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Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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I Am the Cheese Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
By Robert Cormier
(1977)
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Monster Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
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The Sirens of Titan Book Poster Image
age 13+
Great intro to Kurt Vonnegut for teens.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1959)
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Tender Morsels Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Intense, award-winning fairy tale for mature readers only.
By Margo Lanagan
(2008)
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dramatic story of forgotten teen civil rights hero.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2009)
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Wintergirls Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Disturbing, lauded eating disorder read; discuss with teens.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2009)
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Divergent, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, violent dystopian thriller is original, addictive.
By Veronica Roth
(2011)
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Jane Eyre Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strength of character triumphs in Bronte's masterpiece.
By Charlotte Bronte
(1900)
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The Scorpio Races Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bloodthirsty horses star in thrilling coming-of-age tale.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2011)
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Book Poster Image
age 17+
Kesey's great madhouse epic best for older teens.
By Ken Kesey
(2002)
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Of Mice and Men Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Moving Depression-era story of friendship, loneliness, fate.
By John Steinbeck
(2002)
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Animal Farm Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Classic satirical allegory about the abuse of power.
By George Orwell
(1945)
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A Raisin in the Sun Book Poster Image
age 13+
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
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Romeo and Juliet Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Tragic teen love story stands the test of time.
By William Shakespeare
(2004)
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post Book Poster Image
age 17+
Story of young Montana lesbian is best for mature teens.
By Emily M. Danforth
(2012)
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Fahrenheit 451 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Classic, still-powerful story of futuristic censorship.
By Ray Bradbury
(1953)
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All the Right Stuff Book Poster Image
age 13+
Challenging ideas, big issues buoy story of Harlem teen.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2012)
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Shade's Children Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Relentless tale of future warfare asks disturbing questions.
By Garth Nix
(1998)
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Second Chance Summer Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen faces dad's death, former crush in beautiful story.
By Morgan Matson
(2012)
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