Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Grimm Legacy

The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

Elizabeth, the unloved stepchild and new kid in school, has no friends and not much fun in her life until she takes a job as a page at the New York Circulating Material Repository--a lending library for significant objects rather than books. Down in the basement are items collected by the Brothers Grimm as part of their fairy tale research: magic carpets, talking mirrors, dancing slippers, silk purses made from sow ears, and more. But something is wrong with the magic in the items...and Elizabeth's coworkers are the main suspects.

A light mystery in a delightful setting that will charm the socks off of library staff and library lovers. Note that many of the illustrations are correctly cataloged!

No sex or cussing or bloodshed. A little bit of romance and a few kisses, and some magic. Recommended! Readers ages 14 to adult.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Dash is scanning the shelves of his favorite bookstore. There, nestled between familiar book spines sits a red notebook. Inside the notebook is a challenge from Lily to find clues in the pages of books.

Over the course of ten days in December, Christmas-loving Lily and Christmas-hating Dash exchange dares and challenges that take them into the nooks and crannies of New York City: into familiar parks and obscure music clubs, outwitting her overprotective family and his indifferent one. Will it all end in romance? Or in a locked closet full of books? Or...possibly...both?

Sweet, fun, philosopical and mostly harmless. No cussing, no sex. A little nakedness, a few kisses, and some underage partying may keep this book out of school libraries, but I hope not.

Recommended for readers ages 14 to adult.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Espressologist

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

17-year-old barista Jane Turner has a theory: people's personalities are reflected by their coffee drinks, and she keeps a notebook to keep track of her observations to support the theory.

Medium Iced Vanilla Latte
Smart, sweet and gentle. Sometimes soft-spoken but not a doormat. A good friend...

One day it occurs to Jane that a person who drinks a medium iced vanilla latte would be a great romantic match with a person who loves to drink a medium dry cappucino.

Medium Dry Cappuccino
Smart and simple....A little timid and soft-spoken but probably a powerhouse if ever tested. A good friend.

Thus, Jane invents a new "science" (which also happens to be a terrific marketing tool for the coffeeshop where she works): Espressology.

Soon, Jane is busy matching up hopeful singles by comparing their coffee preferences, with remarkable success. But will she ever find a romantic match of her own?

No sex or cussing or bloodshed, but a few kisses and a LOT of caffeine-induced drama. Readers (mostly girls) ages 14 and up will enjoy this cute, funny, frothy book.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Little Brother

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
17-year-old Marcus loves technology and computers, and he delights in finding new ways to hack software, hardware, and most especially security systems. But Marcus is in the wrong place at the wrong time when the San Francisco Bay Bridge is bombed by terrorists. He and three friends are taken into secret custody by Department of Homeland Security and interrogated mercilessly. While Marcus and two friends are eventually released, one boy isn't freed. Is Darryl dead? A prisoner? They have no way to know...and they discover that while they were imprisoned, their beloved city has turned into a police state, with more citizen rights and freedoms disappearing each day.

Marcus decides to fight back against the DHS, but will his efforts make the city safer? Or will Marcus become a different kind of terrorist? Plenty of San Franciscan youth join in with Marcus' plans to jam security systems and derail the DHS, including his new girlfriend, Ange. But what will happen when the DHS finally tracks down Marcus and Ange?

Set in the "near future", Doctorow's technology digressions and discussions are fascinating...especially when I did a little research and discovered that most of story's "futuristic technology" already exists.
This is dystopic science fiction, political commentary, teen fiction, and spy thriller writing at its best. The narrative contains violence (including a description of torture practices, specifically waterboarding), mild cussing, and some hot-but-tactful sexual situations between Marcus and Ange.

Highly, highly, highly recommended for ages 14 to adult. Adult book groups and high school enlish teachers, I'm talking to you: get this book, read it, and talk about it!

The author makes the text of Little Brother available for download at no charge on his website. If you read the book, you will understand why.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Wake of the Lorelei Lee

The Wake of the Lorelei Lee : being an account of the further adventures of Jacky Faber on her way to Botany Bay by L.A. Meyer

Jacky's life of crime is (mostly) behind her when she sails her new ship, the lovely Lorelei Lee back to England to pick up a cargo of new immigrants bound for America. Her enemies have not forgotten her, however, and some of them have contrived to revive those pesky old charges of piracy. Jacky is tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in the prison colony of Australia--and, unknown to Jacky, her beloved Jaimey Fletcher is convicted of similar crimes and similarly sentenced.

Life on the two southbound convict ships could not be more different: while Jaimey's voyage is hellish, Jacky and the other female convicts enjoy an easy voyage under a sybaritic captain...until that captain dies and is replaced by the less-pleasant First Mate....

Can L.A. Meyer really keep adding to the amazing adventures and astonishing cast of characters in the 8th book in the series? Oh, yes, he can! Exotic seaports, thrilling battles at sea, and appearances by famous historic and fictional maritime characters keep the action rolling along.

Some sexual situations (Jacky's ship is full of prostitutes who are encouraged to ply their trade by a captain who demands 20% of the fee), some minor cussing, and some violence including the bloody and well-deserved death of a seafaring villain. Recommended for readers ages 14 to adult.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
17-year-old Grace has been fascinated with the wolves that live in the woods near her Minnesota town ever since she was attacked by the pack as a child and then rescued by a single wolf.

18-year-old Sam has been fascinated by Grace since the day of her attack--the day that he, in the form of a wolf, rescued her and returned her safely to her home.

Grace and Sam finally meet up in human form when he is injured by hunters. The teens quickly fall in love...but how long can their love last? Soon, the winter cold will force him back into the shape of a wolf...and this time, the change may last forever.

This tale of star-crossed lovers is a natural choice for fans of Twilight as well as readers who want a supernatural romance with better writing than most of the vampire books currently available. There is some implied (off-page) violence when local hunters decide to kill the wolves, and some tactful Star Trek sex scenes between Grace and Sam.

Shiver is the first in a series; book #2 Linger was released July 20th, 2010.

Recommended for readers ages 12 to adult.

This is Aarene's review of this book. To read Mary Jo's review of Shiver, click HERE.

Monday, August 16, 2010

"Star Trek Sex" - what is it, and how can I get some?

In our Sex In the Library programs in schools and at library conferences, we sometimes identify books as containing "Star Trek Sex."

So, what the heck is Star Trek Sex, anyhow?

Star Trek Sex is....


you know....

Captain Kirk is making eyes at some alien lady who just wants to suck all the salt out of his blood or turn him into a green-skinned demigod or something.

They get closer, and closer. And closer.

Then the music comes up, the focus goes soft and....


After 180 seconds of commercial interruption:
Captain Kirk is pulling on his boots and the alien lady is brushing her hair. Pretty soon the Red Alert will sound, the dilithium crystals will deteriorate in some unexplainable manner, and some guy in a red shirt will disappear mysteriously....

THAT is Star Trek Sex:

We all know what happened during the commercial break, but nobody saw a thing!

A lot of teen books contain the literary equivalent of Star Trek Sex. It's all romance and soft music leading to the end of a chapter.

Turn the page...and suddenly, the protagonists are passing notes in algebra class.

Sometimes, the Star Trek Sex is so subtle that readers can miss it entirely.

Such was the case with Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Mary Jo read and reviewed this book along with 7 others in a single week...and she read so quickly that she completely missed the Star Trek Sex, and her review reported "no sex in this book."
Thankfully, the author alerted us to the mistake.

"...there IS sex in Shiver!" she wrote in the blog comments.

She's totally right. It took me a while to find it, but there it was, on page 294 (paperback edition): Star Trek Sex. Subtle, pretty, and sexy. (It's a terrific read, by the way. I loved this book!)

Our apologies, Maggie Stiefvater. There IS sex in Shiver.

No aliens, though. Unless I missed them?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

We *heart* Victoria BC

We'd like to thank the organizing committee of the PNLA/WLA conference of librarians in Victoria BC this past weekend for putting on a terrific shindig.

We'd also like to thank all the librarians who showed up for our program, asked questions, and proudly wore the "I HAD SEX IN THE LIBRARY TODAY" badges after.

We brought a huge box of the most fascinating, exciting, controversial

and passionate new books written for teen audiences.

Here are a few photos from our journey:

The view from our bathroom window at the Empress.

In the morning, there was tapping at the window. "Hey lady!"

I was hoping that the gull was there to deliver my Hogwarts letter, or at least The Daily Prophet. But no. He just wanted some cashews and cranberries.
Ah, well. The window was a good place to finish reading a few more books for our presentation.
Out in the harbor, we saw dragonboat races!

Around the edge of the harbour, we saw live music and met craftspeople.
We saw the horse-drawn carriages (the horse photo is here for the benefit of the readers of my other blog!)

I saw beautiful flowers at the Buchart Gardens. and, of course, enjoyed the food.
Thanks again, everyone!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sex on the Road

We're all packed up and ready to hit the road to Victoria BC for the Washington Library Association/Pacific Northwest Library Association conference.

Join us for steamy booktalks and hot giveaways at the Friday afternoon session at the Empress. It starts at 2:15, not 2:30 as originally advertised.

See you there!

The Sky is Everywhere

Sky is Everywhere (The) by Jandy Nelson

Lennie (named for John Lennon) is trying to recover from the sudden heart attack of her 19 year old super-star sister, Bailey. She is also falling for the new kid in school, Joe.

In trying to help Lennie and himself, Bailey’s boyfriend Troy, (they had agreed to be married) makes advances toward her. This natural effect of death leads both of them down a very guilt-ridden and ultimately destructive path, especially in the light of Lennie’s new found romance.

The main characters are believable, lovable, and quirky, as are Lennie’s grandmother and “Uncle Big.”

You will love this novel: just beware of language, underage drinking, and sexual exploration.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

This collaborative novel brings together two people both improbably named Will Grayson: one straight, best friend of Tiny (soooo not- think Refrigerator Perry) who is the most “out” gay student you have met in a long time; the other Will is also gay, but having a difficult time dealing with it.

Told in alternating chapters of the two very different Wills, who ultimately answer the questions “what is a friend? What is love?”

You will love this funny, quirky novel, but be careful of the sexual language- inappropriate for middle school, although this is needed there.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Goth Girl Rising

Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga

Sequel to The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, told from Kyra’s point of view.

While we wanted a sequel, this isn’t it.

Goth Girl in this one is mad at the world, just out of a mental institution, with all of the vitriol and none of the zest. There are some great letters to her idol, Neil Gaiman, and readers will want to listen to her, but will also want the “old” alive Kyra, and she just isn’t there.

In addition, this one is squarely in the high school category while the first was accessible for middle school.

Very LeFreak

Very Le Freak by Rachel Cohn

Very (Veronica) has always been a “love ‘em and leave ‘em” kind of gal. She is also techno-obsessed. She is always plotting a playlist based on what is happening to her at any moment. So far, her roommate has not just put up with her, but helped her out of problematic situations, until she not only ditches her best friend after having sex, but to show that they have really broken up, she goes down on him while (unknowing to her) her roommate watches.

There is an intervention, and Very is forced to a 12-step techno camp.

As with other Cohn books, we love the heroine, and will only find her in a public library…


Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Tired of the Twilight hoopla?

Try this- Grace has always been drawn to the wolves, even as a six year old when she was pulled into their pack to be eaten- only to be saved by “her wolf.” When they finally meet, the romance just sizzles.

The characters are wonderfully drawn and alive. The plot is complex, and the sequel Tremor Linger will be out in July.

While there is no sex in the first novel, we can only hope for the second!

This is Mary Jo's review of Shiver. To read Aarene's review of the same book, click HERE.

My Parents are Sex Maniacs

My Parents are Sex Maniacs by Robyn Harding

Louise has great plans for her 11th grade year with her best friend Sienna. Then her brother walks in on her father “inflagrante” with Sienna’s mother during his 40th birthday party. She and Sienna vow to be friends; this will not deter their friendship.

However Sienna grabs a chance to be part of the “in crowd,” and when Louise’s mother becomes pregnant- with their Algebra teacher, Sienna abandons her. Louise thinks the world has gone mad and is sick of it all.

The scene with her brother and Siena aside- oh, and the fact that her mother and her Algebra teacher are not yet married- this is a great junior high novel.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Falling by Doug Wilhelm

Matt and his brother Neal were both star basketball players. Neal was not offered the scholarship he wanted, and decided to “take the year off.” This means that Neal began a life of selling and using drugs. Matt reacts by dropping out of everything and walking after school to avoid going home, to avoid his basketball friends, to avoid his life. He finds his life online a pseudo-life, meeting Katie, a girl who accidentally goes to the same high school, and they become friends after the usual trauma of finding out who each other is.

The brothers have the usual set of clueless parents, caring friends, and problems finding the right path. The story however, is satisfying in a problem-solving, suspenseful plot. Told alternately by Katie and Matt, so we get their viewpoints as well as their friends. The email link can be problematic enough to talk about.

While there is an obvious romance, there is no sex.

The Deadly Sister

The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer
Abbey is jogging and finds the body of a popular fellow classmate. Jefferson. She also finds her sister’s cell phone next to the body. Her sister Maya is a known stoner, school dropout, and unpredictable character. And Abbey’s only thought is to save her and find the real killer.

The plot twists nicely, leading us down many paths, through Maya’s tattoo artist and cross-dressing friends, past Jefferson’s obvious need to have sex with and control every girl, through his drug dealing, into his trailer home and nerdy brother, who is set up by a panicking Abbey as the killer.

There is enough suspense to make this a completely satisfying story – one where the suspense follows all the way to the last word. 8th graders will love this. The high school crowd will own it completely.


Sea by Heidi Kling
After her mother died in a plane crash in the Indian Ocean, Sienna has had a hard time dealing with anything related to her mother : surfing, (and the boy who surfed with her) airplanes, and of course, her father’s new girlfriend. In fact, she has constant nightmares.

Her parents have long been involved with international relief after disasters, and for her 15th birthday, her father gives her (read that forces her to go with him ) to Indonesia for two weeks. There she meets Deni, a boy who has lost his entire family, and with whom she instantly falls in love. Deni is convinced that his father is still alive, searching for him, especially after he has heard of someone asking for a Deni.

The horrors of the 2004 tsunami are downplayed for a young audience, as are the cultural differences- most of the children, including Deni, are Muslim. Deni acts more like a modern US teen, and he and Sienna fly back to his hometown (on her credit card) to find his father- alone.

The story is implausible, but compelling. More problematic is the lack of ability to inform a young audience about the Indonesian or Muslim culture, making one wonder if the author understood them.

The ending is satisfying and surprising, and Sienna is found by her father, who is only happy to see her, and they fly home, no questions asked, and no consequences for her actions. Aside from this typical TV style California family, the story is appealing on many levels and teens will enjoy it. It is too bad that it missed so many chances to be a great story.

Appropriate for middle school through high school.

The Carrie Diaries

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

Ever wonder what happened to Carrie before the “Sex in the City” movie? OK, I didn’t either. But teens have seen the movie, and will jump at the chance to read this.

Carrie is growing up in a small town and wants nothing more than to be a writer and live in New York City. Into her senior year walks Sebastian Kydd, and predictably turns the year upside down. Carrie falls in love. Sebastian is the typical flawed character that Carrie finally understands at last.

The plot is predictable, and clearly written for teens who have watched the movie and know Carrie as an adult. Carrie clearly is the only virgin in the world, finds smoking and drinking just what teens do, has a single father who is just plain silly, and friends who have all the trauma of high school.

I found the constant smoking and drinking out of place, the attitudes toward sex only worthy of a book, and Carrie herself just annoying. By the time she finally stands up for herself, I just didn’t care. If you haven’t gone to the beach this summer, and you loved the move, take this along- and leave it. If your summer is over, just move on too.

Before I Fall

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Samantha has always been part of the popular crowd. Freshmen don’t dare speak to her. Sam is looking forward to Valentine’s Day, where she expects to come close to winning the competition- who receives more roses. Later she will have to go to Kent’s party (her childhood friend) because everyone is. And she has promised her popular boyfriend that they will also have sex later. It is obvious that all is not perfect in Camelot, but what else could you want in high school?

This perfect life is thrown upside down when Sam is in a car accident with her friends after the party, and dies. She relives the day over and over, in fact, herself alluding to the movie “Groundhog Day.” And following that same movie plot, she figures she is immune to repercussions, even going so far as to seducing her math teacher- in school. But gradually, of course, she understands that not only does she have a chance to change her behavior and attitudes, but also that she is caught in this endless loop until she does figure it out.

Very predictable, but still entirely enjoyable. The situations are very realistic, nicely paced, and even fun. Because of the sex, this should be placed in high school, but could be given to that 8th grade girl who loves those “edgy” books.

This review was written by Mary Jo. To read Aarene's review of this book, click here.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Come to Canada and have Sex with us!

High Tea and Sex! What could be better?

(ummmm, those little sandwiches for after, maybe?)
Join the Two Sexy Librarians at the 2010 PNLA/WLA conference, August 11 - 14 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Our conference session is scheduled for Friday afternoon, 2:30 to 3:45 pm.

We'll talk about the newest and steamiest titles in teen lit, and we'll have plenty of HOT giveaways as well, including the always popular badge sticker, which proudly proclaims:


We know you want it.

See you in Canada, eh?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

SEX IN THE LIBRARY : the list!

Sex in the Library!
the unbelievable complete book list of all the books


The ABC’s of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro
16-year-old Parker takes kissing lessons from the freshman across the street as part of her plan to get on the varsity soccer team.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Junior's diary and cartoons chronicle his simultaneously tragic and outrageously funny attempt to escape from life on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Review

After by Amy Efaw
In complete denial that she is pregnant, straight-A student and star athlete Devon leaves her baby in the trash to die, and after the baby is discovered, Devon is accused of attempted murder.

After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
Forensic accountant is the daughter of superheroes Captain Olympus and Spark, but her only talent seems to be a gift for getting kidnapped and held for ransom.  Review

After the Moment by Garret Freymann-Weyr
When 17-year-old Leigh changes high schools his senior year to help his stepsister, he finds himself falling in love with her emotionally disturbed friend. Review

Alice on the Outside by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Eighth-grader Alice has lots of questions about sex, relationships, prejudice, and change.

Alis by Naomi Rich
After fleeing her arranged marriage, fourteen-year-old Alis discovers the world outside her somber religious community is just as oppressive and hypocritical as the place she left. Review

All These Things I've Done  by Gabrielle Zevin
In the year 2083, chocolate is a controlled substance, and Anya's family is a modern mafia, importing chocolate and other prohibited luxuries to New York. Review

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Over the course of the summer, Auden tackles many new projects: learning to ride a bike, making real connections with peers, facing the emotional fallout of her parents' divorce, distancing herself from her mother, and falling in love with Eli. Review

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
The humorous journal of a year in the life of a fourteen-year-old British girl who tries to win the love of handsome hunk Robbie.

A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
In the blank endpapers of the school library’s copy of Forever, Josie writes a warning to other girls about the guy who “only wants one thing.” Review

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
When their plane crash-lands on a (supposedly) deserted island, the teen beauty queens are stranded. Will they turn all Lord of the Flies? Will the Sparkle Ponies prevail?  Review

Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini
Jeremy swallows a pill-sized computer that supposedly will help him get whatever he wants.

Beastly by Alex Flinn
Kyle must find a girl who will love him enough to kiss him despite his ugliness. Review

Beating Heart by A.M. Jenkins
Seventeen-year-old Evan moves into a house where the spirit of a teenager who died there awakens and mistakes him for her long-departed lover.

Because I am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas
While Anke is ignored, her father beats her brother and sexually abuses her sister. Review

Becoming Chloe by Catherine Ryan Hyde
A gay teenage boy and a fragile teenage girl meet while living on the streets of New York City and eventually decide to take a road trip across America.

Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Tessa is dying of leukemia…but she has a few things she wants to do first. Review

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
In seven "Groundhog Day do-overs" of the day she dies, Sam learns more about her friends, her boyfriend, her teachers, her family, and herself. Review Another Review

BFF by Lauren Myracle
Readers can chronicle their own BFF experiences as they fill out the quizzes, questionnaires and lists in this fun, interactive companion to the TTYL series.

Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith
The 3rd book in the “Tantalize” series returns to Quincie’s story.  Review.

Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
Disguised as a boy, Mary “Jackie” Faber hires onto the HMS Dolphin for adventures on the high seas. Pirates, shipwrecks, and tattoos in a foreign port are only the part of the adventure.

Boy Proof by Cecil Castelucci
Victoria thinks she's "boy proof": too smart and too tough and too weird to be appealing to boys. Then she meets Max...

Boys Lie by John Neufeld
Eighth-grader Gina Smith is targeted as easy by some boys in her new school because of her physical development and because of an incident in her past.

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
At Paul's high school, the tennis team, quiz-bowling team, and French Cuisine Club all get equal time at pep assemblies with the football team, and the gay-straight alliance was formed to teach straight kids to dance.

Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
Sent to counseling for hitting his girlfriend, sixteen-year-old Nick recounts his relationships with Caitlin and his controlling, abusive father.

Brooklyn Burning  by Steve Brezenoff
Kid narrates this lyrical punk-kid love song to Brooklyn and to chosen family.

Carrie Diaries (The) by Candace Bushnell
Carrie's life in high school before her adventures in Sex in the City. Review

Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton
Although Chanda lives in world in which illness and death are common, it is not a place where AIDS can be mentioned.

Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Thirteen-year-old Kyra was raised to be obedient to her father, her many mothers, the community Apostles, and above all God's will as interpreted by Prophet Childs. But when the Prophet tells Kyra that God has decided she must wed her sixty-year-old uncle, she begins to imagine a life outside the confines of her secluded community.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
In this re-told story with a sci-fi twist, Cinder is a teenaged cyborg with two stepsisters and a stepmother who hates the "subhuman" left in her care.  Review.

Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa (graphic novel)
Ehwa discovers the physical differences between boys and girls, grows into young womanhood and undergoes her initial confusing experiences with attraction and romance. Review

Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Wendelin Van Draanan
Evangeline decides that what she needs most is a fabulous, passionate kiss. Review

Crazy in Love by Dandi Daley MacKall
Mary Jane enters her senior year of high school having just been at a party where she flirted with Jackson. The trouble is that Jackson is dating the popular and gorgeous Star.   Review.

Cupcake by Rachel Cohn
Cyd Charisse moves to New York, but still pines for surfer-boy Shrimp.

Dangerously Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Alice is determined to overcome her “Miss Goody-Two-Shoes” reputation. Review

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares  by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Christmas-loving Lily and Christmas-hating Dash exchange dares and challenges that take them into the nooks and crannies of New York City.. Will it all end in romance? Or in a locked closet full of books? Or...possibly...both?  Review.

Deadline by Chris Crutcher
18-year-old Ben Wolf is dying of a rare and aggressive blood disease. But he’s not done living yet…. Review

Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Stolarz
Everyone at school assumes that Ben is stalking Camelia, because he is rumored to have killed his previous girlfriend.

Deadly Sister (The) by Eliot Shrefer
Abbey is jogging and finds the body of a popular fellow classmate. Jefferson. She also finds her sister’s cell phone next to the body. Review

Derby Girl by Shauna Cross
Bliss discovers roller derby, lies about her age, gives herself a "derby name" and joins the team. Republished under the title Whip It. Review

Divergent by Veronica Roth
At the Choosing ceremony, Tris selects Dauntless (courage) as her new faction...and immediately, she is told to jump off the side of a building. Review

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Australian teen Amal has decided to wear the hijab, the Muslim headscarf, full-time. Review

Doing It by Melvin Burgess
Three British teen boys confront the confusions, joys and fears of sexuality.

Don’t let me go  by J.H. Trumble
Nate and Adam believe their relationship is forever. Review.

Dreadnought  by Cherie Priest
Mercy journeys West aboard the locomotive Dreadnought, surrounded by all kinds of characters: a Texas Ranger, a spy, hostile Indian warriors, Union soldiers, Confederate soldiers, Mexican bandits, ladies of easy virtue, and a huge army of zombies.  Review.

Earthshine by Theresa Nelson
Slim watches over her father as his struggle with AIDS reaches its climax.

Empress of the World by Sara Ryan
At a summer school for gifted kids, Nic and Battle learn more than the curriculum was designed to teach.

Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman
Ashleigh has been obsessed before…but now she’s obsessed with Julie’s all-time favorite book: Pride and Prejudice. Review

Entwined  by Heather Dixon
When her mother dies giving birth to the twelfth princess, Azalea's father declares that the household will observe mourning for an entire year:  no playing in the garden, no colorful dresses, and worst of all: no dancing.  Review

Espressologist  by Kristina Springer
Jane invents a new "science" (which also happens to be a terrific marketing tool for the coffeeshop where she works): Espressology.  Review.

Eternal by Cynthia Lietich Smith
When her guardian angel sees Miranda’s death approach, he desperately breaks the rules to prevent it, an act that dooms both of their souls. Aarene's Review  Mary Jo's Review

Every Little Thing in the World by Nina de Gramont
While Syd and her best friend Natalia spend the summer at a wilderness canoe camp for troubled teens, Syd tries to figure out what to do about her unplanned pregnancy. Review

Exposed by Susan Vaught
Chan becomes involved with an internet predator, despite strict parental rules and her own beliefs that she knows how to keep herself safe online.

Falling by Doug Wilhelm
Matt and his brother Neal were both star basketball players until Neal began selling and using drugs. Now Matt only wants to avoid his life. Review

Fat Cat by Robin Brande
Formerly fat science geek girl loses weight, gains muscle, stretches her imagination, and learns more about science. Review

Fault in Our Stars (The)  by John Green
17-year-old Hazel has been surviving terminal cancer for four years when she meets Augustus Waters, who lost a leg to the osteosarcoma.  Hazel and Gus are smart, they are witty, they read, they discuss, they are both very ill.  Review

First Part Last (The) by Angela Johnson
Bobby loves his baby daughter Feather. But he’s only 16—when will he be able to hang out with the guys, eat pizza, and catch up on his sleep?

Five Flavors of Dumb  by Antony John
Piper is a high school senior in Seattle who just might be the best possible manager for the rock band called "Dumb".  After all, Piper is deaf, and can't hear how bad the band sounds. Review.

Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
Photographer Blake connects closely with Marissa...which creates a problem for Blake and his girlfriend. Review

Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart
Gretchen wishes to be a fly on the wall in the boys’ locker room, just so she could figure out what boys are all about. And then, her wish is granted….. Review

Forever by Judy Blume
Katherine and Michael believe their love is so strong that it will last forever.

Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares
Lena, Bridget, Carmen and Tibby will always be friends, even when they travel far away from each other. And they’ll always have the Traveling Pants…won’t they?

Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
Aislinn's transformation from mortal girl to faery queen has unforeseen consequences.

Garden (The) by Elsie V. Aidinoff
In the beginning, Adam was raised by God. Eve was tutored by the Serpent. Review

Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
A group of gay and lesbian teenagers finds mutual support when they form the "Geography Club" at their high school. Review

Getting It by Alex Sanchez
15 year old Carlos is so desperate to get laid that he asks a gay guy at school to do a "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" makeover on him. Review

Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn
After being expelled from a fancy boarding school, Cyd Charisse falls in love with a sensitive surfer and is sent to spend time with her biological father.

Girl Parts  by John Cusick
David's parents decide to socialize their son through a perfect robot girl who will be a companion with built-in timing for appropriate levels and times for kissing, touching, etc. ...if you go too fast, you recieve an electric shock! Review.

Glass by Ellen Hopkins
Kristina is determined to defeat her addiction to crack in order to keep her newborn child.

Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga
Kyra must come to terms with her mother's death and her own sexual identity. Review

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
In Katsa's world, people who have two differently-colored eyes are endowed with unusual talents, called "graces." Katsa's grace is...killing. Review.

Grave Mercy  by Robin LaFevers
The daughter of Death is determined to serve matter what happens.  Review

Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning
Molly is the superstar diva of a hot rock band called "The Hormones", but the hazards of fame, first love, screaming fans, and sleazy managers force her close to the edge.

Grimm Legacy (The)  by Polly Schulman
Elizabeth takes a job as a page at the New York Circulating Material Repository--a lending library for magical objects.  Review.

Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler
Valentine--fresh from "Vegan, Virgin Valentine"--is back and is taking a solo cross-country road trip to Texas.

Half Brother  by Kenneth Oppel
Ben gets involved with his parents' research project: teaching sign language to a baby chimpanzee.  Then, funding for the project fails.  Review.

Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger
After publishing a ‘zine in which he writes about his secret feelings and lonely life, John meets an unusual girl.

Harmless by Dana Reinhardt
When Anna, Emma, and Mariah concoct a story about why they are late getting home one Friday night, their lie has unimaginable consequences for the girls, their families, and the community.

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
In a not-distant-future, Daisy is sent off to England to live with relatives, and falls into a sexual obsession with her cousin Edmund. Separated by war, the family members must survive and find their way home again.

How to Get Suspended and Influence People by Adam Selzer
Leon sarcastically narrates the events that result when he decides to make an avant-garde sex education movie as an assignment for his "gifted and talented" class.  Review

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
Jill is appalled that her recently-widowed mom wants to adopt a baby.

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
In order to survive, Katniss must win the game, which may mean killing her friends. Review

I am J  by Cris Beam
J's parents think he's a lesbian, his best friend Melissa think he's a girl, and his girlfriend Blue is pretty sure he's gay. But J knows that he is a boy, although he was born female. Review

I am Number Four (three are dead)  by Pitticus Lore
A group of nine children and their guardians from the planet Lorien are hiding on Earth to stay out of the reaches of the Mogadorians, who have already destroyed Lorien and are now after Earth.  Review.

Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
To save her mother, Cassie must marry the Polar Bear King. A retelling of "East of the Sun, West of the Moon." Review

Identical  by Ellen Hopkins
In her mother's absence, Kaeleigh becomes the object of her father's sexual attention. Raeanne begins abusing drugs and alcohol, and laments that her father doesn't love her because she gets none of his attention. Review.

Illyria  by Elizabeth Hand
When Rogan finds an intricate toy theatre locked away in a storage room, the room becomes a refuge where he and Maddy can have peace...and eventually, sex.  Review.

In a Heartbeat  by Loretta Ellsworth
After Eagan's heart is transplanted into Amelia, the girl is able to walk, and even run...and she begins to dream of Eagan's life, to act like Eagan, and even to crave Eagan's favorite purple lollipops.  Review.

Imani All Mine by Connie Porter
The unwed mother of a baby girl narrates in lyrical language her progress on the journey to adulthood in an increasingly violent world.

Insurgent  by Veronica Roth
In this second of the trilogy, the dystopia that was Chicago moves closer to an inevitable war.  Review.

Intensely Alice by Phyllis Naylor
During the summer between her junior and senior years of high school, Alice volunteers at a local soup kitchen, tries to do something wild without being arrested and wonders if her trip to Chicago to visit boyfriend Patrick will result in a sleepover.

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Jessica Packwood's senior year becomes incredibly complicated when Lucius Vladescu, a handsome Romanian vampire, shows up claiming that Jessica is a vampire princess who is betrothed to him.

Jumper: Griffin's Story by Steven Gould
Griffin O'Connor can teleport anywhere in the world he has visited before. Companion book to the feature-film Jumper. Review

Jumpstart the World  by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Frank is a female-to-male transgendered person, and Elle thinks she loves him.  When Elle learns the truth about Frank, she is angry...but more importantly, she questions the significance of her crush. Is Elle a lesbian? Or what?  Review.

King Dork by Frank Portman
High school loser Tom Henderson discovers that The Catcher in the Rye may hold the clues to the many mysteries in his life.

King of the Screwups by K.L. Going
After getting in trouble yet again, popular high school senior Liam, who never seems to live up to his wealthy father's expectations, is sent to live in a trailer park with his gay "glam-rocker" uncle. Review

Last Exit to Normal by Michael Harmon
When Ben was 14 years old, his dad came out of the closet. Now he's moving to Montana with his dad...and the Boyfriend. Review

Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Compulsive liar Micah promises to tell the truth after revealing that her boyfriend has been murdered.

Life is Funny by E.R. Frank
The lives of several teens intersect, overlap, and intertwine as each one struggles to find meaning in the world.

Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia
Gayle is 14, black, and pregnant--again. Her mom sends her down South to do some growing up among relatives she doesn't know...or like.

Lips Touch Three Times  by Laini Taylor
Three stories of supernatural love, each of which pivots around a single kiss. Review

Little Brother  by Cory Doctorow
Marcus loves to find new ways to hack software, hardware, and most especially security systems.Now, the Department of Homeland Security wants to talk to him. Review

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over. Review

Long, Long Sleep (A)  by Anna Sheehan
Locked away inside a stasis tube, Rose peacefully slept through the Dark Times that killed millions of people and left her orphaned...and heir to the enormous UniCorp fortune. Review

Lost It by Kristen Tracy
Tess loses her virginity- under a canoe, outside. How did she get there?

Love and Lies by Ellen Wittlinger
Marisol has taken a year off from her admission to Stanford to “write a novel and fall in love.”

Love and Sex edited by Michael Cart
A clear look at the first overwhelming feelings of yearning, aching, sweaty miseries and ecstasies of young love.

Lovesick by Jake Coburn
After an accident seems to end his college and athletic dreams, Ted is offered a second chance at school if he agrees to spy on a classmate.

Luxe (The) by Anna Godbersen
In Manhattan in 1899, five teens of different social classes lead dangerously scandalous lives, despite the strict rules of society and the best-laid plans of parents and others. Review

Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
Marcelo has lots of skills to help him adapt his autism to life in the "real world," but his father continually pushes for more. Review

Maybe Never, Maybe Now by Kimberly Joy Peters
Caitlyn has survived an abusive relationship with her former boyfriend Tyler, and is now trying to move on with her life.  Review

Million Suns (A)  by Beth Revis
This sequel to Across the Universe, continues the saga of Godspeed, the ship carrying 2000 people and 300 earthlings in suspended animation to Centauri-Earth.  Review.

Mis-Education of Cameron Post (The) by Emily M. Danforth
It begins with a preadolescent kiss between protagonist Cameron and her friend, Irene. The very next day Cameron's parents die in an automobile accident. Review.

Misfits by James Howe
Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third political party for the student council elections.

Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught
Jamie’s column, "Fat Girl" is (hopefully) her ticket to a gigantic scholarship to the college journalism program of her choice. Review

My Bonny Light Horseman by L.A. Meyer
Jacky is captured by an English warship, which is taken in turn by the French. She lands in prison and accepts an unsavory deal to prostitute herself in order to save her beloved Jaimy's life.

My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr
Fourteen-year-old Ellen tries to understand the closeness between her older brother and his best friend.

My Parents are Sex Maniacs by Robyn Harding
Eleventh grader Louise’s self-centered existence turns chaotic when her younger brother discovers their father receiving fellatio from Louise's best friend Sienna's mother. Review

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Nick just needs a girlfriend for 5 minutes, so he asks total stranger Norah to step in. Review

Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
In 1906, 16-year-old Mattie works at a summer resort, where she learns the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.

November Blues by Sharon Draper
After losing her boyfriend, Josh, to a pledge stunt gone wrong, a pregnant November Nelson must deal with the pressures the new baby will bring.

Now Playing: Stoner and Spaz II  by Ron Koertge
Colleen and Ben are back: a few months older, and only slightly wiser than they were in the first book, Stoner and Spaz.  Review

One Lonely Degree by K.C. Kelly Martin
Finn's world is turned upside down as her family begins to fall apart and she must cope with the aftermath of a violent sexual encounter with a boy at a party. Review

Panama by Shelby Hiatt
A 15-year-old unnamed narrator she witnesses the building of the Panama Canal and falls in love with an older man. Review

Parallel Universe of Liars by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
Surrounded by sexually unfaithful and physically beautiful adults, Robin gives in to an older neighbor's sexual advances and doesn't recognize that a handsome black classmate likes her.

Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
Grady, a transgendered high school student, yearns for acceptance by family and friends.

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
When Cal arrived at college, he planned to lose his virginity. He didn't plan to contract vampirism. Review

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
In a high school on the outskirts of Chicago cheerleader Brittany Ellis and gang member Alex Fuentes are assigned to be lab partners.

Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block
Beautiful vampire Charlotte finds herself slowly changing back into a human after the mysterious death of her best friend. Review

Punkzilla by Adam Rapp
Fourteen year-old Jamie is coming down from his latest hit of meth and traveling across country by bus to see his brother P, a gay Memphis playwright dying of cancer.

Purity  by Jackson Pearce

Just before 10-year-old Shelby's mom died, she made Shelby promise three things:  to love and listen to her father.  To love as much as possible.  And to live without restraint.  Review.

Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez
Three high-school boys struggle with family issues, gay bashers, first sex, and conflicting feelings about each other.

Rainbow Party by Paul Ruditis
Gin is throwing a party at which the girls put on a different color lipstick and the guys all drop their pants.

Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Unicorns are just fairy tales, right? Not pink sparkly horses with horns? Or are they really murderous, venomous beasts with a fondness for virgins? Astrid finds out...the hard way. Review

Ready or Not by Meg Cabot
Sam's boyfriend is ready....but is Sam?

Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
A series of poems in the voices of students, including a gay couple celebrating their one-year anniversary, a girl whose mother is dying, and an outsider who fills a notebook with “ink explosions of thought.”

Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins
Kiriel, a fallen angel, decides to rebel, and enters the body of seventeen-year-old Shaun Simpson.

Revelations : a Blue Blood Novel by Melisaa De la Cruz
When one of the Gates of Hell is breached by the Silver Bloods, the Blue Bloods will need Schuyler on their side.

Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
Louie, a high school senior in a small Idaho town, learns about sportsmanship, love, and death as he matures into manhood.

Safe by Susan Shaw
On the last day of seventh grade, Tracy - who lost her mother at the age of three -- is raped, beaten and left for dead.

Sandpiper by Ellen Wittlinger
When a mysterious boy who walks constantly intervenes in an argument between Sandpiper and a boy she used to see, everyone’s life is changed.

Sea by Heidi R. Kling
Despite recurring nightmares about her mother's death and her own fear of flying, fifteen-year-old Sienna accepts her father's birthday gift to fly to Indonesia with his team of disaster relief workers to help victims of a recent tsunami. Review

Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto by Eric Luper
While scheming to get back his girlfriend, Seth starts an anonymous podcast called The Love Manifesto to explain what love is--to himself and everyone else.  Review.

Sex Kittens and Horn Dawgs Fall in Love by Maryrose Wood
Felicia and Matthew research, interview, hypothesize, and test their theories of love attractiveness. But could it be possible that sometimes "Love Just Happens"? And why isn't Matthew falling in love with Felicia? Review

Shine by Lauren Myracle
Cat’s dear friend Patrick has been savagely beaten and left in a coma, and everyone in town knows it’s because he’s gay. But no one, including the sheriff, knows what actually happened—so Cat makes it her mission to find the attacker herself.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Grace is fascinated by the yellow-eyed wolf that saved her when she was a child. Sam, bitten by a wolf as a boy, is that wolf. Review

Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka
Celeste knows that when she turns fifteen, she will be assigned to an older member of the community, and she will have to assimilate into his already-established family and perform the duties of a sister wife. Review

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Nothing will be the same at the end of the summer. Lena, Bridget, Carmen and Tibby think they’re ready for romance—but nothing happens as planned.

Skinned by Robin Wasserman
17-year-old Lia is rich, popular, pretty, athletic...and technically, dead. Review

Sky is Everywhere (The) by Jandy Nelson
In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician. Review

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
A year in the life of smart, sarcastic Jessica Darling as she copes with the perils of high school.

Snitch by Allison Van Diepe
Julia DiVino and her best friend have vowed to never get involved with the various gangs at their high school. But when Eric Valiente shows up on the scene, everything changes for Julia.

Sold by Patricia McCormick
Lakshmi is 13 years old when her stepfather sells her into a life of sexual slavery in an Indian brothel. Review

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect of Melinda's freshman year in high school.

Spider's Voice by Gloria Skurzynski
Because he is a young mute person who can hear, Aran becomes involved in the adventures of Eloise and Abelard, France's most famous lovers.

Stoner and Spaz by Ron Koertge
An unlikely romance between “Spaz” Ben, who has cerebral palsy and a fascination with classic films, and “Stoner” Colleen who will smoke anything that might smooth out the edges of her life.

Stork  by Wendy Delsol
Katla is a Stork, one of the mysterious band of women who work to unite a "baby-to-be" with the correct "mother-to-be."  Review.

Survival Kit (The)  by Donna Freitas
On the day of her mom's funeral, Rose finds a "survival kit" left by her mother, which contains what seems to be a hodgepodge of cryptic items, carefully chosen to help Rose overcome her grief and move on to adulthood.

Swim the Fly  by Don Calame
Three boys: Matt, Sean, and Coop.  One goal:  see a live naked girl.  Review

Swoon by Nina Malkin
In rural Connecticut, when Dice tries to exorcise a seventeenth-century man who is possessing her cousin Pen, she inadvertently makes him corporeal--and irresistible.

Tale of Two Summers  by Brian Sloan
Two summers for two very different guys:  Hal, bored in their small town of Wheaton, MD: about to enter driver’s ed, and gay.  Chuck, entering drama summer camp: excited, and straight.  Both looking for a summer romance, and sex in particular.  Review

Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Were-wolves. Were-alligators. Were-armadillos. Vampires. And Quincie. Review

Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Janie just wants to be normal...until she joins the Jam Band, befriends a kid named Monster, and agrees to host a hootenany.  Review

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
After the death of his crush, Hannah Baker, Clay Jensen receives a recording of Hannah's voice as she chronicles the circumstances that led to her suicide and the 13 people who played a role in this terrible choice she made. Review

This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The world is dying. Can Miranda and Alex survive? Review

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
Seven Australian teens return from a camping trip to discover that their country has been invaded and they must hide to stay alive.

Totally Joe by James Howe
Joe has doubts about the classroom assignment to write his “alphabiography” (the story of his life from A to Z) because the whole thing could be serious ammunition for bullying if it fell into the wrong hands. Review

Tree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen
Tree-climber Gabi escapes the massacre when soldiers come to her village, but the trees cannot prevent her from seeing horrible things below on the ground.

True Believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff
LaVaughn is driven by her scientific curiosity andher infatuation with her old friend Jody who has returned to town and is "suddenly beautiful."

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Anna and Matt and Matt's sister Frankie have been friends forever. Now Matt is dead. What will the girls do without him? Review

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Bella discovers that Edward and his family are vampires who feed only upon wildlife. But just because Edward doesn’t want to drink the blood of humans does not mean that Bella is completely safe with him…. Review

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attention of a popular girl.

Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
High school sweethearts Jordan and Courtney plan to drive cross-country to attend the same college until Jordan dumps Courtney for a girl on the Internet.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives. Review

Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon
When her boyfriend is sent to prison for killing his father, Natasha must continue her life without her first love.

Very LeFreak by Rachel Cohn
Veronica, known as Very LeFreak, enters a rehab facility for the technology-addicted after her professors and classmates stage an intervention. Review

Virginity Club by Kate Brian
Joining the Virginity Club seems like a no-brainer, but four friends get more than they ever expected.

Wake of the Lorelei Lee (The)  by L.A. Meyer
Jacky Faber has been convicted of piracy (again); now she's bound for Australia on a prison ship.

Wasteland by Francesca Lia Block
Marina and Lex have a powerful--and forbidden--love.

What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know by Sonja Sones
Robin Murphy has always been a loser…until Sophie Stein becomes his girlfriend. Review

When Dad Killed Mom by Julius Lester
When Jenna and Jeremy's father shoots and kills their mother, they struggle to slowly rebuild a functioning family.

When It Happens by Susane Colasani
High school seniors Sara and Tobey attempt to figure out what is important in life.

Whip It by Shauna Cross
Bliss discovers roller derby, lies about her age, gives herself a "derby name" and joins the team. Original title Derby Girl.  Review

White Cat  by Holly Black
Cassel remembers killing his best friend, Lila, three years ago. As it turns out, nothing is what he thinks it is.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Don’t stare at invisible faeries. Don’t speak to invisible faeries. And most importantly: don’t ever attract their attention.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
This collaborative novel brings together two people both improbably named Will Grayson. Review

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Through encounters with sirens, hellhounds, and kelpies, Kelley and Sonny are drawn irrevocably into a battle among the Fey. Despite the budding attraction between them, forces they can hardly understand seek to keep them apart.

The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Aimee Friedmann
14-year-old Katie and her older sister, Michaela, move from New York City to upstate New York. Michaela adapts effortlessly…but not Katie.

You Don’t Love Me Yet by Jonathan Letham
Lucinda works for the Complaint Line where she meets and falls in love with one of the complainers.


Changing Bodies, Changing Lives by Ruth Bell
Candidly discusses teenage sexuality and the many physical and emotional changes that occur during adolescence.

Deal With It! By Esther Drill
The creators of the award-winning website present a hip, no-nonsense resource book for girls.

Desert Flower by Waris Dirie
The author tells the story of her childhood in Somalia, herding sheep and goats for her family. She survived drought, hunger, and the ritual female genital mutilation traditional in her tribe.

Doing It Right: making smart, safe, and satisfying choices about sex  by Bronwen Pardes
A cheery, chirpy, and frank guide to sexual information.  The writing is naturally friendly without being condescending, the information is complete without being overwhelming, and the narration is uninhibited without being embarrassing.  Review

Feeling Wrong in Your Own Body: understanding what it means to be transgender
by Jaime A. Seba
In clear, non-emotional terms, this text outlines the issues, facts, and myths about transgendered persons. Review.

The Little Black Book for Girlz : a book on healthy sexuality
The Little Black Book for Guys : guys talk about sex : by youth, for youth
by St. Stephen's Community House
No stuffy school textbook, no preachy adults, just a bunch of teen girls and guys looking for the real deal about sexuality . An honest and powerful mix of real-life examples and life-saving info.

The Pregnancy Project : a memoir  by Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer
In 2011, 18-year-old Gaby decided to study what being a pregnant teen was really like--by pretending to be pregnant, and taking notes on how other people responded to her.  

Ready or Not by Tina Radziszewicz
A girl’s guide to her body, sex, and relationships.

Safe Sex 101 : an overview for teens by Margaret O. Hyde and Elizabeth H. Forsythe
Information about safe sex—and making responsible decisions about sex.

S.E.X. : the all-you-need-to-know progressive sexuality guide to get you through high school and college  by Heather Corinna
Teens who want to know everything about sex:  here's your book.  Review

This Book is About Sex by Tucker Shaw and Fiona Gibb
The sex experts at the teen website answer the basic questions teens have about the first time, sexually transmitted diseases, masturbation, pregancy, "same sex stuff" and protection. Each question offers the male and female perspective.

The “What’s Happening to My Body?” Book for Boys
The “What’s Happening to My Body?” Book fir Girls
by Lynda Madaras with Area Madaras
Sensitive straight-talk on body changes, romantic and sexual feelings, reproductive organs, and STDs.

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