Get Real: Realistic Fiction for Teens

Recommended books for teens in the genre of realistic fiction.

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The Chosen One
Artist/Author/Cast:
Williams, Carol Lynch
Call Number:
F Williams
Description:

Kyra begins plotting her escape from her polygamist community after becoming engaged to her uncle.

The First Part Last
Artist/Author/Cast:
Johnson, Angela
Call Number:
YP F Johnson
Description:

Bobby's life is forever changed after he becomes a father.

The Juvie Three
Artist/Author/Cast:
Korman, Gordon
Call Number:
YP F Korman
Description:

Three juvenile delinquents living in a halfway house find themselves on their own after their guardian loses his memory.

The Misfits
Artist/Author/Cast:
Howe, James; Slota, Gerald (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F Howe
Description:

The eccentric and misfit Group of Five tries to create a third party to run for student government.

The Summer of May
Artist/Author/Cast:
Galante, Cecilia; Carpenter, Tad (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F Galante
Description:

Angry May is forced into summer school after vandalizing teacher “Movado the Avocado’s” classroom.

The Tequila Worm
Call Number:
YP F Canales
Description:

Sofia’s experiences as a scholarship student at a boarding school help strengthen her relationships back in the barrio.

Trouble
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schmidt, Gary D.
Call Number:
YP F Schmidt
Description:

To honor his late brother’s wish, Henry hikes up Mount Katahdin with the person accused of fatally injuring his brother.

Words in the Dust
Artist/Author/Cast:
Reedy, Trent
Call Number:
JF Reedy
Description:

Afghani teen Zulaikha is offered surgery to fix her cleft palate, but she soon learns that beauty doesn’t create happiness.

Zen and the Art of Faking It
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sonnenblick, Jordan
Call Number:
YP F Sonnenblick
Description:

Freshman San gains popularity at his new school after he claims to be a Zen Buddhist expert, among other things.

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