Happy Books for Teens

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Fairy Bad Day
Amanda Ashby

SF TEEN ASHBY

High schooler Emma is devastated to learn that she may not follow in her mother’s footsteps as a dragon slayer, but with an unlikely band of allies she discovers that she may, indeed, be more adept at slaying giant killer fairies.


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The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June
Robin Benway

SF TEEN BENWAY

After their parents’ divorce, teenaged sisters April, May, and June recover special powers from childhood and use them to cope with moving to a new home and high school, but wonder if the gifts have a greater purpose.


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Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Rachel Cohn,David Levithan

ROM TEEN COHN

Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what—or who—they will find.


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Carter Finally Gets It
Brent Crawford

TEEN CRAWFORD

Awkward freshman Will Carter endures many painful moments during his first year of high school before realizing that nothing good comes easily, focus is everything, and the payoff is usually incredible.


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Absolutely Normal Chaos
Sharon Creech

TEEN CREECH

Thirteen-year-old Mary Lou grows up considerably during the summer while learning about romance, homesickness, death, and her cousin’s search for his biological father.


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Graffiti Moon
Cath Crowley

TEEN CROWLEY

Told in alternating voices, an all-night adventure featuring Lucy, who is determined to find an elusive graffiti artist named Shadow, and Ed, the last person Lucy wants to spend time with, except for the fact that he may know how to find Shadow.


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This Lullaby
Sarah Dessen

TEEN DESSEN

Raised by a mother who’s had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.


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My Life Next Door
Huntley Fitzpatrick

ROM TEEN FITZPATRICK

When Samantha, the seventeen-year-old daugher of a wealthy, perfectionistic, Republican state senator, falls in love with the boy next door, whose family is large, boisterous, and just making ends meet, she discovers a different way to live, but when her mother is involved in a hit-and-run accident Sam must make some difficult choices.


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You Wish
Mandy Hubbard

TEEN HUBBARD

Kayla McHenry’s life is transformed when a wish on her sixteenth birthday comes true—along with all of her previous birthday wishes, beginning with the appearance of a pink pony.


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Schooled
Gordon Korman

TEEN KORMAN

Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school.


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Princess for Hire
Lindsey Leavitt

TEEN LEAVITT

Desi Bascomb has been longing for a bit of glamour in her Idaho life. So when a flawlessly dressed woman steps out of an iridescent bubble and wants to know if Desi would like to become a substitute princess, Desi of course agrees. But being a subsitute princess is harder than Desi thought. But she desires to make a positive impact and does, one royal fiasco at a time.


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Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
David Lubar

TEEN LUBAR

While navigating his first year of high school and awaiting the birth of his new baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he hones his skills as a writer.


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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
Louise Rennison

TEEN RENNISON

Presents the humorous journal of a year in the life of a fourteen-year-old British girl who tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood animals, and win the love of handsome hunk Robbie.


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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Jennifer E. Smith

ROM TEEN SMITH

Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other at the airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day.


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Guys Read: Funny Business
Jon Scieszka

J GUYS

A collection of humorous stories featuring a teenage mummy,a homicidal turkey,and the world’s largest pool of
chocolate milk.


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