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Best books for teens and young adults


Best books for teens and young adults



In this post, we have selected the best books for teens and young adults currently available at The Book People. From dystopian fiction to tales of romance and young love, there are so many gripping titles for your young reader to delve into – and don’t be surprised if you end up enjoying these thrilling reads for teens just as much!


Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds Collection


  • £7.99
  • RRP £31.96
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With the first book recently adapted into a feature film starring Amandla Stenberg and Gwendoline Christie, this collection gives teens the chance to find out what happens in the entire series. A disease has wiped out the majority of children in the USA but there are a few survivors – including 16-year-old Ruby who has developed some incredible abilities. However, she can’t quite control them…


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon


  • £5.99
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Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time has been adapted into a successful West End show and your young reader will be racing through the pages to discover what happens next. Full of intrigue and insight, this book follows a 15-year-old with autism who takes it upon himself to solve the mystery of his neighbour’s death…


Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness


  • £6.99
  • RRP £23.97
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This trilogy of thought-provoking books by Patrick Ness follows Prentisstown boy Todd Hewitt and his companion Viola Eade as they explore New World and learn about gender politics, the meaning of war and the unclear distinction between good and evil… These books will soon be adapted into a blockbuster film starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars).


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


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Set Nazi Germany in 1939, The Book Thief is a poignant and moving novel that finds the nation preparing for war. Liesel’s life is changed forever when she picks up The Gravedigger’s Handbook from the snow by her brother’s grave. This inspires a love of books that she shares with the young Jewish boy hidden in her basement…


Little Women Collection by Louisa May Alcott


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  • RRP £27.96
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Little Women will be back on the big screen next year with Ladybird director’s Greta Gerwig’s adaptation starring Emma Watson as Meg,  Saoirse Ronan as Jo, Florence Pugh as Amy and Eliza Scanlen as Beth already receiving huge awards buzz. Touching and heartbreaking, the book – and its three sequels – finds the sisters growing up and  dealing with all of life’s most important issues – from squabbles and struggles to a missing father and mortality.


Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman


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  • RRP £7.99
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Another hugely popular book series being adapted into a BBC drama series, former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses is an inspiring and influential read that tackles important subjects including racism, prejudice, distrust and terrorism. It follows friends Sephy and Callum as they get ever closer despite the social divisions that are tearing the nation apart…


Kate Ling’s Ventura Saga


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Kate Ling’s Ventura Saga is a powerful and compelling series of books that covers themes of romance, mental health and the concept of humanity. A coming-of-age story set in the near future, it finds Seren’s life being forever changed when she meets Dom. Together, the heroic duo must uncover the secrets of mysterious planets and save the world…


Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl


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Anne Frank spent two years hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands and her diary powerfully captures the sense of unease and tension around the city, while also offering an insight into the life of a teenager during this time. The diary finds Anne Frank talking honestly about her harrowing situation but ends all too abruptly…


Zom-B Collection by Darren Shan


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  • RRP £39.95
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Cirque du Freak author Darren Shan’s gruesome but awesome Zom-B books find B Smith having to deal with the rise of the undead during the apocalypse. However, B has spent her life dealing with a racist father and recurring nightmares about killer babies so is adept when it comes to despatching these ghouls. She finds herself stuck in an underground prison and then has to choose her side if she wishes to stay alive…


A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness


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  • RRP £7.99
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Based on an idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, A Monster Calls has been adapted into successful film and stage show. Written by Patrick Ness, it is a powerful and poignant novel about terminal illness and coming to terms with loss. It finds a monster calling on young Conor O’Malley at the same time as his mother battles a serious illness. Conor had been expecting a monster but not one taking the form of a yew tree… This novel is heartbreaking, powerful and beautiful.


We have many other incredible books for teenagers and young adult fiction in our hand-picked range, which you can browse here.





The Book People's best books for teens and young adults:

  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  • Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Little Women Collection by Louisa May Alcott
  • Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • The Ventura Saga by Kate Ling
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Zom-B by Darren Shan
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness