recommended reading for ages 13-16


Bright Island

Jennifer Minicus | 11 Feb 2013 | 2012

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

A coming of age story for young teen girls.

Spindle's End

Tim Golden | 20 Dec 2012 | 2001

written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended

A modern retelling of an old fairy tale for young adults.

The Sleeping Sword

Tim Golden | 11 Nov 2012 |

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

Bun Bendle sustains a head injury in a diving accident and is left blind.

Airborn Series

Tim Golden | 31 Oct 2012 | 2007

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

An enjoyable adventure

City Boy

Jennifer Minicus | 10 Sep 2012 | 2004

written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended

Anyone who has ever experienced puppy love should read this Pulitzer Prize winning novel.

The Rag and Bone Shop

Tim Golden | 8 Aug 2012 | 2003

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

Jason, a shy 12-year-old, is questioned about the death of his friend Alicia, not realizing that the interrogator is already convinced of his guilt.

The Yearling

Jennifer Minicus | 20 Apr 2012 | 2002

written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended

I have a weakness for coming of age stories.

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written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended

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Small Acts of Amazing Courage

Clare Cannon | 2 Jan 2012 | 2011

written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended

One of those little books that is well worth reading.

Look to the Lady

Tim Golden | 20 Nov 2011 | 2006

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

This first book in the Albert Campion mystery series wets the reader's appetite for suspense.

The Looking Glass Wars

Tim Golden | 11 Nov 2011 | 2007

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

A fresh reimagining of Alice in Wonderland.

The Highwayman's Footsteps

Maryana Garcia | 2 Oct 2011 | 2007

written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended

A book inspired by Alfred Noyes' poem.

The Lantern Bearers

Tim Golden | 28 Sep 2011 | 2010

written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended

Aquila's soul-searching travels conclude Sutlciff's Roman Britain Trilogy.

Trash: a great read for teens and young adults

Clare Cannon | 29 May 2011 | 2010

written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended

A compelling story that will stay with you long after you finish it.

The Silver Branch

Tim Golden | 9 May 2011 | 2010

written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended

Rome's control over Britain is swaying in this sequel to "The Eagle".

The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight

Clare Cannon | 15 Apr 2011 | 2010

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

Attention fans of contemporary murder mysteries!

As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth

Clare Cannon | 8 Apr 2011 | 2010

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

What would you do if you found yourself in the middle of nowhere with no phone, no money, and no sign of human life for as far as you could see?

The Garbage King

Tim Golden | 26 Mar 2011 | 2004

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

Young men find they can live with dignity in spite of poverty and deprivation.

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Series

Maryana Garcia | 11 Mar 2011 | 2003

written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended

A mute boy's adventures begin when he stows away on the infamous Flying Dutchman.

Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye

Tim Golden | 30 Jan 2011 | 1978

written for ages 13-16 | recommended

Before heading to college, Natalie decides to find her birth mother.

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