Young Adult

Contemporary young adult fiction about teens struggling with mental illness, addiction, abuse, incarceration, homelessness, and other tough stuff.

A number of these books have been nominated for and/or won literary awards.

Making Her Mark

Making Her Mark

Secrets and lies. When everything changed, Kelli thought she would be happy. But nothing really changed. Kelli’s life has never been easy. She’s always faced her problems head on. She’s strong and savvy and in charge of herself. All of that is about to change ...
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Medical Kidnap Files 1-3

Medical Kidnap Files 1-3

The first three Medical Kidnap Files are gathered together into one compendium for your convenience and additional savings ...
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Chloe, Between the Cracks #4

Chloe, Between the Cracks #4

(Book #4) Chloe had always been the perfect daughter. Diligent, obedient, good at caring for the other children when Mom wasn’t home. She always worked hard and did everything she was asked. But she couldn’t please her mother and the parade of stepfathers. It seemed like the harder she tried, the worse the abuse got ...
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Proxy, Medical Kidnap Files #3

Proxy, Medical Kidnap Files #3

(Book #3) Fourteen-year-old Seth Wilcox has been admitted to the hospital forty-eight times, according to his mother’s latest social media posts, when Social Services steps in and takes Seth into care, believing his mother suffers from Munchausen by Proxy and Seth is not safe in her care. Gabriel Tate is now a veteran in dealing with medical kidnap and reuniting children with their families. He knows Seth and his mom, Leva, a tireless mitochondrial disorder advocate. He knows he needs to get Seth back to Leva as soon as he can ...
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EDS, Medical Kidnap Files #2

EDS, Medical Kidnap Files #2

(Book #2) With a long string of unbelievable stories to explain her frequent injuries, Social Services sees Katt is the stereotypical abused child. When she is admitted to hospital with yet another broken bone, they do the only logical thing to protect her, removing Katt from her mother’s custody. But Katt and her mother know that something is wrong, and it has nothing to do with abuse, and the longer Katt stays in foster care, the worse her health gets. Can they get the answers they need before it is too late? Can they get the answers and get Katt back home?

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Mito, Medical Kidnap Files #1

Mito, Medical Kidnap Files #1

(Book #1) Gabriel has dealt with mysterious medical issues his whole life. Just when he finally thought that they had all of the answers and he was on the road to good health, he is apprehended by DFS on the grounds of medical neglect. At first, he thought that he would be back home in a few days, once the misunderstanding was cleared up. But when Renata tells Gabriel her crazy conspiracy theories, Gabriel feels the first pangs of doubt. Is there really a conspiracy? Will he ever be able to get well and go back to his mother, or is he doomed to be another guinea pig for Doctor De Klerk? ...
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A Single Soul

A Single Soul

Get three stand-alone novels by award-winning author P.D. Workman. Three boys fight to escape violence and abuse. Thought-provoking and eye-opening stories of poverty, gang violence, mental illness, and domestic abuse will inspire readers of all ages and remind them of the power of family and friendship ...
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Dark is Deepest

Dark is Deepest

Get four of my stand-alone books with a female main character together in one ebook package. This set, titled Dark is Deepest, includes Tattooed Teardrops, which won the Top Fiction Prize in the 2016 In the Margins Top Ten Books for Teens literary award. Buying them all together and save ...
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Intersexion

Intersexion

Taylor is a teen teetering on the edge of a steep precipice. Disowned by his family, living on the street, battling abuse and prejudice, he struggles to discover who he really is and how to carry on with life. The last person you would expect to touch him is Roz, whose foremost identity is a Christian wife and mother. But her world is about to be shaken. Through all that happens, Roz understands she has to be there for Taylor, knowing he is only one step from despair and self-destruction ...
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Michelle, Between the Cracks #3

Michelle, Between the Cracks #3

(Book #3) “Daddy… can’t we come with you when you leave this time?” When Michelle asked to be taken away from her abusive mother, she never expected to lose everyone she loved in the process. They said they would keep her and Kenny together. Her daddy said he would be back. And she never even got to say good-bye to Marcie ...
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Once Brothers

Once Brothers

Jacob, fifteen and a loner, never thought he’d get mixed up with a gang. Deke, older now, had sought the gang out for protection when he had no family of his own to rely upon. And Sammy, only ten, pressed into service as a gang courier, is terrified of where his job with the gang will lead ...
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Questing for a Dream

Questing for a Dream

Nadie is a bright, caring teen growing up Manitoba Cree growing up in abject poverty. She tries to balance school attendance, caring for her younger cousin Luyu, and spending time with handsome, impish Mouse, her best friend and confidante. Together, they strive to find the path to happiness on the reservation.

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