Adult Books for Teens

From astrology to literary fiction to a powerful Holocaust memoir, these adult books are perfect for teen readers.

ASTRO POETS: Your Guides to the Zodiac by Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky
From the online phenomenons the Astro Poets comes the first great astrology primer of the 21st century.

“Teen readers getting acquainted with their horoscopes will relish the in-depth guide to how the stars are affecting their lives.” —Booklist, YA Interest

“Lasky and Dimitrov are witty and divulge plenty about their own lives, which will entertain readers of all backgrounds.” —Publishers Weekly

AN ELEPHANT IN MY KITCHEN: What the Herd Taught Me About Love, Courage and Survival by Françoise Malby-Anthony and Katja Willemsen
A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER, by Lawrence Anthony’s wife Françoise Malby-Anthony.

“Conservation-minded teens will love the mix of emotion and adventure.” —Booklist, YA Interest

“All animal lovers will enjoy this book, particularly those concerned for the many animals in danger of extreme suffering and possible extinction at the hands of poachers.” —Library Journal

FIND ME by André Aciman
In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide bestseller CALL ME BY YOUR NAME revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting.

“Teen fans of the film adaptation of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME won’t want to miss this.” —Booklist, YA Interest

“Aciman gifts readers with a beautiful 21st-century romance that reflects on the remembrance of things past and the courage to embrace the future. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal, starred review

MAKING COMICS by Lynda Barry
The idiosyncratic curriculum from a 2019 MacArthur Fellow will teach you how to draw and write your story.

“Aspiring teen cartoonists will find a wealth of valuable insights and exercises in this lively, playful, and empowering resource.” —Booklist, YA Interest

“Through her signature nimble comics and collage, Barry provides guidelines for teachers, students, and aspiring artists.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

RENIA’S DIARY by Renia Spiegel
The long-hidden diary of a young Polish woman’s life during the Holocaust, translated for the first time into English.

“A terribly poignant work that conveys the brutal reality of the time through intimate connection with a young person.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Spiegel comes off as a typical teenager in many of these pages, concerned with friends and parties. Her entries include a mix of poetry and detailed narrative in which she writes of missing her mother and loving her boyfriend Zygmund, whom she calls ‘my beating heart.'” —Publishers Weekly

RAGE by Jonathan Maberry
From New York Times Bestselling author Jonathan Maberry comes the first in a brand new series featuring Joe Ledger and Rogue Team International.

“There is crossover potential here for Maberry’s teen fans.” —Booklist, YA Interest

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