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Books by Teens for Teens
. 1999. In the Forests of the Night
FICTION ATW Risika, a teenage vampire, wanders back in time to the year 1684 when,
as a human, she died and was transformed against her will. The author
completed the manuscript for this vampire novel when she was only thirteen
Baskin, Julia [et al].
. 2006. The Notebook Girls: Four Friends, One Diary, Real Life
305.2352 N PBK Four Manhattan teens kept a shared notebook that served as a joint diary and a compendium of letters to one another during their high school years.
. 1995. Girl Power
305.235 C PBK Discover the secrets and deepest needs of girls from all across the country - the thoughts, the fears, and the dreams of girls between the ages of thirteen and nineteen.
. 1942. Seventeenth Summer
FICTION DAL PBK The author wrote this teenage romance in 1942 when she was seventeen years old. The book is still read by teens today.
. 1959. The Diary of a Young Girl
B F828.di The journal of a Jewish girl in her early teens describes both the
joys and torments of daily life, as well as typical adolescent thoughts,
throughout two years spent in hiding with her family during the Nazi
occupation of Holland.
Hinton, S. E.
. 1967. The Outsiders
FICTION HIN Three brothers struggle to stay together after their parents' death as
they search for an identity among the conflicting values of the adolescent
society in which they find themselves "outsiders." Hinton was only sixteen
years old when she wrote this powerful novel.
. 1998. Conquering the Beast Within: How I Fought Depression and Won--and How You Can, Too
616.8527 The author began writing this book as a young teenager after being hospitalized for suicidal tendencies.
. 2000. Crazy
FICTION LEB PBK Written when he was sixteen, this book tells the story of the author's
struggle to cope with life at an exclusive boarding school and the breakup
of his parents’ marriage. Translated from the German.
Libby, Megan McNeill.
. 1997. Postcards from France
944 L A high school junior, living abroad as an exchange student, takes
readers on an insightful, witty, and poignant journey through her year in
. 2003. Eragon
FICTION PAO Written by a talented teen author, this first volume in the
Inheritance Trilogy features young Eragon, whose adventure begins when he
finds a blue stone that is actually a dragon’s egg.
. 1998. Within Reach: My Everest Story
796.522 P This world-famous teenage mountain climber offers an extraordinary personal account.
. 2007. Red: The Next Generation of American Writers -- Teenage Girls -- On What Fires Up Their Lives Today
814.6 R These personal essays of girls ages 13 to 18 are on body image, family, friends, school, love, and sex.
. 1999. Ophelia Speaks: Adolescent Girls Write About Their
Search for Self
305.235 S PBK A collection of stories and personal accounts written by teenaged
girls across America.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft.
. 1816. Frankenstein
FICTION SHE The author was 19 when she wrote this classic about a monster who begins to loath himself and his creator.
. 2000. Katie.com: My Story
364.153 T PBK Learn from Katie's mistake what can happen when you put too much trust
in people you meet on the internet.
. 2002. Teen Ink: Love and Relationships
81.809283 T PBk Stories and poems written by teens about things like first kisses and
. 2000. Teen Ink: Our Voices and Visions
810.8035 T PBK This anthology of musings on teen life was written by teens all over
the world. A follow-up collection of teen writings is called
Ink: More Voices, More Visions. Trope, Zoe.
. 2003. Please Don't Kill the Freshman: A Memoir
305.235 T This witty, insightful memoir was written by 15-year-old Zoe during
her first year in high school.
. 2000. Teen Angst? Naaah—A Quasi-Autobiography
305.235 V PBK You'll laugh out loud at this witty portrayal of teen angst written by
an acclaimed teen writer.