Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Guys Reads

Booth, Coe.

Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and hi...

Crutcher, Chris.

Given the medical diagnosis of one year to live, high school senior Ben Wolf decides to fulfill his ...

Myers, Walter Dean,

While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences i...

Hobbs, Will.

After the destruction of their floatplane, sixteen-year-old Gabe and his Dene friend, Raymond, strug...

Farmer, Nancy,

After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking...

Kinney, Jeff.

Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, un...

Card, Orson Scott.

Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to s...

Mulligan, Andy.

Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries su...

Riordan, Rick.

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of...

Stroud, Jonathan.

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal...

Bruchac, Joseph,

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay a...

Oppel, Kenneth.

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chapero...

Polly, Matthew.

Laced with humor and illuminated by cultural insight, this coming-of-age tale explores one young Ame...

Portman, Frank.

High school loser Tom Henderson discovers that "The Catcher in the Rye" may hold the clues...

Weaver, Will.

Sixteen-year-old Miles and his family must flee their Minneapolis home and begin a new life in the w...

D'Orso, Michael.

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Fleischman, John,

A science writer specializing in medicine, Fleischman tells how Gage, foreman of a railroad construc...

Junger, Sebastian.

October 1991. It was "the perfect storm"--a tempest that may happen only once in a century...

Hiaasen, Carl.

Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to sa...

Doctorow, Cory.

After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major...

Dashner, James,

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work wi...

Alexie, Sherman,

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an ...

Calame, Don.

"Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a...

Plum-Ucci, Carol,

Torey Adams, a high school junior with a seemingly perfect life, struggles with doubts and questions...

Kuklin, Susan.

In their own voices--raw and uncensored--inmates sentenced to death as teenagers talk about their li...

Westerfeld, Scott.

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powe...

Green, John,

Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good ...

McNamee, Graham.

Stuck working in the Lost and Found of the Toronto Transit Authority for the summer, seventeen-year-...

Cohen, Joshua,

High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by m...

Treggiari, Jo.

In a future Manhattan devastated by environmental catastrophes and epidemics, sixteen-year-old Lucy ...

Smith, Roland,

A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest....

Horowitz, Anthony,

After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to c...

Anderson, M. T.

Hoping to lose his loser image, Anthony plans revenge on a bully which results in a war between two ...

Rex, Adam.

After being bitten by a vampire, not only is fifteen-year-old Doug doomed eternally to be fat, but n...

Silvey, Craig,

In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the othe...

Crutcher, Chris.

While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management group at school wh...

Thomas, Rob.

In hopes of graduating, Steve York agrees to complete a hundred-page writing assignment which helps ...

Pratchett, Terry.

After a devastating tsunami destroys all that they have ever known, Mau, an island boy, and Daphne, ...

Bradbury, Jennifer.

When best friends Chris and Win go on a cross country bicycle trek the summer after graduating and o...

Brewer, Heather.

For thirteen years, Vlad, aided by his aunt and best friend, has kept secret that he is half-vampire...

Anderson, M. T.

In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a ...

Schmidt, Gary D.

During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism ...

Myers, Walter Dean,

Jesse uses his sketchbook and comic strips to make sense of his home in Harlem and the loss of a clo...