Edgy Novels

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
33 Snowfish byRApp
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexi
Acceleration by McNamee
Almost Home by Blank
After,’ by Amy Efaw
America by Frank
Autobiography of my dead brother
The Beast by Walter Dean Myers
Beauty Queen by Glovach
Because I am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas
Boot Camp by Strasser
Breathing Underwater by Flinn
/burn by Phillips
The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon
Candy by Kevin Brooks
Can’t get there from here
Chaising Tail Lights by Jones
Cut by Patricia McCormick
The Death of Jayson Porter
Exit here by myers
Far From You by Schroeder
Fat Kid Rules he World
A Fast and Brutal Wing by Kathleen Johnson
First Part Last by Johnson
Freeze Frame by Heidi Ayarbe
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
I Heart You You Haunt Me
I Know It's Over by C K Kelly
Inexcusable by Lynch
Jude by Morgenroth
Keesha’s House by Frost
Hate List by: Jennifer Brown
Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx
Hold Still by: Nina LaCour
Leaving Dirty Jersey by Saliant
Living at the Edge of the World by Tina S. and Bolnick
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Love You Hate You Miss You by Scott
Nailed by Jones
The Parallel Universe of Liars
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Chbosky
Planet Pregnancy by Linda Oatman High
Push by Sapphire
Rash by Hautman
Rats Saw God by Thomas
Ricochet by Gonzalez
The rules of survival
Runaway by Van Draanen
Shattering Glass
Sister Slam and the poetic motormouth roadtrip by Linda Oatman High
Sold by Patricia McCormick
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Splintering by Errin Corrigan
The spectacular now
St. Iggy by Going
Story of a Girl by Zarr
Street Pharm by Allison Van Diepen
Suicide Notes by Ford
Target by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
Theories of Relativity by Haworth-Attard
Things Change by Jones
Tweak: by Sheff
Tyrell by Coe Booth
You don’tknow me by Klass
You Know Where To Find Me by Rachel Cohn
Waiting for Normal
What Happened to Cass McBride by Gail Giles
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Wrecekd by Frank

Patrick Jones
Chris Crutcher
Alex Flinn’s Books
Kevin Brooks
Gail Giles

Compiled by Alison Paulette YALSA BK 04/08/09
Updated from YALSA BK 12/15/2009

Hard Love" by Ellen Wittlinger comes to mind. I just finished reading "Beautiful" by Amy Reed - described as a latter-day "Go Ask Alice"
Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Beautiful by Amy Reed, Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly, Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert. All three deal with alternative kids and drug use.
Leaving Dirty Jersey (non-fiction) by James Salant
Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams
Cut by McCormick

Compromised by Heidi Ayarbe
Adoff, Jaime. The death of Jayson Porter. New York: Disney/Jump at the Sun Books, 2008. Print.
Alexie, Sherman. The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian. New York: Little, Brown, 2007. Print.
anonymous, Author. Go ask Alice. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1971. Print.
Asher, Jay. Th1rteen r3asons why : a novel. New York: Razorbill, 2007. Print.
Blank, Jessica. Almost home. New York: Hyperion, 2007. Print.
Brooks, Kevin. Candy. New York: Push/Scholastic, 2005. Print.
Cameron, Peter. Someday this pain will be useful to you. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. Print.
Chaltas, Thalia. Because I am furniture. New York: Viking, 2009. Print.
Chbosky, Stephen. The perks of being a wallflower. New York: MTV Books/Pocket Books, 1999. Print.
Efaw, Amy. After. New York: Viking, 2009. Print.
Flinn, Alexandra. Breathing underwater. New York: HarperTempest, 2001. Print.
Frank, E R. America : a novel. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2002. Print.
Frost, Helen. Keesha's house. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003. Print.
Giles, Gail. Shattering Glass. Brookfield, CT: Roaring Brook Press, 2002. Print.
Glovach, Linda. Beauty queen. New York: HarperCollins, 1998. Print.
Going, Kelly. Fat kid rules the world. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2003. Print.
Going, Kelly L. Saint Iggy. Orlando ; FL: Harcourt, 2006. Print.
Grant, Michael. Gone. New York: HarperTeen, 2008. Print.
Hautman, Pete. Rash. New York: Simon Pulse, 2006. Print.
Johnson, Angela. The first part last. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2003. Print.
Johnson, Kathleen J. A fast and brutal wing. Brookfield, Conn.: Roaring Brook Press, 2004. Print.
Jones, Patrick. Chasing tail lights. New York: Walker, 2007. Print.
---. Nailed. New York: Walker, 2006. Print.
McCormick, Patricia. Cut. New York: Push/Scholastic, 2000. Print.
---. Sold. New York: Hyperion Books, 2006. Print.
McNamee, Graham. Acceleration. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2003. Print.
Morgenroth, Kate. Jude. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2004. Print.
Myers, Walter D. Autobiography of my dead brother. New York: HarperTempest, 2005. Print.
---. The beast. New York: Scholastic, 2003. Print.
Rapp, Adam. 33 snowfish. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2003. Print.
Runyon, Brent. The burn journals. New York: Knopf, 2004. Print.
S, Tina, and Jamie Pastor Bolnick. Living at the edge of the world : a teenager's survival in the tunnels of Grand Central Station. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Print.
Sapphire. Push : a novel. New York: Vintage, 2009. Print.
Scott, Elizabeth. Living dead girl. New York: Simon Pulse, 2008. Print.
Strasser, Todd. Boot camp. New York: Simon, 2007. Print.
---. Can't get there from here. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2004. Print.
Tharp, Tim. The spectacular now. New York: Knopf, 2008. Print.
Thomas, Rob. Rats saw God. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996. Print.
Werlin, Nancy. The rules of survival. New York: Dial Books, 2006. Print.
Zarr, Sara. Story of a girl : a novel. New York: Little, Brown, 2007. Print.