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Fourteen and Up, 2012 List

Cris
Beam
Little, Brown
9780316053617
$16.99
2011

Born in a girl's body, J knows he’s a guy, but even his parents and best friend can't see him for who he really is. In this nuanced portrait, J's search for self includes attending an LGBT-oriented school and investigating gender-reassignment. LGBT resources list appended.

 
 
Martyn
Bedford
Wendy Lamb
9780385739900
$16.99
2011

In this fast-paced adventure, Alex wakes up in the body of a boy named Flip. Now he needs to find out what happened to his own body in order to attempt switching back.

Chime
Franny
Billingsley
Dial
9780803735521
$17.99
2011

 See the annotation under "Audio."

Coe
Booth
Push
9780439925341
$17.99
2011
When Tyrell's father is released from prison, Tyrell resents his father's authority and continued abuse of his mother as well as his younger brother's on-going placement in foster care.  The urban male voice is strong in this compelling story with no easy choices. 
Libba
Bray
Scholastic
9780439895972
$18.99
2011

 See the annotation under "Audio."

Trish
Cook
Brendan
Halpin
Egmont
9781606841402
$16.99
2011
Declan has worshiped Neilly from afar, but now they are sharing parents. This tale of mismatched classmates, step-siblings, and blended families is laugh-out-loud funny. 
Page by Paige
Laura Lee
Gulledge
Amulet
9780810997219
$18.95
2011
Teen artist Paige Turner uses her sketchbook to capture the anxiety she feels after moving from rural Virginia to New York.  The combination of text and illustrations portrays her emotional journey with wit, insight, and imagination.
Why We Broke Up
Daniel
Handler
Maira Kalman
Little, Brown
9780316127257
$19.99
2011
A box full of “stuff”—bottle caps, matches, a toy truck—is actually the remnants of an unlikely love affair.  Item by item, high school junior Min explains to basketball co-captain Ed why their bittersweet romance is over.
A.S.
King
Little, Brown
9780316129282
$17.99
2011
In a quirky and poignant story of self-discovery, fifteen-year-old Lucky Linderman finds his inner power and learns to face family issues at home and bullying at school.