Like most sixteen year old girls, all Ashley Asher wants is to live a normal life. However, that privilege was taken from her years ago when her stepfather sexually abused her. She now lives in Texas with her father, away from her abuser and neglectful mother.
JoJo has been best friends with Sam since she was five. Sam has always been different than other boys; he was never rude to girls and he never seemed interested in girls' bodies like the other boys, until he starts changing and going through puberty. When JoJo sees the bruises on Sam's back she realizes she needs to get Sam out of his house with his abusive step-father. Sam won't leave his mom and his step-sister, though. As this is going on, Sam and JoJo grow into something even more than friends and it scares JoJo more than she'd like.
Liesl Shurtliff takes one of the most loved fairy tale characters, LIttle Red Riding Hood, and makes her into a heroine that goes simply by the name Red.
The story follows Red and her friend Goldie (Yes, that is based on the character Goldilocks) on a quest to find a magic that will save Red's sick Granny. There are references to many events in the traditional fairy tale, but they are told in a way that makes the stories seem entirely new.
She only wanted to play a small prank. She never imagined what the consequences of her actions would be. Sunel is an average teenager that desperately seeks the attention of others. When a seemingly harmless prank goes awry, a school bus driving Sunel and her classmates dives off a cliff. Sunel wakes to a confusing afterlife where she and her classmates must learn not only to forgive each other, but to forgive themselves.
Jessie Holmes’ entire world has flipped upside down. Things have never been the same between Jessie and her dad since her mother died six years ago, but never did she imagine ending up where they are today. Her father has remarried a rich woman in Los Angeles, where Jessie and her dad move to at the start of her junior year of high school. Here, Jessie attends Wood Valley High School, a prestigious, expensive school where everybody seems to be spoiled brats. Despite these circumstances, Jessie still manages to make friends- and enemies too.
This book follows Brooke, a 16 year old Floridian who, throughout the book, becomes involved in various familial and friendship struggles. It begins with Brooke and her friends attempting to secretly help another friend see her boyfriend, whom her parents disapprove. This ends up backfiring and getting all of them into trouble, foreshadowing another similar event that will take place later in the book.
Amanda Walsh, a hopeful artist with very low self-esteem, goes by Zero. She expects her summer to be simple and spent having fun with her best friend. But it goes a little something like this: Zero and her best friend get in a fight and decide not to be friends anymore, Zero gets into her dream college, and she falls in love.