New School, New You
Annotation:When hard-boiled, seventeen-year-old private investigator Dalton Rev transfers to Salt River High to solve the case of a dead student, he has his hands full trying to outwit the police, negotiate the school's social hierarchy, and get paid.
Annotation:Haunted by serious problems in her recent past, thirteen-year-old Cassie makes a fresh start at a Seattle school but is drawn by dangerous new friends into a world of sex, drugs, and violence, while her parents remain oblivious.
Annotation:When fourteen-year-old Anthony "Ant" Jones from the ghetto of East Cleveland, Ohio, gets a scholarship to a prep school in Maine, he finds that he must change his image and adapt to a world that never fully accepts him, but when he goes home he discovers that he no longer truly belongs there either.
Annotation:As the school year begins, Kurt Shoemaker only has one goal. To be normal. But there is a lot standing in his way including an alcoholic mother, five after school jobs, and a mandatory therapy group that he’s dubbed “the Madmen.”
Annotation:At the beginning of every school year, a list goes up naming the prettiest and ugliest girls at Mount Washington High school. No one knows where it comes from but everyone knows that the people who make the list will be changed forever.
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Going back to school has its ups and downs. Sure you are giving up summer, the beach, sunshine, sleeping in, and so on. But the beginning of September is a special time of year where we are able to reinvent ourselves for the new school year. The summer has erased last year’s embarrassments (unless you did something REALLY crazy) and you have a chance to become someone knew. Here is a list of ten stories, ten different teens who are using the new school year as an excuse to change themselves, that is, unless their high school does if for them.