Teen Booklist

  • Mary, Bloody Mary

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    By Meyer, Carolyn  Mary Tudor, who would reign briefly as Queen of England during the mid sixteenth century, tells the story of her troubled childhood as daughter of King Henry VIII.
  • Millicent Min, Girl Genius

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    By Yee, Lisa  In a series of journal entries, eleven-year-old child prodigy Millicent Min records her struggles to learn to play volleyball, tutor her enemy, deal with her grandmother's departure, and make friends over the course of a tumultuous summer.
  • Monster

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    By Myers, Walter Dean 

    While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

  • One Night that Changes Everything

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    By Barnholdt, Lauren 

    Two years ago, when Eliza Sellman was in ninth grade, her dad found out he was being transfered and the family was going to move. Having always been shy and not so confident about her body, Eliza took that opportunity to start a list in her private notebook of all the things she planned on doing when she moved but had always been afraid to--like wearing a miniskirt and asking guys to dance; singing karaoke in front of strangers; posting a photo of herself on her Facebook wall in a bikini...you get the idea. New town, new Eliza, right? 

  • P.S. Longer Letter Later

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    By Danziger, Paula and Ann M. Martin  Twelve-year-old best friends Elizabeth and Tara-Starr continue their friendship through letter-writing after Tara-Starr's family moves to another state.
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower, The

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    By Chbosky, Stephen 

    A tale of adolescence whose hero is Charlie, a high school freshman in Pennsylvania. The novel follows Charlie as he is introduced to love, literature and pot.

  • Planet Janet

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    By Sheldon, Dyan  Sixteen-year-old Janet Bandry keeps a diary as she deals with an annoying family, school, a quirky best friend, and trying to find herself through vegetarianism, literature, romance, and her "Dark Phase."
  • Princess Diaries, The

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    By Cabot, Meg 

    The comical misadventures of Mia Thermopolis, a New York City teenager who just happens to also be princess of Genovia. (Sequels: Princess in the Spotlight, Princess in Love, Princess in Waiting, Valentine Princess, Project Princess, Princess in Pink, Princess in Training, The Princess Present, Party Princess, Sweet Sixteen Princess, Princess on the Brink, Princess Mia, Forever Princess) Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image Cover image

  • Revolution

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    By Donnelly, Jennifer 

    Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

  • Shooter

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    By Myers, Walter Dean 

    Written in the form of interviews, reports, and journal entries, the story of three troubled teenagers ends in a tragic school shooting.