1. Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks- The diary of a teenage girl that is seduced by the world of drugs.
2. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - When Melinda Sordino's friends discover she called the police to quiet a party, they ostracize her, turning her into an outcast -- even among kids she barely knows. But even worse than the harsh conformity of high-school cliques is a secret that you have to hide.
3. Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel - A harrowing story of breakdowns, suicide attempts, drug therapy, and an eventual journey back to living, this poignant & often hilarious book gives voice to the high incidence of depression among America's youth.
4. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher - This vivid and emotionally wrenching memoir of the author's lifelong love affair with bulimia and anorexia offers a devastating critique of the American obsession with food and body image.
5. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - The story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder -- a murder recounted by the teenage victim.
6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank- One of the most moving and eloquent accounts of the Holocaust, read by tens of millions of people around the world since its publication in 1947.
7. A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks - This book made me cry like no other. It is about losing the one you love.
8. Shindler's List by Thomas Keneally- Schindler's List recreates the true story of Oskar Schindler, the Czech-born southern German industrialist who risked his life to save over 1,100 of his Jewish factory workers from the death camps in Nazi-occupied Poland.
9. Room by Emma Donoghue- Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years.
10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak-Narrated by Death, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a young foster girl living outside of Munich in Nazi Germany.