Recommended books for teens in the genre of realistic fiction.
Mei tries to live up to her parents' expectations while also following, and hiding, her dreams.
Kidnapped by Boko Haram, a Nigerian girl must fight for her survival.
Struggling to adjust to her parents’ divorce, a teen finds herself in the unlikely role of a community advice columnist.
When the anonymous creator of a webcomic begins to pursue real-world relationships, everything she worked to build begins to crumble.
Feeling incomplete after placing her baby up for adoption, Grace tracks down her biological siblings and struggles with the dynamics.
Piper, who is deaf, becomes manager to her classmates' rock band but must help the band members get along.
A Jewish Dominican boxer learns to fight for what she wants and channels her energy towards boxing in the Olympics.
Starr’s life changes dramatically when she is the only witness to the unprovoked police shooting of her unarmed friend.
Pitching prodigy Michael dodges social services after being banned from Little League baseball because people doubt he is only twelve.
When visits from her deceased father disappear, Biz tumbles into a depression from which she must find her way back.
Awkward Claudia finds herself unwittingly drawn into the dark side of her high school's student government with dire consequences.
After a car accident kills her family, comatose Mia weighs whether to live with grief or join them in death.
Colie, a girl formerly overweight, spends the summer working as a waitress and staying with her eccentric aunt.
After their home in Syria is bombed, Tareq and his family seek refuge from a senseless and brutal war.
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, Steve records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom.
Ahmed, a Syrian refugee, and Max are bound by a secret that sets them on the adventure of a lifetime.
Ponyboy Curtis struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes he is an outsider.
Jade dreams of success beyond her poor neighborhood, despite the challenges and prejudices that surround her.
Seasonal best friends Josie and Deja organize the ultimate Halloween night to celebrate their last autumn working together.