If you like Sarah Dessen novels, check out the following titles.
Created using Christie Chandler-Stahl's compilation and NoveList.
|Barkley, Brad and Heather Hepler ||Scrambled Eggs at Midnight || Calliope and Eliot, two fifteen-year-olds in Asheville, North Carolina, begin to acknowledge some unpleasant truths about their parents and form their own ideas about love. ||YAF/Barkley |
|Brian, Kate ||Sweet 16 ||On the night of her sweet sixteen birthday party, self-centered snob Teagan Phillips receives a visit from a special person who tries to convince the teenager to change the way she lives her life. ||YAF/Brian |
|Caletti, Deb ||Honey, Baby, Sweetheart ||In the summer of her junior year, sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen and her mother, both nursing broken hearts, set out on a journey to reunite an elderly woman in their bookclub with her long-lost love and in the process learn many things about "the real ties that bind" people to one another. ||YAF/Caletti |
|Colasanti, Susan ||Waiting for You ||Fifteen-year-old high school sophomore Marisa, who has an anxiety disorder, decides that this is the year she will get what she wants--a boyfriend and a social life--but things do not turn out exactly the way she expects them to. ||YAF/Colasanti |
|Han, Jenny ||The summer I turned pretty ||Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different. ||YAF/Han |
|Johnson, Maureen ||The key to the Golden Firebird ||As three teenaged sisters struggle to cope with their father's sudden death, they find they must reexamine friendships, lifelong dreams, and their relationships with each other and their father. ||YAF/Johnson |
|Picoult, Jodi ||The Tenth Circle ||Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father, Daniel's life -- a straight-A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; a girl who's always seen her father as a hero. That is, until her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. ||F/Picoult |
|Zarr, Sarah ||Story of a Girl ||In the three years since her father caught her in the back seat of a car with an older boy, sixteen-year-old Deanna's life at home and school has been a nightmare, but while dreaming of escaping with her brother and his family, she discovers the power of forgiveness. ||YAF/Zarr |
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