Adult Books for Teens

These titles may look like they’re for adults, but they’re also perfect for teen readers!

HERE WE ARE by Aarti Namdev Shahani
HERE WE ARE is a heart-wrenching memoir about an immigrant family’s American Dream, the justice system that took it away, and the daughter who fought to get it back, from NPR correspondent Aarti Namdev Shahani.

“Shahani’s sudden push into adulthood as she sought justice for her family will resonate with YAs.” —Booklist, YA Interest

“This thought-provoking and thoroughly engrossing memoir offers the story of Shahani’s experience, as well as those of other families who, though they did not find the American Dream, nevertheless found home.” —Library Journal, starred review

THE FURIES by Katie Lowe
This page-turning, harrowing debut is the story of a girl trying to fit in, whose obsessive new friends and desperation to belong leads her to places she’d never imagined…dark, dangerous, and possibly even violent.

“More GONE GIRL than Gossip Girl, this might appeal to teen fans of The Craft and Heathers who can handle the dark topics.” —Booklist, YA Interest

“Murder and witchcraft mix with a heady cocktail of drugs, booze, and revenge in this elegant, pitch-perfect coming-of-age story.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Those who thrill to dark coming-of-age tales with a dash of the uncanny will find much to enjoy.” —Publishers Weekly

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo
The brilliant, fantastical adult debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.

“Bardugo has a legion of fans for her dark, angsty YA fantasy novels, but readers will find much more explicit content here.” —Booklist, starred review, YA Interest

A DOG’S PROMISE by W. Bruce Cameron
From W. Bruce Cameron, the #1 NYT and USA Today bestselling author of A DOG’S PURPOSE, comes a heartwarming story about family, second chances, and the unbreakable bonds that unite us.

“The disability and fraternal rivalry themes combined with noble dogs will engage YAs.” —Booklist, YA Interest

ORMESHADOW by Priya Sharma
Acclaimed author Priya Sharma transports readers back in time with ORMESHADOW, a coming-of-age story as dark and rich as good soil.

“This tale of a young man finding refuge from a troubled family life in dragon lore will appeal to teen reader.” —Booklist, YA Interest

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