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The Justice Project

by Michael Betcherman
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: careers, occupations, internships, diseases, illnesses & injuries, law & crime

High-school football star Matt Barnes was on the top of the world until a freak snowboarding accident ended his promising sports career and left him with a permanent limp. As he struggles to accept his changed body, Matt becomes depressed and isolated. Instead of college football camp, he faces a summer job at the local golf club. Then by chance Ma …

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Confessions of a Teenage Leper

by Ashley Little
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, lgbt, coming of age

Cheerleading, mean girls, shopping . . . and leprosy? High school is about to get complicated. For fans of Before I Fall and Exit, Pursued By a Bear.

Abby Furlowe has plans. Big plans. She's hot, she's popular, she's a cheerleader and she's going to break out of her small Texas town and make it big. Fame and fortune, adoration and accolades. It'll a …

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The Story of My Face

by Leanne Baugh
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, self-esteem & self-reliance, loners & outcasts

After being attacked by a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, seventeen-year-old Abby Hughes' facial scars are all she can think about, and all that she thinks anyone else can see when they look at her. After months of hiding out at home, returning to high school feels as daunting to Abby as enduring seven plastic surgeries. She knows it will be h …

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Pop

by Gordon Korman
  • age: 13 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: football, friendship, diseases, illnesses & injuries

 

Gordon Korman's acclaimed and timely YA novel explores the dangerous side of high school contact sports.

Marcus is new in town and is hoping to make the championship high school football team, but it seems like a closed club, run by current star quarterback Troy.

One day, while tossing the ball around in a park one day, Marcus meets Charlie, a man i …

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The Great & the Small

by A. T. Balsara
edition: Paperback
tagged: dark fantasy, diseases, illnesses & injuries

Deep below the market, in the dark tunnels no human knows exist, a war has begun. Led by the charismatic Beloved Chairman, a colony of rats plots to exterminate the ugly two-legs who have tortured them in labs, crushed them with boots, and looked at them with disgust for as long as anyone can remember.

When the Chairmans nephew is injured and a youn …

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Optimists Die First

by Susin Nielsen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, general (see also headings under social themes)

This touching, hilarious tragi-comedy by award-winning author Susin Nielsen proves: Life is out to get you. But so is love. A quirky alternative to the "sick lit" genre for YA readers.

     Petula's funny, and a crafting genius, but no social star at high school, and it doesn't help that she's isolated herself after her adored toddler sister died. P …

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