Dear Diary: Books for Teens
The Diary of Anonymous, a Pregnant
Teenager (edited by Beatrice Sparks). 1998.
362.8392 A PBK Annie expresses her thoughts and feelings about her relationship with
a boy two years older and the decisions her pregnancy forces her to make.
. 1971. Go Ask Alice
613.83 G PBK This classic diary is a powerful account of a fifteen-year-old girl's drug
. 1994. It Happened to Nancy
FICTION ANO PBK Fourteen-year-old Nancy, meets 18-year-old Colin who appears to
be the man of her dreams -- until he rapes her, leaving her HIV-infected.
Treacherous Love: The Diary of an Anonymous Teenager (edited by Beatrice Sparks). 2000.
FICTION TRE PBK At first Jennie is thrilled by her relationship with a teacher, but
slowly her diary becomes a record of her loneliness, pain and confusion.
. 1986. Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea
910.091631 C PBK When his small sloop sank west of the Canary Islands, Callahan was
left adrift in the Atlantic in a small, inflatable raft with three pounds
of food and eight pints of water.
. 2000. The Princess Diaries
FICTION CAB Insecure 14-year-old Mia Thermopolis discovers that she is actually
Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo of Genovia.
1995. What Kind of Love: The Diary of a Pregnant Teenager
FICTION COL Fifteen-year-old Valerie Larch becomes pregnant after her first sexual
. 1952. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Anne's diary becomes her best friend while she and her family are in
hiding from the Nazis in a secret room above a factory in Amsterdam.
. 1998. Beauty Queen
FICTION GLO Nineteen-year-old Samantha's diary depicts her life, after leaving
home, as a topless dancer and a heroin addict.
. 1996. Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey
FICTION HAD Required to keep a journal for sophomore English class, but allowed to
mark those entries she doesn't want her teacher to read, Tish begins to
describe her difficult life.
. 1988. The Day I Became an Autodidact: And the Advice, Adventures, and Acrimonies
That Befell Me Thereafter
373.12913 This autobiography is based on a journal Hailey began before her
junior year in high school when she decided to become self-educated or an
. 1990. Effie's House
FICTION HAM Unicorner Running away from her mother and pregnant by her stepfather,
16-year-old Bizzy faithfully records her feelings and secrets in a
. 1966. Flowers for Algernon
FICTION KEY PBK Mentally handicapped Charlie Gordon participates in an experiment
which makes him a genius, but only temporarily.
. 1989. So Much to Tell You
FICTION Unicorner Badly scarred emotionally and physically after her father throws acid
in her face, Marina refuses to speak and communicates only through her
. 2001. Sloppy Firsts
FICTION MCC PBK Diary entries and letters to her best friend reveal how a sassy young
woman survives teenage-hood.
. 2004. The Year of Secret Assignments
FICTION MOR Three female students from Ashbury High write to three male students
from rival Brookfield High as part of a pen pal program, leading to
romance, humiliation, revenge plots, and war between the schools.
. 1984. Risking Love
FICTION Notes from her sessions with a psychiatrist reveal 18-year-old Dinah's
growing understanding of her feelings of rejection.
. 1987. The Year Without Michael
FICTION In her journal, Jody describes the gradual disintegration of her
family when her 14-year-old brother Michael disappears and the family
spends the next year frantically searching for him.
1999. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
FICTION REN This hilarious fictional journal of a year in the life of Georgia
Nicolson captures the joys and angst of being a teenager. Sequels
and On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God: Further
Confessions of Georgia Nicolson . Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas: Further, Further Confessions of Georgia
Nicolson Rinaldi, Ann.
. 1971. Wolf by the Ears
FICTION RIN Unicorner Through journal entries, Harriet Hemings, the daughter of Thomas
Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings, describes the conflict she
experiences when faced with the choice of remaining a slave or leaving
Monticello for a life of freedom in which she will pass for white.
1988. Touch Wood: A Girlhood in Occupied France
FICTION Unicorner The author tells the story, in diary format, of what happened to her
and her family during the Nazi occupation of France.
. 1988. The Girl in the Box
FICTION Unicorner Kidnapped and left in a dark "box" about eight feet square, Jackie has
only a typewriter and a ream of paper that she was carrying.
Kim: Empty Inside: The Diary of an Anonymous
Teenager . 2002.
FICTION SPA PBK Seventeen-year-old Kim, feeling the pressure of maintaining an A
average to stay on her college gymnastics team, becomes obsessive about
her weight and develops anorexia.
. 1987. Nell's Quilt
FICTION Nell's year-long journal begins in 1899 when she is so devastated by
the idea of marrying a man she doesn't want that she subconsciously begins
to starve herself.
. 1985. The Adrian Mole Diaries
FICTION TOW In his secret diary, British teenager Adrian Mole details every morsel
of his turbulent adolescence.
. 1990. The Best Place to Live is the Ceiling
FICTION Unicorner In the form of journal entries addressed to his psychiatrist, an
unhappy teenaged boy tells of his adventures abroad when he flies to
Zurich on a whim and becomes involved in romance and international
1987. The Amazing and Death-Defying Diary of Eugene Dingman
FICTION On his fifteenth birthday, Eugene begins a diary in which he records
all the bizarre events of the summer he spends as a waiter at a ritzy
resort in the Adironack Mountains.