Clean Reads For Teens

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for a list of titles that are of interest to you. Or go online to and click on Personalized Booklist Service and request a booklist personalized for you. It will be emailed to you within 10 days. For booklists and more information on Teen Novels go to our Books, Movies and More page.



By  Shannon Hale
Call #: YF Hale
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the
other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers
unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.

By Meg Cabot
Call #: YF Cabot
A sophomore girl stops a presidential assassination attempt, is
appointed Teen Ambassador to the United Nations, and catches the eye of
the very cute First Son.

By Scott Westerfield
Call #: YF Westerfield
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license
— for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings
an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly
attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where
your only job is to have a really great time.Tally’s new friend Shay
isn’t sure she wants to be pretty. She’d rather risk life on the
outside. What’s wrong with that?
Into The Dark : An Echo Falls Mystery
By Peter Abrahams
Call #: YF Abrahams
Thirteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes aficionado Ingrid Levin-Hill tries to
clear her grandfather’s name when he is accused of murdering an
environmental activist found dead on his farm.
By Garth Nix
Call #: YF Nix
Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the
mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land
of the Dead.
By Gaile Carson Levine
Call #: YF Levine
In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza
eventually comes to reconcile her unconventional appearance and her
magical voice, and learns to accept herself for who she truly is.
By Wendy Van Draanen
Call #: YF Thompson
In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings
about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the
By Carolyn Meyer
Call #: YF Meyer
While her tyrannical family is out of favor in Italy, young Catherine
de Medici is raised in convents, then in 1533, when she is fourteen,
her uncle, Pope Clement VII, arranges for her marriage to prince Henri
of France, who is destined to become king.
In a Cage

By Jane Yolen
Call #: YF Yolen
As English armies invade Scotland in 1306, eleven-year-old Princess
Marjorie, daughter of the newly crowned Scottish king, Robert the
Bruce, is captured by England’s King Edward Longshanks and held in a
cage on public display.

By Will Hobbs
Call #: YF Hobbs
Sixteen-year-old Robbie Daniels, happy to get a job aboard a troller
fishing for king salmon off southeastern Alaska, finds himself in
danger when he discovers that his mysterious captain is searching for
long-buried Russian plaques that lay claim to Alaska and the Northwest.

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