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Good Books for Teens!!

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Tween Picks
Softer reads for 4th-7th graders

Jen’s Favorite Audio Books
Fantastic listens!

Quick Reads
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The Afterlife!
What happens after you die?

Kick A$$ Girls!
Heroines who take on the world.

Tough Stuff for Teens
Everything from Guns to Pregnancy and family issues

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Fantasy
Fun fantasies that even Sharon liked.

Vampires and Romance and More!
Yes, there is life after Twilight.

Futuristic Science Fiction
Wall-E has nothing on these!

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History
Jen’s favorite historical fiction

Tear Jerkers
*sniff*

Romance
Sappy love stuff.

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Light Mysteries
Good for tweens and readers looking for something un-scary.

Sports Mysteries
Batter up!

Murder & Disappearances
Who Dunnit?

Science Fiction & Fantasy Mysteries
Mysteries in the future!

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Fantasy & Science Fiction

City of Ember (series) by Jeanne DuPrau

Inkheart (trilogy) by Cornelia Funke

Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card — Y

Hidden Talents by David Lubar — Y

Inkheart (trilogy) by Cornelia Funke – J

Plain Kate by Erin Bow

Savvy by Ingrid Law

Skullduggery Pleasant (series) by Derek Landy — Y

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – J & Y

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John

Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner

 

Extraordinary Kids

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban

A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick

Al Capone Does My Shirts by G.Choldenko

All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall

As Simple as it Seems by Sarah Weeks

Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins

Candymakers by Wendy Mass

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Eleven by Lauren Myracle

Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass

Firegirl by Tony Abbott

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Flush by Carl Hiaasen

Heat by Mike Lupica

Hidden Talents by David Lubar

Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by W. Mass

Joey Pigza (series) by Jack Gantos

Last Shot (series) by John Feinstein

Laugh with the Moon by Shana Burg

Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson

Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes

Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman

Penderwicks (series) by Jeanne Birdsall

Pie by Sarah Weeks

Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

Saffy’s Angel (series) by Hilary McKay

Shug by Jenny Han

So B. It by Sarah Weeks

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by J. Kelly

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

The Leanin’ Dog by K.A. Nuzum

The Not-So-Star-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen by Mitali Perkins

The Schwa Was Here (series) by Neal Shusterman

The Summer at Forsaken Lake by Michael Beil

The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt

Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner

Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord

Travel Team by Mike Lupica

Ungifted by Gordon Korman

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by K. W. Holt

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

 

Historical

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

Al Capone Does My Shirts by G.Choldenko

Al Capone Shines My Shoes by G. Choldenko

Al Capone Does My Homework by G. Choldenko

Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson

Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Lara’s Gift by Annemarie O’Brien

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Small Acts of Amazing Courage by Gloria Whelan

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt

 

Mystery

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

Half-Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer

Jeremy Fink & the Meaning of Life by W. Mass

Last Shot (series) by John Feinstein

Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson

Red Blazer Girls by Michael Beil

Skullduggery Pleasant (series) by Derek Landy

So B. It by Sarah Weeks

The Danger Box by Blue Balliett

The Summer at Forsaken Lake by Michael Beil

The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John

Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner

 

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Jen’s Favorite Audio Books

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Dust City by Robert Paul Weston

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto by Eric Luper

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John

Acceleration by Graham McNamee

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyers

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

The Schwa was Here by Neal Shusterman

Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series by John Feinstein

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Quick Reads for Reluctant Readers

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

Au Revoir Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Bystander by James Preller

All the Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg

Acceleration by Graham McNamee

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles

The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz

Among the Hidden (series) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Peak by Roland Smith

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Futuristic Science Fiction Stuff

A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien

Legend by Marie Lu

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Partials by Dan Wells

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

Ashes by Ilsa Bick

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman

The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Dark Eden by Patrick Carman

The Gardener by S. A. Bodeen

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Matched by Ally Condie

Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Malberry

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman

Empty by Suzanne Weyn

The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins

The City of Ember (series) by Jeanette DuPrau

Uglies (series) by Scott Westerfeld

The Roar by Emma Clayton

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson

Ender’s Game (series) by Orson Scott Card

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Rash by Pete Hautman

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Among the Hidden (series) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner

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Kick A$$ Girls

Juliette — Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Esme — Sister Mischief by Laura Goode

Hannah — Bunheads by Sophie Flack

Anya — All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Lizzie – Without Tess by Marcella Pixley

Abby — Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott

Natalie — Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings

Kendra — Kendra by Coe Booth

Lanesha — Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Maleeka — The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flake

Tracy — Safe by Susan Shaw

Alex — Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

Gemma — Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Caitlin — Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine

Jessica — Firegirl by Tony Abbott

DJ Shwank – Dairy Queen series by Catherine Murdock

Hattie Brooks — Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson

Tally Youngblood – Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld

Ida Mae Jones – Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Lucy – Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem

Jacky Faber – Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer

Dru Anderson – Strange Angels series by Lili St. Crow

Susan Carol Anderson – sports mysteries by John Feinstein

Isabel – Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Shabanu – Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Staples

Nhamo – A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer

Mia – A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

Mattie Gokey – A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

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Tear Jerkers

See you at Harry’s by Jo Knowles

Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles

Without Tess by Marcella Pixley

The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan

Plain Kate by Erin Bow

After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

A Brief Chapter in my Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Battle of Jericho by Sharon Draper

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Autobiography of My Dead Brother by Walter Dean Myers

Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper

Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

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The Afterlife

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

My Beating Teenage Heart by C.K. Kelly Martin

Luminous by Dawn Metcalf

Where She Went by Gail Forman

If I Stay by Gail Forman

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Everlost by Neal Shusterman

The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall by Wendy Mass

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Vampires & Supernatural Romance

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Zombies vs. Unicorns

Throat by R. A. Nelson

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

Vampire Academy (series) by Rachelle Mead

Vampirates (series) by Justin Somper

Morganville Vampires (series) by Rachel Caine

Blue Bloods (series) by Melissa de la Cruz

Wicked Lovely (series) by Melissa Marr

Evermore (series) by Alyson Noel

Vampire Kisses (series) by Ellen Schreiber

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

Boys that Bite (series) by Mari Mancusi

Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantasky

The Summoning (series) by Kelley Armstrong

Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz

City of Bones (series) by Cassandra Clare

Uninvited by Amanda Marrone

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Fantasy

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Luminous by Dawn Metcalf

Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman

The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan

Plain Kate by Erin Bow

Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

Skulduggery Pleasant (series) by Derek Landy

The Golden Compass (trilogy) by Phillip Pullman

A Great and Terrible Beauty (trilogy) by Libba Bray

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

City of Bones (series) by Cassandra Clare

The Graveyard Book by Nail Gaiman

Fallen by Lauren Kate

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

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Mysteries

Light Mysteries

The Red Blazer Girls by Michael D. Beil

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

Half-Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer

The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter

Murder & Disappearance Mysteries

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Dead to You by Lisa McMann

Liar by Justine Larbalestier

Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman

The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith

The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk

The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann

Morpheus Road (series) by D.J. MacHale

Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams

Acceleration by Graham McNamee

Shift by Jennifer Bradbury

Reality Check by Peter Abrahams

The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci

Forensic Mysteries by Alane Ferguson

The Killer’s Cousin by Nancy Werlin

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

Paper Towns by John Green

Trigger by Susan Vaught

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd

I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

The Face on the Milk Carton (series) by Carolyn Cooney

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

Science Fiction and Fantasy Mysteries

Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman

Double Helix by Nancy Werlin

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Sports Mysteries

Change Up: Mystery at the World Series by John Feinstein

Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery by John Feinstein

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Historical

Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper

Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt (1968, New York)

Between Shades of Gray by Ruth Sepetys (World War II, Lithuania)

The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon (1968 Chicago)

Strings Attached by Judy Blundell (New York, 1950s)

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (French Revolution)

All the Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg (Vietnam War, Vietnam)

Lost by Jaqueline Davies (1911, New York City)

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix (1911, New York City)

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly (1906, New York)

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson (World War I, Montana)

Revolution is not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine (Cultural Revolution, China)

Bloody Jack (series) by L.A. Meyers (18th century Britain)

Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata (World War II, Arizona)

Cracker by Cynthia Kadohata (Vietnam War)

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (1947, Florida)

Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson (1912, Lawrence, MA)

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko (1935, Alcatraz Island)

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (Revolutionary War, New York)

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith (World War II)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Nazi Germany)

Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant (Crusades)

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (Medieval Korea)

The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean (13th century China)

Tree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen (1980’s Guatemala)

Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez (1960’s, Domincan Republic)

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Nazi Germany)

When My Name was Keoko by Linda Sue Park (World War II, Korea)

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