Decent Books for Teenagers

A Listmania! list by Meaghan "meggilyweggily" (Venedocia, Ohio USA)
 
I Am the Cheese
1.  I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
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  "My favorite book in the universe. Fascinating stuff, though not for the faint-of-heart."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (335 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Killer's Cousin
2.  The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin
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  "Wonderful if you like crime stories and suspense novels, which I do. Frank Delgado is my favorite character."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Dancing on the Edge
3.  Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
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  "Combines fantasy with hard-hitting reality. Miracle is an incredibly poignant character."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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Checkers
4.  Checkers by John Marsden
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  "The story of how an average girl descends into a nervous breakdown."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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1984 (Signet Classics)
5.  1984 (Signet Classics) by George Orwell
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  "My favorite "classic" genre book. The whole story is vividly gray and gritty and cold. Not for squeamish types!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,305 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

Silent To The Bone
6.  Silent To The Bone by E. L. Konigsburg
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  "A suspense novel of sorts. Contains tales of child abuse and the sexual seduction of impressionable adolescents, but ends happily unlike some other such stories."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Speak
7.  Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
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  "The story of how a teenaged girl recovers through her art after being raped."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,676 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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Streams to the River, River to the Sea
8.  Streams to the River, River to the Sea by Scott O'Dell
The list author says:
  "Historical fiction: the story of Sacagawea of "the Lewis and Clark Expedition" fame."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Cartoon History of the United States (Cartoon History of the Modern World)
9.  Cartoon History of the United States (Cartoon History of the Modern World) by Larry Gonick
The list author says:
  "Makes history fun: not just a lot of generals' names and dates of battles! Good for if you're having trouble in history class."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

The Giver (21st Century Reference)
10.  The Giver (21st Century Reference) by Lois Lowry
The list author says:
  "Kind of like a child's version of 1984. Slightly less dark and scary than the aforementioned."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7,129 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

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Then Again, Maybe I Won't
11.  Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume
The list author says:
  "Interesting coming-of-age story, written from the male POV unlike most such books."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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The Catcher in the Rye
12.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The list author says:
  "Everyone should read this (and nearly everyone has!). It's rather plotless, but  Holden has a definate voice."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,930 customer reviews) | 16 customer discussions

Jakarta Missing
13.  Jakarta Missing by Jane Kurtz
The list author says:
  "Interesting cross-cultural story of a 12-year-old who was born and raised in Africa but recently moved to America."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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Catcher in the Rye should be banned... 90 Oct 14, 2014
Is The Giver appropriate for a class of 10-year-olds? 73 Sep 16, 2014
Does Jonas die? 25 Aug 6, 2014
Books similar to 1984 1 Jul 13, 2014
why are these novels banned? 11 Jun 26, 2014
E-Book broken, last pages missing 4 May 5, 2014
this book sucks 52 Mar 29, 2014
big brother's #1 weapon is............................ 0 Feb 15, 2014
Welcome to the 1984 forum 6 Feb 8, 2014
expensive movie 4 Feb 8, 2014
Big Business is Watching You 0 Feb 8, 2014
Holes in the plot?? 1 Dec 21, 2013
 
   

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Last updated: 10/11/01
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