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Titles on 'Frequently Challenged Young Adult Books'

Speak image

Speak

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Lexile: 690

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian image
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney

Lexile: 600

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The Fault in Our Stars image
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Lexile: 850

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The Hunger Games image
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Lexile: 810

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Eleanor & Park image
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Lexile: 580

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Fahrenheit 451 image
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Lexile: 890

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Al Capone Does My Shirts image
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Lexile: 600

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Paper Towns image
Paper Towns by John Green

Lexile: 850

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Fallen Angels image
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

Lexile: 650

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Feed image
Feed by M.T. Anderson

Feed

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Lexile: 770

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Unwind image
Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Unwind

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Lexile: 740

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Looking for Alaska image
Looking for Alaska by John Green

Lexile: 850

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings image
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Lexile: Unknown

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An Abundance of Katherines image
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Lexile: 890

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Twisted image

Twisted

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Lexile: 680

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Ender's Game image
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Lexile: 780

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The Call of the Wild image
The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Lexile: 640

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Thirteen Reasons Why image
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Lexile: 550

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The Outsiders image
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Lexile: 750

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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood image
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Lexile: 380

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Twilight image
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Lexile: 720

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Two Boys Kissing image
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Lexile: 780

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Tiger Eyes image
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

Lexile: 590

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Bless Me, Ultima image
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya

Lexile: 840

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Deenie image
Deenie by Judy Blume

Deenie

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Lexile: 650

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Geography Club image
Geography Club by Brent Hartinger

Lexile: 700

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The Pigman image
The Pigman by Paul Zindel

Lexile: 880

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Totally Joe image
Totally Joe by James Howe

Lexile: 850

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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out image
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

Lexile: 600

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Here's to You, Rachel Robinson image
Here's to You, Rachel Robinson by Judy Blume

Lexile: 650

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Forever image
Forever by Judy Blume

Forever

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Lexile: 590

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Hoops image

Hoops

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Lexile: 740

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower image
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Lexile: 720

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Hold Still image
Hold Still by Nina LaCour and Mia Nolting

Lexile: 770

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Athletic Shorts image
Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher

Lexile: 930

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Crank image
Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Crank

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Lexile: 720

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Shattering Glass image
Shattering Glass by Gail Giles

Lexile: 590

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Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes image
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher

Lexile: 850

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Whale Talk image
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

Lexile: 1000

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond image
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Lexile: 850

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Neverwhere image
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Lexile: 760

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A Day No Pigs Would Die image
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck

Lexile: 690

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Fat Kid Rules the World image
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going

Lexile: 700

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I Was a Teenage Fairy image
I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block

Lexile: Unknown

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On My Honor image
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer

Lexile: 750

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Like Sisters on the Homefront image
Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia

Lexile: 750

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Little Brother image
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Lexile: 900

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In the Time of the Butterflies image
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Lexile: 910

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A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl image
A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone

Lexile: 720

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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things image
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

Lexile: 790

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Killing Mr. Griffin image
Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan

Lexile: 720

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Get Well Soon image
Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern

Lexile: 850

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Cut image

Cut

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Lexile: 660

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What My Mother Doesn't Know image
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones

Lexile: 920

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Mick Harte Was Here image
Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park

Lexile: 730

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Some Girls Are image
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

Lexile: 600

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Beyond the Chocolate War image
Beyond the Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Lexile: 810

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Summer of My German Soldier image
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene

Lexile: 800

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Nineteen Minutes image
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Lexile: 830

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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson image
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison

Lexile: 700

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Annie on My Mind image
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

Lexile: 1000

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Give a Boy a Gun image
Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser

Lexile: 760

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The Face on the Milk Carton image
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

Lexile: 660

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Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood image
Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares

Lexile: 640

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The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them image
The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them by E. Lockhart

Lexile: 820

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When It Happens image
When It Happens by Susane Colasanti

Lexile: 500

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Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence image
Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence by Marion Dane Bauer

Lexile: 760

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Life is Funny image
Life is Funny by E.R. Frank

Lexile: 830

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We All Fall Down image
We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier

Lexile: 870

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Shade's Children image
Shade's Children by Garth Nix

Lexile: 980

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The Body of Christopher Creed image
The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci

Lexile: 720

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Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey image
Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Lexile: 890

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Go Ask Alice image
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

Lexile: 930

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One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies image
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones

Lexile: 750

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Lessons from a Dead Girl image
Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles

Lexile: 620

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How to Get Suspended and Influence People image
How to Get Suspended and Influence People by Adam Selzer

Lexile: 920

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The Color of Earth image
The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa

Lexile: 600

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Dance on My Grave: A Life and a Death in Four Parts image
Dance on My Grave: A Life and a Death in Four Parts by Aidan Chambers

Lexile: Unknown

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Alt Ed image
Alt Ed by Catherine Atkins

Alt Ed

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Lexile: 490

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The Goats image
The Goats by Brock Cole

Lexile: 550

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