For Teens (12+)

Teen or young adult books are published for the 12+ crowd, but we know that adults and some advanced younger readers love to shop this category, too. So Queen Anne Book Company reads our teen selections carefully to be ready to answer questions about content and age-appropriateness. Historical fiction, dystopian fantasy, realistic dramas, light reads or satisfying non-fiction: find all these and more when you browse our teen section.

 

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The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship Cover Image
By Philip Pullman, Fred Fordham (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338149128
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Published: Graphix - May 30th, 2017

Mystery, history and high seas, globe-trotting adventure fill this thriller of a graphic novel by the author of The Golden Compass. It feels like a Jason Bourne story with ghosts. So good! 


We Are Okay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525425892
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

This realistic story of a first year at college feels true, and is written beautifully. If you've ever had to deal with grief, read this. Because someday you will have to deal with grief, read this. It's written with heart.


Dangerous Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781619638198
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - May 5th, 2015

Maisie Danger Brown is a unique and charismatic main character. After living a quiet, sheltered life, the excitment that follows her time at astronaut camp is the perfect shock for her and the reader. Technology, friendship, hormones, betrayals, prosthetics, superpowers-- this book really has it all!

-Tegan 


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Front Lines Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062342164
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 3rd, 2017

*Spring Break Recommendation*

I was completely consumed by this sweeping alternate WWII history following three women from enlistment to their first battles. In this world, women aren't just Rosie the Riveter--they're GI Janes. Gritty, powerful, exciting. (Age 14+)
--Tegan


I'll Give You the Sun Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142425763
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Published: Speak - October 27th, 2015

Art, family, guilt, love-- this well-crafted YA novel pulls out all the stops. Whether you're 14, 40, 84, or older: If you want an emptionally-satisfying story, try this. 


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The Art of Secrets Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781616204822
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 21st, 2015

*Spring Break Recommendation*

Who can you believe and who do you trust? This clever novel about a teen whose family loses everything in a fire will keep you questioning and turning the pages! Interviews, articles, and personal narratives let you decide.
--Tegan


An Ember in the Ashes Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781595148049
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Published: Razorbill - February 9th, 2016

The Alex Crow Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147511768
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Published: Speak - August 2nd, 2016

In a World Just Right Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781481416610
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 28th, 2016

Grasshopper Jungle Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142425008
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Published: Speak - February 17th, 2015

Jonathan Safran Foer meets John Green meets War of the Worlds in this thoroughly original, completely engrossing novel. With a fresh and funny voice, Smith unleashes the mess and marvels of teen love, friendship, and other, unexpected terrors. Grasshopper Jungle is an emotional roller coaster, a goofy fun house, and a monstrous freak show all rolled up into one thrilling package. 

-Tegan 


The Summer Prince Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545417808
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 29th, 2014

Looking for something fresh, exciting, and thoroughly absorbing? This tale of passion, art, and politics in a dystopian future-Brazil completely sucked me in. Like Margaret Atwood to a samba beat...

Long listed for the National Book Award! 


The Book of Blood and Shadow Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780375872778
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ember - July 9th, 2013

Smart and suspenseful, this thriller filled with history and mystery isn’t just for teens! It has a great coming-of-age story along with a can’t-put-down mystery and globe-trotting adventure. The stakes are high, the characters are complex, and the pull of the past is strong. If you enjoy books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, or if you like Dan Brown’s plots but wish he spent more time on characters and revisions, try this.

-Tegan 


Every Day Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780307931894
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Published: Ember - September 10th, 2013

A. is 16. Every day A. wakes up in a different body. A. has been male, female, gay, straight, different races, different religions. 

A book about acceptance, love and the power of one day.

Intriguing and thought-provoking.

- Anne 


A Time to Dance Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780147514400
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Published: Speak - May 12th, 2015

This is one of the most uplifting books I've read in a while-- powerful and empowering. Told in free verse, it's the story of an aspring young star of classical Indian dance who loses a leg in an accident-- but finds a way to keep dancing. 

-Tegan 


The Game of Love and Death Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545924221
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 30th, 2016

Local author Martha Brockenbrough’s book pits Love and Death in competition.  It’s a story of love and longing set in the middle of the Depression. Romantic and magical! --Judy

If you loved The Book Thief and The Night Circus, try this well-crafted YA set in Seattle in 1937-- it transcends genres and ages. --Tegan

Love and Death each choose a human at birth and then compete to see who will win. Henry is chosen by Love, Flora by Death.  He is white and adopted into a wealthy family.  She is the daughter of African American jazz musicians.  Since we all die and don’t always choose or find love does that mean that death always wins this high stakes game? Or is it more complicated than that? Read this endlessly fascinating young adult novel  set in 1930’s Seattle and see what you think.  I’m still thinking about it. --Anne