Lee A. Peck
Coping with Cliques
JUV 303.3.P335c YA
Discusses some of the positive and negative aspects of cliques and offers suggestions for dealing with various situations involving friends. 1992

George Eager
All About Peer Pressure
JUV 305.235.E11a YA
Peer pressure in adolescence. 1994

Donald R. Gallo
On the Fringe
JUV 813.08.O584o YA
A collection of stories about the experience of being a teen outsider. 2001


Anhalt, Ariela
JUV A576.fYA
Luke was not eager to accompany his best friend, Hayden, and the cocky new kid, Russell, up to the cliff that night for Russell's initiation into the Briar Academy fencing team; after an angry confrontation, a tragic accident occurs that forces Luke to face the truth about his friendship with Hayden and his own painful past. 2010

Eve Bunting
Jumping the Nail
JUV B88.j YA
When teenagers in a California coastal community challenge each other to "jump the Nail" -- leap from dangerous cliffs into the ocean -- group pressure and manipulative relationships quickly drive the game out of control. 1991

Robert Cormier
The Chocolate War
JUV C81284.c YA
A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies. 1974

Sharon M. Draper
The Battle of Jericho
JUV D7859.b
A high school junior and his cousin suffer the ramifications of joining what seems to be a "reputable" school club. 2003

Norma Howe
In With the Out Crowd
JUV H8299.i YA
During her junior year in high school, sixteen-year-old Robin begins to questions her values and friendships as she finds herself being ousted from the most popular group in school. 1986

Carol Plum-Ucci
The Body of Christopher Creed
JUV P72468.b
Torey Adams, a high school junior with a seemingly perfect life, struggles with doubts and questions surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the class outcast. 2000