Want personalized picks that fit your family?

Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids.

Get age-based picks

Book Reviews

The Lovely Bones Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 17+
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
Continue reading
Beautiful Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 17+
Good-girl-goes-bad tale packed with adult content.
By Amy Reed
(2009)
Continue reading
A Song of Fire and Ice (A Game of Thrones) Series Book Poster Image
age 17+
Dark, violent epic upends the usual fantasy clichés.
By George R.R. Martin
(1996)
Continue reading
Impulse Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Gritty book about suicide survivors told in free verse.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2007)
Continue reading
Glass Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Intense poems of meth addiction; read with teens.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2007)
Continue reading
Boy Toy Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Very mature book about boy molested by teacher.
By Barry Lyga
(2007)
Continue reading
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines Book Poster Image
age 16+
Real addict offers honest, mature portrayal.
By Nic Sheff
(2008)
Continue reading
Watchmen Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Retired heroes fight to save themselves in gritty classic.
By Alan Moore
(1995)
Continue reading
Tricks Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Extremely intense, gritty look at teen prostitutes.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2009)
Continue reading
Before I Fall Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
From suicide to bullying, every tough teen topic is present.
By Lauren Oliver
(2010)
Continue reading
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book Poster Image
age 16+
Controversial coming-of-age classic with sex, drugs, abuse.
By Stephen Chbosky
(1999)
Continue reading
1984 Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Classic dystopian novel about life under constant scrutiny.
By George Orwell
(1949)
Continue reading
Looking for Alaska Book Poster Image
age 16+
Award-winning novel of life and death, for older teens.
By John Green
(2006)
Continue reading
Tyrell Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 15+
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
Continue reading
Slaughterhouse-Five Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
Continue reading
I Am the Messenger Book Poster Image
age 15+
Lots of mature content in gritty tale; OK for older teens.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
Continue reading
The Da Vinci Code Book Poster Image
age 15+
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
By Dan Brown
(2006)
Continue reading
Private Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 15+
Yet another cliquey series, but with a nicer star.
By Kate Brian
(2006)
Continue reading
Little Brother Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 15+
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
Continue reading
Lips Touch Three Times Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2009)
Continue reading

Pages