Staff picks tagged "teens"

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The Spectacular Now

4

If you're looking for a good dose of realistic fiction with a Holden Caulfield-esque main character, take a chance on "The Spectacular Now." Read more...

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Past Perfect

4

Want a summer read that'll make you ignore your friends? This is it. Read more...

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Maybe One Day

4

Did you love "The Fault in Our Stars," but aren't sure what to read next? If so, this is the book for you! Read more...

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone

5

A gorgeous, dangerous, magical fantasy that I never want to be done with. Read more...

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Since You've Been Gone

5

Like road trips and playlists in your summer reads? This is the one for you! Read more...

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Get Outside Guide: All Things Adventure, Exploration, and Fun!

5

The perfect companion to the library's Summer Reading Club, this book will get your family outside and exploring the great outdoors' many wonders! Read more...

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Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!

4

SanClements has convinced me. Plastic is our frenemy! Read more...

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Half Bad

4

Witches living among humans, in England, undetected. A teen boy with magical powers. Thinking of Harry Potter? Think again. Read more...

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Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat

4

There are about 600 military working dogs. They are smart, strong and aggressive. I don't want to meet one. Read more...

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Fat Boy Versus the Cheerleaders

4

One of my favorite new teen boy voices in teen literature. Ever. Read more...

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Panic

4

A suspenseful tale of brutal competition and secrets. Would you risk your own life in order to change it? Read more...

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The Well's End

4

Wowza. This fast-paced sci-fi mystery about a killer virus run amok had me on the edge of my seat! Read more...

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Pure

5

I couldn't stop reading this modern sci-fi classic, and I devoured its two sequels as fast as I could. Read more...

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Better Off Friends

5

Exploring the age-old question: can a guy and girl really be just friends? Read more...

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The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

5

A striking account of JFK's assassination. I just can't say enough about how fantastic a read this is. Read more...

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The Rosie Project

5

If you like Sheldon in "The Big Bang Theory," you'll love Don in "The Rosie Project." Read more...

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The Naturals

4

Oh, what? You wanted to read a super-fun book that's pretty much the "Criminal Minds" of teen fiction? Look no further! Read more...

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The Screaming Staircase

4

Chomping at the bit for the new season of "Sherlock" to start? Try this for a fix. Read more...

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The Lucy Variations

4

Sometimes being a piano prodigy just isn't all it's cracked up to be. But I sure do like to read about it! Read more...

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All Our Yesterdays

5

The first time a drain, a time machine and a list have added up to awesome. Read more...

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Boy Nobody

4

Teen assassin? Sign me up! Read more...

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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

5

A powerful and important story about teen depression and suicide that will leave you thinking. By the author of "Silver Linings Playbook." Read more...

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Teeth

5

Read this haunting novel while wrapped in a blanket with your favorite cup of coffee in hand. This book will pull you in and chill you to the bone. Read more...

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Fangirl

5

Not your average coming-of-age story. Read more...

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Charm & Strange

4

While this book definitely charmed me with its strangeness, it's not for the faint of heart. Read more...

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Winger

5

Let's see, a 14-year-old junior at boarding school, living in a dorm for troublemakers and rooming with his archenemy. What could go wrong? Read more...

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

4

This ain't no "The Fault in Our Stars." Read more...

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The Fault in Our Stars

5

Who knew a book about a kid with cancer could be so funny, wonderful and brilliant? This was-- hands down-- the best book I've read all year! Read more...

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Reconstructing Amelia

3

A thrilling debut from a writer to watch. Read more...

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Out of the Easy

5

Great historical fiction with a murder mystery twist. I couldn't put it down! Read more...

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Seraphina

5

If you've always been a little curious (or dubious) about fantasy or teen books, TRUST ME. Once you read this, you'll see the error of your ways. Read more...

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Love and Leftovers

4

"Love and Leftovers" may not be what you think it looks like, but if you're open to surprises, it's better. Read more...

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The Tragedy Paper

4

A bittersweet story of first love. Read more...

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Etiquette and Espionage

5

OMG, this is the most delightful book I've read in a long time. Read more...

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Shadowlands

4

If you like being scared out of your mind by a book, this one won't let you down. Read more...

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Unspoken

4

Kami and the entire cast of characters are entirely likeable, but also unfailingly human. Read more...

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The Diviners

4

"The Diviners" is nothing if not ambitious, comparing favorably to such supernatural classics as "The Stand" and "American Gods." Read more...

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Croak

4

Dark and twisty, with a healthy dose of black humor. Read more...

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I Hunt Killers

5

Teens and Dexter fans will enjoy this really spooky and suspenseful psychological thriller. Read more...

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Endangered

4

When you want a teen book to make you think, read this one. Read more...

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Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances

4

Three holiday romances from three stellar teen authors-- what's not to love? Read more...

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Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

4

I hurt my hand a little writing down all my favorite quotes from this book. Read more...

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Goliath

4

This is a spare and pensive retelling that reminds us that there are two sides to every story, even the most familiar. Read more...

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

4

My friends are tired of hearing how creepy this book is. Read more...

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Code Name Verity

4

No matter what I write for my review, I will not be able to do this book justice. Read more...

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

5

To be honest, it's hard to think what's not to love in this book. Read more...

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Bunheads

5

Think "Black Swan," just without all the cray-cray. Read more...

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Bitterblue

4

When your past is full of pain-- for you and everyone around you-- how far into history do you dig? Read more...

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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

5

Stop what you're doing and read this book right now. You can thank me later. Read more...

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Leverage

5

Raw and intense, this book has some violent moments, but it's hard to put down! Read more...

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The Immortal Rules

4

If Walking Dead were a vampire book, it would be this book. Read more...

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Pink Smog: Becoming Weetzie Bat

5

This is a gateway book because you will want to read the entire series once you've finished. Read more...

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Wonder

4

I think kids (and adults, for that matter) could learn a lot of great lessons from this book. Read more...

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The Knife of Never Letting Go

4

Brisk and violent, The Knife of Never Letting Go is an alternate reality that's not for the squeamish. Read more...

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Lola and the Boy Next Door

5

When I finished this book, I hugged it and cried sweet tears of joy. Read more...

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Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

5

Are you looking for your summer road trip book? You've found it. Read more...

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Before I Fall

5

This is a book you'll want to finish quickly and then immediately start reading again. Read more...

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Finnikin of the Rock

5

This book was awesome. A very solid high school read. Read more...