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Keyword: dysfunctional families

Dreamland

Dessen, Sarah (Author)
Penguin Random House 2012. 250 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Cheerleading, dysfunctional families, family life, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, gender roles, hope, identity, school life, sexual violence, sisters, substance abuse, survival, television shows
 
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The You I’ve Never Known

Hopkins, Ellen (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2017. 598 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Abuse, dysfunctional families, fathers and daughters, free verse, gender identity, LGBTQ, multigenre, multiple voices, novels in verse, pregnancy, romantic relationships, self-esteem, substance abuse
 
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The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

Toten, Teresa (Author)
Doubleday Canada 2013. 264 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, dysfunctional families, family life, first romantic relationships, friendship, identity, mental health, multigenre, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, peers, self-esteem
 
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Twisted

Anderson, Laurie Halse (Author)
Penguin Random House 2013. 262 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, dysfunctional families, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, friendship, graffiti, male protagonist, school life, self-esteem, socio-economic disparity
 
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Jason’s Why

Goobie, Beth (Author)
Red Deer Press 2012. 80 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Abuse, dysfunctional families, family life, first-person narration, friendship, identity, kindness, love, mothers and sons, self-esteem, social change
 
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Son of the Mob

Korman, Gordon (Author)
Scholastic Canada 2004. 266 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Crime, dysfunctional families, family life, fathers and sons, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, humour, school life
 
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Sunny Side Up

Holm, Jennifer L. (Author)
Holm, Matthew (Illustrator)
Scholastic 2015. 220 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: 1970s, addiction, dysfunctional families, family life, Florida, friendship, grandfathers, memories, vacation
 
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Lullabies for Little Criminals

O'Neill, Heather (Author)
HarperCollins 2016. 352 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Addiction, city life, dysfunctional families, fathers and daughters, first-person narration, identity, loss, Montréal, prostitution, romantic relationships, street life, substance abuse, survival
 
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Elliot

Pearson, Julie (Author)
Gauthier, Manon (Illustrator)
Pajama Press 2016. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adoption, dysfunctional families, foster parents, parent-child relationships, rabbits, sadness
 
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Reality Boy

King, A.S. (Author)
Little, Brown 2014. 362 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Dysfunctional families, fame, first romantic relationships, identity, self-acceptance, self-actualization, television shows, violence
 
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Traffick

Hopkins, Ellen (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2015. 516 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Abuse, dysfunctional families, love, multiple voices, novels in verse, overcoming adversity, prostitution, recovery
 
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Stitches: A Memoir

Small, David (Author/Illustrator)
McClelland & Stewart 2010. 336 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Abuse, childhood, Detroit (Michigan), dysfunctional families, fathers and sons, memoir, resilience, survival, voice
 
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The Truth Commission

Juby, Susan (Author)
Penguin Random House 2015. 314 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Creative writing, dysfunctional families, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, footnotes, friendship, implied narrator, metafiction, school life
 
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Nobody Knows

Tanaka, Shelley (Author)
Groundwood Books 2012. 144 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Abuse, brothers and sisters, child abandonment, dysfunctional families, film, Japan, survival, tragedy
 
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Blankets

Thompson, Craig (Author/Illustrator)
Drawn & Quarterly 2015. 592 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, dysfunctional families, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, identity, illustrations (black and white), memoir, religions
 
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We Are All Made of Molecules

Nielsen, Susin (Author)
Tundra Books 2015. 248 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Acceptance, bullying, cliques, dysfunctional families, friendship, multiple narrators, secrets
 
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