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Young Adult Books You Want to Read

As you may or may not know, our company, The Book Report Network, has a number of websites about books and authors in addition to Bookreporter.com. Throughout the year, Bookreporter.com features adult books on Teenreads.com, our site for young adult readers, that we think will have definite appeal to a teen audience. In the spirit of sharing, we are now spotlighting a selection of titles each month from Teenreads.com that we believe are great reads that you might enjoy.

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Late March 2012

Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he has grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. He can handle the critters. It's his father who's the unpredictable one.

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Late March 2012

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school --- until now. He's about to start fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. Auggie is just an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Late March 2012

Once upon a time, there was a cyborg named Cinder who fell madly in love with a prince. Mix in a deadly plague, a cruel lunar queen and a royal ball, and you have all the elements for a classic re-imagining of Cinderella that you won’t forget any time soon.

The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir by Gaby Rodriguez

Early March 2012

Gaby Rodriguez was repeatedly told that she would end up a teen mom like her mother. As a high school project, she faked her own pregnancy to find out how her community would react. What she learned changed her life --- and made international headlines in the process.

Lie by Caroline Bock

Early March 2012

Skylar Thompson is being questioned by the police. Her boyfriend, Jimmy, stands accused of brutally assaulting two young El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she’s the prime witness. Skylar is keeping quiet about what she’s seen, but how long can she keep it up?

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Early March 2012

When Cameron Post’s parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief --- that they’ll never know that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl. But that relief doesn’t last, when she is forced to live with her ultra-conservative aunt Ruth and a whole new slew of challenges.

Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Early March 2012

When Emily receives an assignment to describe what she would change about a classic novel, she pounces on LITTLE WOMEN. But when she gets mysteriously transported into the 1860s, she discovers that righting fictional wrongs won’t be as easy as she thought.

In Darkness by Nick Lake

Early March 2012

"Shorty" is a Haitian boy trapped among ruins when the earth explodes around him. Surrounded by bodies and desperately weak, death seems imminent. But then he becomes aware of another presence --- one reaching out to him across 200 years of history.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

January 2012

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel is still terminal. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

January 2012

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.