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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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The Dangerous Art of Blending In Book Poster Image
age 16+
Courageous love story told by teen suffering abuse.
By Angelo Surmelis
(2018)
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I Never Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Steamy teen romance is heavy on sex, light on story.
By Laura Hopper
(2017)
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Nice Try, Jane Sinner Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teen reinvents herself after suicide try in complex tale.
By Lianne Oelke
(2018)
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American Street Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw and gritty immigrant story best for mature teens.
By Ibi Zoboi
(2017)
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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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Spontaneous Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Wickedly funny, foul-mouthed look at love and loss.
By Aaron Starmer
(2016)
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Pasadena Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Edgy noir with violent sex, drugs best for mature teens.
By Sherri L. Smith
(2016)
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Escape from Asylum: Asylum, Book 0.5 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Repetitive prequel best for longtime fans.
By Madeleine Roux
(2016)
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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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Forever for a Year Book Poster Image
age 16+
Freshman first-love tale has some insight, lots of sex.
By B.T. Gottfred
(2015)
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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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Sanctum Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
By Madeleine Roux
(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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Grasshopper Jungle Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
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No One Else Can Have You Book Poster Image
age 16+
Darkly funny, very violent high school murder mystery.
By Kathleen Hale
(2014)
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The F- It List Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Girl takes on friend's bucket list; best for older teens.
By Julie Halpern
(2013)
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In the Band Book Poster Image
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age 16+
College kids steam things up in mature, romantic read.
By Jean Haus
(2013)
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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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