Books in alternative formats:

Books in Alternative Formats
Amelia’s Notebook by Marissa Moss (“Amelia” series) (handwritten notebook with drawings)
Among Friends by Caroline Cooney (diary format from multiple points of view)
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison (diary format – British humor)
Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous Pregnant Teenager edited by Beatrice Sparks, PhD.
Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez (diary format, escape from Dominican Republic)
Dear America Series (historical diaries from girls)
Dear Dumb Diary series by Jim Benton (diary format)
Dear Ellen Bee: A Civil War Scrapbook of Two Union Spies by Mary E. Lyons
Don't You Dare Read This Mrs. Dunphrey by Margaret Peterson Haddix (diary of neglected teenager)
Foreign Exchange: a Mystery in Poems by Mel Glenn
Go Ask Alice by Anonomous (diary of drug addiction)
Hard Love by Ellen Wittinger (zine format)
How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found by Sara Nickerson (comic book illustrations)
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech (free verse poetry)
Monster by Walter Dean Meyers (screenplay of murder trial)
My Name is America Series (historical diaries from boys)
P. S. Longer Letter Later and Snail Mail No More by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin (letter format)
Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas (100 page assignment)
Regarding the Fountain, Regarding the Sink (“Regarding the…” series by Klise) (letters/documents/pics)
Royal Diaries Series (historical diaries from princesses)
Stop Pretending by Sonya Sones (free verse poetry)
Tangerine by Edward Bloor (diary format)
The Brimstone Journals by Ron Koertge (high school violence in poetry format)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (pictures/words)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (diary format)
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot (diary format)
The Taking of Room 114: A Hostage Drama in Poems by Mel Glenn
Witch Child by Celia Rees (diary of witch hunts)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. See the Borders Interview with Jeff Kinney

Books for teens with zines as a part of the plot:


"Girl Goddess #9" by Francesca Lia Block - the title story is about the zine of two teenage girls.
"Zine Scene" by Hilary Carlip and Francesca Lia Block

"A Girl's Guide to Taking over the World: Writings from the Girl Zine Revolution"
"Teeth" by Hugh Gallagher - "Neil is a twentysomething writer whose column in a defunct underground youth 'zine has made him a cult hero"
"Potential" and/or "Definition" by Ariel Schrag
Miss Smithers by Susan Juby features a zine written by the main character.
In The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things the main character starts a zine.
At the end of King Dork, they distribute a zine to promote their band.

Updated from YALSA BK 04/05/09