Books for Readers 14 and Up

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77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College by Halley Bondy

101 Puzzle Quizzes by the Grabarchuk Puzzle Family

100 Matchstick Puzzles by the Grabarchuk Family

A

A Match Made in High School—Kristin Walker

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

A Regular Guy: Growing Up with Autism by Laura Shumaker

A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck

A Taste for Rabbit by Linda Zuckerman

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

According to Kit by Eugenie Doyle

Adaptation by Melinda Lo

Adios, Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeft

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson—Two reviews: 1 and 2

Alchemy’s Daughter by Mary A. Osborne

All You Get is Me by Yvonne Prinz

Alligator Bayou by Donna Jo Napoli

Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius

Aries Rising by Bonnie Hearn Hill

Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee

Ask the Passengers by A. S. King

Awesome Plays for Teens and Tweens by Christina Hamlett

B

B by Sarah Kay

Baby’s in Black: Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and The Beatles in Hamburg by Arne Bellstorf

Beautiful Dead, Book 1—Jonas by Eden Maguire

Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis

The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman

Blank Confession by Pete Hautman

Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney

The Bone Magician by F. E. Higgins

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Boy by Roald Dahl

Boy 21 by Matthew Quick

Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris

Bright Coin Moon by Kirsten Lopresti

Broken by Elizabeth Pulford

Brothers of the Buffalo by Joseph Brushac

C

Camilla by Madeleine L’Engle

Camp by Elaine Wolf

The Candidates by Inara Scott

The Cardturner by Louis Sachar

Cat’s Foot by Brian Doyle

Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

City of Spies by Susan Kim and Laurance Klavan

Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls edited by Deb Loughead and Jocelyn Shipley

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams

The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

Close by Erika Raskin

CODA by Emma Trevayne

Cold Spell by Jackson Pearce

The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Cornered: 14 Stories of Bullying and Defiance by Rhoda Belleza

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Creepers by Joanne Dahme

D

Dare Me by Eric Devine

Dark Parties by Sara Grant

The Darlings by Cristina Alger

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Xanadu by Dori Jones Yang

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Dear Big V by Ellen Leroe

Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves edited by Kristin Anderson and Miranda Kenneally

Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff

Doggirl by Robin Brande

The Domino Effect by Andrew Cotto

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

Driver’s Ed by Caroline Cooney

Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pies by Jordan Sonnenblick

E

The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eliza’s Journal by Caelyn AB Williams, illustrated by Kati Green

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Every Crooked Pot by Renée Rosen

Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King

Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath

Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin

F

Fair Weather by Richard Peck

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman

The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb

Flash Burnout by L. K. Madigan

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin

From Ant to Eagle by Alex Lyttle

G

Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson

Genius by Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen

Getting the Girl by Markus Zusak

Girl, Stolen by April Henry

Girlwood by Claire Dean

The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A. S. King

Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli

The God of Sno Cone Blue by Marcia Coffey Turnquist

Godless by Pete Hautman

Going Over by Beth Kephart

Going Solo by Roald Dahl

Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga

H

Half Lives by Sara Grant

Hating Heidi Foster by Jeffrey Blount

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson

The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Heart with Joy by Steve Cushman

The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss

The Heroine’s Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore

Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes from Cleopatra to Camus by Kelly Murphy

Highlights Hidden Pictures Coloring Book for Grownup Children

Holes by Louis Sachar

How to Lose Everything by Philipp Mattheis

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

How I Made It to Eighteen by Tracy White

How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

I

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

I Am the Mission by Allen Zadoff

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan

If I’d Known Then, Women in Their 20s and 30s Write Letters to Their Younger Selves, edited by Ellyn Spragins

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Imperfect Spiral by Debbie Levy

In a Hearbeat by Loretta Ellsworth

In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson

Ireland by Frank Delaney

J

Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton

Jerusalem: A Family Portrait by Boaz Yakin and Nick Bertozzi

The Julian Game by Adele Griffin

Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan

K

The Keening by A. LaFaye

Klickitat by Peter Rock

L

The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh

Letters from Home by Kristina McMorris

Lips Touch, Three Times written by Laini Taylor, illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo

Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley

Little Fish: A Memoir by Ramsey Beyer

Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees

Love, Lucy by April Lindner

Love, Meg by C. Leigh Purtill

Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

M

The Magician King by Lev Grossman

The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch

Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor

Merlin’s Harp by Anne Eliot Crompton

Metaltown by Kristen Simmons

The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce—Two reviews: 1 and 2

Mink River by Brian Doyle

Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins

The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales

The Mother-Daughter Cookbook by Lynette Rohrer Shirk

Movie Girl by Christina Hamlett

N

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

The New York Stories of Edith Wharton

The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh

Nissa’s Place by A. LaFaye

Nobody’s Secret by Michaela MacColl

Nonna’s Book of Mysteries by Mary Osborne

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

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

O

Ophelia’s Oracle by Donna DeNomme and Tina Proctor

The Other Side of Blue by Valerie O. Patterson

Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy

P

P. S. Longer Letter Later by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin

The Pages in Between by Erin Einhorn

The Painter From Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein

Picture the Dead written by Adele Griffin, illustrated by Lisa Brown

Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick

Piper Perish by Kayla Kagan

Pobby and Dingan by Ben Rice

Poetry Speaks Who I Am edited by Elise Paschen

The Power of Half by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen

The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Prince of Persia by Jordan Mechner

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist

Prisoners in the Palace: How Princess Victoria Became Queen with the Help of Her Maid, a Reporter, and a Scoundrel by Michaela MacColl

Project Jackalope by Emily Eckton

Purple Daze by Sherry Shahan

Q

The Queen’s Daughter by Susan Coventry

The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker

R

Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett

Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales, edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt

The Real Real by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Reality Boy by A.S. King

Red: The Next Generation of American Writers edited by Amy Goldwasser

Red Scarf Girl by Ji Li Jiang

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Remember Me to Harold Square by Paula Danziger

Resistance, Book 1 by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis

Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony

Return to Me by Justina Chen

The Revelation of Louisa May by Michaela MacColl

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Rhyme Schemer by K. A. Holt

Ringside 1925 by Jen Bryant

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

Ruby in the Smoke by Phillip Pullman

Ruined by Paula Morris

Runaround by Helen Hemphill

S

Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Savvy by Ingrid Law

Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson

The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

Screenwriting for Teens by Christina Hamlett

Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsay Leavitt

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Secret Garden: Artist’s Edition by Johanna Basford

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball by Risa Green

Secrets in the Snow by Michaela MacColl

The Shattering by Karen Healey

Shock Point by April Henry

Silence by Deborah Lytton

The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos and Nate Powell

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Skin and Bones by Sherry Shahan

Sneaky Art: Crafty Surprises to Hide in Plain Sight by Marthe Jocelyn

Songs for a Teenage Nomad by Kim Culbertson—Two reviews: 1 and 2

Solomon’s Thieves by Jordan Mechner

Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick

Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin

The Soul Taker by Celia Rees

The Space Between Trees by Katie Williams

The Speed of Life by J. M. Kelly

Spinning Out by David Zahler Jr.

The Spiritglass Charade: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason

Spoils by Tammar Stein

Spud by Jon van de Ruit

Stalker Girl by Rosemary Graham

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Starters by Lissa Price

Still Life with Chickens by Catherine Goldhammer

Stolen Voices edited by Zlata Filipovic and Melanie Challenger

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells

The Survival Guide to Bullying by Aija Mayrock

The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski

T

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

Templar, written by Jordan Mechner, illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff

This is the Story of You by Beth Kephart

The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky

Tomboy by Liz Prince

The Traitor’s Wife by Kathleen Kent

The Truth About Faking by Leigh Talbert Moore

The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh Talbert Moore

The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh

Tombstone Tea by Joanne Dahme

Torched by April Henry

Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green

The Turning: What Curiosity Kills by Helen Ellis

The Turnip Princess by Franz Xaver Von Schönwerth

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Two Across by Jeff Bartsch

Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

U

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

The Ultimate Teen Book Guide edited by Daniel Hahn and Leonie Flynn

The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Undecided. Navigating Life and Learning After High School by Genevieve Morgan

Under the Green Hill by Laura L. Sullivan

Under Shifting Glass by Nicky Singer

Unforgettable by Loretta Ellsworth

Unraveling by Lynn Biederman and Michelle Baldini

W

The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire

Water Steps by A. LaFaye

We Hear the Dead by Dianne K. Salerni

West with the Night by Beryl Markham

What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges

What I Would Tell Her: 28 Devoted Dads on Bringing Up, Holding On To, and Letting Go of Their Daughters, edited by Andrea N. Richesin

Why? Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions by Joel Levy

Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages

Wildwing by Emily Whitman

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Winter Town by Stephen Emond

Witch Dreams by Vivian Vande Velde

Women Making America by Heidi Hemming and Julie Hemming Savage

The Wonder of Us by Kim Culbertson

Y

The Year of Goodbyes by Debbie Levy

The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance by Catherine Ryan Hyde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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