10 Best Adult Books That Appeal to Teens

ImageThe Young Adult Library Serivce Association’s Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to teens, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year’s publishing so the 2013 winning titles were actually published in 2012.

If you are having trouble finding something new to read, consider checking out a different section of the library.  Broaden your horizons!  You might be a bit hesitant at first, but if you start with books like the ones listed below, it could be easier than you think.  Besides, did you know there are already a ton of adults reading teen books?!  All’s fair in the library!

JacketCAPMMTNVCaring is Creepy, by David Zimmerman, published by Soho Press, Inc.

Girlchild, by Tupelo Hassman, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Juvenile in Justice, by Richard Ross, published by Richard Ross

JacketCAKUT2BWMr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

My Friend Dahmer, by Derf Backderf, published by Abrams ComicArts, an imprint of Abrams

One Shot at Forever, by Chris Ballard, published by Hyperion

PurePure, by Julianna Baggott, published by Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

The Round House, by Louise Erdrich, published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt, TellTheWolvesI'mHomepublished by Dial Press, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, by Maria Semple, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

– Cassie V., Children’s Services Librarian at CADL Downtown Lansing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s