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For Teens Who Don’t Like to Read

Adventure/ Survival Stories

Hobbs, Will. Far North.
Paulsen, Gary. Brian’s Winter.

African American Authors

Dickey, Eric Jerome. Thieves’ Paradise. (Located in Adult Fiction)
Draper, Sharon M. Darkness Before Dawn.
Grimes, Nikki. Bronx Masquerade.
Johnson, Angela. The First Part Last.
Myers, Walter Dean. Monster.
Williams-Garcia, Rita. Like Sisters on the Homefront.

Fantasy/ Magical Stories

Avi. Midnight Magic. (Located in Juvenile Fiction)
Coville, Bruce. Into the Land of the Unicorns (Located in Juvenile Fiction)
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Just Ella.
Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted. (Located in Juvenile Fiction)
Sachar, Louis. Holes.

Graphic Novels/Comic Books

Straczynski, J. Michael. The Amazing Spider-man: Coming Home
Veitch, Tom and Kennedy, Cam. Star Wars: Dark Empire.
Winick, Judd. Pedro and Me.

Historical Fiction

Cormier, Robert. Heroes.
Paulsen, Gary. Sarny: A Life Remembered. (Located in Juvenile Fiction)

Horror/Scary Stories

Hahn, Mary Downing. Look for Me by Moonlight.
Sleator, William. The Beasties.
Soto, Gary. The Afterlife.
Stine, R. L. Dangerous Girls.
Vande Velde, Vivian. Companions of the Night.
Saul, John. The Presence. (Located in Adult Fiction)
Stoker, Bram. Dracula. (Located in Adult Fiction)

Humor/Funny Stories

Bauer, Joan. Rules of the Road.
Cabot, Meg. All American Girl; Princess in Love; Princess in the Spotlight; The Princess Diaries
Korman, Gordon. Son of the Mob.
Lynch, Chris. Slot Machine.
Rennison, Louise. Knocked Out By My Nunga Nungas.
Rylant, Cynthia. God Went to Beauty School.


Cooney, Caroline. Burning Up; The Terrorist; Wanted!
McNamee, Graham. Acceleration.
Nixon, Joan. Nightmare.

Novels About Problems & Issues

Anderson, Laurie. Speak.
Brown, Susan M. You’re Dead, David Borelli. (Located in Juvenile Fiction)
Bunting, Eve. Blackwater.
Cohn, Rachel. Gingerbread.
Danziger, Paula and Martin, Ann. Snail Mail No More.
Fleischman, Paul. Seedfolks.
Flinn, Alex. Breathing Underwater.
Frank, E.R. America.
Koertge, Ron. Stoner and Spaz.
McCants, William D. Much Ado about Prom Night.
Myers, Anna. Ethan Between Us.
Peck, Richard. The Last Safe Place on Earth.
Strasser, Todd. How I Changed My Life.
Thomas, Rob. Rats Saw God.
Trueman, Terry. Stuck in Neutral.

Romance/Love Stories

Applegate, Katherine. Sharing Sam.
Love & Sex: Ten Stories of Truth. (Call Number: YA SC LOVE)
Steel, Danielle. The Gift. (Located in Adult Fiction)
Von Ziegesar, Cecily. Gossip Girl series

Science Fiction

Gilmore, Kate. The Exchange Student.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Among the Betrayed; Among the Hidden; Among the Impostors.
Paulsen, Gary. The Transall Saga.
Scott, Michael. Gemini Game.
Sleator, William. Rewind.
Zindel, Paul. The Doom Stone.
Zindel, Paul. Rats. (Located in Juvenile Fiction)

Thrillers/Suspense Novels

Cooney, Caroline. Flash Fire; Hush, Little Baby.
Cormier, Robert. In the Middle of the Night.
Dickey, Eric Jerome. Thieves’ Paradise. (Located in Adult Fiction)
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Running Out of Time.
Horowitz, Anthony. Point Blank; Stormbreaker.
Korman, Gordon. Son of the Mob.
Pascal, Francine. Fearless Vol 1.
Peretti, Frank. Nightmare Academy.
Preston, Richard. The Cobra Event. (Located in Adult Fiction)
Smith, Roland. Zach’s Lie.
Zindel, Paul. Reef of Death.