Try some realistic fiction…

October 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

TheseGentleWounds These Gentle Wounds
YA FIC DUNBAR

Fifteen-year-old Gordie is trying to build a new life after tragically losing his family, but when his abusive father returns, Gordie must confront the traumas of the past.
ThousandWords Thousand Words
YA FIC BROWN

Talked into sending a nude picture of herself to her boyfriend while she was drunk, Ashleigh became the center of a sexting scandal and is now in court-ordered community service, where she finds an unlikely ally, Mack.
Pieces Pieces
YA FIC LYNCH

Eric deals with the loss of his older brother Duane by meeting three of the seven recipients of Duane’s organs a year after his death, and pondering who they are to him, and he to them.
Tease Tease
YA FIC MACIEL

Sara, along with her best friend and three other classmates, face criminal charges for the bullying and harassment that led to a classmate’s shocking suicide.
DrBirdsAdvice Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets
YA FIC ROSKOS

Wrestling with depression and anxiety, Evan tries to cope by writing poems, hugging trees, and asking for advice from Dr. Bird, his imaginary therapist.Read our review of Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets.
SecretSideOfEmpty The Secret Side of Empty
YA FIC ANDREU

As her friends plan for life after high school, M.T. struggles to envision her future as an undocumented immigrant and becomes determined to make a life for herself.
ImpossibleKnife The Impossible Knife of Memory
YA FIC ANDERSON

Hayley has spent years with her dad trying to outrun his PTSD from the Iraq war. She hopes moving back to their home-town will help heal him, but it may be what pushes him over the edge.
NoPlace No Place
YA FIC STRASSER

When Dan’s family’s financial problems lead to the loss of their house, they go from living an average middle class life to being homeless and living in a local tent city called Dignityville.
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