Young Adult

Abel, Jessica La Perdida
The story of Carla, an American estranged from her Mexican father, who heads to Mexico City to “find herself.” Her intense desire to make a connection with Mexico and her unwillingness to see the impact of her own history on her understanding combine to turn an innocent journey down a dark path (from author's web site).

Alexovich, Aaron Kimmie66

Telly lives in a futuristic world where most of your free time is spent in VR. But Telly's world is in a tailspin. Her best friend Kimmie66 has committed suicide, and Telly must ask herself whether she ever really knew her best friend as she tries to discover who Kimmie really was and what her death really will lead to.

Tamaki, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki Skim
When Katie’s boyfriend dumps her and then kills himself, all anyone in school can talk about is being on the watch for people who are depressed.  Skim, an outcast, is in love with her English teacher and falls into a serious depression.  Although she supposedly has an entire school of support, Skim finds no help.

Talbot, Bryan The Tale of One Bad Rat
Helen has been living on the street since she ran away from her sexually abusive father.  Following in the steps of her favorite writer, Beatrix Potter, Helen begins to forgive herself and gathers the courage to confront her father.