Great books for teenagers

By The Bookshop on the Green

By The Bookshop on the Green

Once you can read, the world's your oyster - you're free to pick up any book to discover new ideas, new lands, new stories. But this is our take on our favourite books for young people.

Young Bond: SilverFin

Charlie Higson

£6.99 £6.50

Dash And Lily's Book Of Dares

David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

£7.99 £7.43

The book which became a Netflix hit. There are two further books too if you want to find out what happens next...

Boy 87

Ele Fountain

£7.99 £7.43

Crossfire

Malorie Blackman

£7.99 £7.43

Wranglestone

Darren Charlton

£7.99 £7.43

A beautifully written, atmospheric, creepy, gasp out loud, hide under your duvet, fuzzy warm feelings of love, nerve-wracking, gay zombie thriller.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

£7.99 £7.43

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

£7.99 £7.43

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Kelly Barnhill

£6.99 £6.50

Angus, thongs and full-frontal snogging

Louise Rennison

£7.99 £7.43

The Call of the Wild and Other Stories

Jack London and Ian Beck

£6.99 £6.50

A Monster Calls (Movie Tie-in)

Patrick Ness

£7.99 £7.43

Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton

£8.99 £8.36

Dialogue-driven action book which sparked a film franchise. Fast-paced and easy to zip through, it's a roller-coaster of a ride.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Victor Hugo

£10.99 £10.22

The Last Wild Trilogy: The Last Wild: Book 1

Piers Torday

£7.99 £7.43

Hugely inventive adventure book with themes of quarantine, climate change and human's relationship with animals. It's the start of a trilogy, and there's a prequel too...

Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger

£8.99 £8.36

Published in 1951, this is the original coming of age novel, detailing two days in the life of 16-year-old cynic Holden Caulfield. Expelled from prep school,, Holden goes underground for two days, railing against the “phoniness” of the adult world. He ends up disillusioned, exhausted and emotionally unstable. There is some controversial language in this book, but the portrait of a misunderstood young man makes it a favourite for many young people.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte

£6.99 £6.50

The Fault in Our Stars

John Green

£7.99 £7.43

Geek Girl

Holly Smale

£7.99 £7.43

Huge fun.

I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith

£8.99 £8.36

Beautifully written by Dodie Smith (author of The 101 Dalmatians) this 1940s novel is easy to read, tender and funny. An utter joy, to read and re-read.

Goodnight Mister Tom

Michelle Magorian

£7.99 £7.43

Hitler's Canary

Sandi Toksvig

£6.99 £6.50

The Silver Sword

Ian Serraillier

£7.99 £7.43

The Go-Between

L. P. Hartley

£8.99 £8.36

The Grapes of Wrath

Mr John Steinbeck

£8.99 £8.36

On the Come Up

Angie Thomas

£7.99 £7.43

Splatoon, Vol. 1

Sankichi Hinodeya

£6.99 £6.50

Lord of the Flies

William Golding

£8.99 £8.36

Pride and Prejudice (Vintage Classics Austen Series)

Jane Austen

£7.99 £7.43

Jane Austen shows how teenage angst, lust, broken hearts and social put-downs weren't invented in the 21st century.

It Only Happens in the Movies

Holly Bourne

£7.99 £7.43

The Yearbook

Holly Bourne

£7.99 £7.43

Asking For It

Louise O'Neill

£8.99 £8.36

This powerful novel by the brilliant Louise O'Neill has some very adult themes about consent and sexual assault. Recommended for YA/older teens.

Treasure Island (Unabridged and fully illustrated)

Robert Louis Stevenson and Rhead Louis

£6.99

Northern Lights

Philip Pullman and Chris Wormell

£7.99 £7.43

This is where the celebrated Phillip Pullman saga His Dark Materials begins...

The Deathless Girls

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

£7.99 £7.43

That Time I Got Kidnapped

Tom Mitchell

£6.99 £6.50

Keeper

Mal Peet

£7.99 £7.43

Grief Angels

David Owen

£7.99 £7.43

Kick the Moon

Muhammad Khan

£7.99 £7.43

The Gifted, the Talented and Me

William Sutcliffe

£7.99 £7.43

First Day of My Life

Lisa Williamson

£12.99 £12.08

The Girl of Ink & Stars

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

£6.99 £6.50

Clap When You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo

£7.99 £7.43

Run, Rebel

Manjeet Mann

£7.99 £7.43

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