The 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!
Caring 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
Mr. 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
Pure, 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, published 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