Lists and Suggestions for Teens

TEENS: Gamer Novels

Coda  cover


Author: Trevayne, Emma, author.

"Ever since he was a young boy, music has coursed through the veins of eighteen-year-old Anthem ...

Don't Turn Around  cover

Don't Turn Around

Author: Gagnon, Michelle, 1971-

After waking up on an operating table with no memory of how she got there, Noa must team up with...

Epic  cover


Author: Kostick, Conor, 1964-

On New Earth, a world based on a video role-playing game, fourteen-year-old Erik persuades his f...

Evil Genius  cover

Evil Genius

Author: Jinks, Catherine.

Child prodigy Cadel Piggot, an antisocial computer hacker, discovers his true identity when he e...

The Eye of Minds  cover

The Eye of Minds

Author: Dashner, James, 1972- author.

"Michael is a skilled internet gamer in a world of advanced technology. When a cyber-terrorist b...

Feed  cover


Author: Anderson, M. T.

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

For the Win  cover

For the Win

Author: Doctorow, Cory.

A group of teens from around the world find themselves drawn into an online revolution arranged ...

Free to Fall  cover

Free to Fall

Author: Miller, Lauren (Lauren McBrayer), 1980-

"In a near-future world where everyone is controlled by their smartphones, sixteen-year-old Rory...

Gamer Girl  cover

Gamer Girl

Author: Mancusi, Mari.

Struggling to fit in after her parents' divorce sends her from Boston to her grandmother's house...

Heir Apparent  cover

Heir Apparent

Author: Vande Velde, Vivian.

While playing a total immersion virtual reality game of kings and intrigue, fourteen-year-old Gi...

Insignia  cover


Author: Kincaid, S. J.

Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Mili...

Ready Player One  cover

Ready Player One

Author: Cline, Ernest.

"In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive...

Rush  cover


Author: Silver, Eve.

Rochester, New York, high schooler Miki Jones is pulled into a sort of a game in which she and o...

Z  cover


Author: Ford, Michael Thomas.

In the year 2032, after a virus that turned people into zombies has been eradicated, Josh is inv...


  • 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
  • Coretta Scott King Award
  • Outstandingly inspirational books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all people
  • 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