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Exeter-West Greenwich Jr/Sr High School Library: Relationships

Middle School Book Battle

FICTION BOOKS

The epic fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

Call Number: ZIC CAR

ISBN: 978-1-10199723-9

Tells the story of Arturo, who is looking forward to a relaxing summer until Carmen, a cute and funny girl moves into his apartment complex and while he deals with his stomach turning into a deep fryer over a girl, a smarmy land developer rolls into town and threatens to change it.

 

Once and for all : a novel by Sarah Dessen

Call Number: FIC DES

ISBN: 978-0-425-29033-0

Louna's years working at her mother's wedding planning business--as well as the tragic end of her first love--have shaped her cynical views on romance, but the arrival of serial-dater Ambrose may start to change Louna's mind and give her a second chance at love.

 

Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn

Call Number: FIC FLI

ISBN: 0-06-447257-4

Sent to counseling for hitting his girlfriend, Caitlin, and ordered to keep a journal, sixteen-year-old Nick recounts his relationship with Caitlin, examines his controlling behavior and anger, and describes living with his abusive father.

 

Heartless by Marissa Meyers

Call Number: FIC MEY

ISBN: 978-1-25004465-5

In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.

 

Pregnant pause by Han Nolan

Call Number: FIC NOL

ISBN: 978-0-15-206570-6

Married, pregnant, and living at a "fat camp" in Maine, sixteen-year-old Eleanor has many questions about her future, especially whether the marriage will last and if she should keep the baby.

 

Contents under pressure by Lara M. Zeises

Call Number: FIC ZEI

ISBN: 0-385-73047-0

Lucy, a fourteen-year-old high school freshman, experiences the happiness and confusion of dating a popular older boy, changing relationships with life-long friends, and sharing a bedroom with her older brother's pregnant girlfriend.

NONFICTION BOOKS

Relationships by Sarah Smith

Call Number: 158.2 SMI

ISBN: 978-1-42223971-1

Forming worthwhile relationships is an important part of all our lives. Whether making friends at school or at work, helping a friend in need, visiting family and friends, or dating, it is important to consider some special rules that will help you through the process. This book provides valuable and authoritative information to enable you to form successful relationships, whatever the situation.


 

Your first boyfriend by Katie Hentges

Call Number: 158.20835 HEN

ISBN: 978-1-44886829-2

This book discusses how to get to know a boy, how to ask him out, how to deal with rejection, how to make a relationship stronger, how to deal with conflict, and how to deal with breakups.

 

Your first girlfriend by Bridget Heos

Call Number: 306.7 HEO

ISBN: 978-1-44886830-8 

This book discusses how to strike up a conversation with a girl, how to tell if a girl likes you, how to start a relationship, how to face common problems, how to break up the right way, and how to survive a breakup when it's her call.

 

Understanding Family and Personal Relationships by Christine Wilcox

Call Number: 302 WIL

ISBN: 978-1-68282-273-9

Learn how relationships are necessary for humans and the different types of relationships a person will experience throughout their life.

 

Everything you need to know about sexual consent by Carla Mooney

Call Number: 176.4 MOO

ISBN: 978-1-50817412-7

This book examines this difficult issue and reveals campus and community efforts to educate students about sexual consent, shortcomings in addressing rape accusations, and current laws pertaining to consent.

 

In love and in danger : a teen's guide to breaking free of abusive relationships by Barrie Levy

Call Number: 306.73 LEV

ISBN: 978-1-58005-187-3

Describes the experiences of teens who have had abusive dating relationships and gives advice on how to recognize and end the cycle of abuse and forge healthy and loving, violence-free relationships. Includes a list of resources and a safety plan worksheet.

 

Abusive Relationships and Domestic Violence by Jennifer Lombardo

Call Number: 362.82 LOM

ISBN: 978-1-53456512-8

Understanding abuse is the first step toward ending an abusive relationship.