URBAN FICTION: When I was the Greatest - Jason Reynolds Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn is Ali’s home, a place where he trains to box and hangs out with his friends Needles and Noodles. It’s quiet most of the time, until a fight changes everything in Ali’s life.
Great Books for Young Adults that Address Real Life Issues
Cut By: Patricia McCormick Summary: While confined to a mental hospital, thirteen year old Callie slowly comes to understand some of the reasons behind her self-mutilation, and gradually starts to get better.
Synopsis: Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.