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Short Takes: Short Stories for Teens

What's better than one long story? A bunch of short stories between two covers!


Girl goddess #9 : nine stories
Girl goddess #9 : nine stories

Social roles are examined and challenged as Francesca Lia Block explores love through nine short stories.


Athletic shorts : six short stories
Athletic shorts : six short stories

Take a look at stereotypical jock culture as Chris Crutcher revisits characters from previous works in short story form.


Skin and other stories
Skin and other stories

Roald Dahl dishes out demented tales chock full of murder, deceit and madness in a disturbingly subtle style.


The Faery Reel : tales from the twilight realm
The Faery Reel : tales from the twilight realm

A collection of stories with the common thread of faeries, goblins, and other mythical creatures, often set in modern times.


Firebirds rising : an anthology of original science fiction and fantasy
Firebirds rising : an anthology of original science fiction and fantasy

A varied collection of fantasy and science fiction short stories ranging from tales of blood-thirsty New York City teens to the colonization of faraway planets.


Friends : stories about new friends, old friends, and unexpectedly true friends
Friends : stories about new friends, old friends, and unexpectedly true friends

Eleven well-known writers of young adult literature contribute short stories that explore the meaning of friendship.


Smoke and mirrors : short fictions and illusions
Smoke and mirrors : short fictions and illusions

Dark tales of murder, dreams, and the supernatural are delivered to the reader from the wonderfully twisted mind of Neil Gaiman.


The Green Man : tales from the mythic forest
The Green Man : tales from the mythic forest

Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, Patricia A. McKillip, and more of today's premiere writers of fantasy explore the Green Man myth from a variety of angles.


Black juice
Black juice

Rampaging elephants, ritualistic corporal punishment (by tar!) and anonymous group marriages are just some of the bizarre, shocking, and downright disturbing short stories found in Black Juice.


Aphrodite's blessings : love stories from the Greek myths
Aphrodite's blessings : love stories from the Greek myths

Three romantically charged Greek myths are retold with a feminist slant.


145th Street : short stories
145th Street : short stories

Through ten short stories Walter Dean Myers illustrates the strength of the Harlem community.


Places I never meant to be : original stories by censored writers
Places I never meant to be : original stories by censored writers

A collection of short stories by controbersial and often censored young adult authors including Julius Lester, Chris Lynch, and Walter Dean Myers.


Shelf life : stories by the book
Shelf life : stories by the book

An anthology of short, fictional stories based around the concept that literature can and does change lives.