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Teen Books Under 200 pages

December 4, 2015 by teenservices  
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by Anderson, Laurie Halse

Description: 197 PAGES A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda’s freshman year in high school.

by Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia

Description: 147 PAGES Risika, a teenage vampire, wanders back in time to the year 1684 when, as a human, she died and was transformed against her will.

by Bechard, Margaret

Description: 142 PAGES When his girlfriend decides to give their baby away, seventeen-year-old Sam is determined to keep him and raise him alone.

by Carvell, Marlene

Description: 150 PAGES During his lonely crusade to remove offensive mascots from his high school, a Native American teenager learns more about his heritage, his ancestors, and his place in the world.

by Forman, Gayle

Description: 201 PAGES In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck.

by Hinton, SE

Description: 188 PAGES The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent’s death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.

by Johnson, Lindsay Lee

Description: 134 PAGES After her father leaves and Phoebe and her mother struggle to survive in the city, Phoebe finally goes to the country to live with her grandmother, where she learns family secrets and hopes her mother will return for her.

by Jones, Patrick

Description: 102 PAGES When Brian attains his goal of being a starter on the Troy, Ohio, Central High Trojan football team, as was his father, he enjoys new privileges but is exposed to terrible behavior that adults tolerate because boys will be boys.

by Lynch, Chris

Description: 152 PAGES Fourteen-year-old Eric, a ruthless hockey player prone to violence on the ice, tries to reconcile his own needs with those of his parents.

by Mazer, Harry

Description: 148 PAGES Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated for many months for traumatic brain injury, the first person Ben remembers from his earlier life is his autistic brother.

by McDonald, Janet

Description: 165 PAGES Afraid that she will have no where to go when her welfare checks are stopped, nineteen-year-old high school dropout Aisha tries to figure out how she can support herself and her two young children in New York City.

by Paulen, Gary

Description: After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents’ divorce.

by Sarn, Amelie

Description: 152 PAGES Portrait of two Muslim sisters, once closely bonded, but now on divergent paths as one embraces her religion and the other remains secular.

by Schumacher, Julie

Description: 168 PAGES When her sixteen-year-old sister is hospitalized for depression and her parents want to keep it a secret, fourteen-year-old Elena tries to cope with her own anxiety and feelings of guilt that she is determined to conceal from outsiders.

by Scott, Elizabeth

Description: 170 PAGES Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared. Once upon a time, my name was not Alice. Once upon a time, I didn’t know how lucky I was.

by Shusterman, Neal

Description: 201 PAGES When sixteen-year-old Blake goes to a mysterious, by-invitation-only carnival he somehow knows that it could save his comatose brother, but soon learns that much more is at stake if he fails to meet the challenge presented there by the beautiful Cassandra.

by Spinelli

Description: 188 PAGES In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.

by Spinner, Staphanie

Description: 177 PAGES When her father commands that she produce an heir, the huntress Atalanta gives her suitors a seemingly impossible task in order to uphold her pledge of chastity, as the gods of ancient Greece look on.

by Von Ziegesar, Cecily

Description: 199 PAGES Presents a world of jealousy and betrayal at an exclusive private school in Manhattan.

by Woodson, Jaqueline

Description: 133 PAGES Twelve-year-old Lafayette’s close relationship with his older brother Charlie changes after Charlie is released from a detention home and blames Lafayette for the death of their mother.







Graphic Novels

by Colfer, Eoin

Description: 102 PAGES Eoin Colfer has teamed up with established comic writer Andrew Donkin to adapt the text. For the first time, rabid fans will be able to see what Foaly’s tin hat looks like; discover just how “Beet” Root got his name; and of course, follow their favorite criminal mastermind as he plots and connives in action-packed, full-color panels.

by Craig, Russel

Description: 186 PAGES When Coraline steps through a door in her family’s new house, she finds another house strangely similar to her own (only better). At first, things seem marvelous. The food is better than at home, and the toy box is filled with fluttering wind-up angels and dinosaur skulls that crawl and rattle their teeth. But there’s another mother and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and all the tools she can find if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

by Pope, Paul

Description: 199 PAGES The adventure begins. Monsters roam through Arcopolis, swallowing children into the horrors of their shadowy underworld. Only one man is a match for them-the genius vigilante Haggard West. Unfortunately, Haggard West is dead. Arcopolis is desperate, but when its salvation comes in the form of a twelve-year-old demigod, nobody is more surprised than Battling Boy himself.

by Satrapi, Marjane

Description: 153 PAGES The great-granddaughter of Iran’s last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contraditions between public and private life.

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