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I read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in 4th or 5th grade. That was a fascinating and thick book.
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Someone else mentioned Ender's Game. I highly suggest reading that book. It has a lot of sequels and spinoffs.

But also

To Kill a Mockingbird (it's a classic)

The Giver

Death of an Expert Witness (good for ye mystery folk)

Warriors Don't Cry

The Great Gatsby

and one of my all time favorites

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE (it's all about dem PHONIES)
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Will make life simple just give authors names
E. E. Knight
Rick Rodin
John Flanagan
Tamora Pierce
Mercedes Lackey
David Eddings
Jim Butcher > little more adult but okay
Conor Kostick
R. A. Salvatore : The Legend of Drizzt
Scott Westerfeld
Eoin Colfer
Cassandra Clare
Maggie Stiefvater
Kevin Hearne > little more adult but okay
Marissa Meyer
Kate O'hearne
Derek Benz
Pete Hautman
Rachel Neumeier
Judson Roberts
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Why read when you can spend your time being productive.
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I don't understand why teenagers that are 17 and 18 insist on reading this drivel. Read any book, you're old enough to get something out of it. As a bonus you can read it again as an adult and get even more out of it because of life experience,. So, my suggestion for late teens who are almost adults is Weaveworld by Clive Barker and Eon by Greg Bear. I read both when I was 15 and they were awesome. I read them again at 30 and they were even better. Don't read books that insult the your intelligence. That being said if you're 13 stay away from Clive Barker. Although the show young kids watch are pretty graphic themselves. How many teenagers watch Dexter or True blood?


There are plenty of YA novels that aren't drivel, though, and lots of adult novels that are. Which is why I'd recommend to everyone (with the exception of children) to mostly disregard demographics when picking what to read.

Also, seconding the recommendation of Clive Barker, but I'd like to add that younger readers, or even just people new to his work, might like to try the Abarat series. Being aimed at a younger audience, and therefore lighter than his other stories, it's a good way to ease yourself in.
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As many people have already said, everyone's taste in books is different and what is commonly classified as "Teen Books" isn't always what teens are interested in reading (I'm talking from my experience here... I grew up reading books off my parent's bookshelf and only started dipping into the more "stereotypical" teen books later in high school with Harry Potter and Tamora Pierce books). In any case, here are some of my favorites from all sorts of genres and authors:


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Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce (and her other books, but that's where to start)

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel is really good.

The Hobbit by Tolkien

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card



THESE! I'm completely crazy for any of Pierce's books...

(and I would add Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel; it's technically the third to Airborn and Skybreaker, but it stands on its own really well. I read Starclimber before Airborn)

And you can't read The Hobbit without eventually reading The Lord of the Rings too!

Someone mentioned To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. That's a really good one; one of the few required readings in high school I truly enjoyed.


Also,

The Sharing Knife quartet by Lois McMaster Bujold

Inkheart (and its sequels Inkspell and Inkdeath) by Cornelia Funke

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Eon and Eona by Alison Goodman

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (as well as all the other Narnia books) by C. S. Lewis

Seventh Son and sequels by Orson Scott Card (author of Ender's Game)

Sundiver and the rest of the Uplift Trilogy by David Brin

The Wizard Knight by Gene Wolfe

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (technically a children's book, but a surprisingly good read; Gaiman is a brilliant author)

One Corpse too Many by Ellis Peters (I'm kinda cheating with this one... my parents have been pestering me for ages to read if but I haven't actually done it yet...)

Surprisingly, I really enjoyed John Milton's Paradise Lost, but I know not many people have the patience to read a poem like that.


I hope you find things you'll enjoy reading! I'll probably think of more to add later, but this is already getting to be kind of a long list...






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If you're into sci-fi, futuristic time, terrorism, experiments etc those sort of things... I recommend "Hex" by Rhiannon Lassiter.

I've read this when I was 14 and I loved it! I think it shaped my liking for the sci-fi genre.
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The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
I loved this book when I read it in Highschool. I still have the book with me. If anyone starts to read this the beginning is really slow and may not grasp your attention. Give it a shot if not that is fine it is just a suggestion.
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Seversky wrote:


GayAsianBoy wrote:

If you're into sci-fi, futuristic time, terrorism, experiments etc those sort of things... I recommend "Hex" by Rhiannon Lassiter.

I've read this when I was 14 and I loved it! I think it shaped my liking for the sci-fi genre.




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Unwind by neal shusterman
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The book Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff is pretty amazing. It's Feudal Japan and steampunk along with mythical beasts. Super awesomeness on paper.
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Adding to those recommending Tamora Pierce/John Flanagan/Artemis Fowl/Abarat/Hobbit. I would also add the following:
Fantasy
Alison Croggon (series beginning with The Naming)
Mercedes Lackey
Garth Nix (Sabriel trilogy)
Terry Pratchett (Tiffany Aching series)
Jonathan Stroud (Bartimaeus Trilogy)

Thriller
Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider)
Margaret Haddix
Charlie Higson (Young James Bond)

Mystery
Agatha Christie
Dorothy Sayers
Alan Bradley

Teen Romantic Comedy
Meg Cabot
Cate Tiernan (Sweep (also could fit under fantasy))
any of the Simon Romantic Comedies series (standalone books by multiple authors)
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Ender's Game
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All these book help my teenage years more enjoyable.
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I read it in English class and hooked on it.
Just like Peter Pan, only darker.

On side story of Simon and Jonathan are what kept me to read these books. If these character's not in, i wouldn't read it.
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If anyone likes Teen Horror, try ANYTHING by Darren Shan.

He's written:

The Cirque Du Freak series (vampires)
Saga of Larten Crepsley (prequel)

Demonata (demons and such)

Zom-B (zombies)

he's an amazing writer and instantly draws you in!
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