Teen Reading Lists


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There are plenty of great movies out now based on the best of YA literature....The Hunger Games, of course, but other great titles, too...Divergent, City of Bones, and before long, The Fault in Our Stars.  Check out some of the best of YA Lit on screen.   


Summer Beach Reads   that summer Summer is the perfect time for a *particular* kind of book, and we've built a collection of titles about the beach, exciting vacations and plenty of summer romances.  Grab one of these books and you'll know summer has truly begun.  Authors include Jennifer Smith, Sarah Dessen, Morgan Matson and others.


Printz Winners in darkness  The Michael L. Printz Award, sponsored by Booklist, honors the best book written for teens each year.  It's the Oscars for Teen Literature.  If you haven't read some of these titles, give them a try.  There's a huge variety, so you'll be sure to find something you like. 


Teens Top Ten 2012 divergent  See which tenbooks teens across the country chose as their favorite books from the last year.... how many have you read?


Terrific Non Fiction for Teens pregnancy project Are you a realist, ready for a break from the world of fiction?  Try these true stories from teens. 


Musical Teens  struts  Do you have a collection of old records?  Are you a musical prodigy?  Do you just like stories with teens in bands?  This list will be music to your ears.  Authors include: Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Donnelly, and many more. 


Horror-iffic Teen Reads unwind  Perfect for Halloween, or any time of year you want one of the scariest books in the teen area.  Authors include: Carrie Ryan, Patrick Ness, Alexander Gordon Smith and more.   


Mermaid Tales forgive my fins  Suddenly teen books about mermaids are surfacing everywhere!  If you'd like to dive into this new genre, check out some of these great books.  Authors include: Kathryn Lasky, Margo Lanagan (hers is about selkies, but it still seems to fit), Jaclyn Dolamore and more.


Mysteries for Teens  third Do you love puzzles?  Actions?  Sluething?  Do you always know how a book will end before you get to the last chapter?  Try these great mysteries and see if you can solve the case.  Authors include 

 Steampunk
leviathan.jpg  Part science fiction, part fantasy, part alternative history, and all compelling in their weirdness.  Authors include : Scott Westerfeld, Cassandra Clare, Kenneth Oppel, Catherine Fisher and more. 


Distopian Tales hunger.jpg  What happens after the worst happens?  Post-apocalyptic societies, evil government officials, bizarre societal constructs, and regular people just trying to survive.  Authors include : Suzanne Collins, Paolo Bacigalupi, James Dashner, Patrick Ness, and more. 


 Real Romance  anna.jpg  Ready for some regular stories about regular teens with regular relationship problems?  Check out these great love stories, 100 % vampire and werewolf free.  Authors include: Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, Rachel Cohn and more. 


 Books for Guys   little brother


Zombies, computer heists, mad cow disease, sports, post-apocalytic scenarios, and tales of regular high school guys.  Authors include: Cory Doctorow, Chris Crutcher, Scott Westerfeld, Charles Higson and more.   


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There's nothing fluffy or whimsical about these faries...dark and creepy, lovely and dangerous, these stories about the land of the fey will have you checking over your shoulder every time you turn the page.  Authors include Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, Melissa Marr, Nancy Werlin and more.   


Fantasy graceling
Swords, sorcery, demons, dragons, castles, curses, and trickster tales.  Authors include Kristen Cashore, Tamora Pierce, Cinda Williams Chima, Robin McKinley and more. 


Friends   daughters
Friends get you through the worst days and make the other days more fun.  Check out an extra copy to share with your best friend.  Authors include Joanna Philbin, Ann Brashares, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Dessen and more. 


Sad & Depressing
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Sometimes a sad book is just the thing to make you feel great.  If you're in the mood for a story about a teen in tough spot, this list will be sure to please.  Authors include Ellen Hopkins, John Green, Gayle Foreman, Lauren Oliver and more!
 


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 Whether you are a high school athlete, a future Olympian, or just a fan of a sporty story, these books will make your heart race.  Authors include Chris Crutcher, Mal Peet, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Mike Lupica and more.