Teen Reads: Recommendations from Teens

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One of my favorite books, right near the Hobbit and Black Butler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - T., age 13

'Black Bird, Vol. by Kanoko Sakurakoji and Kanoko Sakurakoji ---- Reads R to L (Japanese Style). The past returns to haunt Kyo and Misao when Kyo' s long-lost father suddenly reappears. But the reunio.

This is a tragic and inspiring love story and I recommend it for all teens and adults, both male and female. - A.W., age 18

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon d

Eoin Colfer has created likeable and interesting characters with amazing intellect and insanely cool backgrounds.  Artemis and Holly are both well-developed and thought out characters that will keep you waiting for the next page.  - A.W., age 18

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

★★★★★ - M.V., age 14

★★★★★ - M.V., age 14

An exciting and the edge of your seat realistic fiction novel.  This book is about a girl named Adele (Dell) who is bullied, overweight/obese teen. Instead of expressing her feelings, she eats. …Ever since Dell's dad left, she has started doing this. …Then, she is betrayed by the only person she can trust. Dell is very devastated and she has no one to turn to. …How far will Dell go to make it all stop? Will her self-loathing and depression worsen? What will happen to Dell? – K.N., age 12

Deeply depressed after her father cheated on and divorced her mother, seventeen-year-old Adele has gained over seventy pounds and is being bullied and abused at school--to the point of being raped and accused of being the aggressor.

One of my favorite reads this summer! A great love story, in a world where love is illegal, and so many twists and turns. It makes me glad I already have the next book in the trilogy so I can dive right back in! - K.L., age 17

YA FIC OLI Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.

★★★★★ - T., age 13

★★★★★ - T., age 13

This is the best book I've read so far this summer! The beginning of a trilogy, this book transports you to a world taken over by Others, AKA aliens. It is action packed, humorous, and leaves you wanting more. I look forward the next two books in this trilogy! - K.L., age 17

The Wave - Rick Yancey Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.

A fascinating action adventure realistic fiction novel.  ...To keep Evening occupied while she is recovering [from an accident], her mother assigns her to create the perfect boy. She calls the boy Adam. ...Solo hacks into [a] worker's computer and downloads files of genetical mutations. ...Solo escapes along with Eve and Eve's best friend, Aislin. [Eve's mother] then brings Adam to life and tells him to find Eve and bring her back. Will Adam find Eve? Will Solo get captured? - K.N., age 12

Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate: After being in a car accident, a patient recovering in her mother's research facility is given the task of creating the perfect boy using detailed simulation technologies.

While it might take a little while to really get into this book, it is totally worth it. When it gets going, it doesn't slow down. When you finish it, you're anxious to read the rest of the books in the series. - K.L., age 17

Get this from a library! [Moira Young] -- In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured too, and taken to brutal .

This futuristic setting takes you on a wild ride to the realms and the possible future of America and the rest of the world...where a girl named Aria ends up outside of her pod alone in what's known as the death shop after an incident with fire when she was just looking for information about her mother. Aria then meets an unlikely ally and finds out the truth not only about her mother but about herself as well, and finally learns of the importance of her mothers research. - J.M., age 13

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. When Aria is exiled from the enclosed city of Reverie, she forms an unlikely alliance with an Outsider named Perry, who could be her only chance of survival providing they can overcome their prejudices.

I thought this book was amazing! I even got the rest of the series. - G.S., age 15

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, Book by Richelle Mead (Kindle) √

While written in the third person, you start this book as clueless as Thomas. The story takes twists and turns that you never see coming, as well as suspense and action with minimal gore. And just when you think everything is fine, when you release that sigh of relief, you get the rug pulled right out from underneath you. Fantastic read. - K.L., age 17

In The Maze Runner by James Dashner sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself, if he is to escape. Recommended for fans of the Hunger Games!

A beautifully written book. The book is written from the POV of Death, something I would never have thought of, giving the author the ability to jump to different characters and still have it make sense. The descriptive language used made it very interesting as well. It was always intriguing and it was always surprising. - K.L., age 17

The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, is a historical fiction novel set in Nazi Germany. Told from the perspective of a personified version of Death, The Book Thief is a outstanding and unique story that shows what it's like to be alone and afraid.