More Teen Books that Grownups Shouldn't Overlook

Feed by M.T. AndersonFeed by M.T. Anderson
Titus is a teenager with a feed, or transmitter implanted in his brain. He and his friends live their lives by suggestions, such as advertisements, from the feed. But that was before a crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction…
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellEleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor has bright red hair and a thrift store wardrobe. Park wears “guyliner” and reads comics. They don’t fit in anywhere except with each other.
Fangirl by Rainbow RowellFangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Online, Cath is famous. In real life, at her first year in college she is a nobody. Can she navigate being just Cath without her fan fiction to hide behind?
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly BlackThe Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Welcome to Coldtown, a quarantined city for vampires, the infected, and humans. The price for residence, however, is that you can never leave.
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel PitcherKetchup Clouds (re-titled Yours, Truly) by Annabel Pitcher
In a series of letters to a death row inmate, Zoe tells the story of how she fell for two brothers and the heartbreaking aftermath.
The Waking Dark by Robin WassermanThe Waking Dark by Robyn Wasserman
Something is waking in the sleepy town of Oleander’s, Kansas—something dark and hungry that lives in the flat earth and the open sky, in the vengeful hearts of upstanding citizens. As the town begins its descent into blood and madness, five survivors of the killing day are the only ones who can stop Oleander from destroying itself.
Winger (Winger, #1) by Andrew  SmithWinger by Andrew Smith
Fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean navigates the twists and turns of boarding school with the help of his rugby teammates and his best friend, with whom he is helplessly in love.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieThe Absolutely True Diary of Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Wanting to better his life, fourteen-year-old Junior, a teenager on the Spokane Indian reservation, begins attending a nearby all-white school. Regarded as a traitor by his own people, Junior struggles to make new friends as he adjusts to his new environment.
Looking for Alaska by John GreenLooking for Alaska by John Green
Miles Halter has had a pretty boring life. Obsessed with famous last words, and inspired to create his own Great Perhaps, he transfers to Culver Creek boarding school in Alabama. His life quickly begins to change when meets Alaska Young.
Going Bovine by Libba BrayGoing Bovine by Libba Bray
All Cameron wants is to get through life with a minimum of effort. But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick and he’s going to die. When Cam is told that there is a cure, he embarks on a road trip through the heart of America to find it.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Clay Jensen returns home to find a package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside is cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them.
Hate List by Jennifer BrownHate List by Jennifer Brown
Five months ago, Valerie's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated because of the list she helped create. The list he used to pick his targets.
Love and other Perishable Items by Laura BuzoLove and Other Perishable Items by Lauren Buzo
When 15-year-old Amelia falls for her 22-year-old supermarket coworker, Chris, things get messy. Clean up on Aisle 7.
Reality Boy by A.S. KingReality Boy by A.S. King
Twelve years ago, Gerald Faust became known as “The Crapper” after defecating on reality TV. Now 17, he struggles to control his persistent anger and allow himself to emotionally connect.
September Girls by Bennett MadisonSeptember Girls by Bennett Madison
During a dreamy summer spent at the beach, Sam falls for Dee-Dee, a girl with a strange connection to the sea.