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Title: Health Class Book Choices

Health Class Book Choices
  • Select the book you most want to read you will
    be reading it on your own.
  • Please consider your parents rules/expectations
    for appropriate book choices.
  • Pay close attention to the many CONNECTIONS you
    find to HEALTH class.
  • You will be writing about the books connection to
    mental physical - social health.
  • Many of the titles cover multiple issues
  • they are listed under the main issue.

Depression/Self Harm/Suicide
Remembering The Good Times By Richard Peck
  • How well do we know our best friends? They were
    the best of friends. Sixteen-year-old Buck first
    met Kate the summer before seventh grade. In
    eighth grade they made friends with the brilliant
    and wealthy newcomer, Trav. They didn't seem to
    need anyone else. Mostly they looked forward to
    the good times shared together no one could
    unravel their binding ties. At least that's what
    they thought. When one of the trio finds the
    pressure of graduation and the future too great a
    threat, the other two can only wonder "How well
    did we know our best friend?"

The True Color Series By Melody Carlson
  • Blade Silver Color Me Scarred Cutting herself
    doesnt make Ruths problems disappear, but at
    least it helps her cope or so she things
  • Pitch Black Color Me Lost Morgan thinks life
    is difficult and then when a friend kills himself
    she has to learn to deal with her grief and live
    her life before its too late

  • Dark Blue Color Me Lonely dealing with the
    loss of a friendship Kara deals with feelings of
    sadness and depression

Cut By Patricia McCormick
  • Callie cuts herself. She does not do it to kill
    herself, but rather to take away the pain of
    life. Eventually, she find herself in Sea Pines,
    a residential treatment facility. She is in group
    therapy with girls with eating disorders and
    substance abuse issues,

Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships
Someone Like You By Sarah Dessen
  • A quiet, predictable Halley and Scarlett, her
    feisty defender, have been best friends since
    grade school. Growing up like sisters, they've
    shared everything Then boys step into their teen
    lives. Scarlett's romance the summer before
    junior year has serious consequences and she
    needs her friend to get through them.

This Lullaby By Sarah Dessen
  • Remy always knows the perfect time to give a
    boyfriend "The Speech" telling him it's
    over-after. She's a girl who knows just how to
    avoid any messy emotional entanglement.
  • After all, she's had the example
  • of her five-times-married mother
  • to show her what not to do.
  • So what, then, is it about Dexter that makes it
    so hard for her to follow her own rules? He's
    everything she hates and worst of all, a musician
    like her father the father Remy never knew, the
    father who wrote a famous song for her, the
    father who disappeared from her life.

Just Listen By Sarah Dessen
  • Annabel seemingly had everything cool friends,
    close family, good grades, and a part-time
    modeling career in town. Annabel's devastating
    secret is revealed in bits and snatches. Caught
    between wanting to protect her family and her own
    struggles to face a devastating experience,
    Annabel finds comfort in an unlikely friendship
    with the school's most notorious loner.

Dreamland By Sarah Dessen
  • Caitlin has always had to follow in the
    footsteps of her perfect older sister. When
    Cassandra runs away from home, Caitlin finds
    herself trying to fill the gap Cass's absence
    creates. When she meets mysterious Rogerson,
    Caitlin sees a way to forge a path for herself.
    Rogerson seems vaguely ominous, but Caitlin is
    taken by surprise when he first gets violent with

Jumping The Nail By Eve Bunting
  • When teenagers in a California coastal community
    challenge each other to "jump the Nail (leap
    from dangerous cliffs into the ocean) group
    pressure and manipulative relationships quickly
    drive the game out of control. Resulting in
    consequences one teen may never recover from.

Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Melinda spoke at the wrong time she called the
    police and broke up a party. Now she doesnt
    speak at all. A freshman in high school with
    secrets she cant share.

Dont Take Love Lying Down By Brad Henning
  • Brad looks at issues like
  • Why all guys seem like jerks (but girls still
    want one).
  • Why girls are so hard to understand (and
    like it that way). Why guys are afraid to ask
    girls out. How to find the right person and
    know when it's true love. How to evaluate
    relationships. Why sex is such a big deal and
    how to deal with it.

Where it Began By Ann Redisch Stampler
  • When she started her senior year as a blonder,
    better-dressed version of herself, she struck
    gold Billy Nash believed she was the flawless
    girl she was pretending to be. The next eight
    months with Billy were bliss...Until the night
    Gabby woke up on the ground next to the remains
    of his BMW without a single memory of how she got
  • And Billy's nowhere to be found.

Breathing Underwater By Alex Flynn
  • Nicks life seems to be perfect. He drives
    everyones dream car and his father is rich. But
    thats not really how it is.
  • Like father like son, right? Except that when
    Nick goes to far one day, he loses not only the
    one he loves the most, but his friends and the
    life he came to know.

A Thousand Tomorrows By Karen Kingsbury
  • Cody Gunner has no use for real love. Abandoned
    as a child by the person he needed the most, he
    swears he will never allow himself to love again.
  • Ali Daniels denies love as well. Carrying a
    terrible secret, she lives life to the fullest,
    taking risks and refusing relationships.
  • The story of two separate lives brought together
    through shared secrets and a drive to overcome
    obstacles and succeed.
  • Just Beyond The Clouds

The Last Song Nicolas Sparks
  • Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's
    life was turned upside-down when her parents
    divorced and her father moved from New York City
    to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later,
    she remains angry and alientated from her
    parents, especially her father...until her mother
    decides it would be in everyone's best interest
    if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him.
  • The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story
    of love on many levels--first love, love between
    parents and children -- that demonstrates, the
    many ways that love can break our hearts...and
    heal them.

Faultline By Janet Tashjian
  • When Becky meets fellow comedian Kip at the
    improv clubs where they both perform, he seems
    the perfect guy for her until the relationship
    turns abusive.
  • Why couldnt she see the signs that her mother
    and her best friend were trying to warn her

The Vow By Kim and Krickett Carpenter
  • Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was
    shattered beyond recognition on November 24,
    1993. Two months after their marriage, a
    devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a
    massive head injury and in a coma for
    weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea
    who Kim was. And yet, against all odds, but
    through the common faith in Christ that sustained
    them, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over
    again. Even though Kim stood by Krickitt through
    the darkest times a husband can ever imagine, he
    insists, Im no hero. I made a vow.

Torch Red Color Me Torn - Zoe feels like the
only virgin on the planet she battles with the
decision to give up her virginity or wait to have
My Brothers Keeper By Patricia McCormick
  • The novel follows a young boy named Toby as he
    tries to keep his family from falling apart. His
    little brother has reverted to hiding under his
    blanket and sucking his thumb and his older
    brother is delving into drugs. Toby fights
    desperately to cover up for his brother and spare
    his mother any more heart break.

Inexcusable By Chris Lynch
  • A football player is left paralyzed, a series of
    pranks do major damage, and one night forever
    changes two lives in unthinkable ways.
  • A story about taking responsibility and facing
    the consequences of our actions whether intended
    or not.

Dope Sick Walter Dean Meyers
  • A drug deal goes south and a cop has been shot.
    Lil J's on the run. And he's starting to get dope
    sick. He'd do anything to change the last
    twenty-four hours, and when he stumbles into an
    abandoned building, it actually might be
    possible. . . .
  • Elements of magical realism intensify this
    harrowing story about drug use, violence,
    perceptions of reality, and second chances.

Chasing the High By Kyle Keegan
  • The real truth about the worst seems like the
    best place to start. From a harrowing night on a
    rooftop, gravely ill and in withdrawal, Keegan
    tracks back through his young-adult years spent
    addicted to drugs, primarily heroin. Now clean
    and sober in his early thirties, Keegan remembers
    with dark honesty his slide from experimentation
    to addiction.
  • This title is more than just a memoir, however.
    Coauthored with a psychiatrist and produced in
    conjunction with the Adolescent Mental Health
    Initiative, the book provides a wealth of
    up-to-date information about addiction and
    explains why teens are at a higher risk for drug
    abuse than are adults.
  • Detailed descriptions of rehab and recovery
    approaches and lists of resources for further
    help are also included.

  • Burnt Orange Color Me Wasted Amber is getting
    heavy into drinking and concerns from friends are
    forcing her to take a look at her problem

Crystal Lies
  • Carlson's Crystal Lies brings to life the horror
    of crystal methamphetamine addiction. Hapless
    Glennis Harmon, who thought she was a typical
    suburban wife and mother, wakes up one day to
    find her resentful teenage son, Jacob, addicted
    to meth, the "poor man's cocaine." In the
    bargain, Glennis' high-rolling husband is having
    an affair. Carlson provides no easy answers
    instead, she offers a realistic portrait of
    addictive behavior. the trap of enabling, and the
    always incomplete process of recovery. 

Beautiful Boy
  • What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our
    family? What did I do wrong? Those are the
    wrenching questions that haunted every moment of
    David Sheffs journey through his son Nics
    addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward
    recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to
    crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and
    funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored
    by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a
    trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on
    the streets.

We All Fall Down
  • Nic Sheffs powerful follow-up to his memoir We
    All Fall Down, this book is about his continued
    efforts to stay clean, Nic writes candidly about
    eye-opening stays at rehab centers, devastating
    relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it
    means to be a young person living with addiction.
  • Language Warning

Bullying/Friendship /Peer Issues
Deep Green
  • Color Me Jealous
  • Jordan feels envious of a friend and has to learn
    to move on to better things

Please Stop Laughing at Me By Jodee Blanco
  • While other kids were daydreaming about dances,
    first kisses and college, Jodee was just trying
    to figure out how to get from homeroom to study
    hall without being taunted or spit upon as she
    walked through the halls.
  • This powerful  memoir chronicles how one child
    was chunned - and even physically abused - by her
    classmates from elementary school through high
    school. It is a look at what it means to be the
    outcast, how even the most loving parents can get
    it wrong and why schools are often unable to
    prevent disaster.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants By Ann
  • One pair of old jeans from a thrift shop - four
  • a summer of adventure in a pair of jeans that fit
    each girl perfectly.
  • We also have the 2nd, 3rd and 4th summers!

Star girl By Jerry Spinelli
Love, Stargirl By Jerry Spinelli
Ever wonder what happened to Stargirl??? Now we
get to see through letters she writes to her old
boyfriend, Leo.
  • Ukulele playing, pioneer dresses, laughs at
    nothing, sings when its not your birthday.
  • The students love her.
  • The students hate her
  • The pressure to be normal may be too much

Loser By Jerry Spinelli
  • Zinkoff is not like the other kids -- raising his
    hand with all the wrong answers, tripping over
    his own feet, falling down with laughter over
    silly things. The kids have their own word to
    describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it.
    Loser is a touching book about the human
    spirit, the importance of failure, and how any
    name can someday be replaced with "hero."

Drivers Ed By Caroline B. Cooney
  • An innocent night of thrill-seeking gone
  • A drivers license freedom and responsibility
  • A prank with fatal consequences
  • How will they come to terms with what they have
  • How will they face their families and friends?

  • Featuring contemporary, real-life stories that
    young adults will relate to, with important life
    lessons that are not too preach, these two book
    continue this new series focusing on the students
    of Bluford High School.

The Body of Chris Creed By Carol Plum-ucci
  • The Body of Christopher Creed is the story of the
    mysterious disappearance of a high school
    outcast. Christopher Creed is the boy no one
    likes, the boy the popular kids bully and tease,
    the boy that never seems to fit in. When
    Christopher Creed disappears, however, he
    captures the attention of the entire town, and he
    upsets the lives of those who tormented him.

Big Mouth Ugly Girl By Joyce Carol Oates
  • Matt has always been a BIG MOUTH. But it's
    never gotten him in trouble -- until one day when
    two detectives escort him out of class for
    questioning. Matt has been accused of threatening
    to blow up Rocky River High School. A loner
    with fierce, staring eyes, Ursula has no time for
    petty high school stuff like friends and dating
    -- or at least that's what she tells herself.
    Ursula self titled Ugly Girl is content
    with minding her own business. She doesn't even
    really know Matt. But Ursula is the only person
    who knows what Matt really said that day and
    she is the only one who can help him.

Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes By Chris Crutcher
  • Sarah Byrnes and Eric have been friends for
    years. When they were children, his fat and her
    terrible scars made them both outcasts. Later,
    although swimming slimmed Eric, she stayed his
    closest friend.
  • Now Sarah Byrnes -- the smartest, toughest person
    Eric has ever known -- sits silent in a hospital.
    Eric must uncover the terrible secret she's
    hiding, before its dark currents pull them both

  • I won't describe what I look like. Whatever
    you're thinking, it's probably worse.  August
    Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up
    until now, has prevented him from going to a
    mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher
    Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as
    an ordinary kidbut his new classmates cant get
    past Auggies extraordinary face. 

White and Black
  • Marcus and Eddie are best friends who found the
    strength to break through the racial barrier.
    Marcus is black Eddie is white. Stars of their
    school basketball team, they are true leaders who
    look past the stereotypes and come out on top.
    They are inseparable, watching each other's
    backs, both on and off the basketball court. But
    one nightand one wrong decisionwill change
    their lives forever. Will their mistake cost them
    their friendship . . . and their future?

Human Experience Overcoming Obstacles
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens By Sean
  • This ultimate teenage success book provides a
    step-by-step guide to help teens improve their
    self-image, build friendships, resist peer
    pressure, achieve goals, get along with parents,
    and more.

Black and White David Macaulay
  • Black and White is an interesting title for a
    book that aims to prove there's no such thing as
    black and white.
  • Four stories are told simultaneously, with each
    double-page spread divided into quadrants. The
    stories do not necessarily take place at the same
    moment in time, but are they really one story?

The Juvie Three By Gordan Korman
  • Gecko, Terence, and Ajay are serving time in
    juvenile detention centers until they get a
    second chance. Douglas Healy, a former juvenile
    delinquent himself, takes them into his halfway
    house, hoping to make a difference in their
    lives. One night there is a scuffle, and Healy is
    accidentally knocked unconscious. When he awakes
    in the hospital, he has no memory of them or of
    the halfway house. Afraid of being sent back to
    Juvie, the guys hatch a crazy scheme to continue
    on as if the group leader never left. But if
    the boys are found out, their second chance will
    be their last.

Worth By A. LaFaye
  • What is the source of one's worth? In the
    hardscrabble life of the Nebraska plain, a fluke
    accident crushes an only son's leg, bringing even
    more difficult times to the family. Nathaniel's
    sense of self is also crushed. Through grappling
    with his feelings toward his father, the orphan
    boy who comes to help out, the Greek family
    attending school, and the power struggles between
    farmers and ranchers, Nathaniel emerges as a
    whole individual.

Once Was Lost By Sara Zarr
  • Samara Taylor used to believe in miracles. She
    used to believe in a lot of things. As a pastor's
    kid, it's hard not to buy in to the idea of the
    perfect family, a loving God, and amazing grace.
    But lately, Sam has a lot of reason to doubt. Her
    mother lands in rehab after a DUI and her father
    seems more interested in his congregation than
    his family. When a young girl in her small town
    is kidnapped, the local tragedy overlaps with
    Sam's personal one, and the already-worn thread
    of faith holding her together begins to unravel.

Power of One By Bryce Courtenay
  • A moving story of
  • one young man's journey and the realization that
    it takes only one to change the world. A weak and
    friendless boy growing up in South Africa during
    World War II.

Touching Spirit Bear By Ben Mikaelsen
  • Cole Matthews is angry. Angry, defiant, smug--in
    short, a bully. His anger has taken him too far
    this time, though. After beating up a ninth-grade
    classmate to the point of brain damage, Cole is
    facing a prison sentence. But then a Tlingit
    Indian parole officer offers an alternative,
    based on Native American traditions. Privately,
    Cole sneers at the concept, but he's no fool--if
    it gets him out of prison, he'll do anything.
    Ultimately, Cole ends up banished for one year to
    a remote Alaskan island.

Stuck in Neutral By Terry Trueman
  • Shawns life is not what it may seem to anyone
    looking at him. He is glued to his wheelchair,
    unable to voluntarily move a muscle he cant
    even move his eyes. His father thinks he is
    suffering and with Shawn unable to communicate
    his life may be in danger.

Runner By Carl Deuker
  • When a new job falls his way, Chance jumps at the
    opportunity, becoming a runner who picks up
    strange packages on a daily route and delivers
    them to a shady man at the marina. Chase knows
    how much he will earnwhat he doesnt know is how
    much he will pay. Suspenseful, fast-paced, and
    timely, this novel avoids easy answers as it
    examines issues of terrorism and patriotism, fear
    and courage, and lives of privilege and poverty.

The Last Lecture By Randy Pausch and Jeffrey
  • When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor
    at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give his last
    lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his
    last, since he had recently been diagnosed with
    terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really
    Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about
    dying. It was about the importance of overcoming
    obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of
    seizing every moment - It was about living.

The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls
  • Walls, who spent years trying to hide her
    childhood experiences, allows the story to spill
    out in this remarkable recollection of growing
    up. She remembers the poverty, hunger, jokes,
    and bullying she and her siblings endured, and
    she looks back at her parents her flighty,
    self-indulgent mother - and her father, troubled,
    brilliant Rex, whose ability to turn his family's
    downward-spiraling circumstances into adventures
    allowed his children to excuse his imperfections
    until they grew old enough to understand what he
    had done to them--and to himself. His grand
    plans to build a home for the family never
    evolved the hole for the foundation of the The
    Glass Castle, as the dream house was called,
    became the family garbage dump, and, of course, a
    metaphor for Rex Walls' life.

The Blind Side By Michael Lewis
  • A profile of African American football
    prodigy Michael Oher. One of 13 children of a
    drug-addicted mother, Oher was homeless in
    Memphis when he was placed in the Briarcrest
    Christian School and then adopted by a wealthy
    white family. He found a sense of belonging and a
    future. He is now the massive left tackle for the
    University of Mississippi. His strange, sad, and
    yet inspiring tale is grippingly told here.

  • With absent parents, overdue rent, and no one to
    turn to, Adele is forced into the hard, cold
    world of homelessness. While striving to maintain
    the pretense of a normal life, Adele attempts
    to finish high school, all the while concealing
    her secret.
  • But is she strong enough to keep up the act?

Teen Pregnancy/Parenting
Hanging On To Max By Margaret Bechard
  • Its Sams last year of high school and Max
    wasnt part of the plan. Now Sam is trading
    footballs for diaper bags and college brochures
    for feeding schedules. Will the pressure be too
    much for this teen dad??

First Part Last By Angela Johnson
  • Bobby is your classic urban teenage boy --
    impulsive, eager, restless. On his sixteenth
    birthday he gets some news from his girlfriend,
    that changes his life forever. She's pregnant.
    Bobby's going to be a father.
  • Suddenly things like school and house parties and
    hanging with friends no longer seem important as
    they're replaced by visits to the obstetrician
    and a social worker who says that the only way
    for them to lead a normal life is to put their
    baby up for adoption.

After By Amy Efaw
  • Who could do such a thing? Certainly not someone
    like Devon Davenport - a straight A
    student-athlete with everything going for her.
    But in a moment of denial, desperation, and sheer
    panic, she did something that most people
    couldnot even imagine. And now Devon is being
    charged with attempted murder. In a skillfully
    crafted story, Amy Efaw takes readers through the
    days leading up to and after Devons crime.

Sports and Adventure Related
No Excuses By Kyle Maynard
  • The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became
    a Champion in Wrestling and in Life
  • Kyle Maynard personifies the phrase "no excuses."
    Born with a congenital defect that robbed him of
    his arms above the elbow and his legs below the
    knee, Maynard transformed himself into an
    accomplished athlete and someone determined to
    triumph no matter what obstacles were in his

Football Genius By Tim Green
  • He can predict football plays before they happen,
    any position, any player, any team. Troy tries
    to use his talent to help his favorite team the
    Atlanta Falcons. Filled with the belief he can
    do this, and a relentless drive to prove it, Troy
    makes some big moves to make others believe in
    him too.

Season of Life By Jeffrey Marx
  • A Football Star - A Boy -
  • A journey to manhood.
  • An in depth look at an amazing football team,
    coaching staff and the life lessons that TEAM and
    FOOTBALL can teach.
  • Ronnie Lott, NFL Hall of Famer This is not a
    book you are just going to read and then forget
    about. You're probably going to read it again
    sometime. And you'll definitely want to tell
    family and friends about it. By sharing with
    others, you will be helping to make this a better
    world. Steve Moulton, ESPN Radio This is a
    life-changing book. You'd have to be a slug on a
    rock not to be impacted by the messages in this

Payback Time By Carl Deuker
  • Through the eyes of a school journalist named
    Mitchveteran sports novelist Deuker reveals the
    surprising truth behind a mysterious football
    player named Angel.  When Angel shows up Lincoln
    High, he seems to have no pastor at least not
    one he is willing to discuss.  Though Mitch gets
    a glimpse of Angel's incredible talent off the
    field, Angel rarely allows himself to shine on
    the field.  Is he an undercover cop, wonders
    Mitch?  Or an ineligible player?  In pursuit of a
    killer story, Mitch decides to find out just who
    this player is and what he's done.  In the end,
    the truth surprises everyone.

  • After being tackled just short of the end zone in
    a big game, Mick begins using gym candy, or
    steroids. His performances become
    record-breaking, but the side effects are
    terrible. Gym Candys subject matter is just as
    hard-hitting as its football scenes.

Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer
  • In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran
    journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on
    an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob
    Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the other
    leaders, by the end of summit day eight people
    were dead. This is the story of the ill-fated
    adventure and an analysis of the factors leading
    up to its tragic end.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place By Aron Ralston
  • In 2003, the avid rock-climber and outdoorsman
    became trapped in a Utah mountain canyon when an
    800-pound boulder pinned his right arm. He spent
    six days there, fighting both the physical
    challenges of pain and dehydration, and the
    psychological horror that eroded his hope and
    energy. Eventually, he amputated his own arm with
    his pocket knife in order to gain his freedom.

Into the Wild By Jon Krakauer
  • After graduating from college, top student and
    athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his
    possessions, gave his entire 24,000 savings
    account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska,
    where he wen t to live in the wilderness. Four
    months later, he turned up dead. His diary,
    letters and two notes found at a remote campsite
    tell of his desperate effort to survive,
    apparently stranded by an injury and slowly

  • Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York
    City skyscraper, he's left with two choices
    wither away in Juvenile Detention or go live with
    his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company
    in Thailand. But Peak quickly learns that his
    father's renewed interest in him has strings
  • Big strings.

Eating Disorders/Body Image
Perfect By Natasha Friend
  • Everything is fine, says Isabelle Lee, but
    actually everything is not fine. Isabelle, her
    younger sister and their mother are coping with
    many problems, not the least of which is their
    father's sudden death. Isabelle, finding comfort
    in her eating disorder, was discovered by her
    sister and packed off by their mother to weekly
    group therapy.
  • To Isabelle's surprise, someone else is there.
    Someone no one would have expected to have a

Stick Figure By Lori Gottleib
  • After happening upon the diary she kept when she
    was 11 years old, Gottlieb published her struggle
    with anorexia, nearly 20 years after she wrote
    it. She chronicles her growing concern about her
    food intake and imagined fatness, her struggles
    with her parents, her worries about her
    popularity, and her eventual understanding that
    she needs to eat in order to be healthy.

Skin By Adrienne Maria Vrettos
  • Donnie, 14, has a dysfunctional family. His
    parents, completely ineffective, constantly rage
    at one another. His sister, Karen, 16, is
    anorexic and storms around screaming profanities
    and lying. Donnie is simply becoming invisible.
    The outcast at school, he suffers from ear
    infections and lays low, watching his sister
    starve herself, until the day he finds her dead.

  • Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls
    frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a
    deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest.
    But what comes after size zero and size
    double-zero? the demons within, Lia feels she is
    being haunted by her friends restless spirit

Keeping The Moon By Sarah Dessen
  • Colie's fitness-celebrity mom
  • long ago motivated her to
  • lose 45.5 pounds, but Colie feels just as
    insecure as she did when she was overweight, and
  • is a pariah at school.
  • Colie begins a happy metamorphosis Her
    transformation is interrupted by the arrival of a
    mean-mouthed schoolmate who is all too eager
  • to cut Colie down.

Life In The Fat Lane By Cherie Bennett
  • Beauty pageant winner, homecoming queen--Lara has
    the world at her feet, until she gets
    fat. Despite a strict diet and workout schedule,
    Lara is soon a nameless, faceless,
  • 200-pound-plus teenager.  
  • When she's diagnosed with a mysterious metabolic
    disorder that has no known cure, Lara fears
    she'll spend the rest of her life trapped in a
    fat suit.  Who will stand by her?  Her
    image-conscious family?  
  • Her shallow friends?  
  • Her handsome boyfriend?  
  • Or will she be left alone?

For More Information.
  • Visit the library webpage and choose "Family
    Health Books" on the left menu. From there, you
    can have access to your PowerPoint and there is a
    link to the Destiny Quest page that has a
    "Resource List" that has all "Family Health Book