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Laurie Halse Anderson
Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday
Megan McCafferty, Sarah Dessen, Jacqueline Woodson, Carolyn Mackler, Steve Almond, M.T. Anderson, Julianna Baggott, Cat Bauer, Emma Forrest, David Levithan, Sarah Mlynowski, Sonya Sones, Zoe Trope, Ned Vizzini, Joseph Weisberg, Tanuja Desai Hidier
Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
Jenny Lawson
Front and Center (Dairy Queen Series #3)
She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana - Haven Kimmel This memoir was hard to read, but only because it was accurate. (If that makes sense? You're talking to the girl who will turn the channel when people on TV shows start doing things that are self-sabotaging because it makes her uncomfortable, so take that with a grain of sugar, I guess.) It was also hysterical and heavy and human. What happens in a family when one person decides to make drastic changes in their life? You can't predict how one choice leads to a thousand little consequences, but in this book, you can almost see the rippling out of each of Haven's mother's actions, almost feel the ex/implosions as they're happening. It left me wanting to hide myself - and young Haven - even while I cheered her mother on. I haven't read the first book in this series, a Girl Named Zippy, but I'm definitely going to now.