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  Cover Art: Crazy Beautiful Baratz-Logsted, Lauren
Crazy Beautiful
In this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast, a teenaged boy whose hands were amputated in an explosion and a gorgeous girl whose mother has recently died form an instant connection when they meet on their first day as new students.
191 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin Berk, Josh
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
When Will Halpin transfers from his all-deaf school into a mainstream Pennsylvania high school, he faces discrimination and bullying, but still manages to solve a mystery surrounding the death of a popular football player in his class.
250 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Shark Girl Bingham, Kelly L.
Shark Girl
After a shark attack causes the amputation of her right arm, fifteen-year-old Jane, an aspiring artist, struggles to come to terms with her loss and the changes it imposes on her day-to-day life and her plans for the future.
276 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Tangerine Bloor, Edward
Tangerine
Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.
294 p. 1997
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Blink Once Busby, Cylin
Blink Once
West, a high school senior with everything going for him until an accident leaves him paralyzed, connects with Olivia, a patient in the hospital room next to his, who seems to understand his dreams and nightmares but who has a secret.
290 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Girl Next Door Castrovilla, Selene
The Girl Next Door
As seventeen-year-old Sam desperately tries to help her best friend and neighbor Jesse through aggressive treatments for a rare and usually fatal form of cancer, they find themselves falling deeply in love.
239 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Double Take Connolly, Kevin Michael
Double Take
Connolly's account of his life as someone born without legs. This is his story of his journeys around the world and his discovery of what it truly means to be human.
227 p. 2009
Adult Nonfiction Book (Biography)
  Cover Art: Blindsided Cummings, Priscilla
Blindsided
After years of failing eyesight, fourteen-year-old Natalie reluctantly enters a school for the blind, where in spite of her initial resistance she learns the skills that will help her survive in the sighted world.
226 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Leaving Paradise Elkeles, Simone
Leaving Paradise
In alternating chapters, seventeen-year-olds Caleb and Maggie relate the difficulties of readjusting to school, and changing relationships with family, friends, and one another, a year after a drunk driving accident sent her to the hospital with a crippling leg injury and him to prison.
303 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Pinned Flake, Sharon
Pinned
Adonis is smart, intellectually gifted and born without legs; Autumn is strong, a great wrestler, and barely able to read in ninth grade -- but Autumn is attracted to Adonis and determined to make him a part of her life whatever he or her best friend thinks.
228 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Jerk California Friesen, Jonathan
Jerk California
Plagued by Tourette's syndrome and a stepfather who despises him, Sam meets an old man in his small Minnesota town who sends him on a road trip designed to help him discover the truth about his life.
327 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Orange Houses Griffin, Paul
The Orange Houses
Tamika, a fifteen-year-old hearing-impaired girl, Jimmi, an eighteen-year-old veteran who stopped taking his antipsychotic medication, and sixteen-year-old Fatima, an illegal immigrant from Africa, meet and connect in their Bronx, New York, neighborhood, with devastating results.
147 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Breathing Room Hayles, Marsha
Breathing Room
In 1940, thirteen-year-old Evvy Hoffmeister and her newfound friends struggle to get well at Loon Lake Sanatorium, where they are being treated for tuberculosis.
244 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Five Flavors of Dumb John, Antony
Five Flavors of Dumb
Eighteen-year-old Piper becomes the manager for her classmates' popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along.
337 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Gadget Girl : the Art of Being Invisible Kamata, Suzanne
Gadget Girl : the Art of Being Invisible
Aiko Cassidy, a fourteen-year-old with cerebral palsy, tired of posing for the sculptures that have made her mother famous, dreams of going to Japan to meet her father and become a great manga artist, but takes a life-changing trip to Paris, instead.
228 pages 2013
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Broken Lyons, CJ
Broken
Attending high school for the first time, chronically ill Scarlet, with the help of her new friends, faces down bullies, endures her school-nurse mother's smothering overprotectiveness, and eventually discovers the truth behind her illness--a truth that puts much more than her life at risk.
325 pages 2013
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Change of Heart Maurer, Shari
Change of Heart
When sixteen-year-old Emmi Miller learns she will die without a heart transplant, she becomes aware of all she has been taking for granted, from her parents' love to her soccer ability, but gains strength from new friend Abe.
289 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Wonder Palacio, R. J.
Wonder
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
315 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Freak the Mighty Philbrick, W. R.
Freak the Mighty
At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.
169 p. 1993
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Andromeda Klein Portman, Frank
Andromeda Klein
High school sophomore Andromeda is an outcast because she studies the occult and has a hearing impairment and other disabilities. She overcomes grief over terrible losses by enlisting others' help in her plan to save library books and finds a kindred spirit along the way.
424 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
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