• The cover of the book The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

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    The subject of teenage cancer sufferers is hard to stomach, but adults have a lot to learn about the way the young protagonists deal with their situation. This novel is unflinchingly honest, but the hope that shines through will warm your heart as well as break it.

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  • The cover of the book Harriet the Spy

    Harriet the Spy

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    The eponymous Harriet is an outsider, who dresses differently to her peers, is interpreted by some as being gay, and is bullied by her classmates. The fact that so many children and young adults identify with her means she can teach us an important lesson about acceptance.

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  • The cover of the book The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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    This young adult series follows four girls from their teens up to their late 20s. The bonds of female friendship, as well as the struggle to become individuals while maintaining these close ties will resonate with women of all ages.

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  • The cover of the book Kit's Wilderness

    Kit's Wilderness

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    Kit’s Wilderness is young adult only in that it is told through the eyes of a child; its themes of Alzheimer’s, bravery, and death are wholly adult. Much of the book is autobiographical; the result is nostalgic and compelling.

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  • The cover of the book Wintergirls

    Wintergirls

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    Wintergirls follows a teenage anorexia sufferer struggling after the death of her bulimic friend. The plot is brutal and shocking, and its message is particularly aimed at teenage girls, but adults will benefit just as much from its exposition of the dangerous power our body image can hold over us.

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  • The cover of the book Little Women

    Little Women

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    The beloved March girls may be battling through their teenage years, but the lessons they have to teach us about treasuring the people in our lives, picking ourselves up after failures, and adapting to the curveballs life throws us are just as useful whether we’re 25 or 85.

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  • The cover of the book We Were Liars

    We Were Liars

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    This fantastic book came out last summer and we loved it right away. The shocking twists and Gossip Girl-like premise combine to make We Were Liars intensely readable. E. Lockhart’s skillful writing lends this book a sophistication that makes it beach-friendly for readers of all ages.

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  • The cover of the book The Diary of a Young Girl

    The Diary of a Young Girl

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    Publishing in 1947, The Diary of Anne Frank is the real journal of a young girl writing her thoughts as Nazi Germany spread throughout Europe and forced her family into hiding. Her writing is filled with love, hope, and understanding even in the face of such evil. Mandatory reading for all ages.

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  • The cover of the book The Outsiders

    The Outsiders

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    Published in the 1960s, this book instantly became a phenomenon in America. A classic narrative of outcasts and their constant battle with society, the story is dramatic and breathtaking at every twist and turn.

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