Visit the Youth Services "Ask Here" Desk for help in finding these junior high fiction books written in diary format. Titles marked with * are also available on audio.
- Cabot, Meg. The Princess Diaries. 2000. (series) *
Jr High CAB
- The Princess Diaries follow the crazy life that erupts when Mia learns that she is no longer a normal teenage girl, but rather the princess of Genovia.
- Clark, Catherine. Truth or Dairy. 2000.
Jr High CLA
- It’s a year in the life of Courtney Von Dragen Smith, middle child, product of divorce, and would-be vegetarian.
- Danticat, Edwidge. Behind the Mountains. 2002.
Jr High DAN
- In a notebook given by her teacher, Celiane describes her life in Haiti and her immigration to Brooklyn, New York.
- Easton, Kelly. The Life History of a Star. 2001.
Jr High EAS
- Kristin uses her diary to record her confused thoughts about going through adolescence and living with a family secret.
- Flinn, Alex. Breathing Underwater. 2001.
Jr High FLI
- Sixteen-year-old Nick recounts his abusive relationship with his girlfriend by dredging up demons from his past.
- Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Don’t You Dare Read This Mrs.
Dunphrey. 1996. *
Jr High HAD
- In the journal she is keeping for English class, Tish chronicles the changes in her life when her abusive father returns home after a two-year absence.
- Kirkpatrick, Katherine. The Voyage of the Continental.
Jr High KIR
- Emeline McCullough leaves her mill job in Massachusetts, to head for Washington recording in her diary the intrigue, danger, and romance she encounters on her journey.
- Klise, Kate. Trial By Journal. 2001.
Jr High KLI
- When 12-year-old Lily finds herself on the jury of a murder trial, she begins her own investigation to find the truth.
- Martin, Ann M. California Diaries. 1997. (series)
Jr High MAR
- A series for teenage girls who deal with daily struggles, challenges, peer pressure and realistic problems.
- Rennison, Louise. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging.
Jr High REN
- The hilarious journal of a year in the life of a 14-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.
- Sheldon, Dyan. Planet Janet. 2003.
Jr High SHE
- Janet Bandry keeps a diary as she deals with an annoying family, a quirky best friend, and trying to find herself through her “Dark Phase.”
- Tashjian, Janet. Tru Confessions. 1997.
Jr High TAS
- Computer-literate, 12-year-old Tru keeps an electronic diary where she documents her desire to cure her handicapped twin brother and her plan to create a television show.
- Watts, Leander. Stonecutter. 2002.
Jr High WAT
- In 1835 New York, apprentice stonecutter Albion Straight relates his experiences when he is hired by the strangely menacing John Good to carve a statue of his daughter.
- Zindel, Paul. The Amazing and Death-Defying Diary of Eugene
Jr High ZIN
- Eugene Dingman records in his personal diary his summer spent as a waiter in a hotel in the Adirondacks, learning to cope with rejection from the girl he has a crush on as well as from his own father.