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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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Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel Book Poster Image
age 17+
Grim, brutal true story of teen assassins.
By Dan Slater
(2016)
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Heart of Darkness Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tense journey to find ivory trader gone rogue in Congo.
By Joseph Conrad
(1901)
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Native Son Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
By Richard Wright
(1940)
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Life of Pi Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
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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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1984 Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Classic dystopian novel about life under constant scrutiny.
By George Orwell
(1949)
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Song of Solomon Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant but mature classic explores racism, gender, power.
By Toni Morrison
(1977)
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The Handmaid's Tale Book Poster Image
age 16+
Gripping dystopian novel of religious state against women.
By Margaret Atwood
(1985)
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The Killer's Tears Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bleak award-winner of redemption through love.
By Anne-Laure Bondoux
(2006)
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Into the Wild Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mesmerizing, tragic, and intense bio meant for discussion.
By Jon Krakauer
(1997)
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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, mature book about bright teen's alienation.
By Peter Cameron
(2007)
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The Kingdom on the Waves: Octavian Nothing, Vol. 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Brilliant, brutal sequel set during Revolutionary War.
By M.T. Anderson
(2008)
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No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row Book Poster Image
age 15+
Raw stories from teens on death row; read along with teens.
By Susan Kuklin
(2008)
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The Bluest Eye Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
By Toni Morrison
(1970)
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Love in the Time of Global Warming Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
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I Crawl Through It Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bizarre, brilliant, poignant tale of resilient teens.
By A.S. King
(2015)
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Sula Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Haunting, complex tale of friendship best for older teens.
By Toni Morrison
(1973)
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Beloved Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Haunting Pulitzer Prize winner about slavery's impact.
By Toni Morrison
(1987)
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Just in Case Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex, intense story is OK for mature teens.
By Meg Rosoff
(2007)
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