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Recommended Titles for Teens

The Crossover
By Kwame Alexander

Told in verse, this novel focuses on the lives of fourteen-year-old basketball stars Josh and Jordan as they navigate both the court and middle school. Although verse novels are popular, the mash up of poetry, hip-hop, and jazz makes this one stand out from the pack.

 

Love and Other Unknown Variables
By Shannon Alexander

Charlie, math genius, thinks he’s got life all figured out. He’s headed to MIT and a bright future figuring out the universe’s biggest questions. But then Charlotte enters his life, and all bets are off. Give this to your teen who loves The Fault in Our Stars.

 

Red Rising
by Pierce Brown

In the color-coded society of Mars, Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest class, who dig all day. When he learns that humanity reached the surface generations ago, he joins the resistance, determined to infiltrate and destroy the ruling class – even if that means he must become one of them. Give this to your Hunger Games and Divergent fans.

 

In Real Life
by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

In this beautifully illustrated graphic novel, we meet Anda, who loves her MMORPG, Coursegold Online. Everything seems perfect in her online world until she befriends a gold farmer – a poor kid who illegally collects in-game valuables and sells them. It’s against the rules, but she soon realizes that the questions of right and wrong aren’t always so straightforward.

 

This Star Won’t Go Out
by Esther Earl

This emotional memoir tells the story of the late Esther Earl, the young Nerdfighter who helped inspire John Green to write The Fault in Our Stars and to whom he dedicated the novel. Through inspiring journals, fiction, letters, and sketches, we see her battle with thyroid cancer that ultimately claimed her life. A definite must-read, but bring the tissues.

 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
by Jenny Han

Lara writes love letters to her crushes, then puts those letters safely into a box. She pours her heart and soul into them, knowing they’re for her eyes only. One day, they go missing, and worse still, are sent to the boys they’re written about.

 

Talon
by Julie Kagawa

In this series opener, we learn that dragons were hunted to near-extinction. Hiding in human form and growing their number in secret, the dragons of Talon have grown strong and cunning, and they are now poised to take over the world. Ember Hill just wants a normal teen existence before taking her rightful place in Talon, but destiny and a rogue dragon will challenge everything she knows.

 

I’ll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson

Twins Jude and Noah are close. At thirteen, Noah is falling in love with his neighbor and can’t stop drawing, while Jude plays the daredevil of the family. Then three years later, they’re barely speaking. This novel is funny, sad, and everything in between – a great read for any fan of great teen literature.

 

My True Love Gave to Me
by Stephanie Perkins et al.

Twelve holiday stories written by some of the biggest names in teen literature today make this the perfect gift for the romance fan in your life.

 

Any Given Number
Editors of Sports Illustrated

Perfect for any sports fan, Any Given Number offers one of the great debates: which athlete who wore said number, from a variety of sports, was the best. Includes anecdotes including why the number was chosen and plenty of fabulous photographs.

 

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