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Best Teen Books of 2013 That Explore Identity

  • TEEN

    BEING HENRY DAVID

    MARCH 1, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

BEING HENRY DAVID

by Cal Armistead

This compelling, suspenseful debut, a tough-love riff on guilt, forgiveness and redemption, asks hard questions to which... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WILL & WHIT

    MAY 7, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WILL & WHIT

by Laura Lee Gulledge ; illustrated by Laura Lee Gulledge

Quirky, clever and insightful; a must-read for fans of Raina Telgemeier Full review >

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  • TEEN

    RAPTURE PRACTICE

    APRIL 9, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

RAPTURE PRACTICE

by Aaron Hartzler

A hilarious first-of-its-kind story that will surely inspire more Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE COUNTERFEIT FAMILY TREE OF VEE CRAWFORD-WONG

    JULY 23, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE COUNTERFEIT FAMILY TREE OF VEE CRAWFORD-WONG

by L. Tam Holland

While characters with mixed heritages are increasingly visible in teen literature, their experience in a rapidly shifting... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS

    MARCH 12, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS

by Meg Medina

Far more than just a problem novel, this book sheds light on a serious issue without ever losing sight of its craft. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WINGER

    MAY 14, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WINGER

by Andrew Smith

Bawdily comic but ultimately devastating, this is unforgettable. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE LUCY VARIATIONS

    MAY 7, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE LUCY VARIATIONS

by Sara Zarr

The combination of sympathetic main character and unusual social and cultural world makes this satisfying coming-of-age... Full review >

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