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Adult Books For Teens

Adult Books For Teens

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Clay Jannon loses his techie job and ends up working the graveyard shift at a24-hour bookstore. The store is quite unusual – no one seems to really buy anything, but an assortment of odd people borrow books fairly often. Clay enlists the help of his friends to figure out exactly what is going on.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

In the mid-21st century major world cities are controlled by a formidable security force and clairvoyant underworld cell member Paige commits acts of psychic treason before being captured by an otherworldly race that would make her a part of their supernatural army.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

The story about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

The Passage by Justin Cronin

At an army research station in Colorado, an experiment is being conducted by the U.S. Government: twelve men are exposed to a virus meant to weaponize the human form by super-charging the immune system. But when the experiment goes terribly wrong, terror is unleashed.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner , and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Just before a family trip to Antarctica, Bee’s mother Bernadette disappears. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents and secret correspondence.

Tell the Wolves I'm Home byCarol Rifka Brunt

A story of love, grief, and renewal in 1987 as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don't know you've lost someone until you've found them.

Pure byJulianna Baggott

At an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Craig is trying desperately to be a high achiever, but soon the stress becomes unbearable and he tries to kill himself. Craig's suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves. Beyond the smoke and mirrors, a fierce competition is underway--a contest between two young magicians.

An Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Together, three seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South in 1962, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town.