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No Easy Answers

by Donald Gallo  |  Grades 7-12  |  Lexile 790

In response to the current debate about teenagers' moral standards (or lack of them), here are sixteen stories about teenagers who find themselves in situations that test the strength of their character. They are called upon to make moral choices, to face the consequences of their actions, and to consider what it means to "do the right thing."

These original stories, created by some of today's finest writers of young adult fiction, deal with topics that range from computer blackmail, peer pressure, and gang violence to drug use, unwanted pregnancy, and guilt and atonement.

How will these young people respond to their dilemmas? Their decisions may affect the rest of their lives. There are many tough choices. There are no easy answers.

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