Book Recommendations - Best Books of 2009 for Teens
GiftLit announces our choices for the Best Books of 2009 for Teens, with a terrific mix of fantasy, humor and coming of age stories from award-winning authors.
Best Books of 2009 for Teens
If I Stay by Gayle Forman – This intensely moving novel, reminiscent of Seybold’s The Lovely Bones, is told in 17-year-old Mia’s first-person voice as she is whisked away to a hospital, where, her body in a coma, she reflects on the past and tries to decide whether to fight to live. Get more book recommendations for teens.
Going Bovine by Libba Bray – When Cameron Smith contracts mad cow disease he is either persuaded by a punk angel to set off on a surreal road trip, or he is experiencing a disease related hallucination, but either way what ensues is inspired lunacy (with a nod to Don Quixote) and includes talking yard gnomes, quantum physics, Disney World and true love. Get more book recommendations for teens.
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan – With breathtaking illustrations and captivating stories, award-winning author Shuan Tan highlights the humor and absurdity of everyday life. Get more book recommendations for teens.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – This highly anticipated sequel to The Hunger Games lives up to the first book in its imaginative storyline, engrossing characters, and hold-your-breath action. Get more book recommendations for teens.
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork – Told in a unique voice, this irresistible story of a 17-year-old boy with an Asperger's-like condition, is a celebration of the music each of us hears inside. Get more book recommendations for teens.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – In this melancholy, romantic novel - that is much more than a Twilight wannabe - Sam, who is a werewolf, must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever. Get more book recommendations for teens.
Hamlet by John Marsden – This daring retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy by bestselling author Marsden is smart, haunting and thoroughly engaging. Get more book recommendations for teens.
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen – The always popular Sarah Dessen doesn't disappoint with this nuanced and beautifully written summertime tale of self-discovery. Get more book recommendations for teens.
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