New School, New You

The Edumacation of Jay Baker
The Edumacation of Jay Baker By Clark, Jay, 1982- Book - 2012 FIC C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Jay Baker uses his blog to help him navigate through high school, crushes, and watching his parent’s marriage fall apart

Just Listen
Just Listen By Dessen, Sarah Paperback - 2008 FIC D and more… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 10

Annotation:Annabel returns to school after a summer of being isolated from her friends.

Speak By Anderson, Laurie Halse Paperback - 2011 FIC A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.

You Killed Wesley Payne
You Killed Wesley Payne By Beaudoin, Sean Paperback - 2012 FIC B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

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.

Beautiful By Reed, Amy Lynn Book - 2009 FIC R Available to borrow in some locations

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.

Hate List
Hate List By Brown, Jennifer, 1972- Paperback - 2010 FIC B and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 3

Annotation:Valerie is coming back to school after her boyfriend committed a school shooting at the end of her junior year.

Black Boy/white School
Black Boy/white School By Walker, Brian F. Book - 2012 FIC W and more… Available to borrow in some locations

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.

Friends With Boys
Friends With Boys By Hicks, Faith Erin Book - 2012 GRAPHIC GN FIC H and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:Maggie starts high school after being homeschooled for most of her childhood.

Tales of the Madman Underground
Tales of the Madman Underground By Barnes, John, 1957- Book - 2011 All copies in use Availability details

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.”

The List
The List By Vivian, Siobhan Book - 2012 FIC V and more… Available to borrow in some locations

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.

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