Teen Female Reality

Castellucci, Cecil. Beige.
Now that she's exiled from Canada to sunny Los Angeles, Katy figures she'll bury her nose in a book and ignore the fact that she's spending two weeks with her father -- punk name: the Rat -- a recovered addict and drummer for the famously infamous band Suck.

Cohn, Rachel. Gingerbread.
Cyd's mom thinks that sending her to NYC for the summer to live with the dad she has never know will keep Cyd out of trouble.

Dessen, Sarah. This lullaby.
Finally done with high school and boyfriend free, Remy thinks the summer will be spent hanging out with friends, until she meets Dexter.

Fienberg, Anna. Borrowed light.
Some people are stars, shining brightly, and some are moons, borrowing light.

Flake, Sharon. The skin I'm in.
The students at Maleeka's school tease her about her dark skin and handmade clothes, making her life miserable.

Hall, Barbara. Tempo change.
Sixteen-year-old Blanche forms a band that wins a spot at Coachella, a southern California music festival, where she hopes to reconnect with her father, a famous but reclusive musician who left when she was six years old.

Hopkins, Ellen. Crank.
On a trip to visit her absentee father, perfect Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul - her life.

Namioka, Lensey. Ties that bind, ties that break.
Ailin's life takes a different turn when she defies the traditions of upper class Chinese society by refusing to have her feet bound.

Nerves out loud : critical moments in the lives of seven teen girls.
After the flood / Melanie Little -- Fourteen turns / Carellin Brooks -- Will you kiss me? / Marnie Woodrow -- Home / Madeleine Thien -- Nerves out loud / M K Quednau -- The skinny one / Karen Rivers -- Going crazy, wanna come? / Susan Musgrave.
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Nelson, R.A. Breathe my name.
After 17-year-old Frances begins falling for the new boy at school, she gets a call from her birth mother, who has just been released after serving eleven years for smothering Frances' younger sisters.

Schumacher, Julie. Black box.
When her 16-year-old sister is hospitalized for depression, 14-year-old Elena tries to cope with her own anxiety and feelings of guilt that she is determined to conceal from outsiders.

Sones, Sonya. One of those hideous books where the mother dies.
After the death of her mother, Ruby has to leave her friends and Aunt in Boston to live with her famous, Hollywood dad whom she has never really known.