Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues

Compass (with bonus story: Awake)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,630. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Being a teenager is hard enough. To be hard of hearing on top of that is like being stuck in the middle of a never ending soap opera. In Compass, the sequel to Sway, Jessie's life begins to change its course, sending her toward a new reality. When her world is suddenly ripped apart by an angry rival, the one person she trusted to stand by her side simply walks away.
Heart Failure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Steve’s only 15 when his favorite lead singer dies. That loss makes him fear another. Older brother Tom is in the army, deployed to a war zone an ocean away. In only sixty days, Tom’s due home, but will he make it alive? And how can a kid brother help a soldier stay safe? This short story remembers the death of Jim Morrison in 1971, but the aching fear for a loved one fighting abroad is timeless.
The Battle Hymn Blues
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,730. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Stoney Nix is a musical prodigy, but he's stuck in Pinewood, Alabama, his dying hometown obsessed with its Civil War reenactment. But Sadie Green, the beautiful new girl (and Stoney's major crush), convinces him to fight in the fake battle, to make fun of it. What happens there will haunt Stoney forever. Only through voices of the past, his friends, and music, will Stoney find himself again.
The Bartlett Journals: Book 1 The Prima Ballerina
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,190. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In Book 1 of The Bartlett Journals, Kiki Thompsen is a Prima Ballerina rising to the pinnacle of her career. But first, with the help of therapist Emma Bartlett, she must deal with issues from her past.
Johnny Small and his Chest of Steel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,060. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 by John's World Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Johnny will capture your heart and take you on a journey through school and life. You will follow him through 6th grade where he will figure out how to handle the pitfalls of Junior High. Johnny suddenly moves half way across the country and is now in a new grade, new school, new area and a new place to live. His home and school life is turned upside down.
Thinspo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,880. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Jenni is an average teenage girl about to graduate from high school who keeps a blog about her struggles to get a boyfriend and arguments with her best friend, Carly. But Jenni's blog is a bit different. She's a pro-ana/pro-mia blogger documenting her struggles with her eating disorder, keeping track of her weight, calorie intake and what her parents made her eat.
Shrink: a Journey through Anorexia
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 51,560. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Sixteen year old Eloise Meehan, who has an eating disorder, begins a journey through therapy in an attempt to come to terms with the unspoken family secrets. But as relationships are built, and subsequently broken, it seems as if there are more questions asked than issues resolved. Will Eloise find the support she crucially needs? And will looking closer to home help her to face her shocking past?
Veronica
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
This is a short fiction story that begins with a shy, sixth grade boy and a very intelligent girl classmate who throughout school, to the twelfth grade, tries to get him to date her.
Anecdotals on Life
Price: Free! Words: 23,010. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
Joycelynn faces issues of promiscuity. Ron and Tony face peer pressure and drug issues. Kathleen and John face a major life decision that affects everyone around them. The stories deal with the day to day trials of teens and young adults. The stories tackle promiscuity, teen drug use and teen pregnancy. Included in the book are questions related to each story to discuss with teenagers.
Manifest Destiny
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,280. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
A rebellious teen comes of age in Las Vegas, and resents her mother's return home after serving a lengthy prison sentence.
Tamatiestraat
Price: Free! Words: 34,350. Language: Afrikaans. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Die veertienjarige Lelanie Louw se ma spring onverwags saam met haar nuwe man op ’n vliegtuig na Europa. Niemand het ’n idee wanneer om haar terug te verwag nie. Inteendeel, dit lyk al hoe meer vir die snipperige Lelanie of sy glad nie terugkom nie. Skielik moet sy en haar ouer broer Dewald by hul pa in sy woonstel intrek en teen wil en dank aanpas.
Hold On
You set the price! Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(4.95 from 19 reviews)
The moon is simply not bright enough for those who live with darkness. This is the story of a young girl who has lost herself. By opening this book, you are opening the gateway into her mind and all that lurks there. Be warned though, if you are looking for a story of a girl who finds herself, this is not for you.
Onions
Price: Free! Words: 55,890. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(4.00 from 1 review)
When twelve-year-old "Onions" arrives at his new foster home in Lozen, Arizona, he brings with him only a skateboard and a lot of anger. When he tries to snatch a purse, he learns the first of many lessons Sandrine, a retired circus performer, will teach him. From Sandrine he learns about the magic of books, the challenge of playing the trumpet, and, most of all, about how to love.
Don't Panic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,770. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Samantha Branson is having severe anxiety attacks. Her heart beats unusually fast, her breath quickens and her hands sweat. Every detail screams in her head that she is the center of unwanted attention. Everyone can hear her thoughts, her heart and her breathing. The silence of the classroom is so loud that focus is impossible.
The Perfect Game
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 48,510. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
The Perfect Game is a novel for middle grade readers; it is the story of a twelve year old boy’s roller coaster experience while playing one season of organized baseball.
Cheap White Meat
Price: Free! Words: 72,560. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
NaNoWriMo 2012 book. Last updated 2012-11-26 04:13:18
Goal reached!
After living in care most of her life, 15 year-old Jennifer finds herself being easy prey for a local paedophile group. When the police start to investigate potential abuse against Jennifer she doesn’t want to co-operate. However, when she meets Jack, a new carer, she decides to speak out. Not for herself, but for the other girls who have been victims and are too afraid to come forward.
Road Salt (Wings from Ashes, 2)
Series: Wings from Ashes. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,840. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
(2.64 from 11 reviews)
NaNoWriMo 2012 book. Last updated 2012-11-25 08:44:58
There's nothing wrong with getting high, or so Carol and Karla felt in this Teen Contemporary, that is until Rod got high on Bath Salts.
Dying Thoughts - Second Sight
Series: Dying Thoughts, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,160. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Tara Leverton has a ‘gift’. Up until recently it has been kept a secret from everyone. Things have certainly changed. For one, Tara has a best friend, Kaolin. For another, Kaolin, her dad and the police know about her ‘gift’. She’s got the chance to help them solve murders – actually make a difference, one that doesn’t involve doing homework on time.
Danny's Mind: A Tale of Teenage Mysticism and Heavenly Power
Price: Free! Words: 43,290. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Literature » Religious
A novel half "Outsiders", half "Power of Now", "Danny’s Mind" chronicles the rise of Danny Perkins, a victimized nerd who catapults to charismatic high school prophet, transforming the student body through genuine spiritual powers…but also fueling the backlash from peers and adults determined to destroy him. Only his neighborhood buddy, tough kid, Joe Maddy can save him from the gathering storm.
Taking Control
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,390. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012 by Connectation Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Taking Control is a gripping, emotional story about a girl whose life is suddenly turned upside down by an unborn child. Normal life for Natalie is slipping away. How can she have a baby when she is still a child herself?