Books for the Young Teen

Adventure/Survival

The Compound, by S.A. BodeenThe Raft, by S.A. Bodeen There Will Be Bears, by Ryan Gebhart Take Me to the River, by Will HobbsStormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz Ice Dogs, by Terry Lynn Johnson Itch: the Explosive Adventures of an Element Hunter, by Simon MayoHatchet, by Gary Paulsen Peak, by Roland Smith

Fantasy

Artemis Fowl, by Eoin ColferThe Sea of Trolls, by Nancy Farmer The Last Dragonslayer, by Jasper Fforde The Goose Girl, by Shannon HaleHandbook for Dragon Slayers, by Merrie Haskell The Mark of the Dragonfly, by Jaleigh Johnson The False Prince, by Jennifer NielsenThe Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan The Alchemyst, by Michael ScottThe Grimm Legacy, by Polly Shulman

Historical

Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer CholdenkoShooting the Moon, by Frances O'Roark Dowell Twerp, by Mark Goldblatt Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby LarsonThe Lions of Little Rock, by Kristin Levine The Boundless, by Kenneth Oppel Yellow Star, by Jennifer Rozines RoyOne Came Home, by Amy Timberlake Paperboy, by Vince Vawter

Mystery

Down the Rabbit Hole, by Peter AbrahamsRuby Redfort: Look Into My Eyes, by Lauren Child Moxie and the Art of Rule, by Erin Dionne Last Shot, by John FeinsteinKnightley & Son, by Rohan Gavin Scat, by Carl Hiaasen The Art of Secrets, by James KlisePicture Me Gone, by Meg Rosoff The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud

Realistic

Shark Girl, by Kelly BinghamThe Truth About Truman School, by Dori Hillestad Butler Out of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper Better Nate Than Ever, by Tim FederleMy Basmati Bat Mitzvah, by Paula Freedman Courage for Beginners, by Karen Harrington One for the Murphys, by Lynda Mullaly HuntUngifted, by Gordon Korman Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, by Wendy Mass Jessica Darling’s It List, by Megan McCaffertyHeaven is Paved With Oreos, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock Wonder, by R.J. Palacio Harris and Me, by Gary PaulsenFreak the Mighty, by W. Rodman Philbrick Holes, by Louis Sachar The Schwa Was Here, by Neal SHustermanStargirl, by Jerry Spinelli Dear Blue Sky, by Mary Sullivan Unfriended, by Rachel VailFlipped, by Wendelin VanDraanen The Truth About Twinkie Pie, by Kat Yeh

Science Fiction

Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott CardWhat We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World, by Henry Clark The Roar, by Emma Clayton The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrauAmong the Hidden, by Margaret Peterson Haddix The Giver, by Lois Lowry Cinder, by Marissa MeyerLife As We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer Fever Crumb, by Philip Reeve The Wells Bequest, by Polly ShulmanLeviathan, by Scott Westerfield

Sports

The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander Soccerland, by Beth ChoatRush for the Gold, by John Feinstein Football Genius, by Tim Green Pop, by Gordon KormanThe Batboy, by Mike Lupica Boost, by Kathryn Mackel Dairy Queen, by Catherine Gilbert MurdockThe Running Dream, by Wendelin VanDraanen