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October is Teen Read Month, where we celebrate the joys of teen reading. But just because you are an adult doesn't mean you have to miss out on the fun. Here are a few great teen books to get you started!

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SPECIAL FEATURES: Teen Books for Adults

October is Teen Read Month, where we celebrate the joys of teen reading. But just because you are an adult doesn't mean you have to miss out on the fun. Here are a few great teen books to get you started!


Th1rteen r3asons why : a novel Teen Book Th1rteen r3asons why : a novel

Asher, Jay, 1975-
TEEN ASHER

When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.



Ship breaker Teen Book Ship breaker

Bacigalupi, Paolo.
TEEN BACIGAL

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer 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.



They called themselves the K.K.K. : the birth of an American terrorist group Teen Book They called themselves the K.K.K. : the birth of an American terrorist group

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.
TEEN 322.4209 BARTOLE

Documents the history and origin of the Ku Klux Klan from its beginning in Pulaski, Tennessee, and provides personal accounts, congressional documents, diaries, and more.



Beauty queens Teen Book Beauty queens

Bray, Libba.
TEEN BRAY

When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.



For the win Teen Book For the win

Doctorow, Cory.
TEEN DOCTORO

A group of teens from around the world find themselves drawn into an online revolution arranged by a mysterious young woman known as Big Sister Nor, who hopes to challenge the status quo and change the world using her virtual connections.



Into the wild nerd yonder Teen Book Into the wild nerd yonder

Halpern, Julie, 1975-
TEEN HALPERN

When high school sophomore Jessie's long-term best friend transforms herself into a punk and goes after Jessie's would-be boyfriend, Jessie decides to visit "the wild nerd yonder" and seek true friends among classmates who play Dungeons and Dragons.



The evolution of Calpurnia Tate Juvenile Book The evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Kelly, Jacqueline.
J KELLY

In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.



The Wednesday wars Juvenile Book The Wednesday wars

Schmidt, Gary D.
J SCHMIDT

During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.



The ring of Solomon Teen Book The ring of Solomon

Stroud, Jonathan.
TEEN STROUD

Wise-cracking djinni Bartimaeus finds himself at the court of King Solomon with an unpleasant master, a sinister servant, and King Solomon's magic ring.



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