Showing 1–7 of 7 books

  • Genre: Realistic Fiction
  • Award year: 2003
  • List: Alex Awards
  • 10th Grade: A Novel

    What Jeremy Reskin lacks in grammatical skill he more than makes up for in self-reflection in this record of the events of his sophomore year, which reveals his fascination with new-girl-in-town Renee Shopmaker, his changing relationships with his family, and his attempts to sort out the nature of friendship.
  • Crow Lake

    Now a successful zoology professor, Kate recalls her parents' death and being brought up and sustained by her older brothers, especially Matt with whom she shares a love of the wonders of nature. An affecting novel about hardship, tragedy, choices, and family relationships.
  • The Dive from Clausen's Pier

    A reckless attempt to impress Carrie, Mike's dive off Clausen's pier rendered him paralyzed. Now Carrie finds herself torn between the loyalty she's expected to feel toward Mike and her need to transform herself. She takes a dive of her own––into adulthood­­––when she escapes to New York.
  • The Fall of Rome

    The author of an award-winning young adult novel Another Way to Dance(1998) delves deeply into the social and emotional elements that unite and divide us. Issues of race, identity, and integrity are intensely explored through a tragic human triangle comprised of the lone African American instructor at an exclusive, boys boarding school in Connecticut; a promising African American student from New York City; and a white divorcee.
  • One Hundred Demons

    Whether she's talking about head lice, old boyfriends, or hippies who “forgot” to pay her wages, Barry playfully explores, in “autobifictionalographical” text and art, those demons common to teens––and to us all.
  • When the Emperor Was Divine

    A short and understated, but also powerful novel in which members of a Japanese-American family, forced to move from a happy California home to cramped, humiliating detention camps set up by the American government, return home after World War II to find suspicious neighbors, a vandalized house, and a broken family.
  • The Year of Ice

    Malloy's first novel is a memorable story of the emotional complexities of American families and the complications of coming of age. High-school senior Kevin Doyle is literally skating on thin ice: a self-described “alpha male,” he is secretly gay and increasingly estranged from his father, who has a secret of his own.