Recommended books for teens in the genre of realistic fiction.
Artsy sophomore Samantha stops a presidential assassination attempt and catches the eye of the very cute First Son.
Mei tries to live up to her parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition prevents her from hiding her dreams.
The story of one girl who was kidnapped in Nigeria by Boko Haram and her fight for survival.
Struggling to adjust to her parents’ divorce, a teen finds herself in the unlikely role of a community advice columnist.
When the anonymous creator of a webcomic begins to pursue real-world relationships, everything she worked to build begins to crumble.
Feeling incomplete after placing her baby up for adoption, Grace tracks down her biological siblings and struggles with the dynamics.
Deaf Piper becomes manager to her classmates' rock band, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities -- if only she can get the band members to get along.
A Jewish Dominican boxer learns to fight for what she wants, and channels her energy towards boxing in the Olympics.
Starr’s life changes dramatically when she is the only witness to the unprovoked police shooting of her unarmed friend.
Pitching prodigy Michael dodges social services after being banned from Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve.
When visits from her deceased father disappear, Biz tumbles into a depression from which she must find her way back.
Awkward Claudia finds herself unwittingly drawn into the dark side of her high school's student government, with dire consequences.
After a car accident kills her family, comatose Mia weighs whether to live with grief or join them in death.
Colie, a former fat girl, spends the summer working as a waitress and staying with her eccentric aunt.
After their home in Syria is bombed, Tareq and his family seek refuge from a senseless and brutal war.
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, Steve records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom.
Ahmed, a Syrian refugee, and Max are bound by a secret that sets them on the adventure of a lifetime.
Ponyboy Curtis struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider.
Jade dreams of success beyond her poor neighborhood, despite the challenges and prejudices that surround her.