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Allegedly
Tiffany Jackson
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Playground
50 Cent
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Exit, Pursued by a Bear
E.K. Johnston
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Jessica Warman
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Inexcusable
Chris Lynch
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Inside Out
Terry Trueman
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Openly Straight
Bill Konigsberg
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Tease
Amanda Maciel
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Welcome Caller, My Name is Chloe
Shelley Coriell
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The Impossible Knife of Memory
Laurie Halse Anderson
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50 Cent
Playground By: 50 Cent

Playground

By: 50 Cent

Thirteen-year old Butterball has it rough. His parents are divorced and his mom has moved him out of the city he loves into a Long Island suburb. He misses his dad — and hates his mom's new "friend," Evelyn, who always seems to be hanging around. To make matters worse, he is forced to go talk to some therapist named Liz. Liz tries to get to the bottom of an incident that led Butterball into therapy and another kid into the hospital.

About the Author

Curtis Jackson III (aka 50 Cent) is an internationally successful hip-hop star, actor, writer and entrepreneur. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre. He is the author of the bestselling books From Pieces to Weight and The 50th Law.

Jessica Warman
Between By: Jessica Warman

Between

By: Jessica Warman

Elizabeth Valchar - pretty, popular and perfect - wakes up after spending her 18th birthday party on her family's yacht to investigate a thumping noise. What she finds will change everything she thought she knew about her life, her friends and everything in between. As Liz begins to unravel the circumstances surrounding her birthday night, she will find that no one around her, least of all herself, was perfect or innocent.

About the Author

Jessica Warman is the author of Breathless, Where the Truth Lies, and Between, which have received six starred reviews among them. Between was published in a total of 12 countries around the world. Jessica has an MA in creative writing and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Chris Lynch
Inexcusable By: Chris Lynch

Inexcusable

By: Chris Lynch

“I am a good guy. Good guys don’t do bad things. Good guys understand that no means no, and so I could not have done this because I understand.” Keir Sarafian knows many things about himself. He is a talented football player, a loyal friend, a devoted son and brother. Most of all, he is a good guy. And yet the love of his life thinks otherwise. Gigi says Keir has done something awful, something unforgivable. Keir doesn’t understand. He loves Gigi. He would never do anything to hurt her. So Keir carefully recounts the events leading up to that one fateful night, in order to uncover the truth. Clearly, there has been a mistake. But what has happened is, indeed, something inexcusable.

About the Author

Chris Lynch is a Printz Honor Award winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including Freewill, Iceman, Gypsy Davy, and Shadow Boxer — all ALA Best Books for Young Adults — as well as Killing Time in Crystal City, Little Blue Lies, Pieces, Kill Switch, Angry Young Man, and Inexcusable, which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews.

EK Johnston
Exit, Pursued by a Bear By: EK Johnston

Exit, Pursued by a Bear

By: E.K. Johnston

Hermione Winters has been a flyer. She’s been captain of her cheerleading team, the envied girlfriend and the undisputed queen of her school. Now it’s her last year and those days and those labels are fading fast. In a few months she’ll be a different person. She thinks she’s ready for whatever comes next, but then someone puts something in her drink at a party and in an instant she finds herself wearing new labels, ones she never imagined: victim, survivor, that raped girl. Even though this was never the future she imagined, one essential thing remains unchanged — Hermione can still call herself Polly Olivier’s best friend and that may be the truest label of all.

About the Author

E.K. Johnston had several jobs and one vocation before she became a published writer. If she's learned anything, it's that things turn out weird sometimes, and there's not a lot you can do about it. Well, that and how to muscle through awkward fanfic because it's about a pairing she likes. When she's not on tumblr, she dreams of travel and Tolkien. Or writes books. It really depends on the weather.

Laurie Halse Anderson
The Impossible Knife of Memory By: Laurie Halse Anderson

The Impossible Knife of Memory

By: Laurie Halse Anderson

For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories and even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own. Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell and drugs push him over?

About the Author

Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous national and state awards, as well as international recognition. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Laurie was honored with the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award given by YALSA division of the American Library Association for her significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes.

Amanda Marciel
Tease By: Amanda Marciel

Tease

By: Amanda Maciel

Emma Putnam is dead, and it's all Sara Wharton's fault. At least, that's what everyone seems to think. Sara, along with her best friend and three other classmates, has been criminally charged for the bullying and harassment that led to Emma's shocking suicide. Now Sara is the one who's ostracized, already guilty according to her peers, the community and the media. Sara is forced to reflect on the events that brought her to this moment — and ultimately consider her own role in an undeniable tragedy. And she'll have to find a way to move forward, even when it feels like her own life is over.

About the Author

Amanda Maciel has worked in book publishing since graduating from Mount Holyoke College and is currently an executive editor of children’s books. She spends her free time writing, running, and helping raise her young son with her husband and their cat in Brooklyn, New York. TEASE is her first novel.

Terry Trueman
Inside Out By: Terry Trueman

Inside Out

By: Terry Trueman

In a busy coffee shop a robbery goes wrong. Two gunmen hold seven people hostage, including teenager Zach Wahhsted. What nobody realizes at first is that Zach is anything but ordinary and his troubled mind is more dangerous than any weapon.

About the Author

Terry Trueman was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended the University of Washington, where he received his BA in Creative Writing. He also has an MS in Applied Psychology and an MFA. in Creative Writing, both from Eastern Washington University. The father of two sons, Henry Sheehan and Jess, Terry Trueman makes his home in Spokane, Washington with his wife, Patti. His previous books are No Right Turn, Cruise Control, Inside Out, and Stuck in Neutral, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book.

Tiffany Jackson
Allegedly By: Tiffany D. Jackson

Allegedly

By: Tiffany Jackson

Mary B. Addison killed a baby — allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted — and their unborn child — to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary’s fate now lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most, her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But does anyone know the real Mary?

About the Author

Tiffany D. Jackson is a TV professional by day, novelist by night and awkward black girl 24/7. She received her BA in Film from Howard University and her MA in Media Studies from The New School University. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves with her adorable chihuahua Oscar, most likely multitasking.

Bill Konigsberg
Openly Straight By: Bill Konigsberg

Openly Straight

By: Bill Konigsberg

Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer, has won skiing prizes, likes to write and, oh yeah, he's gay. He's been out since 8th grade and he isn't teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff. While that's important, all Rafe really wants is to just be a regular guy, not that GAY guy. To have it be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time. So when he transfers to an all-boys' boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret -- not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate. But then he sees a classmate break down. He meets a teacher who challenges him to write his story. And most of all, he falls in love with Ben, who doesn't even know that love is possible.

About the Author

Bill Konigsberg won the Lambda Literary Award for Young Adult fiction Out of Pocket. Before writing novels, he was a sportswriter for The Associated Press and ESPN.com. He won a GLAAD Media Award for a coming-out essay he wrote while working at ESPN.com, and he blogs at billkonigsberg.blogspot.com. Bill lives in Chandler, Arizona, with his partner, Chuck.

Shelley Coriell
Welcome Caller, My Name is Chloe By: Shelley Coriell

Welcome Caller, My Name is Chloe

By: Shelley Coriell

Big-hearted Chloe Camden is the queen of her universe until her best friend shreds her reputation and her school counselor axes her junior independent study project. Chloe is forced to take on a meaningful project in order to pass so she joins her school’s struggling radio station, where the other students don’t find her too queenlike. Ostracized by her former best friends and struggling with her beloved Gram’s mental deterioration, lonely Chloe ends up holding a call-in show that gets the station much-needed publicity and in the end, trouble. She also befriends radio techie and loner Duncan Moore, a quiet soul with a romantic heart. On and off the air, Chloe faces her loneliness and helps others find the joy and fun in everyday life.

About the Author

Shelley Coriell is an award-winning author of romantic suspense and novels for teens. Her debut romantic thriller, The Broken, was named one of the Best Romances of Summer 2014 by Publishers Weekly and a Top Pick/4.5 Stars by Romantic Times Book Reviews. An avid foodie and former restaurant reviewer, Shelley lives in Arizona with her family and the world's neediest rescue weimaraner.

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By exploring important ‘coming of age’ issues through entertainment, Just Think… empowers young adults to not just consume but tell their own stories. It was founded to balance social responsibility with the strong influence of the film industry, creating a kinder future for generations to come and encouraging others to join us in this pursuit.