Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.      A Printz Honor book, National Book Award Finalist, and one that's made the top 100 on the ALA Banned Books list in the past 10 years.     A wonderful read for teens w/ a postive message. Deals with sexual assault and the pain/depression that accompanies it, but ultimately, teaches girls to stand up for themselves.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. A Printz Honor book, National Book Award Finalist, and one that's made the top 100 on the ALA Banned Books list in the past 10 years.

Life As We Knew It (Life As We Knew It Series #1)

Life As We Knew It

2007 - Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer - Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

Frank, Anne frank: The diary of a young girl. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl is a book originally written in .

MEMOIR & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl | The Best Books Of 2014, According To Goodreads Users

Pagan Spirits: 'This Star Won't Go Out,' The Inspirational True Story of the Late Esther Earl In Her Own Words

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian (Book) : Alexie, Sherman : Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Love, Stargirl

Love, Stargirl (Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli -- Borrowed from HS Lib.

Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn-- Sent to counseling for hitting his girlfriend, Caitlin, and ordered to keep a journal, sixteen-year-old Nick recounts his relationship with Caitlin, examines his controlling behavior and anger, and describes living with his abusive father. (Note: This book contains scenes with strong language, reflectsing the protagonist's anger issues.)*

Breathing Underwater - This book really should be required reading in all high schools, particularly with Twilight and others romanticizing abusive relationships and stalking - SB

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