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YA Realistic Fiction


AR points: 10pts

Turtles all the way Down

John Green

Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.


AR points: 7pts

We Were Liars

E. Lockhart

A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.


AR points: 11pts

Catcher in the Rye

JD Salinger

Holden is 16 and has just been expelled from school and has to return home to New York. Too afraid to tell his parents he goes underground in New York. Bars, parks, battling that soon he will be an adult with adult responsibilities.



Orange Abstract

Its kind of a funny story

Ned Vizzini

Craig's suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include  a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.

Blades of Grass

Running Dream

Wendelin Van Draanen

Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?

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