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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
by Louise Rennison

Presents the humorous journal of a year in the life of a fourteen-year-old British girl who tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood animals, and win the love of handsome hunk Robbie.

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Breathing Underwater
by Alexandra Flinn

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.

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Doormat
by Kelly McWilliams

Fourteen-year-old Jaime has always been a doormat, but her diary reveals how getting the lead in a school play, finding her first boyfriend, discovering her dream, and helping her best friend cope with being pregnant transform her life.

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Holding Up the Earth
by Dianne Gray

Fourteen-year-old Hope visits her new foster mother's Nebraska farm and, through old letters, a diary, and stories, gets a vivid picture of the past in the voices of four girls her age who lived there in 1869, 1900, 1936, and 1960.

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How My Private, Personal Journal Became a Bestseller
by Julia DeVillers

A young woman accidentally turns in a private story from her journal instead of an English assignment and becomes a best-selling author almost overnight.

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Leslie's Journal
by Allan Stratton

In this novel, Stratton takes us into a teen world that reverberates with the emotion and tension of a relationship gone wrong. Here is a book that examines the adolescent girl's deep need for affirmation as a sexually attractive being and how the drive for that affirmation can lead to unimaginable consequences. For Leslie, grade nine was trouble-filled and grade ten is worse.

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Maata's Diary
by Paul Sullivan

Stranded on an island during a mapping expedition in 1924, a seventeen-year-old Inuit girl writes about her life on the tundra and the changes brought about by the Europeans who settled Canada.

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Planet Janet
by Dyan Sheldon

Sixteen-year-old Janet Bandry keeps a diary as she deals with an annoying family, school, a quirky best friend, and trying to find herself through vegetarianism, literature, romance, and her "Dark Phase."

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Princess in the Spotlight
by Meg Cabot

Having recently discovered she is the sole heir to the throne of a tiny European principality, fourteen-year-old Manhattan resident Mia writes in her journal about her attempts to cope with this news, as well as with more typical teenage concerns.

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Stop, Don't Stop
by Jonah Black

Another volume of Jonah Black's journalistic wanderings. The teen's latest adventures begin with a crack on his head during a diving tournament, allowing him to delve further into his sometimes-hallucinogenic fantasies. He is still in love with Posie Hoff, he still longs for the elusive Sophie, and he is doing his best to figure out if his cyber-love is really the gorgeous Scandinavian girl she claims to be.

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Truth or Dairy
by Catherine Clark

This is the journal of Courtney Von Dragen Smith: middle child, product of divorce, would-be vegetarian. She writes the first mega-negative page the day after her boyfriend, "such a Dave," breaks up with her because he's heading off to college. Angry and humiliated, Courtney vows to survive senior year on the anti-guy plan. But can she really give up guys and focus on friends, school, and her job at the hip cafe Truth or Dairy?

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Walk Softly, Rachel
by Kate Banks

When fourteen-year-old Rachel reads the journal of her brother, who died when she was seven, she learns secrets that help her understand her parents and herself.

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