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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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How to Lead a Life of Crime Book Poster Image
age 16+
School-for-criminals mystery turns very dark and violent.
By Kirsten Miller
(2013)
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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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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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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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Madapple Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Disturbing mystery tale with many mature themes.
By Christina Meldrum
(2008)
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Black Rabbit Summer Book Poster Image
age 15+
British murder mystery is full of adult content.
By Kevin Brooks
(2008)
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What I Saw and How I Lied Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sophisticated, mature mystery better for older teens.
By Judy Blundell
(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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Never Have I Ever Book Poster Image
age 15+
Suspenseful sequel mixes mean girls and a murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2011)
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The Diviners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Swell start to a spooky but fabulous Prohibition-set series.
By Libba Bray
(2012)
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Dear Killer Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teen serial killer faces moral dilemma in gripping read.
By Katherine Ewell
(2014)
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Aspen Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Stoner mom's antics cloud otherwise fun, ghostly mystery.
By Rebekah Crane
(2014)
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Vanishing Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
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Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls Book Poster Image
age 15+
Lurid violence and body count mount in grim, dark thriller.
By Lynn Weingarten
(2015)
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Three Truths and a Lie Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teens are stalked by killer in fast-paced, edgy thriller.
By Brent Hartinger
(2016)
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The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brutal but moving bio in verse is best for teens.
By Margarita Engle
(2006)
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The Uninvited Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Siblings team up to solve mystery in suspenseful teen read.
By Tim Wynne-Jones
(2009)
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The Lying Game Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Suspenseful series starter full of pranks and mean girls.
By Sara Shepard
(2010)
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Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Award-winning bio of bigger-than-life blues singer.
By Ann Angel
(2010)
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