Recommended books for teens in the genre of realistic fiction.
Fourteen-year-old Shawn, who has severe cerebral palsy, relates his belief that his father is planning to kill him.
Sofia's experiences as a scholarship student at a boarding school help strengthen her relationships back in the barrio.
Holling must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher reading Shakespeare while the rest of the class has religious instruction.
Toby and his buddy meet the star of a sideshow act, 600-pound Zachary, the fattest boy in the world.