Can't-Put-Down Teen Books

These are some of the best teen books I have read — actually, some of the best books I have read, period. Enjoy!

What I Saw And How I Lied

What I Saw And How I Lied

by Judy Blundell

Absolutely jaw-dropping and gut-wrenching. Great characters, great mystery.

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This book also appears on 2008 National Book Award Winners

 
 
Undercover

Undercover

by Beth Kephart

Magical and lyrical! I love this author; her words flow like water.

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Rules

Rules

by Cynthia Lord

Soul-stirring and engaging tale of a sister trying to understand her autistic brother.

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Life As We Knew It

Life As We Knew It

by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Horrifying... what would happen if the moon was knocked closer to the earth? Frighteningly real!

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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

Exhilarating! I canít say enough about this book... the humor, the romance, the killing! This book was glued to my fingers.

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The Adoration of Jenna Fox

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

by Mary E. Pearson

Breathless; the lengths parents will go to save their daughter. Absolutely incredible and chilling!

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A Northern Light

A Northern Light

by Jennifer Donnelly

Enchanting. The book has a strong female character that dreams of life outside the kitchen, when that sort of thing wasn’t accepted. A great historical novel.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

Heartbreaking and hilarious! Two different combinations, one inspiring book of overcoming obstacles.

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Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant

by Derek Landy, illustrated by Tom Percival

Hilarious and action-packed! Loved the witty banter and sarcasm... a butt-kicking skeleton, what more could you ask for?

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No Shame, No Fear

No Shame, No Fear

by Ann Turnbull

Romantic and tragic yet hopeful. Makes me appreciate living in the here and now.

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