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All the books (and other items) on the lists below come HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Meet a 16 year old named Pressia who has a doll's head fused onto her hand, Jeffrey Dahmer as a kid (for real, this is a non-fiction graphic novel memoir!) and another who hides a troubled AWOL soldier in the storage space of her house ... in secret. These are incredible and strange stories!
What do superheroes, serial killers and the stage crew have in common? They all have a place on the 2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list! Want even more than 10 titles? Click here
for the complete list.
The Abraham Lincoln Award is awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by participating students in grades nine through twelve in Illinois.
You may be familiar with Fairy Tales, but not like these. Here is a list of Fairy Tale books for Teens with a twist!
Game On: Books About Gamers and Gaming
Whether you're a gamer yourself or just interested in a great story, these books about video games and virtual reality (often with crazy sci-fi twists) take things to the next level. (Get it? Next level?)
These are some amazing graphic novels for you to sink your teeth into.
NOTE: These are more suitable for High School Teens!
This list features stories about 1.5, 2.0 generation, and other multicultural American teens. The numbers 1.5 and 2.0 indicate when they or their family moved to America, not their software version! C'mon, guys!
Check out this list of book that will most definitely appeal to guys!
Love to time travel? Go to any time period you choose with these historical fiction books!
These books will definitely keep the Dystopian Action you've come to love and crave alive after you've finished the Hunger Games Trilogy.
Staff from all over the library recommend their favorite YA books. Check out their reviews!
These are dystopian tales in which love and passion are determined and quarantined by society’s rules ... disturbing and compelling!
Check out these books featuring gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual characters!
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Simply put: we love this list to find talented authors.
Rock Out, Read on!
These are funny, odd and entertaining novels with a very nice MUSICAL twist in each!
Here is a list of tense and intense mystery titles for Teens!
YALSA Teen Voted Top 10 of 2012
More than 9,000 teens voted for their top 10 favorite books of 2011! By the way, YALSA stands for Young Adult Librarians Service Association, or rather ... Librarians who dig Teen books.
Here's a list of suggested websites for what to read, and stuff to do!