Adult Books for Teens

This month’s roundup of adult books for teens includes an ANIMAL FARM-esque world, an intimate Irish memoir, and a harrowing blend of memoir and cultural investigation.

TALKING ANIMALS by Joni Murphy
9780374538743
8/4/2020

“Murphy’s urban update of Animal Farm and Alfonzo’s intellectual and emotional conundrums will intrigue advanced YA readers.”
Booklist, YA Interest

INVENTORY by Darran Anderson
9780374277581
8/4/2020

“YAs will find much to ponder in Anderson’s memoir of a book-anchored childhood during Ireland’s Troubles.”
Booklist, YA Interest

IS RAPE A CRIME?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto by Michelle Bowdler
9781250255631
7/28/2020

“Bowdler’s memoir traces the anti-rape movement from the 1980s to today, showing YAs how far we’ve come and the lengths left to go.”
Booklist, YA Interest

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