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10 Powerful Poetry Books for Teens
Teens who think they don't like poetry should check out these books. From classics to new releases, from a Greek epic to Edgar Allen Poe to a YouTube star, this is poetry teens can connect with. Novels in free verse lyrically convey characters and plotlines in a format that many teens find more inviting than full pages of prose text. You'll find gritty tales of adolescent angst, romance, family dramas, urgent struggles for social justice, and even biographies in verse on our list. For other compelling teen reads, check out Award-Winning Books for Teens and Best Book Series for Teens.