Tuesday, December 27, 2011

How Could This Happen To Me? Teen Fiction About Drunk Driving

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Owning It: Stories About Teens With Disabilities (Donald R. Gallo, ed.)
Anthology about teens with disabilities, featuring YA authors Chris Crutcher, Gail Giles, Robert Lipsyte, and others. For a short story about consequences of teens and driving drunk, check out "Here's To Good Friends" by David Lubar.
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Head Case (Sarah Aronson)
Seventeen-year-old Frank Marder struggles to deal with the aftermath of an accident he had while driving drunk that killed two people, including his girlfriend, and left him paralyzed from the neck down.
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A Sudden Silence (Eve Bunting)
Jesse Harmon searches for the hit-and-run driver who killed his brother Bry.
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Return to Paradise (Simone Elkeles)
Caleb leaves Paradise in an effort to avoid dealing with the aftermath of Maggie's accident, but he and Maggie are reunited when they both join a program for teens affected by reckless driving, and Maggie tries to convince Caleb to return to Paradise and face the truth.
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Shadows of Guilt (Anne Schraff)
Teenager Jaris Spain is surprised to hear gunfire in his neighborhood and learns that thirteen-year-old Maya Archer was caught in the crossfire, but a rumor spreads that the shot was meant for DeWayne Pike, and Jaris decides to discover the truth.
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Spellbound (Cara Lynn Schultz)
Sixteen-year-old Emma Conner moves to New York to live with her aunt after her stepfather nearly kills her while driving drunk, and starts school at the exclusive Vincent Academy where she is immediately attracted to bad boy Brendan, but a series of disturbing dreams and Brendan's odd behavior make her wonder if she has chosen the right boy.
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The Accident (Todd Strasser)
After four of his friends leave a beer party and suffer a fatal accident, eighteen-year-old Matt senses something peculiar about the police investigation and suspects a cover-up to hide the identity of who was really responsible for the accident.
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Jonah Sees Ghosts (Mark J. Sullivan)
A fifteen-year-old boy from an alcoholic family begins seeing ghosts after his father dies in a drunk driving accident.
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Fighting the Current (Heather Waldorf)
Theresa Stanford's life is forever changed when her father is hit by a drunk driver and left with the mind of a five-year-old, leaving Theresa to face a new future without the guiding force in her life.
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Love You, Hate You, Miss You (Elizabeth Scott)
After coming out of alcohol rehabilitation, sixteen-year-old Amy sorts out conflicting emotions about her best friend Julia's death in a car accident for which she feels responsible.
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Leaving Paradise (Simone Elkeles)
In the year following one fateful night, Caleb Becker spends his time in juvenile detention while Maggie Armstrong spends hers in hospitals and physical therapy, and when the two come face-to-face once more, they must do their best to mend the past and heal their emotional wounds.
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Whirligig (Paul Fleischman)
While traveling to each corner of the country to build a whirligig in memory of the girl whose death he causes, sixteen-year-old Brian finds forgiveness and atonement.
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Izzy, Willy Nilly (Cynthia Voigt)
A car accident causes fifteen-year-old Izzy to lose one leg and face the need to start building a new life as an amputee.
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Tears of a Tiger (Sharon Draper)

Hazelwood High, book 1. The death of high school basketball star Rob Washington in an automobile accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car, and many others in the school.

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