Young adult novels are a great place to find characters who are a lot like you. Maybe they are new to school, are dealing with being bullied, or feel like they just don't fit in. By reading realistic fiction books, you can read about someone who is going through similar experiences. Highlighting the elements found in realistic fiction novels, this book examines the different types of internal struggles found in YA fiction. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, and featuring TIME content, this book builds reading skills and includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The detailed sidebars, fascinating images, and Dig Deeper section prompt students to connect back to the text and encourage multiple readings. Check It Out! includes suggested resources for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this title features complex content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness.