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Flashback: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Little is resolved in colossal teen-elf epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2018)
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The Darkest Minds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Psychic teens escape concentration camps in taut thriller.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2012)
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Turtles All the Way Down Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking exploration of mental illness, first love.
By John Green
(2017)
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They Both Die at the End Book Poster Image
age 14+
As riveting and heartbreaking as the title promises.
By Adam Silvera
(2017)
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Holding Up the Universe Book Poster Image
age 14+
Insightful, inspiring romance full of surprises.
By Jennifer Niven
(2016)
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Symptoms of Being Human Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empathetic, empowering story of gender-fluid teen.
By Jeff Garvin
(2016)
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Six of Crows, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting, violent fantasy of flawed teens on a mission.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2015)
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An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping romantic fantasy in an alternative universe.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2015)
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Masterminds Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
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The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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El Deafo Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
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Carrie Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Tale of telekinetic teen still packs a punch.
By Stephen King
(1974)
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Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
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Confessions of a Murder Suspect Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
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Every Day Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Inventive teen romance blurs notions of gender, reality.
By David Levithan
(2012)
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Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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It's Kind of a Funny Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brilliant, edgy story about suicide best for mature teens.
By Ned Vizzini
(2006)
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And Then There Were None Book Poster Image
age 14+
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
By Agatha Christie
(1939)
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Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Irreverent look at school life explores complex feelings.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2011)
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