Books for Middle Schoolers and Teens – Age 12 and Up

Andre, Katherine & Baker, Amy. I Don’t Want To Choose: How Middle School Kids Can Avoid Choosing One Parent Over The Other. 2009

Angell, Judi. What’s Best For You? 1990 (Fiction – Three children try to adjust to a new life after their parents divorce.)

Bolick, Nancy O’Keefe. How To Survive Your Parents Divorce. 1995

Bonkowski, Sara. Teens Are Nondivoceable: A Workbook for Divorced Parents and Their Children: Ages 12-18. 1990

Cassella-Kapusinski, Lynn. Now What Do I Do? A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parents’s Separation or Divorce. 2006

Danzinger, Paula. The Divorce Express. 2007 (Fiction)

Ford, Melanie, Steven, Annie & Jann. My Parents Are Divorced: A Book For Kids, By Kids. 2006

Kimball, Gayle. How To Survive Your Parents’ Divorce: Kids Advice To Kids. 1994

Klein, Norma. Taking Sides. 1982 (Fiction. A 12 year old adjusts to life with her father and five year old brother after her parent’s divorce.)

Krementz, Jill. How It Feels When Parents Divorce. 1988 (Photographs and essays of 19 children/teens present their feelings about their parents’ divorce.)

List, Julie. The Day the Loving Stopped: A Daughter’s View Of Her Parent’s Divorce . 1986 (Fiction)

Mann, Peggy. My Dad Lives in a Downtown Hotel. 1973 (Fiction. A boy believes he is responsible for his parent’s divorce.)

Oppenheimer, Joan. Gardine vs. Hanover. 1982 (Fiction. Teenage step-sisters and their feud.)

Ricci, Isolina . Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids. 2006

Richards, Arlene & Willis, Irene. How to Get It Together When Your Parents Are Coming Apart. 1986 (Coping with the stress and confusion of both the legal and emotional divorce.)

Rofes, Eric. The Kid’s Book of Divorce: By, For, And About Kids. 1981 (11-14 year olds write about their feelings and experiences of divorce.)

Schab, Lisa. The Divorce Workbook For Teens: Activities To Help You Move Beyond The Breakup. 2008

Stern, Zoe & Evan. Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe’s and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids. 2008 (get the 2008 revised edition)

Tyler, Anne. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. 1998 (Fiction. A dysfunctional family)

Wood, Phyllis. Win Me And You Lose. 2008 (Fiction. Divorce themes mix with a teen romance and mystery)