Todd Strasser

28 children’s books by the writer

Todd Strasser has written many award-winning novels for adults, teenagers and children including Boot Camp, Can't Get There from Here, Give a Boy a Gun and Girl Gives Birth to Own Prom Date, the latter of which was adapted for the Fox feature film Drive Me Crazy, with script by Rob Thomas. Todd Strasser speaks frequently at schools. He lives in Westchester County, New York.

14+ years

Blood on My Hands

Todd Strasser

Blood on My Hands

Some girls are glamorous, beautiful - and deadly. Found kneeling by a dead body, with a bloody knife in her hand can only mean Callie Carson is guilty of the brutal murder of Katherine Remington - can't it? Joining the in-crowd ...

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No Place

Todd Strasser

No Place

When Dan and his family go from middle class to homeless, issues of injustice rise to the forefront in this relatable, timely novel from Todd Strasser. It seems like Dan has it all. He's a baseball star who hangs ...

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Famous

Todd Strasser

Famous

All Jamie Gordon wants to do is to take pictures of celebrities...and maybe to become famous herself. She's only fourteen, but already her pictures are sought after by fanzines and websites, and she's invited to all the ...

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12+ years

Boot Camp

Todd Strasser

Boot Camp

From Todd Strasser, a "truly shocking" (Kliatt") account of the prison-style workings of teen boot camps.Garrett is an average fifteen-year-old, except that he's in love with an older woman. Even though Garrett gets good grades and hasn't ...

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Shore

Todd Strasser

Shore

One group on the Jersey Shore, another in Laguna Beach. Both have the same summer-tastic setup: total strangers sharing a house. No one sleeps, no one cleans, and everybody parties. And to pay their ways, each housemate slags through crappy ...

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If I Grow Up

Todd Strasser

If I Grow Up

In the Frederick Douglass Project where DeShawn lives, daily life is ruled by drugs and gang violence. Dropping out of school and joining a gang is the norm and every kid knows someone who's died. Gunshots ring out on ...

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How I Spent My Last Night On Earth

Todd Strasser

How I Spent My Last Night On Earth

Something strange is happening in the parking lot of Time Zone High: The established cliques aren’t in their usual gathering places. Instead, everyone has joined in one large, frantically interacting mass. Why? Maybe it’s because the world may ...

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Can't Get There from Here

Todd Strasser

Can't Get There from Here

Her street name is Maybe She lives with a tribe of homeless teens -- runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned, and forgotten ...

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