Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Teen Winter Reads: Set in Illinois

Roth, Veronica.

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions ...

Ahmed, Samira

American-born seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There's the proper one her p...

Sanderson, Brandon

At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, an...

Pacton, Jamie

Working as a Wench--i.e., waitress--at a cheesy medieval-themed restaurant in the Chicago suburbs, K...

Sánchez, Erika L.

Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents'...

Garner, Paula

Why is there a gap in Jules's baby album? A wry and poignant coming-of-age novel about finding ...

Mills, Emma

For Sophie, small-town life has never felt small. With her four best friends, she can weather any s...

Charbonneau, Joelle

Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the Universi...

Lunetta, Demitria

Amy Harris's life changed forever when They took over. Her parents--vanished. The government--o...

Elkeles, Simone

When wealthy, seemingly perfect Brittany and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of tow...

Green, John

When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same n...

Magoon, Kekla.

In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's non...

Rutkoski, Marie

Sixteen-year-old Darcy Jones knows little about her past except that she was abandoned outside a Ch...

Peck, Richard

A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depressio...

Balliett, Blue

When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappe...

Cisneros, Sandra

This book tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of C...

Avasthi, Swati.

Chasing Shadows is a searing look at the impact of one random act of violence. Before: Corey, Holly,...

Neri, Greg

A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old Afr...

Malone, Marianne

Ruthie thinks nothing exciting will ever happen to her until her sixth-grade class visits the Art In...

Green, John

Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school g...