Adult Titles with Teen Allure
Reading above your level, or just want something a little more challenging, a little more mature? Try these books written for adults, but great for teens. (Updated February 2020)
The Day It Finally Happens
How would the world look on the day aliens arrive, or all guns are banned, or the entire Internet goes down, or humans become immortal?
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Follow the basketball team of Chinle High School through a season of dreams and struggles on the 17.5-million acre Navajo reservation.
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Home After Dark
After his mother abandons him and his father moves them out west, Russell wanders 1950s California, eluding bullies and seeking friendship.
Format: Graphic Novel
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Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jojo’s family is coming apart, but when his drug-addicted mother hears their father will be released from prison, she gathers her children to go meet him.
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All Systems Red
A security droid called SecUnit hacks its own programming, watches a long-running soap opera, and reluctantly defends some humans when others go rogue.
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Raised by survivalists in rural Idaho, Tara had to teach herself math and grammar before she could enter university and leave her family behind.
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Red at the Bone
Melody’s coming of age ceremony is marked by the fact that she wears the dress made for her mother sixteen years earlier, who never wore it and who still must learn how to live with her daughter.
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