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Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Book Poster Image
age 16+
Girl survives through smarts and magic in intense novel.
By Echo Brown
(2020)
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Cursed Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fierce woman leads reimagined, violent Arthurian tale.
By Thomas Wheeler
(2019)
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A Farewell to Arms Book Poster Image
age 16+
Classic war novel still speaks to today's readers.
By Ernest Hemingway
(1929)
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Ninth House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
YA author's adult fantasy has lots of drugs, sex, violence.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2019)
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Snow, Glass, Apples Book Poster Image
age 16+
Fairy tale favorite gets dark, violent, sexy makeover.
By Neil Gaiman
(2019)
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Damsel Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Dark, twisty dragon quest tale has sex, gore, brutality.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2018)
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The Tangled Lands Book Poster Image
age 16+
Related novellas have ecological themes, lots of violence.
By Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias Buckell
(2018)
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Book Poster Image
age 16+
Moving tale of young boy grieving loss of dad on 9/11.
By Jonathan Safran Foer
(2018)
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Book Poster Image
age 16+
Unforgettable story of young boy forced to become a killer.
By Ishmael Beah
(2007)
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Front Lines: Front Lines, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
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Winterspell Book Poster Image
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age 16+
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
By Claire Legrand
(2014)
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Dirty Wings Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Sex, drugs, rock, mythology fill dark paranormal tale.
By Sarah McCarry
(2014)
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The Kingdom of Little Wounds Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brutal, breathtaking historical epic is graphic but great.
By Susann Cokal
(2014)
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Asylum Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
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The Round House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
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Rise Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Sexier, slower second Nightshade prequel.
By Andrea Cremer
(2013)
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The Kite Runner Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
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The Long Earth Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Witty sci-fi adventure takes hero to alternate Earths.
By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
(2012)
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Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
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Silence: The Queen of the Dead, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Paranormal adventure bogs down in details.
By Michelle Sagara
(2012)
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