recommended reading for ages 15-18

Teen romance turns science fiction thriller

Jennifer Minicus | 5 Sep 2014 | 2013

written for ages 15-18 | recommended

Anna isn't who she thinks she is.

A story that touched millions

Jane Fagan | 31 Dec 2013 | 2000

written for ages 15-18 | highly recommended

Not your typical inspirational story.

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Clare Cannon | 29 Jun 2012 | 1859-2012

written for ages 15-18 | recommended

Entertaining summer (or winter) reading for the holidays.

Cosmic Trilogy

Tim Golden | 19 May 2012 | 2005

written for ages 15-18 | highly recommended

The first book in a science fiction trilogy from a beloved children's author.

A Waltz for Matilda

Clare Cannon | 14 Feb 2012 | 2010

written for ages 15-18 | highly recommended

A fun, engaging, and edifying historical novel for teens and young adults.

The Land

Jennifer Minicus | 14 Jan 2012 | 2003

written for ages 15-18 | highly recommended

This Coretta Scott King Award winner is a prequel to "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry."

Lorna Doone

Tim Golden | 7 Dec 2011 | 2010

written for ages 15-18 | highly recommended

A classic romance story.

Birthmarked: a brilliant new dystopian series

Clare Cannon | 22 Jun 2011 | 2010

written for ages 15-18 | highly recommended

Finally a series with characters you love spending time with.

Twilight Alternatives #3: When You Reach Me

Clare Cannon | 5 Mar 2011 | 2011

written for ages 15-18 | recommended

This intriguing story for teens by first-time author Rebecca Stead is a refreshing surprise.

The Door of No Return

Clare Cannon | 16 Jul 2010 | 2007

written for ages 15-18 | recommended

British descendant of an African prince fights slavery all over again.

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