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Chapter Books and Novels for Teens and Young Adult Readers, Ages 12+


Discover the best books and novels for young adult readers and teens through our curated collection of books.


Chapter Books and Novels for Teens and Young Adult Readers


Many adults wonder if teens actually read for fun anymore, others say, thanks to smartphones, they are reading more than ever … just not books. Between homework and social lives, sports and activities, maybe even a job, time is certainly beginning to get stretched thinly for teens (or young adults, if you prefer). Here at The Children’s Book Review, even if, statistically speaking, it’s true, we are not giving in to the idea that teens don’t like to read for pleasure. So … calling all young adults! We’re ready to dazzle you with the young adult book picks that we carefully select to feature from the 4,800+ books published for teens each year. You’ll find books in the following subjects: Fantasy: Supernatural Fiction, and .

Here are a few young adult book reviews and lists to get you started:

Must-listen Audiobooks for Teens and Young Adults | Audiobook List

A Thousand Nights, by E.K. Johnston | Book Review

Best Young Adult Books with Rachel Caine, Author of Midnight Bites

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon | Book Review

If you’re an expert on young adult books and feel that we must know about one of your favorite books for teens, then you can send us suggestions on books for preteens and tweens through our Twitter handle or with #thechildrensbookreview.  And we certainly hope you’ll chat with us and share your faves on Instagram or Facebook with #teensread. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!

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Books for Ages 12+

In this interview, Jarrett J. Krosoczka talks about the highlights from his career, what he hopes readers will take away from reading his books, and his highly entertaining new YouTube series.

This volume would make a great classroom aid, but Saving Dr. Warren

Scruffy: Our Loyal Pandemic Pooches and the Good, the Bad, and the Crazy Haircuts We Gave Them would make a lovely gift for any dog-loving family.

From timeless to fun-to-use to feelgood, these unique gifts for kids, teens, and adults are perfect for giving to any book lovers in your life. We have put together a list of books and goodies that will make hearts sing.

Each of these unforgettable YA audiobooks is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner.

Gloria Chao discusses her latest young adult fiction book, RENT A BOYFRIEND.

With hilarious scenes and heartfelt young adult musings, RENT A BOYFRIEND is Chao's most entertaining book yet. Highly recommended!  

Writing Boycotts, Strikes, and Marches during such a turbulent time brought home to me the Civil Rights Era’s realities like nothing else.

One-Minute Monologues for Teens is an excellent choice for stars in the making or any teen who could do with a boost to their self-confidence and self-esteem.

One-Minute Monologues for Teens is the latest addition to The Young Actor Series, written by film, television, stage, commercial actor, and acting coach Mike Kimmel.

Debut author Sean March's Little Wade and Watchtower is a dark, dangerous, and wholly exciting new series for middle grade readers.

Whether they tackle issues head-on or use the election as the backdrop for an engaging story, here are some favorite election-themed books for teens!

An understanding of the United States Constitution—and the amendments—will provide them with fuel for getting involved and making a difference. The following books offer up digestible information.

Rosanne A. Brown discusses her debut novel, A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN—already on the New York Time’s Bestseller list!

An intricately detailed and enormously entertaining read, A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN will endlessly entertain teens and adults alike.

Young adult literature is powerful on audio with themes of identity, activism, and friendships. Teens can immerse themselves in these excellent listening experiences.

The Little Prince is a thin book with its mere ninety-eight pages, but don't be fooled; it's a brilliant book meant to be deeply thought about and to encourage you to build castles in the air.

Bradley's Dragons is an excellent choice for readers who enjoy thought-provoking, thrilling, and suspenseful fantasy stories!

Our Friendship Matters is punctuated by a message of hope that there is a future and a way forward through the problem of racial injustice.