Books for Teens

Whether your teens are into dystopian novels, high school drama, fantasy, thrillers, romance, or just plain great stories, the books on this list are all excellent picks. Just try to put them down! If your teen hasn't fallen in love with reading yet, one of these top-rated titles is sure to do the trick. Some are starts of trilogies or longer series that will hook your kids for volumes to come. For more great teen reads, check out our Coming-of-Age Books and Science Fiction Books lists. 

Browse Books for Teens

Super intense apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
By Rick Yancey
(2013)
(2013)
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Lovely, lyrical family story explores miracles and music.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2017)
(2017)
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Powerful testament to humanity in Nazi Germany.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
(2006)
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Sci-fi space thriller is a thought-provoking page-turner.
By Claudia Gray
(2017)
(2017)
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Beautifully written story about finding your family.
By Robin Benway
(2017)
(2017)
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Eerie gothic fantasy a satisfying creep fest for teens.
By Ransom Riggs
(2011)
(2011)
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Grieving girl learns to love again in sweet romance.
By Sarah Dessen
(2017)
(2017)
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Bloodthirsty horses star in thrilling coming-of-age tale.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2011)
(2011)
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Winning teen girl drives cyberpunk virtual reality thriller.
By Marie Lu
(2017)
(2017)
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Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
(2007)
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Nail-biting start to trilogy in His Dark Materials world.
By Philip Pullman
(2017)
(2017)
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Boy faces racial profiling in powerful, realistic tale.
By Nic Stone
(2017)
(2017)
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Exciting, violent dystopian thriller is original, addictive.
By Veronica Roth
(2011)
(2011)
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Heartrending love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
(2012)
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Powerful story of police shooting of unarmed black teen.
By Angie Thomas
(2017)
(2017)
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Empowering, stereotype-shattering coming-of-age story.
By Erika L. Sanchez
(2017)
(2017)
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Dirty secrets abound in fun but intense high school mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2017)
(2017)
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Virtual reality thriller has old theme but fun, twisty plot.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2017)
(2017)
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Riveting, violent fantasy of flawed teens on a mission.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2015)
(2015)
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Thought-provoking exploration of mental illness, first love.
By John Green
(2017)
(2017)
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Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
(2006)
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Illusionists compete in dream-like literary romance.
By Erin Morgenstern
(2011)
(2011)
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Award-winning novel of life and death, for older teens.
By John Green
(2006)
(2006)
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