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In my Humanities class for University we are to do our major assignment on one type of genre we studied. 

I've decided to do teen fiction novels, and my main novel involves premarital sex (which ends up in pregnancy), drug abuse, and drinking.  Now, I don't know if I should base my project on:

"Teen Fiction Novels and Peer-Pressure"

or would something else be better.

The other novel I'm using has pre-marital sex (which leads to a breakup since it's a friend with her best-friends boyfriend), and also hidden secrets... a young boy who "cross-dresses" at home.  There is also fooling around, but not sexual intercourse.
Another novel involves burning oneself, and self mutilation.

I think peer-pressure works, but isn't strong enough.  What do you think would be good?

The books I'm using are Crank by Ellen Hopkins, Bleed by Laurie Stolarz, and Burned by Ellen Hopkins.  Do you have any other novels I should read that will help with this?  I've already read the first three, but my goal was at least 5.

Also, do you know any amazing scholarly journals (preferred to be refereed) that will help?   I've been looking but my school unfortunately doesn't have a great selection, and they told us to use the downtown Toronto graduate library, but we can only get in if we go to that school or know a graduate student of that school (which is slim to nil for me).

Any good websites or novels or reference books would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you much in advance and sorry for the long post.

Books books books!!

I got even more books today... all foh fwee! [for free in my giddy tone].

Here's the list:

Myth and Society in Ancient Greece (excellent condition)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (MINT condition)
Prism of the Night: A Biography of Anne Rice (excellent condition; looks like it was just purchased)
Fighting Auschwitz: The Resistance Movement in the Concentration Camp (a little rough around the edges)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (movie tie-in cover with pictures)
The Shining (indeed one more Stephen King novel for my collection)
The Vampire Lestat (original printing in pretty good condition)

I can't wait until I finish the new book I started today (Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty - book 10 in my 50 book challenge) so I can get started on all the new books I've come into posession with in the past few weeks.

Also, has anyone read "The Earth, My Butt and Other Round Things" or something along those lines? My friend suggested I read it and I was wondering about anyones opinion or review on it. It would be much appreciated.
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I didn't know where else to post this, but I just wanted to say how disappointed I was in the film after reading the book. Harry is quite strong and defends himself (in a way) in the book, yet in the movie he is so submissive. Maybe it was due to keeping the younger audience, but I just find it horrible.

I hate when books change so much to make a movie more appealing.
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