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Some Other Now

by Sarah Everett
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: alternative family

This Is Usfor teens, this luminous and heartbreaking contemporary novel follows a girl caught between two brothers as the three of them navigate family, loss, and love over the course of two summers. For fans ofFar From the Tree,Emergency Contact,and Nina LaCour.

Before she kissed one of the Cohen boys, seventeen-year-old Jessi Rumfield knew what it …

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Trail of Crumbs

by Lisa J. Lawrence
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: sexual abuse, alternative family, coming of age

After moving into a dank and drafty basement suite in West Edmonton with her truck- driving father, nasty stepmother and taciturn twin brother, Ash, seventeen-year-old Greta doesn't have high expectations for her last year of high school. When she blacks out at a party and is told the next day that she's had sex, she thinks things can't get any wo …

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Summer Constellations

by Alisha Sevigny
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary, country life, alternative family

Julia Ducharme is ready for a fresh start. Her little brother has finally recovered from a serious illness, and now she just wants to enjoy peak season at the campground her family owns. Maybe this will be the year her annual summer fling with Dan Schaeffer becomes something more?

But her summer dreams are quickly shattered. First, Dan arrives for v …

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Escalate

by Sigmund Brouwer
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, alternative family, bullying

Team Retribution has been contacted by a teen who is being blackmailed into handing over secrets from the family business. Jace, with the help of his brother, Bentley, start to investigate and soon learn that the teen's family, like his own, is not what it appears to be. Jace, after learning he was switched at birth, then sets out to track down hi …

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Ride or Die

by Wanda Lauren Taylor
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 5
tagged: sexual abuse, alternative family, diversity & multicultural, dating & sex, sexual abuse)

This novel is based on real-life experiences and events in small town Nova Scotia and Toronto. The story recounts how a 15-year-old Black girl finds herself beaten, emotionally abused, sold to a pimp, and working in the sex trade.

15-year-old Kanika lives a sheltered life with her aunt in Guysborough, a small town in Nova Scotia. But that all change …

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Saving Montgomery Sole

by Mariko Tamaki
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: peer pressure, alternative family, bullying

A beautiful, offbeat novel from Mariko Tamaki, co-creator of the bestselling Printz Honor and Caldecott Honor Book This One Summer
Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two moms forced to go to a school full of homophobes and people who don't even know what irony is. Her saving grace--her two best friends, Thomas and Naoki. M …

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