Recommended books for teens in the genre of realistic fiction.
Nate, who dreams of starring in a Broadway musical, concocts a plan to run away to New York to audition.
After emigrating to California, fourteen-year-old Francisco works the fields while completing his education in hopes of improving his life.
Kyra begins plotting her escape from her polygamist community after becoming engaged to her uncle.
Twins Josh and Jordan are awesome on the court, but they soon learn that breaking the rules have awful consequences.
Bobby's life is forever changed after he becomes a father.
Deaf Piper wants to prove her independence to her family by managing her classmates’ constantly bickering band.
Orphaned pitching sensation Michael Arroyo tries to evade social services when rival Little League teams question his age.
With the help of his "manager," a thirteen-year-old boy sells a movie idea to a major Hollywood studio.
Three juvenile delinquents living in a halfway house find themselves on their own after their guardian loses his memory.
Two teens win a trip to the Final Four, but unexpectedly discover a blackmailing plot against a star player.
Repeat eighth grader RD finds trouble when his grandfather dies and he covers it up to avoid foster care.
The eccentric and misfit Group of Five tries to create a third party to run for student government.
A teenage member of a small town congregation disappears causing Samara to withdraw from her friends and pastor father.
School reporter Hildy Biddle investigates strange occurrences at a house rumored to be haunted.
Overwhelmed with life, Payton takes her counselor’s advice to find an object to focus her emotions on: Sean Griswold’s head.
Gifted artist Jane loses her arm to a shark and struggles through physical and emotional recovery in the aftermath.
With the stress of starting high school, Scott begins writing a survival manual for his future sibling.
Melinda stops speaking after a traumatic incident at a party the previous spring.
Leo narrates this story about an eccentric student named Stargirl, who changes his life forever.