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Living Dead Girl

by Elizabeth Scott

Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared.

Once upon a time, my name was not Alice.

Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was.

When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her...


Everything Beautiful in the World

by Lisa Levchuk

Lately I feel like an astronaut out on a space walk – constantly praying the tube attaching me to the ship doesn't snap and send me flying into outer darkness.

The only good thing about having a mother with...


The Blue-Haired Boy

by Courtney C. Stevens

Set before the events of Courtney C. Stevens's debut novel, Faking Normal, this digital short story focuses on Bodee Lennox, otherwise known as the Kool-Aid Kid.

Bodee Lennox has secrets. About where he got the...


Faking Normal

by Courtney C. Stevens

An edgy, realistic debut novel praised by the New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys, as “a beautiful reminder that amid our broken pieces we can truly find ourselves.”...


Where People Like Us Live

by Patricia Cumbie

I want to shake Rita. She thinks all the screwed-up things in the world are happening somewhere else. But bad things are happening right here.

It's a routine Libby's used to by now: pack up, move, start over,...


My Book of Life by Angel

by Martine Leavitt

When sixteen-year-old Angel meets Call at the mall, he buys her meals and says he loves her, and he gives her some candy that makes her feel like she can fly. Pretty soon she's addicted to his candy, and she...


Holding On to Zoe

by George Ella Lyon

After sixteen-year-old Jules has her baby, Zoe, it doesn't matter anymore that her mother thinks she's a drama queen, or that her father left them years ago, or even that Zoe's father is gone, too. She and her...


Nicholas Dane

by Melvin Burgess

When fourteen-year-old Nicholas Dane's mother dies, social services sends him to a home for boys where intimidation and violence keep order. After a number of fights and brutal punishments, Nick thinks that...


This Gorgeous Game

by Donna Freitas

A CHILLING NOVEL ABOUT THE ISOLATION OF BEING STALKED AND THE ABUSE OF POWER.

Olivia Peters is over the moon when her literary idol, the celebrated novelist and muchadored local priest Mark D. Brendan, offers...


Suzy Has a Secret

by Carolina Leuthner, Nichols H Deborah & Nef Melendez

The book is written in a way that is easy and comfortable for a child to read with an adult without getting too explicit over a horrible circumstance, but expose enough of it for the child to relate. The texture...


Needlework

by Deirdre Sullivan

'I would like to make things beautiful, but a tawdry and repulsive kind of beauty. A braver sort than people have from birth. Sexy zombies on a bicep. That sort of thing.' Ces longs to be a tattoo artist and...


Still Falling

by Sheena Wilkinson

Luke falls. He has epilepsy. And, as it turns out, he has much bigger issues too. Esther falls. In love. It's wonderful - but there's a shadow she can't identify and that she can't make go away just by loving...


The Pain Eater

by Beth Goobie

She hadn’t told anyone. Not a single soul. Not one word about that night and what had been done to her had ever passed Maddy Malone’s lips. She’d thought about it at first - had been desperate, even frantic,...


Until Today

by Pam Fluttert

Kat is alone with a secret she doesn?t want to keep, but can?t risk telling. A victim of longtime sexual abuse at the hands of her family?s trusted friend, Kat is torn between trying to protect herself and safeguarding...


Dead Children Can't Read: Classrooms of Compassion

by Darleen Claire Wodzenski, Hayden Kara & Dr. Kathy A. Thomas

Learn the meaning behind "Dead Children Can't Read" as you explore the philosophy of "Classrooms of Compassion" that promote child mental health and development. Darleen Claire Wodzenski, MS ESE, MA CMHC, QPPE,...


Rani Patel In Full Effect

by Sonia Patel

Rani’s fully present as MC Sutra, “Call my solution a female revolution / retribution in the form of rhyme electrocution.”


Saints and Misfits

by S. K. Ali

A William C. Morrow Award Finalist

An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017

Saints and Misfits is a “timely and authentic” (School Library Journal, starred review) debut novel that feels like a modern...


The Deviants

by C.J. Skuse

‘A tale of revenge, righteousness and recovery with a heart-stopping twist – The Guardian

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves

THEN

Ella, Max, Corey, Fallon and Zane.

The Fearless Five,...


Bait

by Alex Sanchez

After Diego lands himself on probation for fighting, he doesn’t trust his probation officer, Mr. Vidas. But as he begins to open up, Diego realizes that he needs Mr. Vidas’s help to get his anger under control....


The Hanged Man

by Francesca Lia Block

After the death of her father, Laurel is haunted by a legacy of family secrets, hidden shame, and shattered glass. Immersing herself in the heady rhythms of a city that is like something wild, caged, and pacing,...