written for ages 13-16


Young adult novel meets social agenda

Jennifer Minicus | 25 Sep 2016

written for ages 13-16 | None

Teens deserve better than what this book has to offer.

Interplanetary travel sparks galactic conflict

Jennifer Minicus | 8 Aug 2016

written for ages 13-16 | acceptable

Can a person have two bodies?

The adventures of the next Harry Potter generation

Susan Reibel Moore | 3 Aug 2016

written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended

A play in two parts by Jack Thorne, drawing on a story by J.K. Rowling

A young adult novel with a message of hope

Barb Szyszkiewicz | 12 Jan 2016

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

Suicide is a difficult and dark subject.

Story of childhood cruelty now on Kindle

Tim Golden | 13 Oct 2015

written for ages 13-16 | acceptable

Two boys, forced to live together, have a troubled relationship.

WWII veteran's return surprises family

Tim Golden | 2 Oct 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended with reservations

Henry believes his father is a war hero.

The cost of college drives a father to a life of crime

Jennifer Minicus | 3 Aug 2015

written for ages 13-16 | acceptable

How can Becca pay for college with her father in jail?

Nepotism undermines military strength

Jennifer Minicus | 28 Jul 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

Will Alexios ever live down his mistake?

This story strikes a blow for female independence

Tim Golden | 17 Jul 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

14-year-old Clare lives with her elderly maiden aunts.

Children defend the sanctity of human life

Tim Golden | 15 May 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended with reservations

Two teens protect a child from being used as a pawn in wartime.

Demons in London

Tim Golden | 31 Mar 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended with reservations

Dark secrets of Edwardian England.

Troubled marriages make for troubled youth

Tim Golden | 13 Mar 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended with reservations

Glenn's parents are going through a difficult patch in their marriage.

Children facing starvation

Tim Golden | 23 Jan 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

Mamo and Dani learn to survive on the streets of an Ethiopian city.

Dystopia with a conscience

Jennifer Minicus | 20 Jan 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended with reservations

Charley wants to save lives by killing others.

Do athletes make good dancers?

Tim Golden | 10 Jan 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

Erik must choose between football and ballet.

See it before you read it

Clare Cannon | 21 Oct 2014

written for ages 13-16 | acceptable

One of those rare occasions when the movie could be better than the book.

A story of friendship and personal tragedy

Jane Fagan | 10 Sep 2014

written for ages 13-16 | None

A young girl deals with her mother's illness.

The downside to cloning

Tim Golden | 4 Aug 2014

written for ages 13-16 | acceptable

A future society after a natural apocalypse

Tunnel fever

Tim Golden | 20 Jul 2014

written for ages 13-16 | acceptable

A 300 year old journey through a tunnel.

A must-read for young and not-so-young adults

Jennifer Minicus | 10 Jun 2014

written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended

Nazi Germany seen from an original perspective.

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