21 Books to Read Before You're 21

Paper Towns
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|September 22, 2009

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From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars --now a major motion picture! Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller Publishers Weekly bestseller When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin…
Eleanor & Park: Exclusive Special Edition
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|February 26, 2013

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#1 New York Times Best Seller! " Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green, The New York Times Book Review Bono met his wife in…
The Hunger Games
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|June 18, 2010

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Now in paperback, the book no one can stop talking about . . . In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in…
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone
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|September 1, 2014

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Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on…
Seraphina
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|December 23, 2014

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Shortlisted for the 2012 Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Text, Seraphina is now available in paperback! Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human…
Speak
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|May 10, 2011

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The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school.…
Thirteen Reasons Why
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|June 14, 2011

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER **THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES** “Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” — Chicago Tribune “A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” — The New York Times “…
Go Ask Alice
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|January 1, 2006

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A teen plunges into a downward spiral of addiction in this classic cautionary tale. January 24th After you've had it, there isn't even life without drugs.... It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she…
Before I Die
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|May 26, 2009

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For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars , this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up. Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and…
A Monster Calls: Inspired By An Idea From Siobhan Dowd
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|August 4, 2015

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A #1 New York Times bestesller An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom…
If I Stay
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|April 6, 2010

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The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went , Just One Day , and Just One Year . Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz! In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory…
The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials: His Dark Materials
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|May 22, 2001

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***** Just announced! The long-anticipated new work from Mr. Pullman,  THE BOOK OF DUST,  will be published as a work in three parts, with the first volume to arrive in October 2017! ***** The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named…
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
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|June 4, 2013

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The #1 New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Judi Dench. Includes an excerpt from Hollow City and an interview with author Ransom…
The Book Thief
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|September 11, 2007

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The extraordinary #1  New York Times  bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak''s unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been…
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-time Indian
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|April 1, 2009

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high…
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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|February 1, 1999

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Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Now a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a…
Crank
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|August 6, 2013

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The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addiction—the first in the Crank trilogy—from master poet Ellen Hopkins. Life was good before I met the monster. After, life was great, At least for a little while. Kristina Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high…
A Great and Terrible Beauty
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|March 22, 2005

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The first book in the critically acclaimed New York Times, USA Today , and Publishers Weekly bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy, the exhilarating and haunting saga from the author of The Diviners series and Going Bovine . It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her…
The Raven Boys: Book 1 of The Raven Cycle
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|July 30, 2013

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An all-new series from the masterful, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater! Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them - not until this year, when a boy emerges…
Divergent
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|September 30, 2014

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This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the…
Twilight
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|September 6, 2006

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Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now,…