Book List in Order: 14 titles


  • Eddie Barajas just wants to enjoy senior year, but everyone -- even his girlfriend -- thinks he should aim for college. His decision to join his stepfather in the house painting business leaves him carefree--until he takes a stand against racism. Whe...



  • Six short stories about teens in crisis are presented with alternate male and female narrators. Story lines include such young adult concerns as teen pregnancy, abortion, abusive partners, racism, failing at school, a fatal auto accident after a part...



  • At the age of twelve, Cassie is old enough to babysit. But when the father of two children for whom she babysits fondles her, Cassie is too confused and embarrassed to know what to do. She becomes more and more frightened as he continues to aggressiv...



  • Erica has always been a serious student, but when her boyfriend's life starts spinning out of control, she does not anticipate the tragic consequences his behavior could have on her future. This story of young love gently interweaves several topics s...



  • When their mother is called to Iraq with her National Guard Unit, 17-year-old Mario Barajas and his 10-year-old brother, Eddie, are sent to live with their Aunt Carmen. Soon after the boys move in, their aunt’s boyfriend, Denton, begins spendin...



  • SYNOPSIS, Shut Up!, by Marilyn ReynoldsWhen their mother gets sent to Iraq with her National Guard Unit, seventeen-year-old Mario Barajas and his ten-year-old brother, Eddie, go to live with their aunt Carmen. Mario is not pleased with the arrangemen...



  • Autumn Grant is a volleyball star at Hamilton High and has her choice of both athletic and academic college scholarships. She is lovingly raised by her father and grandmother, who have taught Autumn to make sound decisions about her future. When Autu...



  • This young adult novel accurately portrays the widespread effects of a young lesbian’s decision to come out of the closet and live openly and honestly while still in high school. The story line revolves around Kit Dandridge—a young lesbian struggl...



  • in Mothers and Sons

    Released in time for Mother's Day, this collection of twelve true stories of motherhood celebrates the special bond between mother and son in works by Eric Jerome Dickey, Eileen Goudge, Peter Straub, Faye Kellerman, Diana Gabaldon, Lawrence Block, St...







  • At 15, Lauren Riley promised herself that she would not mess up her life and would stay away from drugs and sex. But two years later, her boyfriend Brandon is pressuring her to forget that promise. Both her parents are lost to her through long-time d...



  • in Fathers and Daughters

    Filled with stories, memoirs, and photographs celebrating the special relationship between father and daughter, this unique collection offers the contributions of Faye Kellerman, Eileen Goudge, Carole Nelson Douglas, J. A. Jance, and other notable au...



  • Melissa doesn't consider herself abused—Rudy only hits her occasionally when he's drinking—until she realizes the effect his abuse is having on their child. Finally Melissa leaves Rudy, and she and Cheyenne go to the shelter for battered women. A...



  • Jeff Browning is a talented debater who stands a solid chance of winning a scholarship to the college of his dreams. When Christy, his girlfriend, announces that she is pregnant and plans to keep the baby, Jeff is forced to accept that he must face t...



  • In the 9th grade, Emmy is an A student, a soccer star, and a lead soprano in the school choir. She won't let her alcoholic mother or her father, long gone, stand in her way. Emmy falls for Art, a junior who is also one of the choir's lead sin...


Complete Series List in Order

Hamilton High

Detour for Emmy (Aug-1993)
Too Soon for Jeff (Sep-1994)
Baby Help (Jan-1998)
If You Loved Me (Jul-1999)
Love Rules (Aug-2001)
No More Sad Goodbyes (Oct-2007)
Shut Up (Dec-2008)

Award-Winning Books by Marilyn Reynolds

Detour for Emmy
1995 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Young Adult