Best Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Drugs & Alcohol Abuse Books
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1. Firekeeper's Daughter
Author: by Angeline Boulley
A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICKAn Instant #1 New York Times BestsellerSoon to be adapted at Netflix for TV with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground. One of this year’s most buzzed about young adult novels.
Good Morning America Amazon’s Best YA Book of 2021 So FarA 2021 Kids’ Indie Next List SelectionAn Entertainment Weekly Most Anticipated Books of 2021 SelectionA PopSugar Best March 2021 YA Book SelectionWith four starred reviews, Angeline Boulley’s debut novel, Firekeeper’s Daughter, is a groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen who must root out the corruption in her community, perfect for readers of Angie Thomas and Tommy Orange.
Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother.
The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team. Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug.
2. That Was Then, This Is Now
Author: by S. E. Hinton
Another classic from the author of the internationally bestselling The OutsidersContinue celebrating 50 years of The Outsiders by reading this companion novel. That Was Then, This is Now is S.E. Hinton’s moving portrait of the bond between best friends Bryon and Mark and the tensions that develop between them as they begin to grow up and grow apart.
“A mature, disciplined novel which excites a response in the reader … Hard to forget.”The New York Times
3. Go Ask Alice (Anonymous Diaries)
Author: by Anonymous
A teen plunges into a downward spiral of addiction in this classic cautionary tale. January 24th After you’ve had it, there isn’t even life without drugs It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game.
Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youthand ultimately her life.Read her diary.Enter her world.
You will never forget her. For thirty-five years, the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teenage girl’s harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. As powerfuland as timelytoday as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction.
4. Heart of a Champion
Author: by Carl Deuker
Jimmy Winter is a born star on the baseball field, and Seth Barnam can only dream of being as talented. Still, the two baseball fanatics have the kind of friendship that should last forever. But when Seth experiences an unthinkable loss, he’s forced to find his own personal strength-on and off the field.
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults An ALA Best Book for Reluctant ReadersA New York Public Library Book for the Teen AgePennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Book of the Year
5. Crank (The Crank Trilogy)
Author: by Ellen Hopkins
The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addictionthe first in the Crank trilogyfrom master poet Ellen Hopkins. Life was good before I met the monster. After, life was great, At least for a little while. Kristina Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble.
Then, Kristina meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soulher life.
6. Tears of a Tiger
Author: by Sharon M. Draper
Andy tackles his guilt and grief in the first book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy. Tigers don’t cryor do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger in a car accident, Andy, the driver, blames himself and cannot get past his guilt and pain.
While his other friends have managed to work through their grief and move on, Andy allows death to become the focus of his life. In the months that follow the accident, the lives of Andy and his friends are traced through a series of letters, articles, homework assignments, and dialogues, and it becomes clear that Tigers do indeed need to cry.
7. Looking for Alaska Deluxe Edition
Author: by John Green
A gorgeous collector’s edition of the critically acclaimed debut novel by John Green, #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our StarsA perfect gift for every fan, this deluxe hardcover features a stunning special edition jacket and 50 pages of all-new exclusive content, including: – An introduction by John Green – Extensive Q&A: John Green answers readers’ most frequently asked questions – Deleted scenes from the original manuscript Winner of the Michael L.
Printz Award A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist A New York Times Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller NPR’s Top Ten Best-Ever Teen Novels TIME magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time A PBS Great American Read SelectionNOW A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES!
Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last wordsand tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps. Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.
8. Gym Candy
Author: by Carl Deuker
Look, Mick, he said, you’re going to find out from somebody in the gym, so you might as well find out from me. Those supplements you’re taking? They might get you a little bigger, but just a little. If you’re after serious results, there’s other stuff that produces better results much faster, stuff that a lot of guys in the gym use.What other stuff?
You know what I’m talking aboutgym candy. Runningback Mick Johnson has dreams: dreams of cutting back, finding the hole, breaking into the open, and running free with nothing but green grass ahead. He has dreams of winning and of being the best.
But football is a cruel sport. It requires power, grace, speed, quickness, and knowledge of the game.It takes luck, too. One crazy bounce can turn a likely victory into sudden defeat. What elite athlete wouldn’t look for an edge?
A way to make him bigger, stronger, faster? This novel explores the dark corners of the heart of a young football player as he struggles for success under the always glaringand often unforgivingstadium lights.
9. Wild Bird
Author: by Wendelin Van Draanen
From the award-winning author of The Running Dream and Flipped comes a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom but begins a climb back to herself at a wilderness survival camp.3:47 a.M. That’s when they come for Wren Clemmens.
She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them anymore.
This is wilderness therapy camp. Eight weeks of survivalist camping in the desert. Eight weeks to turn your life around.Yeah, right. The Wren who arrives in the Utah desert is angry and bitter, and blaming everyone but herself. But angry can’t put up a tent.
And bitter won’t start a fire. Wren’s going to have to admit she needs help if she’s going to survive. “I read Wild Bird in one long, mesmerized gulp. Wren will break your heartand then mend it.” Nancy Werlin, National Book Award finalist for The Rules of Survival “Van Draanen’s Wren is real and relatable, and readers will root for her.” VOYA, starred review
10. Concrete Rose
Author: by Angie Thomas
No.1 New York Times bestseller”A powerful and important novel. Observer “No one else who writes like Angie.Phenomenal. The Guardian From international phenomenon Angie Thomas comes a hard-hitting return to Garden Heights with the story of Maverick Carter, Starr’s father, set seventeen years before the events of the award-winning The Hate U Give.
With his King Lord dad in prison and his mom working two jobs, seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter helps the only way he knows how: slinging drugs. Life’s not perfect, but he’s got everything under control. Until he finds out he’s a father…
Suddenly it’s not so easy to deal drugs and finish school with a baby dependent on him for everything. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. But when King Lord blood runs through your veins, you don’t get to just walk away.
Praise for The Hate U Give:No. 1 New York Times BestsellerWinner of the Waterstones Children’s Book AwardWinner of Children’s Book of the Year at The British Book AwardsWinner of the Amnesty CILIP Honour for the Carnegie MedalA major motion picture from Fox starring Amandla Stenberg”The Hate U Give says more about the contemporary Black experience in America than any book I have read for years.” Guardian”A startling, important book.” The Times”Passionate and uncompromising.” Observer”Thomas has given a voice to her generation.” Stylist”One of the most important books.” Nikesh Shukla”Stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching.” John Green”Utterly compelling.” Sunday Times
11. Glass (The Crank Trilogy)
Author: by Ellen Hopkins
Crank.Glass.Ice.Crystal. Whatever you call it, it’s all the same: a monster. And once it’s got hold of you, this monster will never let you go. Kristina thinks she can control the urge, the addiction, the monster trying to drag her down.
Now with a baby to care for, she’s determined to be the one deciding when and how much, the one calling the shots. But the monster is too strong, and before she knows it, Kristina is back in its grips.
She needs the monster to keep going, to face the pressures of day-to-day life. She needs it to feel alive. Once again the monster takes over Kristina’s life and she will do anything for it, including giving up the one person who gives her the unconditional love she cravesher baby.
A vivid portrait of a victim to addiction, this sequel to Crank is the continuing story of Kristina and her descent back to hell. Told in verse, it’s a harrowing and disturbing look at addiction and the damage that it inflicts.
12. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 10th Anniversary Edition
Author: by Sherman Alexie
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author’s own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character’s art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
Author: by Paul Fleischman
With a family always on the move, popularity and the ability to fit in quickly are vital to Brent Bishop’s high school survival. When he blows his chances with the girl of his dreams in front of everyone, he’s devastated.
Brent tries to end it all in a fatal car crash, but instead he finds an unlikely beginning. He’s sent on a journey of repentancea cross-country trip building whirligigs. His wind toys are found by people in need: a Maine schoolgirl yearning for her first love, a Miami street-sweeper desperate for peace and quiet, a kid in Washington who just wants to play baseball, and a San Diego teenager dealing with loss.
Brent’s whirligigs bring hope to others, but will they be able to heal the wounds deep inside himself?
14. Looking For Alaska
Author: by John Green
The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 international bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our StarsWinner of the Michael L. Printz Award A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist A New York Times Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller NPR’s Top Ten Best-Ever Teen Novels TIME magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time A PBS Great American Read Selection Millions of copies sold!First drink.First prank.First friend.First love.Last words.
Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last wordsand tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Franois Rabelais called The Great Perhaps. Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.
Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A modern classic, this stunning debut marked #1 bestselling author John Green’s arrival as a groundbreaking new voice in contemporary fiction.
15. Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
Author: by Holly Black
June 20, 2008
In the realm of very scary faeries, no one is safe. Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces the sixteen-year-old back to her childhood home.
There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdomsa struggle that could very well mean her death. Holly Black’s enormously powerful voice weaves teen angst, riveting romance, and capriciously diabolical faerie folk into an enthralling, engaging, altogether original reading experience.
16. Fallout (The Crank Trilogy)
Author: by Ellen Hopkins
This gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Crank trilogy features a refreshed look and a trade paperback trim size. Hunter, Autumn, and Summerthree of Kristina Snow’s five childrenlive in different homes, with different guardians and different last names.
They share only a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings toward the mother who barely knows them, a mother who has been riding with the monster, crank, for twenty years. Hunter is nineteen, angry, getting by in college with a job at a radio station, a girlfriend he loves in the only way he knows how, and the occasional party.
He’s struggling to understand why his mother left him, when he unexpectedly meets his rapist father, and things get even more complicated. Autumn lives with her single aunt and alcoholic grandfather. When her aunt gets married, and the only family she’s ever known crumbles, Autumn’s compulsive habits lead her to drink.
And the consequences of her decisions suggest that there’s more of Kristina in her than she’d like to believe. Summer doesn’t know about Hunter, Autumn, or their two youngest brothers, Donald and David. To her, family is only abuse at the hands of her father’s girlfriends and a slew of foster parents.