I love reading teen books. There are so many great authors writing in this genre. Enjoy this short list of my personal favorites from 2012.
In alphabetical order by author:
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – A retelling of the classing Peter Pan story. Set in a faraway land on a forgotten island with remarkable characters and a compelling storyline.
Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony – This story of a piano prodigy named Glory and her first love is told almost entirely through pictures. Supplemental material is available online.
The Diviners by Libba Bray – The first book in a mysterious new series introduces us to a cast of characters with special abilities. Set in the 1920s in New York City.
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore – The end of a thrilling series that rivals The Hunger Games for action.
The Fault in our Stars by John Green – TIME magazine named this one the best book of 2012. It is the story of two teens trying to find normalcy in their lives while struggling with illness.
Rotters by Daniel Kraus – The creepiest book I read this year! This one is about a gravedigger and his son and all the gross things they find buried underground.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – Another first in a series but this one is about female assassins, which seems to be an exciting new trend in teen literature.
My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt – Angel tells the story of how she became forced into prostitution after having a great childhood. Fans of Ellen Hopkins will love this book.
Posted by: Morgan D.