10 Superb Books for Teenagers

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10 Superb Books for Teenagers

Date posted: Jul 27, 2016 12:01 PM       Posted by: Camille Chavez Yalung


Vacation is here! Are you bored? Don’t want to go out? Well, Teachers-to-GO! handed you these 10 superb books from TeenVogue.com so you can read it all the way.

 

Anthropology of an American Girl by Hilary Thayer Hamann

PUBLISH DATE: June 2011

  GENRE: Teen coming-of-age 

Anthropology of an American Girl follows the coming-of-age of Eveline Auerbach, a seventeen-year-old girl growing up in the Hamptons in the late 1970s. Hilary Thayer Hamann's debut piece begins with tragedy and heartbreak, which completely consume Evie's life and thoughts. While she's coping, she manages to fall in love with a dark and brooding man.     


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


PUBLISH DATE: June 2011

GENRE: Science fiction/fantasy

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is the story of sixteen-year-old Jacob, who seeks solace post-family tragedy on a remote island off the coast of Wales only to discover a crumbling home haunted by the children who were once quarantined there. Author Ransom Riggs compliments his work of fiction with a collection of strange vintage photographs found in flea markets and swap meets. Creepy, no?


How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain


PUBLISH DATE: June 2011

GENRE: Science fiction/fantasy 

How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend is author Gary Ghislain's wacky love tale of fourteen-year-old David and one of his psychologist dad's patients, Zelda, who comes to earth in search of Johnny Depp. (It's Johnny Depp. Duh she came to earth for him. Get it, girl!)


  

Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker

     

PUBLISH DATE: July 19, 2011

GENRE: Religion 

Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker is the story of sixteen-year-old good girl Lacey Anne Byer, who's ready for something that'll make her stand out — so she tries out for her church's annual haunted house of sin. Cue Ty Davis, the new edgy guy in town who doesn't know the sweet and shy Lacey. As Lacey's feelings for Ty develop, she struggles with living a love life that conflicts her faith.

  

Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter


PUBLISH DATE: August 1, 2011

GENRE: Historical/romance 

Cleopatra Selene is the only daughter of the Queen Cleopatra of Egypt and General Marcus of Antonius of Rome, and wants nothing more than to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a powerful queen. In Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter, her will is put to the test when Roman ruler Octavianus brews up a war. Selene vows to defeat him and reclaim her kingdom until she finds herself in love and torn between two different paths of power.

 

 

Starting from Happy by Patricia Marx


PUBLISH DATE: August 23, 2011

GENRE: Romance 

Starting from Happy is author Patricia Marx's quirky take on the classic boy-meets-girl story. Imogene and Wally meet while waiting in line for apple pie at a party, which, naturally, leads to a full-fledged relationship. The entire thing unfolds in a series of "chaplettes" and chronicles the daily happenings of a couple in love.

 

 

 

Domo in the World by Kate T. Williamson, photos by Iain Browne



PUBLISH DATE: Sept. 1, 2011

GENRE: Just for fun 

Internationally beloved Domo has his own book, complete with original photography courtesy of Iain Browne and haiku by Kate T. Williamson. Domo in the World follows Domo through life, from flying a kite to Thanksgiving dinner. Silly Domo, you never know what he's going to get himself into next.

 

All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin



PUBLISH DATE: September 6, 2011

GENRE: Science fiction/fantasy 

In Gabrielle Zevin's All These Things I've Done, we fast-forward to 2083. Chocolate and coffee are contraband (can you imagine?!), paper and water are scarce, and New York is crawling with crime and poverty. But this is normal for sixteen-year-old Anya Balachine, daughter of the city's late crime boss. Until, that is, the chocolate her family manufactures accidentally poisons her ex and all fingers are pointed at her.

 

YOU: The Owner's Manual for Teens by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.


PUBLISH DATE: June 2011

GENRE: Nonfiction 

YOU: The Owner's Manual for Teens by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. covers everything any teenager would ever want to know about their bodies and their brains, from how to curb their Facebook addiction to protecting their skin to forming strong relationships.