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Not Just for Teens

Recently teen books have become very popular with adult readers.  Many people enjoyed reading The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.  As the Teen Librarian, most of my personal reading is in the teen book area.  I still read an occasional “Adult “ title and enjoy a wide range of adult authors.  However, I find that many “teen” books are fun and exciting to read with complex ideas, plots and relevancy.   The following are some of my personal favorites.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly [ separared by centuries, a teen tries to cope with the tragic deaths of two young boys]

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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow [ a terrorist attack results in the loss of civil rights]

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart [super-rich teens in a family compound on a private island}

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The Port Chicago 50: disaster, mutiny and the fight for civil rights by Steve Sheinkin.  [ 300 men lost their lives]

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Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld [a story within a story as a teen struggles to write a sequel to her first published book]

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Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith [ Science reseach gone wrong, reminiscent of the dark humor of Kurt Vonnegut]

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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick  [teen plans a murder-suicide]

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell [teen romance thwarted by bullying and abuse]

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5th Wave by Richard Yancey [aliens hunt humans to extinction]

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Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick [ story of love and sacrifice told backwards in time]

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