Teen Book Recommendations

Teen Book Recommendations

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Try out the Literature Map website if you want to find more authors similar to your favorites.

NoveList– Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, books made into movies, and much more.

The What Should I Read Next website will help you find just that.

Check out the LitPic website for book suggestions reviewed by teens.

For a fresh and unique book list with reviews check out Reading Rants for teens.

Staff and Patron Recommendations

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland– Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever.
–Recommended by Ashley (Staff)

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus– The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
–Recommended by Rachel (Staff)

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton– This novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. The characters fit into one of two social classes: the seemingly carefree wealthy, or the struggling poor. A murder involving Ponyboy and his friend Johnny calls into question everything Ponyboy thought he knew about society and his life.
–Recommended by Sara (Staff)

Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane– Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery—Maud to her friends—has a dream: to go to college and, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott, become a writer. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, she worries that this dream will never come true.
–Recommended by Rachel (Staff)

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven– When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
–Recommended by Sara (Staff)

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley– This is a love story.
It’s the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets. It’s the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea.  Now, she’s back, working at the bookstore, grieving for her brother Cal and looking for the future in the books people love, and the words they leave behind.
–Recommended by Rachel (Staff)

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