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Booklist - Cruel Reality



When Jeff Comes Home
When Jeff Comes Home
by Catherine Atkins


Jeff struggles to return to his old life and reconnect with family and friends after being freed by his abusive kidnapper of two years, who forced him to do unspeakable acts.



 

 

 



 

 

Total Constant Order
Total Constant Order
by Crissa-Jean Chappell


A move to Florida and her parents divorce force Fin to deal with the compulsive and constant tendencies that start taking over life.



 

 

 



 

Before I Die
Before I Die
by Jenny Downham


What would you do if you knew you only had a few months left to live? Sixteen-year-old Tessa makes a Top Ten list and decides to start living.



 

 




 

Forged by Fire
Forged by Fire
by Sharon M. Draper


Gerald, a neglected and broken kid, must take on the role of protector to his half-sister Angel when he is reunited with his mother and her abusive husband.





 

 



 

Boy Toy
Boy Toy
by Barry Lyga


Josh was your typical seventh grader until history teacher Mrs. Sherman came into his life. And, now, as he prepares to graduate high school, Josh tries to resolve the anguish that their inappropriate relationship has caused him.





 

 



 

Story of a Girl
Story of a Girl
by Sara Zarr


Have you ever heard the story about that girl who …? Deanna Lambert is that girl and is reminded everyday at school and at home of the one incident that changed her reputation forever.

 

 

 

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