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All locations of Kitsap Regional Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, for Labor Day.

By: Betts, A. J., 1975-
The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, Zac wouldn't be friends with Mia, but in a hospital different rules apply. Grades 8+
By: Whaley, John Corey.
After dying at age sixteen, Travis Coates' head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out changes in his relationships. Grades 9+
By: Wunder, Wendy.
Having spent several years in and out of hospitals for a life-threatening illness, pragmatic sixteen-year-old Cam is relocated by her miracle-seeking mother to a town in Maine known for its mystical healing qualities. Grades 9+
By: Vizzini, Ned, 1981-2013
A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital. Grades 9+
By: Vaughn, Lauren Roedy.
Danielle Levine stands out even at her alternative high school--in appearance and attitude--but when her scathing and sometimes raunchy English essays land her in a social skills class, she meets Daniel, another social misfit who may break her resolve to keep everyone at arm's length. Grades 9+
By: Sonnenblick, Jordan.
Jeffrey used to be a little boy with cancer, but now he’s a teen in remission whose life still feels fragile due to worried parents, the aftereffects of treatment, and a cute girl. Grades 6+
By: Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-
Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates. Grades 9+
By: Brunt, Carol Rifka.
When fourteen-year-old June Elbus’ beloved uncle and godfather Finn dies of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June's world is turned upside down. Grades 9+
By: Chbosky, Stephen.
Standing on the fringes of life offers Charlie a unique perspective- but he starts to realize he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Grades 9+
By: Cohn, Rachel.
Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what--or who--they will find. Grades 9+
By: de la Peña, Matt
Haunted by the event that sentences him to time in a group home, Miguel breaks out with two unlikely companions and together they begin their journey down the California coast hoping to get to Mexico and a new life. Grades 9+
By: Herbach, Geoff.
When the high school cheerleading team takes over a soda vending machine's funds, which were previously collected by the pep band, Gabe Johnson, an overweight "band geek" tired of being called names and looked down on, declares war. Grades 8+
By: Extence, Gavin.
Seventeen-year-old Alex, who was struck by a meteorite when he was ten, befriends a grumpy old widower who proves his friendship by saving Alex from bullies and by getting stopped at the border with a large bag of marijuana and an urn full of ashes. Grades 8+
By: King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-
When her best friend, whom she secretly loves, betrays her and then dies under mysterious circumstances, high school senior Vera Dietz struggles with secrets that could help clear his name. Grades 9+
By: LaCour, Nina, author.
When she begins her work as a production designer in Los Angeles, Emi discovers a letter at an estate sale that leads her to uncover the secret life of a Hollywood legend. Grades 9+
By: Lockhart, E.
Sophomore Frankie starts dating senior Matthew Livingston, but when he refuses to talk about the all-male secret society that he and his friends belong to, Frankie infiltrates the society in order to enliven their mediocre pranks. Grades 7+
A girl confined to a wheelchair by cerebral palsy and a boy stymied by an obsessive-compulsive disorder are assigned to spend time together in what becomes a blossoming friendship that neither expected. Grades 9+
By: Roskos, Evan.
A sixteen-year-old boy wrestling with depression and anxiety tries to cope by writing poems, reciting Walt Whitman, hugging trees, and figuring out why his sister has been kicked out of the house. Grades 9+
By: Rowell, Rainbow.
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. Grades 9+
By: Sáenz, Benjamin Alire.
Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.
By: Schmidt, Gary D.
With the assistance of a challenging friend, Doug discovers new sides of himself and readjusts his relationship with his abusive father and his older brother, an injured soldier recently returned from Vietnam. Grades 7+
By: Sales, Leila.
Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey. Grades 8+
By: Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958-
Raised by an unstable father who keeps constantly on the move, Sam Border has long been the voice of his silent younger brother, Riddle, but everything changes when Sam meets Emily Bell and, welcomed by her family, the brothers are faced with normalcy for the first time. Grades 6+
By: Madigan, L. K.
After he takes a photograph of a woman who is living on the streets and discovers it to be the meth-addicted mother of his closest friend Marissa, Blake finds himself spending more time with Marissa than with his girlfriend. Grades 9+
By: Quick, Matthew, 1973-
Basketball has always been as escape for Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who lives in a broken Pennsylvania town; but then Russ, a former basketball phenom whose life has been shaken by tragedy, moves to town. Even though Russ’ presence threatens to destabilize Finley’s life, Finley is asked to mentor this strange and fragile new classmate. Grades 7+