload. Some are just looking for a good story about other kids like themselves. These books have a bit of humor and romance, but mostly they are good stories about young adults that teens can relate to.

Hit the Road

Caroline Cooney
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2006

Rock Star, Superstar

Blake Nelson
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2004
Starting with Alice

Starting With Alice

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2012

Nailed

Patrick Jones
Age Level:
YA
I Am Not Joey Pigza

I Am Not Joey Pigza

Jack Gantos
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2007
Breaking Up

Breaking Up

Aimee Friedman
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2007
Just Listen

Just Listen

Sarah Dessen
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2008
Framed

Framed

Frank Cottrell Boyce
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2008
24 Girls in 7 Days

24 Girls in 7 Days

Alex Bradley
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Romance
Published:
2006

Shark Girl

Kelly Bingham
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward

Joan Bauer
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2005
Becoming Naomi León

Becoming Naomi León

Pam Muñoz Ryan
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2005