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Teen Issues--Drugs & Alcohol

The Zabime Sisters
The Zabime Sisters By Aristophane (Book - 2010 ) / 741.5973 ARISTOP Available in some locations

Annotation:On the first day of summer vacation, sisters M'Rose, Elle, and Célina step out into the tropical heat of their island home of Guadalupe and encounter boys, fights, thievery, and alcohol. (85 p. Gr 7-12)

Tales of the Madman Underground
Tales of the Madman Underground An Historical Romance 1973 By Barnes, John (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION BARNES JOHN Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1973, as the school year begins in his Ohio town, Kurt determines to be "normal", despite his chaotic home life and the deep loyalty and affection he has for his friends in the therapy group dubbed the Madman Underground. (532 p. Gr 9-12)

The Absolute Value of -1
The Absolute Value of -1 By Brezenoff, Steven (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION BREZENO STEVEN Available in some locations

Annotation:Four teenagers relate their experiences as they cope with problems in school and home by smoking, drinking, using drugs, and running track. (290 p. Gr9-12)

Carter's Big Break
Carter's Big Break By Crawford, Brent (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION CRAWFOR BRENT Available in some locations

Annotation:Fourteen-year-old Will Carter's summer gets off to a bad start when his girlfriend leaves him, but then he is cast opposite a major star, Hilary Idaho, in a small movie being filmed in his town and things start looking up. (230 p. Gr 8-12)

Lock and Key
Lock and Key A Novel By Dessen, Sarah (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION DESSEN SARAH Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 11 copies

Annotation:When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about what makes a family, how to allow people to help her, and that she has something to offer others. (422 p. Gr 9-12)

Bad Taste in Boys
Bad Taste in Boys By Harris, Carrie (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION HARRIS CARRIE Available in some locations

Annotation:Future physician Kate is horrified when her high school's football coach gives team members steroids, but the drugs turn players into zombies and Kate must find an antidote before the flesh-eating monsters get to her or her friends. (201 p. Gr 9-12)

Fallout
Fallout By Hopkins, Ellen (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION HOPKINS ELLEN Available in some locations

Annotation:Written in free verse, "Fallout" explores how three teenagers try to cope with the consequences of their mother's addiction to crystal meth and its effects on their lives. (665 p. Gr 9-12)

Buried
Buried By MacCready, Robin Merrow (Book - 2006 ) / PB MACCREA Available in some locations

Annotation:When her alcoholic mother goes missing, seventeen-year-old Claudine begins to spin out of control, despite her attempts to impose order on every aspect of her life. (198 p. Gr 9-12)

Boost
Boost By Mackel, Kathryn (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION MACKEL KATHY Available in some locations

Annotation:Thirteen-year-old Savvy's dreams of starting for her elite basketball team are in danger when she is accused of taking steroids. (248 p. Gr 6-9)

Joseph's Grace
Joseph's Grace By Moses, Shelia P. (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION MOSES SHELIA Available in some locations

Annotation:Now a high school junior, Joseph Flood contends with grief over his late cousin Jasmine, his mother's addictions and pleas for money, the distance between himself and his father in Iraq, making the tennis team, and a new relationship. (153 p. Gr 8-12)

Dope Sick
Dope Sick By Myers, Walter Dean (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION MYERS WALTER Available in some locations

Annotation:Seeing no way out of his difficult life in Harlem, 17-year-old Jeremy "Lil J" Dance flees into a house after a drug deal goes awry and meets a weird man who shows different turning points in Lil J's life when he could have made better choices. (186 p. Gr 9-12)

Recovery Road
Recovery Road By Nelson, Blake (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION NELSON BLAKE Available in some locations

Annotation:While she is in a rehabilitation facility for drug and alcohol abuse, seventeen-year-old Maddie meets Stewart, who is also in treatment, and they begin a relationship that they try to maintain after they both get out. (310 p. Gr 9-12)

Exit Strategy
Exit Strategy By Potter, Ryan (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION PETTER RYAN Available in some locations

Annotation:17-year-old Zach, his friend Tank, and Tank's twin sister Sarah are desperate to leave their town of Blaine, Michigan, after next year's graduation, but plans go awry when Zach uncovers a steroid scandal and falls in love with Sarah. (303 p. Gr 9-12)

Punkzilla
Punkzilla By Rapp, Adam (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION RAPP ADAM Available in some locations

Annotation:Punkzilla is on a mission to see his brother before he dies of cancer. Still buzzing from his last hit of meth, he embarks on a trip from Portland to Memphis, writing letters and hoping he will make it to see his brother in time. (244 p. Gr 9-12)

Beautiful
Beautiful By Reed, Amy Lynn (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION REED AMY Available in some locations

Annotation:Haunted by serious problems in her recent past, thirteen-year-old Cassie makes a fresh start at a Seattle school but is drawn by dangerous new friends into a world of sex, drugs, and violence, while her parents remain oblivious. (232 p. Gr 10-12)

Edges
Edges By Roy, Léna (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION ROY LENA Available in some locations

Annotation:New Yorkers Luke, sixteen, and Ava, nineteen, both wind up in Moab, Utah, trying to put their lives back together after suffering from the death of loved ones, alcoholism, and other traumas. (162 p. Gr 9-12)

Gray Baby
Gray Baby A Novel By Sanders, Scott Loring (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION SANDERS SCOTT Available in some locations

Annotation:Clifton has grown up in Virginia with the memory of his African-American father being beaten to death by policemen, causing his white mother to slip into alcoholism and depression, but after befriending a man who listens to his problems, Clifton feels less alone in the world. (321 p. Gr 8-12)

Love You Hate You Miss You
Love You Hate You Miss You By Scott, Elizabeth (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION SCOTT ELIZABE Available in some locations

Annotation:After coming out of alcohol rehabilitation, sixteen-year-old Amy sorts out conflicting emotions about her best friend Julia's death in a car accident for which she feels responsible. (276 p. Gr 9-12)

Freefall
Freefall By Scott, Mindi (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION SCOTT MINDI Available in some locations

Annotation:A bass guitar player in a teen rock band deals with alcoholism, his best friend's death, and first love. (315 p. Gr 9-12)

Alcohol 101
Alcohol 101 An Overview for Teens By Hyde, Margaret O. (Book - 1999 ) / 362.292 HYDE Available in some locations

Annotation:Non-Fiction

Big Book Unplugged
Big Book Unplugged A Young Person's Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous By R., John (Book - 2003 ) 362.2928 R. Available in some locations

Annotation:Non-Fiction

Drug Information for Teens
Drug Information for Teens Health Tips About the Physical and Mental Effects of Substance Abuse (Book - 2006 ) / 362.29 DRUG 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Non-Fiction

I've Got This Friend Who
I've Got This Friend Who Advice for Teens and Their Friends on Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Risky Behaviors, and More (Book - 2007 ) / 613.8 I'VE Available in some locations

Annotation:Non-Fiction

On the Rocks
On the Rocks Teens and Alcohol By Aretha, David (Book - 2007 ) / 613.81 ARETHA Available in some locations

Annotation:Non-Fiction

Tweak
Tweak (growing up on Methamphetamines) By Sheff, Nic (Book - 2007 ) / 362.299 SHEFF Available in some locations

Annotation:Non-Fiction


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