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    Spafford-Fitz, Karen
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    Brett is president of her school's Unity Club. When a new group home for at-risk youth opens in the neighborhood, Brett becomes friends with Jude, one of the boys who lives at the home. After a series of acts of vandalism, the...

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    Bell, William
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    Lee wants to be a Tarantula -- a member of the biggest, most powerful gang in his neighborhood. When his initiation goes wrong and the police catch him robbing an auto supply store, Lee's father sends him to live with his aunt in New...

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    Polak, Monique
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    Tessa McPhail has a bad habit--tagging--that lands her at New Directions, an alternative school in Montreal's toughest neighborhood. The school is far from Tessa's home and full of troubled kids. To make matters worse, half of every...

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    McClintock, Norah
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    Josh had been living in a group home after being ratted out by Scott, his one-time best friend. Now he has been sent to a class designed to teach him to deal with his anger. When an old enemy continues to push his buttons and Scott...

  • Author:
    Foon, Dennis
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    Four guys -- Tommy, Brad, Andy and Shane -- are all making their way through the jungle that is the last year of high school. Tommy, model student, is heading for the military to learn to fly fighter jets, something that will please his...

  • Author:
    Trembath, Don
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    Rooster Cobb is in trouble, with his school, with his mother, with his girlfriend. He smokes too much and he hates his stepfather. In fact, he might not graduate from high school. But he just doesn't seem to care. That is until the...

  • Author:
    McClintock, Norah
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    Ethan lives in a foster home, struggling to put his life on the right track. Involved in a photography program for at-risk kids, he finds himself threatened again and again by someone who wants his camera. What does Ethan know? And what...

  • Author:
    Mac, Carrie
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    At fifteen, Ethan is on the fast track to nowhere. In and out of group homes and constantly in trouble, he is fighting to find a sense of who he is. After breaking into an amusement park and being savaged by a police dog, Ethan is...

  • Author:
    Goobie, Beth
    Summary:

    Dime tiene 15 años y siempre está enojada. Sus padres no la comprenden y su hermano quedó paralizado por un accidente. Cuando las peleas y las acusaciones la sobrepasan, Dime se muda con su hermano. Pero los problemas la siguen. Si Dime...

  • Author:
    Kyi, Tanya
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    Caz has a pretty good reason when she punches her boyfriend in the face, but she gets expelled anyway. Moving to a new school, she is told she is dyslexic and is sent to special education classes. Caz tries to fit in and get by while...

  • Author:
    Kyi, Tanya
    Summary:

    Caz tuvo una muy buena razón para darle un puñetazo en la cara a su novio, pero aun así es expulsada. En su nueva escuela le dicen que es disléxica y que estará en el salón de educación especial. Caz trata de integrarse y de sobrellevar...

  • Author:
    Havendean, Cynthia
    Summary:

    Lui, c'est Isaac Cole, le garçon le plus détesté de la ville de Princeton. Partout où il passe, il suscite la controverse et il cumule les bagarres. Arrogant, violent, agressif, impulsif… Sensible, courageux, romantique, sexy… Il est...

  • Author:
    Stevenson, Robin
    Summary:

    Dante thinks high school is an earthly version of hell. She hates her new home in the suburbs, her best friend has moved away, her homeroom teacher mocks her and her mother is making her attend a social skills group for teenage girls....

  • Author:
    Schraff, Anne E.
    Summary:

    Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies and self-esteem to name a few. More than...

  • Author:
    Mosher, Melanie
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    There are only three things fifteen-year-old Victoria Markham truly enjoys: English class, her signature "Goth Girl" look, and art. It's just that she tends to do the last one late at night, with spray paint, in public places. It isn't...

  • Author:
    Walters, Gregory
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    Craig and Tom have been friends since second grade, but that was five years ago and Craig is getting sick of Tom's out-of-bounds behavior. When Craig begins to realize that he may have more potential in school than he ever thought, he...

  • Author:
    Major, Kevin
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    Faced with instability on many sides, and living in an outport community in Newfoundland, fifteen-year-old Chris gropes for direction in a family broken apart by unemployment. Even his easy-going, humorous attitude fails to steady him...

  • Author:
    Goerzen, Christy
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    When Mike Longridge gets in trouble yet again, he is given a choice: juvenile detention or an outdoor program called Explore. He chooses Explore, but he worries about how he can survive ten months with the hippies and keeners in the...

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    Younge-Ullman, Danielle
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    Then Ingrid traveled all over Europe with her opera star mother, Margot-Sophia. Life was beautiful and bright, and every day soared with music. Now Ingrid is on a summertime wilderness survival trek for at-risk teens: addicts, runaways...

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    McClintock, Norah
    Summary:

    Ethan lives in a foster home, struggling to put his life on the right track. Involved in a photography program for at-risk kids, he finds himself threatened again and again by someone who wants his camera. What does Ethan know? And what...

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