Category Archives: Family and Relationships

Books that reflect children and teens (and even adults) having to undergo some kind of inner conflict or interpersonal conflict at some point in their life — including ‘coming of age’ stories. This may involve relationships, bullying, decision making or identity crisis.

The Last True Poets of the Sea – Julia Drake

Julia Drake grew up outside Philadelphia. As a teenager, she played some of Shakespeare’s best heroines in her high school theater program and their stories would stay with her forever. She received her BA in Spanish from Williams College, and her MFA in creative writing from Columbia University, where she also taught writing to first-year students. She currently works as a book coach for aspiring writers and teaches creative writing classes for Writopia, a nonprofit that fosters love of writing in young adults. She lives in San Francisco with her partner and their rescue rabbit, Ned.

The Last True Poets of the Sea
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How to Make Friends with the Dark – Kathleen Glasgow

Kathleen Glasgow’s first novel was the New York Times bestselling novel Girl in PiecesHow to Make Friends with the Dark is her second novel. She lives and writes in Tucson, Arizona.

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