Category Archives: Realistic Fiction

Twisted. By Laurie Halse Anderson. (2007). New York : Viking. ISBN-10: 0142411841

Plot Summary   Tyler Miller is a nerd. He’s a nerd who was caught for a graffiti- prank, arrested by the police, and forced to do community service over the summer. But this has some unforseen benefits for Tyler: a … Continue reading

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Speak. By Laurie Halse Anderson. (1999). Penguin Group USA. ISBN-10:0142414735.

Plot Summary It’s Melinda’s first day of high school and she is already an outcast. Something awful happened over the summer that she just can’t speak about. Not to her mom, not to her best friend. Not even her best … Continue reading

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Looking for Alaska. By John Green. (2005). New York: Dutton Books.ISBN-10: 014241221X.

Plot Summary Loner Miles Halter, (later known as Pudge,) leaves his public high school to seek “The Great Perhaps,” which may or may not include shenanigans, mischief, and much learning. He is a smart boy, who has a fascination with … Continue reading

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Parrotfish. By Ellen Wittlinger. (2007). New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Plot Summary Angela has decided to change her name. But, this is no ordinary change. Angela’s new name will be Grady, and she will live life as a boy. Grady has accepted this, but will everyone else in his life … Continue reading

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Boy Proof. By Cecil Castelucci. (2005). Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA. ISBN-!): 0763623334 (alk. paper)

Plot Summary Cinefile, overachiever, “Boy Proof” Egg, named for her favorite character in science fiction, has always been fine on her own. Even with her membership in the sci-fi club at school, she doesn’t rely on anyone. Not even her … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. By Sherman Alexie. Art by Ellen Forney. (2007). Little Brown, New York. ISBN-10: 0316013692.

Plot Summary The main character and narrator of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is Arnold Spirit, and it turns out, he is aptly named. Arnold was born with “water on the brain,” too much cerebral fluid, lending … Continue reading

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