Auckland Libraries: Top 10 for teens

Top 10 for teens

The top 10 titles for teens, curated by our librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

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On the come up

Angie Thomas

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When sixteen-year-old Bri, an aspiring rapper, pours her anger and frustration into her first song, she finds herself at the center of a controversy. From the author of The hate U give.

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Wilder girls

Rory Power

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It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange...

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Chinglish

Sue Cheung

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Jo Kwan dreams of breaking free of her life and becoming an artist. An unapologetically honest and humorous account based on the author's own life, a British-Chinese girl growing up in Coventry.

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King of scars

Leigh Bardugo

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When the dark magical force within him challenges his effort to forge new alliances and build a defense against a new threat, Nikolai Lantsov, the young king of Ravka, embarks on a journey to his country's most magical places to vanquish it.

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Invisibly breathing

Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

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Felix would love to have been a number. Numbers have superpowers and they're safe - any problem they might throw up can be solved. People are so much harder to cope with. At least that's how it seems until Bailey Hunter arrives at school.

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Call Down the Hawk

Maggie Stiefvater

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This spin off from the Raven Cycle centers on orphaned high school dropout Ronan Lynch. Ronan yearns to follow his boyfriend, Harvard student Adam Parrish, to Massachusetts, but until he can better control his propensity for manifesting elements of his...

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Pet

Akwaeke Emezi

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Teenager Jam unwittingly animates her mother's painting, summoning a being through a cross-dimensional portal. When Pet, giant and grotesque, emerges one night, Jam learns it is here to hunt and needs the help of a human who can go places it cannot.

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White bird

R. J. Palacio

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Tells the story of Julian's Grandmère's childhood as she, a Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II and how the boy she once shunned became her savior and best friend.

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We are displaced

Malala Yousafzai

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Malala presents true stories of the refugee experience interwoven with her own story of her displacement in this incredibly moving follow up to her internationally bestselling memoir.

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Two can keep a secret

Karen M. McManus

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Ellery's never been to Echo Ridge, but she's heard all about it. It's where her aunt went missing at age sixteen, never to return. Where a Homecoming Queen's murder five years ago made national news. And where Ellery now has to live with a grandmother...

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