Arthur A. Levine Books - To join "the real world. There marcelo meets jasmine, his beautiful and surprising coworker, and Wendell, the son of another partner in the firm. Sometimes I perceive more of reality than others. Marcelo sandoval hears music that nobody else can hear — part of an autism-like condition that no doctor has been able to identify.

. The term "cognitive disorder" implies there is something wrong with the way I think or the way I perceive reality. But it's a picture he finds in a file a picture of a girl with half a face that truly connects him with the real world: its suffering, its injustice, and what he can do to fight. I perceive reality just fine.

Marcelo in the Real World - He learns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But his father has never fully believed in the music or Marcelo's differences, and he challenges Marcelo to work in the mailroom of his law firm for the summer.

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Stuck in Neutral


HarperTeen - To the world, Shawn's senses seem dead. Shawn mcdaniel's life is not what it may seem to anyone looking at him. And as long as he is unable to communicate his true feelings to his father, Shawn's life is in danger. For all shawn's father knows, his son may be suffering. Within these pages, however, we meet a side of him that no one else has seen—a spirit that is rich beyond imagining, breathing life.

Supports the Common Core State Standards. He is glued to his wheelchair, unable to voluntarily move a muscle—he can't even move his eyes. Shawn may want a release.

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The Running Dream Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner


Knopf Books for Young Readers - She doesn't just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with herWinner of the Schneider Family Book Award. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. But that's not enough for her now. Who cares about walking when you live to run?As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible.

Which she could handle better if she weren't now keenly aware that she'd done the same thing herself to a girl with CP named Rosa. Readers will revel in the story of a girl who puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before—after she’s told she’ll never run again. People who don't know what to say, act like she's not there.

The Running Dream Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner - The acclaimed author of flipped delivers a powerful and healing story that’s perfect for the millions who watch the Olympics or anyone who’s ever thought that something was impossible. A girl who sees right into the heart of her. With the support of family, a coach, friends, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again.

Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she's missed.

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History Is All You Left Me


Soho Teen - But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. When griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, dies in a drowning accident, Theo, his universe implodes. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson.

He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart. If griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life. This book will make you cry, think, and then cry some more.

History Is All You Left Me - Nicola yoon, everything from the new york times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not comes an explosive examination of grief, mental illness, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, and the devastating consequences of refusing to let go of the past. Even though theo had moved to california for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right.

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here


HarperTeen - Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions. Ala best fiction for young adults * cooperative children’s book center ccbc choice * michael printz award shortlist * kirkus best book of the Year * VOYA Perfect Ten * NYPL Top Ten Best Books of the Year for Teens * Chicago Public Library Best Teen Books of the Year * Publishers Marketplace Buzz Books * ABC Best Books for Children * Bank Street Best Books List.

Six starred reviews! a bold and irreverent ya novel that powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable, The Rest of Just Live Here is from novelist Patrick Ness, author of the Carnegie Medal- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning A Monster Calls and the critically acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here - What if you aren't the chosen one? the one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or whatever the heck this new thing is, or the soul-eating ghosts, with the blue lights and the death?What if you're like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school.

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Read Between the Lines


Candlewick Press - One cheerleader dates a closeted basketball star; another questions just how, as a “big girl, ” she fits in. But on any given day, the line where presentation and perception meet is a tenuous one, so hard to discern. They resonate in a gritty and unflinching portrayal of a day like any other, heartbreak, with ordinary traumas, and revenge.

A group of boys scam drivers for beer money without remorse—or so it seems. Over the course of a single day, these voices and others speak loud and clear about the complex dance that is life in a small town. Unless, of course, one looks a little closer—and reads between the lines. Dreamer claire envisions herself sitting in an artsy café, filling a journal, but fate has other plans.

Read Between the Lines - It won’t be the last time a middle finger is raised on this day. Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles’s revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the scrim as it follows nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly ordinary day. Thanks to a bully in gym class, unpopular Nate suffers a broken finger—the middle one, splinted to flip off the world.

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Dying Wish


Margaret McHeyzer - New york times Best Selling Young Adult Author. I have three major loves in my life: my family, my best friend Becky, and ballet. But now he's much more than just the annoying guy at school. My life was working out perfectly. Until it got turned upside down. Elijah turner is quickly becoming the fourth. He's been around as long as I can remember.

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The Scorpio Races


Scholastic Press - Others race to survive. So she enters the competition - the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen. As she did in her bestselling shiver trilogy, author Maggie Stiefvater takes us to the breaking point, where both love and life meet their greatest obstacles, and only the strong of heart can survive.

But fate hasn't given her much of a choice. Some riders live. Some race to win. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Others die. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. Puck Connolly is different. He is a young man of few words, he keeps them buried deep, and if he has any fears, where no one else can see them.

The Scorpio Races - It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. The scorpio Races is an unforgettable reading experience. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion.

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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Pura Belpre Award Winner - Author Narrative


Candlewick Press - And yaqui isn’t kidding around, so Piddy better watch her back. Word is that yaqui thinks piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn’t Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she’s done to piss her off. Winner of the 2014 pura belpré author awardin meg medina’s compelling new novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school — and must discover resources she never knew she had.

One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy’s life. Is there any way for piddy to survive without closing herself off or running away? In an all-too-realistic novel, Meg Medina portrays a sympathetic heroine who is forced to decide who she really is.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Pura Belpre Award Winner - Author Narrative - At first piddy is more concerned with trying to find out more about the father she’s never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon.

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Eliza and Her Monsters


Greenwillow Books - Online, eliza is ladyConstellation, anonymous creator of a popular webcomic called Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community. A must-have. School library journalIn the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. With pages from eliza’s webcomic, as well as screenshots from Eliza’s online forums, this book will appeal to fans of Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl.

Young adult library services association Best BookBest Fiction for Young Adults Top TenKirkus Best Book Texas Tayshas Pick. But when eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart. Then wallace warland transfers to her school and Eliza begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.

Eliza and Her Monsters - A love letter to fandom, and the stories that shape us, friendship, Eliza and Her Monsters is absolutely magical. Marieke nijkamp, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, New York Times–bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble.

Rainbow rowell’s fangirl meets noelle Stevenson’s Nimona in this acclaimed novel about art, fandom, and finding the courage to be yourself. With millions of followers and fans throughout the world, Eliza’s persona is popular.

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The Truth About Alice: A Novel


Roaring Brook Press - Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a slut. When healy high star quarterback, Brandon Fitzsimmons, dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. It's written all over the "slut stall" in the girls' bathroom: "Alice had sex in exchange for math test answers" and "Alice got an abortion last semester.

After brandon dies, the rumors start to spiral out of control. Ask anybody. In this remarkable debut novel, four healy High students tell all they "know" about Alice--and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, painting a raw look at the realities of teen life. Winner of the children's choice book Awards' Teen Choice Debut Author AwardEveryone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party.

The Truth About Alice: A Novel - But in this novel from jennifer mathieu, exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself. This title has Common Core connections.

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