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Great Books for 10th Graders

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Beckwith, Lois. The dictionary of high school B.S.: from acne to varsity, all the funny, lame, and annoying aspects of high school life.
A bitingly humorous dictionary with the true definitions of the general absurdity one finds in high school. Hilarious and uncensored, with the 411 on school plays to sex ed.
YA 373.18 BEC

Chbosky, Stephen. The perks of being a wallflower.
Through a series of letters to an unknown "friend", meet Charlie and follow the triumphs and tragedies of his freshman year in high school.

Dickinson, Peter. The ropemaker.
When the magic that protects their Valley starts to fail, Tilja and her companions journey into the evil Empire to find the ancient magician Faheel, who originally cast those spells.

Freymann-Weyr, Garret. My heartbeat.
Fourteen-year-old Ellen believes her older brother and his best friend might be gay, but when her suspicion is spoken aloud, her relationship with both boys changes drastically.

From here to freshman year: tips, timetables, and to dos that get you into college.
"Strategies for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders." Advice on classes and activities, college selection, costs, financial aid, and the application and admission process.
YA 378.161 FRO

Johnson, Angela. The first part last.
Bobby has some new rules in his life because even though he's just a teenager, he's also a single father whose life has been divided into "then" and "now".

The Leave Out ViolencE youth; compiled by Brenda Zosky Proulx. The courage to change: a teen survival guide.
Real-life stories and striking black and white photos by formerly violent teens grappling with bullying, neglect, self-image, domestic violence, drug abuse, crime and sexual abuse.
YA 364.4 COU

Martinez, Victor. Parrot in the oven: mi vida.
Manny Hernandez struggles to understand himself and his large family as he copes with a violent father, a strong but traditional mother, his pregnant sister, and the gangs in his neighborhood.

Oates, Joyce Carol. Big Mouth & Ugly Girl.
When sixteen-year-old Matt is falsely accused of threatening to blow up his high school and his friends turn against him, an unlikely classmate comes to his aid.

Pattou, Edith. East.
A young woman journeys to a distant castle on the back of a great white bear who is the victim of a cruel enchantment.

Potok, Chaim The chosen.
The unlikely friendship between an Orthodox and a secular Jew in 1940s Brooklyn brings deeper understanding to both young men.
LP POTOK [This book is part of the Large Print collection, located on the Main Floor]

Powell, Mark. Stress relief: the ultimate teen guide.
The causes of stress, how to deal with them, and how to alleviate stress by using breathing exercises, meditation, and creative visualization.
YA 155.518 POW

Singh, Simon. The code book: the evolution of secrecy from Mary Queen of Scots to quantum cryptography.
From Julius Caesar and his Caesar Cipher to the code used by Mary Queen of Scots to the use of the Enigma machine during the Second World War, Simon Singh follows the evolution of secret writing.
652.8 SIN [In Adult Non-Fiction]

Tashjian, Janet. The gospel according to Larry.
Through his alter ego, Larry, 17-year-old Josh secretly authors a web site against consumerism that develops a cult following more popular than he is ready to handle.

War is...: soldiers, survivors, and storytellers talk about war.
Opposing viewpoints on the nature of war, including essays, memoirs, letters, and fiction from such contributors as Mark Twain, Bob Dylan, Chris Hedges, and Ernie Pyle.

Wittlinger, Ellen. Hard love.
After starting to publish a zine in which he writes his secret feelings about his lonely life and his parents' divorce, sixteen-year-old John meets an unusual girl and begins to develop a healthier personality.

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