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The Wicked Deep Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting tale of love, loss, murder, ghosts from the sea.
By Shea Ernshaw
(2018)
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The Fever King: Feverwake, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing but disturbing blend of sci-fi, fantasy, romance.
By Victoria Lee
(2019)
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Vow of Thieves: Dance of Thieves, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Explosively exciting end to romantic fantasy duology.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2019)
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King Dork Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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The Spectacular Now Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
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Monstrumologist Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gruesomely good gothic horror too violent for younger teens.
By Rick Yancey
(2009)
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Shine Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Moving mystery about gay boy's beating in impoverished town.
By Lauren Myracle
(2011)
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Everybody Sees the Ants Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
By A.S. King
(2011)
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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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Rainbow Boys Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Breakthrough book about coming out -- and falling in love.
By Alex Sanchez
(2001)
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Leverage Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, perhaps too-intense tale of sports bullying.
By Joshua C. Cohen
(2012)
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This Is Not a Test Book Poster Image
age 15+
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)
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Tilt Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teens grow up too fast in intense stories told in poetry.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2012)
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If I Lie Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Captivating tale of loyalty, sacrifice best for older teens.
By Corrine Jackson
(2012)
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All You Never Wanted Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark, twisty tale of rich teen girls' sibling rivalry.
By Adele Griffin
(2012)
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Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal Book Poster Image
age 15+
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Teeth Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Rough language, sexual violence mar odd maritime fable.
By Hannah Moskowitz
(2013)
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Warm Bodies Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gory but sweet romance of teen girl and zombie.
By Isaac Marion
(2011)
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Out of the Easy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Well-told story of prostitute's daughter; for mature teens.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2013)
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Sever: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Lackluster end to mature, excessively mopey series.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
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