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Librarian Recommended Teen Reads

These books listed A-Z are recommended for tweens and teens ages 13-17. Find them in our Young Adult fiction collection unless otherwise specified.

American Panda – Gloria Chao

Archenemies – Marissa Mayer

The Astonishing Color of Ever After – Emily X. R. Pan

Blood, Water, Paint – Joy Mccullough

Boots on the Ground – Elizabeth Partridge (non-fic)

Check, Please – Ngozi Ukazu (graphic novel)

The Cheerleaders – Kara Thomas

The Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

The Cruel Prince – Holly Black

Darius the Great is Not Okay – Adib Khorram

Dread Nation – Justina Ireland

Emergency Contact – Mary H. K. Choi

Everless – Sara Holland

A Girl Like That – Tanaz Bhathena

The Hazel Wood – Melissa Albert

Hey, Kiddo – Jarrett Krosoczka (non-fic graphic novel)

I have lost my way – Gayle Forman

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy – Mackenzi Lee

Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli

Let’s Talk About Love – Claire Kann

Love, Hate, and other Filters – Samira Ahmed

Meet Cute – Anthology

Muse of Nightmares – Laini Taylor

Puddin’ – Julie Murphy

Sadie – Courtney Summers

Save the Date – Morgan Matson

Starry Eyes – Jenn Bennett

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han

Truly Devious – Maureen Johnson

Tyler Johnson Was Here – Jay Coles

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees – Don Brown (Graphic Novel, Non-fiction)

A Very Large Expanse of Sea – Tahereh Mafi

What if it’s Us – Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

What the Night Sings – Vesper Stamper

Wildcard – Marie Lu


(Updated February 2019.)