Lists and Suggestions for Teens

TEENS: A Love Story

Shiver  cover


Author: Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-

In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been part...

Anna and the French Kiss cover

Anna and the French Kiss

Author: Perkins, Stephanie.

When Anna's father sends her to an American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of h...

Perfect Chemistry  cover

Perfect Chemistry

Author: Elkeles, Simone.

When wealthy, seemingly perfect Brittany and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the o...

Beautiful Creatures  cover

Beautiful Creatures

Author: Garcia, Kami.

In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil W...

Jason & Kyra  cover

Jason & Kyra

Author: Davidson, Dana,

Handsome and popular Jason tries to come to terms with his irascible, often absent ...

Ash  cover


Author: Lo, Malinda.

In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy real...

Need  cover


Author: Jones, Carrie.

Depressed after the death of her stepfather, high school junior Zara goes to live w...

Prom & Prejudice  cover

Prom & Prejudice

Author: Eulberg, Elizabeth.

For Lizzie Bennett, a music scholarship student at Connecticut's exclusive, girls-o...

Cupid  cover


Author: Lester, Julius.

Cupid, the spoiled and mischievous god of love, is attracted to and marries the bea...

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist  cover

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

Author: Cohn, Rachel.

High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah ...

Love, Cajun Style  cover

Love, Cajun Style

Author: Les Becquets, Diane.

Teenage Lucy learns about life and love with the help of her friends and saucy Tant...

Romiette and Julio  cover

Romiette and Julio

Author: Draper, Sharon M.

Romiette, an African-American girl, and Julio, a Hispanic boy, discover that they a...

Crazy Beautiful  cover

Crazy Beautiful

Author: Baratz-Logsted, Lauren.

In this contemporary retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," a teenaged boy whose hand...

Dream Factory  cover

Dream Factory

Author: Barkley, Brad.

Alternating chapters present the view points of two teenagers who find summer emplo...

Forever  cover


Author: Blume, Judy.

Two high school seniors believe their love to be so strong that it will last foreve...

Kissed by an Angel  cover

Kissed by an Angel

Author: Chandler, Elizabeth,

"When her boyfriend, Tristan, died, Ivy thought she'd lost everything, even her fai...

This Lullaby  cover

This Lullaby

Author: Dessen, Sarah.

Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in shor...

The Big Crunch  cover

The Big Crunch

Author: Hautman, Pete,

June is starting at her sixth school in four years when she meets Wes, who has just...

Son of the Mob  cover

Son of the Mob

Author: Korman, Gordon.

Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is th...

Let it Snow  cover

Let it Snow

Author: Green, John.

In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the tri...


Abraham Lincoln Award

Awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by Illinois high school students

Alex Award

Adult books that appeal to teen readers

Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA)

Best teen books selected from the previous year

Coretta Scott King Award

Outstandingly inspirational books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all people

Excellence in Nonfiction

Honors the best nonfiction book of the year written for teens

Rainbow Book List: GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens

Children’s/Young Adult LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) nominees

Michael L. Printz Award

Honoring excellence in books for teens

Pura Belpre Award

Celebrating the Latino cultural experience

Rebecca Caudill Award

An Illinois award for outstanding literature for young people

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

Honors the best novels of the year by a debut author writing for teens

YALSA Book Awards and Booklists

The American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association presents annual awards and puts out annual lists for various types of genres and materials