If You Loved Me

Author: Marilyn Reynolds
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ISBN: 9781929777006
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If You Loved Me. At 15, Lauren Riley promised herself that she would not mess up her life and would stay away from drugs and sex. But two years later, her boyfriend Tyler is pressuring her to forget that promise. Both her parents are lost to her through long-time drug addiction, but through her writing, Lauren tries to deal with her problems and discovers a deeper strength. Based on the reality of everyday high school life, and critiqued by high school students as it was written, this book accurately portrays and confronts the issues of drugs, race, sex, first love, and finding self-expression.

But What About Me

Author: Marilyn Reynolds
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ISBN: 9781929777013
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But What About Me . For use in schools and libraries only. Erica has always been a serious student but when her boyfriend's life starts spinning out of control, she does not anticipate the tragic consequences his behavior could have on her future.

Shut Up

Author: Marilyn Reynolds
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ISBN: 9781929777075
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Shut Up. When their mother is called to Iraq with her National Guard Unit, 17-year-old Mario Barajas and his 10-year-old brother, Eddie, move in with their Aunt Carmen. Eddie, hungry for the love of a father, happily soaks up the attention their aunt's boyfriend, Denton, freely gives. Mario is caught up with a girlfriend who is his first love, with high school soccer, and with work. He barely notices as his little brother becomes more and more withdrawn. Then, returning home earlier than expected one evening, he walks in on the terrible secret. Mario must take desperate measures to protect Eddie. This is a gripping tale of trust, betrayal, and secrets that should never be kept. Above all, this is the story of the bond of love between two brothers.

Beyond Dreams

Author: Marilyn Reynolds
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ISBN: 9781929777020
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Beyond Dreams. Six short stories about teens in crisis are presented with alternate male and female narrators. Story lines include such young adult concerns as teen pregnancy, abortion, abusive partners, racism, failing at school, a fatal auto accident after a party where alcohol was served, and coping with family obligations to care for an aging relative.

Detour For Emmy

Author: Marilyn Reynolds
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ISBN: 9781929777051
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Detour For Emmy. In the 9th grade, Emmy is an A student, a soccer star, and a lead soprano in the school choir. She won't let her alcoholic mother or her father, long gone, stand in her way. Emmy falls for Art, a junior who is also one of the choir's lead singers. Art is a dream of a boyfriend until Emmy finds that she's pregnant. Then he wants nothing to do with her. Her mother is furious and wants her to have an abortion. Her guidance counselor claims that Emmy's life will be ruined, and only one of her friends tries to stand by her. But what does Emmy want, and what about her dreams, if she chooses a new life as a single mother?

Baby Help

Author: Marilyn Reynolds
Publisher: Morning Glory Press (CA)
ISBN: 9781885356277
Size: 59.60 MB
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Baby Help. Because her partner continues to abuse her, seventeen-year-old Melissa takes their young child and goes to a shelter for battered women where she begins the healing process.

Too Soon For Jeff

Author: Marilyn Reynolds
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ISBN: 9781929777037
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Too Soon For Jeff. Jeff Browning is a talented high school debater who stands a solid chance of winning a scholarship to the college of his dreams. But Christy, his girlfriend, announces that she is pregnant and she will neither have an abortion nor give the baby up for adoption. Jeff is forced to deal with the consequences of his actions. Ready or not, Jeff is going to be a father, and the course of his life is changed forever. This story of a reluctant teenage father was unanimously selected by ALA for its Best Books for Young Adults list.

Telling

Author: Marilyn Reynolds
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ISBN: 9781929777082
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Telling. At the age of twelve, Cassie is old enough to babysit. But when the father of two children for whom she babysits fondles her, Cassie is too confused and embarrassed to know what to do. She becomes more and more frightened as he continues to aggressively molest her. At last, she tells her teenage cousin, Lisa, and together they try to find ways to cope. Lisa realizes the escalating situation is more than the two of them can handle on their own and she breaks her vow of silence. The story explores the conflicting emotions of a young adolescent and the concern of parents who must protect their daughter's privacy and her well-being. In spite of the horrors of molestation, this is ultimately a story of healing and hope.

Love Rules

Author: Marilyn Reynolds
Publisher: Morning Glory Press (CA)
ISBN: 9781885356765
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Love Rules. Seventeen-year-old Lynn experiences surprise, discomfort, and a new awareness of prejudices and stereotyping when her best friend Kit comes out as a lesbian.

What Do Children And Young Adults Read Next

Author: Janis Ansell
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787648008
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What Do Children And Young Adults Read Next . Lists books by subject and title and recommends what book children and young adults should read next based on their previous likes and dislikes.