Banned Books Week: September 26th - October 3rd
Friday, September 04, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Have you gulped down Crank only to find yourself desperate for another raw and edgy tale about the dark side of adolescence? Not sure where you should turn to find your next fix? No worries! The Brooks Memorial Library staff has assembled a list of books that will help you maintain your reading habit.
1st Floor YA FIC GLO
“Reading this diary of a heroin addict is like watching someone fall into an abyss: knowing a crash is inevitable, but wondering how soon and how hard rock bottom will be.” – From Publishers Weekly
1st Floor YA FIC FIN
Sent to counseling for hitting his girlfriend, Caitlin, and ordered to keep a journal, sixteen-year-old Nick recounts his relationship with Caitlin, examines his controlling behavior and anger, and describes living with his abusive father.
1st Floor YA FIC MCC
While confined to a mental hospital, thirteen-year-old Callie slowly comes to understand some of the reasons behind her self-mutilation, and gradually starts to get better.
1st Floor YA FIC DES
After her older sister runs away, sixteen-year-old Caitlin decides that she needs to make a major change in her own life and begins an abusive relationship with a boy who is mysterious, brilliant, and dangerous.
Thirteen reasons why
1st Floor YA FIC ASH
When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.
1st Floor YA FIC HAU
Doug and Andy are unlikely best friends--one a loner obsessed by his model trains, the other a popular student involved in football and theater--who grew up together and share a bond that nothing can sever.
Anderson, Laurie Halse
1st Floor YA FIC AND
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.
Stoner and Spaz
1st Floor YA FIC KOE
A troubled youth with cerebral palsy struggles toward self-acceptance with the help of a drug-addicted young woman.
1st Floor YA FIC GRE
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at