Life is Rough! (HIGH SCHOOL)
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RIYL Teen Pregnancy
RIYL Teen Problems (Middle School)
RIYL about Abusive Relationships

What's Your Problem? (Fiction)
Are you in the House Alone? by Richard Peck (date rape)
Bad by Jean Ferris (juvenile detention)
Born Blue by Han Nolan (drugs)
Breathing Underwater by Al;ex Flynn (physical abuse)
The Buffao Tree by Adam Rapp (juvenile detention)
Damage by A.M. Jenkins (depression)
Detour for Emmy by Marilyn Reynolds (pregnancy)
Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey by Margaret Peterson Haddix (abuse)
Every Time a Rainbow Dies by Rita Williams-Garcia (rape)
Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper (abuse)
Freewill by Chris Lynch (depression)
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (drugs)
Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger (homosexuality)
Hate You by Graham McNamee (abuse; loss of voice)
Imani all Mine by Connie Porter (unwed mother)
Life History of a Star by Kelly Easton (depression)
Love, Sara by Mary Beth Lundgren (pregnancy/suicice)
Make Lemonade by Virginia Ewer Wolf (unwed mother)
Monster by Walter Dean Meyers (juvenile detention)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (divorce; drugs; sexual identity) IMGP2006_edited-1.jpg
Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez (homosexuality)
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer (alcoholism)
Saying It Out Loud by Joan Abelove (cancer; loneliness)
Sex Education by Jenny Davis (abuse)
Smack by Melvin Burgess (drug abuse; homelessness)
Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen (pregnancy)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (rape)
Too Soon for Jeff by Marilyn Reynolds (pregnancy)
Vanishing by Bruce Brooks (anorexia; depression)
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher (violence; abuse)
White Oleander by Janet Fitch (Foster Care)
When She Was Good by Norma Fox Mazer (abuse)
books by Lurlene McDaniel (someone usually has a terminal illness)
Diary of an Anorexic Girl (anorexia)
Cut (cutting)
America by E.R. Frank
The Lottery Rose by Irene Hunt
What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman
When Jeff Comes Home by Catherine Atkins
Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
You Don’t Know Me by David Klass
Don’t Hurt Laurie by Willo Davis Roberts
The True Colors of Caitlynn Jackson by Carol Lynch Williams
The Watcher by James Howe

What's Your Problem? (Non-Fiction)
A Brother's Journey by Richard B. Pelzer (abuse)
A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer (abuse)
Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in LA by Luis Rodriguez (gangs)
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul (Series) by Jack Canfield (inspirational)
GLBTQ*: The Survival Guide for Queer & Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel (sexuality)
Help Yourself for Teens by Dave Pelzer (self-help)
Jay's Journal: Anonymous. (drugs, occult, suicide)
Life in Prison by Stanley "Tookie" Williams (gangs)
Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall (gangs)
Monster: The Autobiography of an L. A. Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur aka Monster Kody Scott (gangs)
Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned by Judd Winick (AIDS)
Pregnant! What Can I Do? A Guide for Teenagers by Tania Heller, M.D. (pregnancy)
Private and Personal: Questions and Answers for Girls Only by Carol Weston (physical problems, relationships)
SuicideWise: Taking Steps Against Teen Suicide by Nicole B. Sperekas (suicide)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: the ultimate teenage success guide by Sean Covey (friendship, peer pressure)
The Date Rape Prevention Book: the essential guide for girls and women by Scott Lindquist (date rape)
The Teenage Guy's Survival Guide: the real deal on girls, growing up, and other guy stuff by Jeremy Daldry (sexuality, depression, dating) The Whole Truth about Contraception: A Guide to Safe and Effective Choices by Beverly Winikoff, MD (contraception)
Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz by Mona Ruiz (gangs)
Understanding Guys: A Guide for Teenage Girls by Michael Gurian (relationships)
Understanding Recovery from Eating Disorders by Toni L. Rocha (eating disorders)
Who Moved My Cheese? For Teens: An a-mazing way to change -- and win! by Spencer Johnson (motivational)
Ghost Girl by Torey Haden

updated 03/19/08