Teen Book list

Teens are faced with many choices and obstacles. The teen years are an important part of a person’s intellectual, emotional, and psychological development.  A teen may find a book/story that speaks to them directly. One that has them feeling as if someone understands them. Below is a list of teen suggested books.

Indigo Summer by Monica McKayhan

Fifteen-year-old Indigo Summer’s world finally seems to be going in the right direction: She hooks up with the star linebacker on the high-school football team, gets a date for homecoming and makes the high-school dance squad all in the same week. But sometimes things are just too good to be true. After football star Quincy Rawlins abruptly dumps her for a girl who is willing to put out, Indigo’s popularity and self-esteem take a nosedive. When her perfect world falls apart, Indigo turns to the one person who seems to have his head on straight—her next-door neighbor, sixteen-year-old Marcus Carter. The problem is, now that Indigo realizes what a great guy Marcus really is, so does someone else

 Insignia by, S. J. Kincaid

Gamer and con-artist Tom Raines finds a chance at the incredible when he’s recruited to join the elite Pentagon Spire academy for intergalactic combat. Thrilling battles, high-tech espionage, and the friends he’s always wanted-it’s a life where every action matters, but at what cost? A gripping, witty vision of the future in this new novel from S.J. Kincaid


All Just Glass by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes – Fantasy

Taking place over just 24 hours, ALL JUST GLASS tells the story of a game-changing battle that will forever change the world of the Den of Shadows. And at its center is the story of two sisters who must choose between love and duty.

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Young, black, 16-year-old Steve Harmon, an amateur filmmaker, is on trial for the murder of a Harlem drugstore owner. Steve copes by writing a movie script based on his trial. But despite his efforts, reality is blurred until he can no longer tell who he is or what the truth is.


Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M Draper 

After a car accident kills Robert, Andy’s best friend and teammate on the Hazelwood High Tigers, Andy doesn’t know if he can go on. He’s consumed with guilt for driving the night of the accident after a long evening of drinking and partying. With perceptiveness and compassion, Sharon M. Draper portrays an African-American teenager who feels driven to consider suicide in the wake of a devastating tragedy


Beauty Queens by Libba Bray – Fiction

You’ve seen “Lost,” you’ve read LORD OF THE FLIES, you’ve at least heard of “Gilligan’s Island.” And there may be a ton of other plane-crashed-on-a-desert-island books and movies with their stock characters — a doctor, maybe, and a girly girl who can’t handle being shipwrecked. But you’ve never read BEAUTY QUEENS, and now you must.

The outsiders by S.E. Hinton

(1967)The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent’s death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.


Between the Lines Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer -Romance/Adventure

Delilah is obsessed with “Between the Lines,” a fairy tale featuring Prince Oliver, who really speaks to her. And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. So Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book.


The Bridge to Neverland by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson – Fiction

One afternoon, Aidan and Sarah Cooper discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently bought at an auction. The document seems to be referring to some books she has read — theStarcatchers series, about the origin of Peter Pan.

Who Am I Without Him?: A Short Story Collection about Girls and Boys in Their Lives by Sharon G Flake

Taking readers through the minds of girls trying to define themselves while struggling to remain relevant to the boys in their lives, a Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author offers a complex, always on-point exposition of black youth resolving to find self-worth.


The Chamber in the Sky by M. T. Anderson -Fantasy/Adventure

Brian and Gregory have seen it all. They’ve escaped certain death, walked right into it, and wreaked small amounts of havoc of their own. And finally, they’re going to make sense of all their travels and adventures…if they possibly can! THE CHAMBER IN THE SKY brings to a close their incredible, strange and funny journey.

Daniel X: Game Over by James Patterson and Ned Rust -Science Fiction/Adventure

When Daniel X discovers that a duo of evil extraterrestrials is plotting to control kids around the world through video games, he’s determined to take them both out of commission. These wicked game masters are also running an endangered species hunting club on the side, and their next target is none other than Daniel.


Step To This by Nikki Carter 

Carter delivers the charming first book in an inspirational new teen series and introduces the smart and witty Gia Stokes, a modern-day Punky Brewster, who marches to her own beat as she navigates the tricky halls of high school.


The Fear by Charlie Higson – Horror

The sickness struck everyone 16 and older. Now children across London are being hunted by ferocious grown-ups who are hungry, bloodthirsty, and not giving up. DogNut and the rest of his crew, in search of the friends they lost during the fire, set off on a deadly mission. But who are their friends and who is the enemy in this changed world?

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund– YA Dystopia, Science Fiction

Since Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, Kai, the world has changed. Elliot’s estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth — an almost unrecognizable Kai. She soon discovers that her childhood friend carries a secret that could change their world…or bring it to its knees.

So Not The Drama by Paula Chase 

Mina Mooney has big plans for infiltrating the social glitterati at Del Rio Bay High–with a little help from her playground peeps Lizzie, Michael, and JZ. But it isn’t long before Mina’s big plans take a back seat to some unexpected drama.

The Golden Lily: A Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead – Fiction

Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs. The students carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

The Legacy of Tril: Soulbound by Heather Brewer -Fantasy

Tril is a world where Barrons and Healers are Bound to each other. Seventeen-year-old Kaya was born a Healer, but she wants to fight. In Tril, and at Shadow Academy, where she is sent to learn to heal, it is against Protocol for Healers to fight. Compelled to learn in secret, she asks two young men to train her. Only one will, and the consequences will change their lives forever.

Messy by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan – Fiction

Now that Brooke has caught a taste of fame and her movie star father’s attention, she wants to launch a blog that will position her as the ultimate Hollywood insider. But she hardly has the time to write it herself. Enter Max McCormack, an aspiring author who reluctantly agrees to play Brooke’s ghost-blogger for an impressive salary. The site takes off, but how long can their lie last?


Dymond in the Rough By Precious, KaShamba Williams 

Fourteen year old Dymond is at a pivotal point in her life… high school. Not only is she faced with the challenges of being a freshman, but also from members in her crew – Kera and Porsha. 
Both of them have boyfriends however; Dymond has yet to find one. Well, that is until she meets Kyle Banks. Dymond finds herself falling face first, nose wide open for him. Even lying to her mother (with the help of her girls) to be with him, but how many lies can you tell before it catches up to you? Ms. Dymond In The Rough will soon find out!


A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger – Romance

Whitley Johnson’s dream summer with her divorced dad has turned into a nightmare. She’s just met his new fiance and her kids, one of whom turns out to be her one-night stand from graduation night. And she totally doesn’t fit in with her dad’s perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out, not even noticing the good things right under her nose.

A Midsummer Tights Dream by Louise Rennison -Young Adult Fiction, Comedy

Tallulah has to keep her eyes on the prize if she’s going to help raise enough money to keep her school, Dother Hall, from closing — even if the boys of Woolfe Academy are lingering about doing confusing boy things. Will Tallulah be able to ace her performance in this terms project, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM?

Miracle by Elizabeth Scott – Fiction

Megan is a miracle. At least, that’s what everyone says. Having survived a plane crash that killed everyone else on board, Megan knows she should be grateful just to be alive. But the truth is, she doesn’t feel like a miracle. In fact, she doesn’t feel anything at all. Then memories from the crash start coming back.

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne – Science Fiction/Thriller

Six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world — as they know it — apart.

My Life in Black and White by Natasha Friend – Fiction

When the stunning Lexi’s face goes through a windshield, she’s not sure what’s worse: the scars she’ll have to live with forever, or what she saw going on between her best friend and her boyfriend right before the accident. With the help of her trombone-playing, defiantly uncool older sister and a guy at school recovering from his own recent trauma, Lexi learns she’s much more than just a pretty face.

Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard – Young Adult Fiction

At the beginning of his junior year at a boys’ boarding school, 16-year-old Alex is devastated when he fails to save a drowning friend. When questioned, he and his friend Glenn, who was also at the river, begin weaving a web of lies. Plagued by guilt, Alex takes refuge in the library, telling his tale in a journal he hides.

Pretty Little Liars #9: Twisted by Sara Shepard -Fiction

It’s been a year since the torturous notes from A stopped, and the mystery of Alison DiLaurentis’ disappearance was finally put to rest. Now seniors in high school, Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily are older, but they’re not any wiser. The pretty little liars have more secrets than ever — twisted secrets that could destroy the perfect lives they’ve worked so hard to rebuild.

Pretty Little Liars #11: Stunning by Sara Shepard -Fiction

After Alison DiLaurentis tried to kill them, Spencer, Aria, Emily and Hanna tried to get their lives back on track. But these girls just can’t stay out of trouble. First there was their disastrous trip to Jamaica, and their summer breaks were no less eventful. Now a new A is stalking them, taunting them with the very secrets these pretty little liars have been trying to forget. It turns out this A is out for blood.

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer – Romance

Gigi, Bea and Neerja are best friends, total overachievers, and know their real lives will begin once they get to their Ivy League colleges. But when an unexpected event shows them that they’re missing out on the full high school experience, it’s time to come out of the honors lounge and into the spotlight.

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers – Horror

It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover, but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. Six months ago, Sloane Price’s world collapsed; since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live.

Tighter by Adele Griffin – Psychological Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

When 17-year-old Jamie arrives on the idyllic island of Little Bly to work as a summer au pair, she is stunned to learn of the horror that precedes her. Seeking the truth surrounding a young couple’s tragic deaths, Jamie discovers that she herself looks shockingly like the dead girl — and that she has a disturbing ability to sense the two ghosts. As the secrets of the house wrap tighter around her, Jamie must navigate the increasingly blurred divide between the worlds of the living and the dead.

 Withering Tights by Louise Rennison – Humor

Tallulah Casey is ready to find her inner artist. And some new mates. And maybe a boy or two or three. The ticket to achieving these lofty goals? Enrolling in a summer performing arts program, of course. She’s bound for the wilds of Yorkshire Dales — eerily similar to the windswept moors of WUTHERING HEIGHTS. Tallulah expects new friends, less parental interference, and lots of drama. What she doesn’t expect is feeling like a tiny bat’s barging around in her mouth when she has her first snog.



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