Get Real: Realistic Fiction for Teens
Recommended books for teens in the genre of realistic fiction.
In the aftermath of 9/11, Nadira and her family try to return to the U.S. after their visas have expired.
After emigrating to California, fourteen-year-old Francisco works the fields while completing his education in hopes of improving his life.
To demonstrate her faith, Amal decides to wear the hijab full-time, drawing unwanted attention from the community.
Estrella wants nothing to do with the gaudy quinceanera her mom and aunt are planning for her.
The lives of three teens yanked out of their comfort zones intersect during a solar eclipse.
Despite the religious beliefs of her family and friends, Mena defends a teacher's refusal to cover intelligent design in class.
Eighteen-year-old Piper becomes the manager for her classmates' popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along.
Orphaned pitching sensation Michael Arroyo tries to evade social services when rival Little League teams question his age.
Toswiah struggles with the changes that come after her family enters the witness protection program.
New kid Walk and bully victim Kirsten find their places at a private school, while they are inexplicably drawn together.
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is a pro at lying, which he thinks makes life easier but in reality complicates everything.
Repeat eighth grader RD finds trouble when his grandfather dies and he covers it up to avoid foster care.
A teenage member of a small town congregation disappears causing Samara to withdraw from her friends and pastor father.
Calliope and Eliot fall in love, despite their radically different families.
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.
Musical genius Jace receives the chance to live with a stable family member and pursue his dreams in music.