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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Reading for Crank Addicts

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.

Beauty queen

Glovach, Linda

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

Breathing underwater

Finn, Alexandra

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.


McCormick, Patricia

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.


Dessen, Sarah

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

Asher, Jay

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.


Hautman, Peter

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

Koertge, Ron

1st Floor YA FIC KOE

A troubled youth with cerebral palsy struggles toward self-acceptance with the help of a drug-addicted young woman.

Looking for Alaska

Green, John

1st Floor YA FIC GRE

Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.