A pair of new YA displays in the teen area. The top one and first three photos is tough realistic fiction. The bottom one is books told through more than one point of view.

I learned this week that a local teen committed suicide, and I wanted to do something since her friends were using the library (that was how I learned). I figured going the route of having novels tackling tough things, including loss, was the best way to address the issue without having to address it head on.

It’s damn hard to be a teen.