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One of our goals each month is to inspire you to read --- and to keep reading. We have found that required reading lists for school --- especially summer reading lists --- are not exactly inspiring. Thus we have created what we think is the Ultimate Teen Reading List --- close to 500 titles that we believe are perfect choices for reading and discussing. Our dream is that schools will use this list to help them make their own for summer reading or, even better, suggest that students just read what they want from this list.

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**UGLIES by Scott Westerfeld (Fantasy/Action & Adventure)

ULTIMATUM by K.M. Walton (Fiction)

THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin (Mystery/Thriller)

New! UNBROKEN: 13 Stories Starrign Disabled Teens by Marieke Nijkamp (Fiction)

UNDER ROSE-TAINTED SKIES by Louise Gornall (Fiction)

**UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi (Science Fiction)

THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING by Morgan Matson (Fiction)


THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B by Teresa Toten (Fiction)

UNNATURAL CREATURES: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman (Short Stories)

**UWIND by Neal Shusterman (Science Fiction/Dystopian)

THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli (Fiction)

**VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead (Horror)

New! A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA by Tahereh Mafi (Historical Romance)


A WALK TO REMEMBER by Nicholas Sparks (Fiction)

THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin (Fiction)

New! THE WAR OUTSIDE by Monica Hesse (Historical Fiction)

WAR by Sebastian Junger (Nonfiction/Combat Narrative)

WATCHMEN written by Alan Moore, illustrated by Dave Gibbons (Graphic Novel)

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen (Fiction)

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN by Lionel Shriver (Fiction)

New! THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY by Hanna Alkaf (Historical Fiction)

New! WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU by A.E. Kaplan (Contemporary Fiction)

WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart (Mystery/Suspense)

WE WERE NEVER HERE by Jennifer Gilmore (Fiction)

New! **WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE by Tehlor Kay Mejia (Fantasy)

New! THE WEIGHT OF A THOUSAND FEATHERS by Brian Conaghan (Contemporary Fiction)

THE WEIGHT OF ZERO by Karen Fortunati (Fiction)

WHAT WE SAW by Aaron Hartzler (Mystery)

**WHAT WE SAW AT NIGHT by Jacquelyn Mitchard (Suspense)

New! WATCH US RISE by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan (Contemporary Fiction)

WHATEVER by S. J. Goslee (Romance)

New! WHEN MY HEART JOINS THE THOUSAND by A. J. Steiger (Fiction)

WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Maria McLemore (Fantasy)

WHY WE BROKE UP by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman (Fiction)

New! WILD BEAUTY by Anna-Marie McLemore (Fantasy)

WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green and David Levithan (Fiction)

**WINGER by Andrew Smith (Fiction)

WINK POPPY MIDNIGHT by April Genevieve Tucholke (Fiction)

**THE WINNER’S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski (Fantasy)

WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse Anderson (Fiction)

A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA by Ursula K. Le Guin (Fantasy)

**WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin (Historical Fiction)

WONDER by R.J. Palacio (Fiction)

A WORLD WITHOUT YOU by Beth Revis (Fiction)

**THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renée Ahdieh (Historical Fiction)

WRECKED by Maria Padian (Fiction)

A WRINKLE IN TIME: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 by Madeleine L'Engle and Hope Larson (Graphic Novel)


YOU KNOW ME WELL by David Levithan, Nina LaCour (Fiction)

YOU WILL KNOW ME by Megan Abbott (Mystery)

**THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu (Fantasy)

ZAC & MIA by A.J. Betts (Fiction)   


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