Own Your Freak
Reading list for teens with books about outsiders and frienship.
by Kevin Brooks
Lucas is a loner who shows up in a small town in England. The people in the town don’t understand him, except for Caitlin. They become friends, and only she knows the truth about the tragedies that follow him wherever he goes.
by Chris Crutcher
Upset by the jock culture of his high school, TJ recruits a motley crew of the school’s “rejects” for the school swim team.
by Brent Hartinger
Russ and friends at his high school start the “Geography Club,” a cover for gay and straight students.
Margaux with an X
by Ron Koertge
Margaux, a very tough chick, begins an unlikely friendship with Danny, who also has a tough home situation.
by Kathe Koja
Justin, an artist, is paired up with “Buddha Boy” for a class project. He learns about Buddhism, the creation of art, and who his real friends are.
The Gospel According to Larry
by Janet Tashjian
Tired of consumerism, Josh and his best friend Beth turn to Internet philosopher Larry, whose ideas just might change the world for the better.