Good Reads For Teens

Want to find a book that’s just right for you?  Check out the reading lists below!

Adventure Books 4 Teens

  • Downriver by Will Hobbs
  • The Prisoner Of Zendra by Anthony Hope
  • White Fang by Jack London
  • Shadow Of The Red Moon by Walter Dean Myer
  • The Island by Gary Paulsen
  • Dangerous Wishes by William Sleator

Fantasy Books

  • Mirror of Merlin by T.A. Barron
  • Half Human by Bruce Coville
  • Ear The Eye And The Arm by Nancy Farmer
  • Salamandastron by Brian Jacques
  • Wish Rider by Patrick Jennings
  • Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce

Hidden Gems

  • Al Capone Does My Shorts by Gennifer Choldenko
  • Flipped by Wendlein Van Draanen
  • Stand Tall by Joan Bauer
  • Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  • The Island by Gary Paulsen

Michael L Printz Awards

  • 2009 – Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • 2008 – The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
  • 2007 – American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  • 2006 – Looking For Alaska by John Green
  • 2005 – How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
  • 2004 – The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
  • 2003 – Postcard From No Man’s Land by Aidan Chambers
  • 2002 – Step From Heaven by An Na
  • 2001 – Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond
  • 2000 – Monster by Walter Dean Myer

Sarah Dessen Books

  • Along For The Ride
  • Just Listen
  • This Lullaby
  • That Summer
  • Keeping The Moon

Sci Fi/Fantasy

  • Fang by James Patterson
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott
  • The House Of The Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • Stolen by Vivien Vande Velde
  • Redwall by Brian Jacques

Tear Jerkers

  • Before I Die by Jenny Downham
  • Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
  • Driver’s Ed by Caroline B. Cooney


  • Evernight by Claudia Gray
  • Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
  • Cirque Du Freak A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan
  • The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks