Books to Steal from Your Teenager

Looking for an engaging story to read? Try a novel written for teens. Luckily, there’s no need to sneak a peek of your teenager’s latest selection. These and more great titles are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

Code Name VerityCode Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, espionage, and courage as she relates what she must to survive.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
A seventeen-year-old art student in a Prague boarding school carries a sketchbook of hideous and frightening monsters that have become the only family she has ever known.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, two star-crossed misfits bond over their love of comics and alternative music.

Every Day by David Levithan
Over the years, a youth who wakes every morning in a different person’s body and in a different person’s life learns not to get attached, but things change when he wakes up in a boy’s body and falls in love with his girlfriend.

Grasshopper JungleGrasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
A teen narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong.

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal is told from different points in time and in separate voices by an artist and her twin brother.

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
In a futuristic world, a teen scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

The Knife of Never Letting GoThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Pursued by a mad minister, a boy and his sister set out across the New World searching for answers about their colony’s past, seeking ways to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from the Old World.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, a high school student struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia.

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Following the death of her father, a high school student and her friend set out on a road trip from California to Connecticut, forcing the girl to face her fears and come to terms with her grief and guilt.

Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
A fifteen-year-old boy, who is overburdened by his parents’ bickering and a bully’s attacks, begins dreaming of his grandfather who went missing during the Vietnam War and finds a new perspective on life during an Arizona visit with his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor.

Will Grayson, Will GraysonWill Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined.

The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
Taken to Antarctica by the man she thinks of as her uncle for what she believes to be a vacation, a troubled fourteen-year-old discovers that he is dangerously obsessed with seeking an opening that leads into the center of a hollow Earth.

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
An eighteen-year-old girl becomes the manager for her classmates’ popular rock band, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others.

The Moon and MoreThe Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
During her last summer at home before leaving for college, a girl begins a whirlwind romance with an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

July 10, 2015