100 Best Ever Teen Novels

After the 100 Books Every Child Should Hear Before Starting School, (posted in August) and then the 100 Best Middle Grade Books posted Oct. 25th, it’s time for the 100 Best Ever Teen Novels, thanks to the folks at NPR.  “Should I read to my high school students?” you ask.  YES! Absolutely!


Next week, we’ll talk more about read alouds. But in the meantime, here are some of the best for teens – enjoy checking off the ones you’ve already read, and enjoy looking forward to choose the next one you will read.

100 Best Ever Teen Novels (www.npr.org)
1.Harry Potter Series
2.The Hunger Games Series
3.To Kill a Mockingbird
4.The Fault in Our Stars
5.The Hobbit
6.The Catcher in the Rye
7.The Lord of the Rings
8.Fahrenheit 451
9.Looking for Alaska
10.  The Book Thief
11.  The Giver Series
12.  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series
13.  The Outsiders
14.  Anne of Green Gables Series
15.  His Dark Materials Series
16.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
17.  The Princess Bride
18.  Lord of the Flies
19.  Divergent Series
20.  Paper Towns
21.  The Mortal Instruments Series
22.  An Abundance of Katherines
23.  Flowers for Algernon
24.  Thirteen Reasons Why
25.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime
26.  Speak
27.  Twilight Series
28.  Uglies Series
29.  The Infernal Devices Series
30.  Tuck Everlasting
31.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
32.  The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series
33.  The Call of the Wild
34.  Will Grayson, Will Grayson
35.  Go Ask Alice
36.  Howl’s Moving Castle
37.  Stargirl
38.  A Separate Peace
39.  Vampire Academy Series
40.  Abhorsen Trilogy
41.  Dune
42.  Discworld/Tiffany Aching Series
43.  My Sister’s Keeper
44.  The Dark Is Rising Sequence
45.  Graceling Series
46.  Forever
47.  Earthsea Series
48.  The Inheritance Cycle
49.  The Princess Diaries Series
50.  Song of the Lioness Series
51.  Treasure Island
52.  Delirium Series
53.  Anna and the French Kiss
54.  Hush, Hush Saga
55.  Little Blue Envelopes
56.  It’s Kind of a Funny Story
57.  The Gemma Doyle Trilogy
58.  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
59.  The House on Mango Street
60.  Something Wicked This Way Comes
61.  The Chocolate War
62.  Just Listen
63.  A Ring of Endless Light
64.  The Truth About Forever
65.  The Bartimaeus Trilogy
66.  Bloodlines Series
67.  Fallen Series
68.  House of Night Series
69.  I Capture the Castle
70.  Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
71.  Before I Fall
72.  Unwind
73.  The Last Unicorn
74.  The Maze Runner Series
75.  If I Stay
76.  The Blue Sword
77.  Crank Series
78.  Matched Series
79.  Gallagher Girls Series
80.  The Goose Girl
81.  Daughter of the Lioness/Tricksters Series
82.  I Am the Messenger
83.  The Immortals Series
84.  The Enchanted Forest Chronicles
85.  Chaos Walking Series
86.  Circle of Magic Series
87.  Daughter of Smoke & Bone
88.  Feed
89.  Weetzie Bat Series
90.  Along for the Ride
91.  Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series
92.  Leviathan Series
93.  The House of the Scorpion
94.  The Chronicles of Chrestomanci
95.  This Lullaby
96.  Gone Series
97.  Shiver Trilogy
98.  The Hero and the Crown
99.  Wintergirls
100.   Betsy-Tacy Books

Read aloud to your students everyday.  And until next time, share a literacy strategy!

Denise Gudwin

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