Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jessie Andrews
Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school, who has leukemia.
Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher
When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.
Deadline by Chris Crutcher
Given the medical diagnosis of one year to live, high school senior Ben Wolf decides to fulfill his greatest fantasies, ponders his life's purpose and legacy, and converses through dreams with a spiritual guide known as "Hey-Soos."
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
A terminally ill teenaged girl makes and carries out a list of things to do before she dies.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
A fifteen-year-old drug user chronicles her daily struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner
As she tries to sort out her feelings of love, seventeen-year-old Cass, a spunky math genius with an introverted streak, finds a way to memorialize her dead best friend.
And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
Sent to an Amherst, Massachusetts, boarding school after her ex-boyfriend shoots himself, seventeen-year-old Emily expresses herself through poetry as she relives their relationship, copes with her guilt, and begins to heal.
Would You by Marthe Jocelyn
When her beloved sister, Claire, steps in front of a car and winds up in a coma, Nat's anticipated summer of working, hanging around with friends, and seeing Claire off to college is transformed into a nightmare of doctors, hospitals, and well-meaning neighbors.
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King
When her best friend, whom she secretly loves, betrays her and then dies under mysterious circumstances, high school senior Vera Dietz struggles with secrets that could help clear his name.
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Seventeen-year-olds Stella and Will, both suffering from cystic fibrosis, realize the only way to stay alive is to stay apart, but their love for each other is slowly pushing the boundaries of physical and emotional safety.
Heart to Heart by Lurlene McDaniel
Elowyn Eden and Kassey Messechek are best friends. They share every aspect of their lives, but Elowyn did not share that she checked the organ donor box on her newly acquired driver's license. Kassey only learns of this when Elowyn's life-giving donor wishes are about to be honored.
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend, Harvey, to help her with a crazy bucket list that's as much about revenge as it is about hope. Just when Alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission, and now she must face the consequences of all she's said and done.
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
While on vacation in California, sixteen-year-old best friends, Anna and Frankie, conspire to find a boy for Anna's first kiss, but Anna harbors a painful secret that threatens their lighthearted plan and their friendship.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits - smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon
Dying of cancer in a hospice, seventeen-year-old prankster Richard has big plans for his final days.
Winger by Andrew Smith
Fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean west is two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school. Living in the dorm for troublemakers, he plays wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm mates. He must also grapple with falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid.
After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one another overcome aftereffects of their cancer treatments in preparation for eighth-grade graduation, Jeff still craves advice from his older brother Stephen, who is studying drums in Africa.
How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
After moving to Baltimore and enrolling in a private school, high school senior Beatrice befriends a quiet loner with a troubled family history.
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.
All These Lives by Sarah Wylie
Convinced that she has nine lives after cheating death twice as a child, sixteen-year-old Dani tries to forfeit her remaining lives in hopes of saving her twin sister, Jena, whose leukemia is consuming their family.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Maddy has a rare disease that makes her allergic to the outside world. She has not left her home in seventeen years and only sees her mom and her nurse. Then one day, Olly moves in next door. The two begin a complicated romance that challenges everything Maddy has ever known.
This Star Won't Go Out by Esther Earl
A memoir told through the journals, letters, and stories of young cancer patient Esther Earl.