Get Real

Recommended books for teens in the genre of realistic fiction.

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Better Nate Than Ever
Artist/Author/Cast:
Federle, Tim
Call Number:
YP F Federle
Description:

Nate, who dreams of starring in a Broadway musical, concocts a plan to run away to New York to audition.

Boy 21
Artist/Author/Cast:
Quick, Matthew
Call Number:
HS F Quick
Description:

When Finley’s coach asks him to take Russ, a boy haunted by tragedy, under his wing, an unexpected friendship blossoms.

Challenger Deep
Artist/Author/Cast:
Shusterman, Neal; Shusterman, Brendan (Illustrator)
Call Number:
HS F Shusterman
Description:

Caden is a high school student.  Caden is a crewman on a pirate ship.  Caden is schizophrenic.

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

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

The Crossover
Artist/Author/Cast:
Alexander, Kwame
Call Number:
YP F Alexander
Description:

Twins Josh and Jordan are awesome on the court, but they soon learn that breaking the rules have awful consequences.

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

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

Five Flavors of Dumb
Artist/Author/Cast:
John, Antony
Call Number:
HS F John
Description:

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. 

Ghost
Artist/Author/Cast:
Reynolds, Jason
Call Number:
YP F Reynolds
Description:

Ghost is a natural born runner.  If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be headed to the Junior Olympics.

The Hate U Give
Artist/Author/Cast:
Thomas, Angie
Call Number:
HS F Thomas
Description:

After Starr witnesses the murder of her best friend, she must find the courage to voice what really happened that night.

Heat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lupica, Mike
Call Number:
YP F Lupica
Description:

Orphaned pitching sensation Michael Arroyo tries to evade social services when rival Little League teams question his age.

Highly Illogical Behavior
Artist/Author/Cast:
Whaley, John Corey
Call Number:
HS F Whaley
Description:

Attempting to “fix” a fellow teen with agoraphobia, psychology major Lisa enters his world and learns he might not be broken.

I Represent Sean Rosen
Artist/Author/Cast:
Baron, Jeff
Call Number:
YP F Baron
Description:

With the help of his "manager," a thirteen-year-old boy sells a movie idea to a major Hollywood studio.

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 Memory of Light
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stork, Francisco X.
Call Number:
HS F Stork
Description:

After a suicide attempt, Vicky finds herself recovering at a hospital where she makes an unexpected journey of healing.

Messed Up
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lynch, Janet Nichols
Call Number:
YP F Lynch
Description:

Repeat eighth grader RD finds trouble when his grandfather dies and he covers it up to avoid foster care.

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.

Once Was Lost
Artist/Author/Cast:
Zarr, Sara
Call Number:
HS F/F Zarr
Description:

A teenage member of a small town congregation disappears causing Samara to withdraw from her friends and pastor father.

Rani Patel in Full Effect
Artist/Author/Cast:
Patel, Sonia
Call Number:
HS F Patel
Description:

Rani just wants to lose herself in hip hop, but her family’s emotional abuse might make her lose herself completely.

Sean Griswold's Head
Artist/Author/Cast:
Leavitt, Lindsey
Call Number:
YP F Leavitt
Description:

Overwhelmed with life, Payton takes her counselor’s advice to find an object to focus her emotions on: Sean Griswold’s head.

The Serpent King
Artist/Author/Cast:
Zentner, Jeff
Call Number:
HS F Zentner
Description:

Outcast Dill must deal with bullies and his father’s suffocating religious faith while his senior year slips away from him.

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