The original Hunger Games novels sold more than 100 million copies. The books were made into movies. Hunger Games fans’ the wait is finally over. Set 64 years before the Hunger Games, a prequel is coming out which focuses on 18 year old Coriolanus Snow.
Spread across 3 books, the Hunger Games is told through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen. Every year, two teenagers are selected and put in an arena where they must battle for their survival. Typical stuff for a teenager, right? This set includes the entire trilogy.
Many people are comparing the Covid-19 pandemic to a Stephen King book called The Stand. In The Stand, a deadly virus known as the Super Flu swept across the globe. Everybody who isn’t immune dies and the people left must rebuild. It’s amazing how closely the plotline mirrors real life. Due to the real life pandemic, many fans want to revisit this novel.
When 13 year old Brian Robeson’s plane crashes, he is the only survivor. All alone, he only has his clothing and a hatchet, which his mother had given him as a gift. Brian will have to learn to survive to find food and shelter. It’s a journey of discovery that nobody will want to miss.
Throughout her life, Sadie Robertson made it her mission to inspire people. She often writes about the problems the she is going through because other people can relate to her. Through the followings of Jesus, she encourages teen girls to reach their life’s purpose. There’s a lot of uncertainty right now, but Sadie reminds us there is always hope in life if we truly live.
If you love One of Us Is Lying, the thrilling sequel is here. The book takes place one year after the events of the first book. The time the game of Truth or Dare turns deadly. There are plenty of plot twists along the way in this thriller.
How much do you love somebody? In Five Feet Apart, two teens, who have a lung disease known as cystic fibrosis, fall in love with each other in a hospital. The twist? Because they are ill, they must socially distance from each other to survive. Will they choose to live or love? It’s a modern day Romeo and Juliet.
It’s not easy being a teen girl. This “survival guide” for teen girls is built around 10 key problems from friendship to social media. Unlike other self help books, this isn’t a passive experience. It’s interactive and there are fun quizzes and activities at the end of each chapter. The book has a valuable lesson: sometimes it’s more important about what you “bring to the party” than changing yourself to fit in.
Chicken Soup for the Soul is a line of inspirational books. This edition is geared toward teens. You won’t find any adults preaching life lessons in this book. Instead, it’s a collection of 101 inspirational stories written by teens that deal with love, relationships, family, and tough times. It will make you laugh, cry, and most importantly grow.
When Stranger Things first appeared on Netflix, it developed a huge following. Now they are releasing the first official novel for the show, which is actually a prequel. Have you always wanted to know more about Eleven’s Mother? Stranger Things fans will love this novel that relives the story of Terry Ives.
Have you ever wondered what college is really like? The Naked Roommate is a wonderful book for those entering college. You will learn everything you need to know about college from dating to the party scene. You will meet the different types of roommates, including the naked roommate. Every teenager ready for college needs a copy of this book, but be warned there is stuff you might not want to know about.
Back in 2005, the Twilight books were popular among teen girls. Surprise, Twilight is back! Stephenie Meyer is releasing the fifth Twilight novel, Midnight Sun. Meyer may have actually started writing the book back in 2008. Unlike the previous novels, this time the story is told through the eyes of Edward Cullen. It’s a different time so it will be interesting to see if the vampire saga resonates with today’s audience.
In this mysterious and horror filled tale, Jacob Portman grew up listening supernatural tales from his grandfather. As Jacob grows up he starts to believe his grandfather’s tales were pure fantasy. He soon finds out the tales are true when he discovers children trapped in time. The book makes interesting use of pictures to tell its creepy tale.
If she hangs around Instagram a lots she’s probably heard of the Strange Planet comics. Nathan Pyle is launching a book featuring the Internet’s most loveable aliens. Strange Planet is a planet filled with blue beings that do things that we find ordinary but they make them seem unusual. If she loves the Strange Planet comics, she is going to love this humorous little book.
Stephen King has enthralled us once again with his latest horror masterpiece. In this classic tale, a young boy with supernatural powers named Luke is kidnapped and taken to an Institute. He meets other kids who also have superpowers. At the Institute, you check in but never check out. As long as you go along, you are rewarded. If you don’t, you are severely punished. Will Luke escape? The book delivers a scary tale that leaves up to the Stephen King name.
Now you can experience the world of Harry Potter is a entirely new way through this illustrated version. Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, The Tales Of Beedle the Bard is part of the illustrated series. The illustrations really bring the five tales to life in ways that were never possible before.
A classic tale about prejudice and injustice, The Outsiders is one of the most popular books for teens. It tells the story of Ponyboy and his gang. He believes that there are two types of people in this world greasers and soc. A soc is somebody who is social while a greaser is an outsider. His whole worldview changes when somebody is murdered by his friend.
Wonder is wonderful! It’s already hard going to Middle School, but for Auggie it is even harder. He has a rare facial deformity that makes it super difficult. When people see him, they call him names and stare. While Wonder is a book that it is for younger kids, the message is so powerful that everybody should read it. It’s story about bullies, acceptance, and kindness. The ending will leave you in tears.
Since 1955, the Guinness Book of World Records has been filled with record breaking facts. It’s always fun to look forward to each new edition of the book every year. Did you know that the longest pair of fingernails in the world measured over 18 feet? It took Ayanna Williams 23 years to grow her nails that long. The latest book contains over 300 new records just like this.
Written by Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey is a collection of short poems that contain only a few lines. Divided into 4 chapters, it’s definitely a book for older teens and some parents may find it inappropriate as it explores mature themes like rape and sexuality from a feminist perspective.
Based on real life events, this is an incredible tale that takes place during World War II. With well drawn out characters, the book follows the story of a heroic Italian teen named Pino. He is just your regular 17 year old teen until the war starts. During World Wars II he leads Jews over a treacherous mountain to safety in Switzerland. At times, it feels too real but it is a powerful story about bravery.
Who doesn’t love murder mysteries? In One Of Us Is Lying, five students are in detention. When detention ends, one student is dead. The other four students become suspects and all of them claim that they are innocent, but somebody is lying. Filed with mystery, compelling characters, and intrigue, One Of Us is Lying is a hard book to put down when the plot begins to unravel.
Told from the eyes of a 9 year old German boy named Bruno, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a moving story that takes place during the Holocaust. Bruno’s father is in charge of a concentration camp in Auschwitz. Bruno doesn’t like living in Auschwitz until he meets a boy with striped pajamas who is the same age as him. The two of them forge a meaningful friendship. The twist? They are living on opposite sides of the fence.
The Harry Potter series might be my favorite series of all time. The story starts out with a normal world but we are quickly drawn into a hidden magical world. Along the way, Harry Potter meets lifelong friends as he attempts to battle against Lord Voldermont. This complete set of 7 books is the best way to get caught on the series or reread it again. Each book contains 1 year of Harry’s adventures. What will be your favorite?
Now we can relive the Harry Potter books in illustrated form. The 3rd illustrated book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is now out. Illustrated by Jim Kay, it features gorgeous illustrations with vibrant colors, which brings the Harry Potter story to life in a whole new way. This is a must have for any Harry Potter fan.
Does he love Gods, monsters, and Greek mythology? He is going to love reading through this beautiful boxed set with five books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It’s sort of like Harry Potter with Greek Gods. This is where the Percy Jackson series all started. Percy Jackson might seem like a regular kid, but he soon finds out that he is a half Greek God.
Being a fan of Percy Jackson, I am excited to check out Rick Riordan’s latest Greek mythology series, The Trials of Apollo. The new series will explore Apollo, who has been stripped of his godly powers. Will Apollo be able to survive as a mortal on Earth? Book 5 is now out.
Rick Riordan fans are going to want to the Magnus Chase and the Gods Of Asgard series. With the same wit and charm of the Percy Jackson series, the series is filled with a distinct sense of humor. This time Magnus will be trained by Percy Jackson. Will Magnus be able to learn anything?
Meet Artemis Fowl! He’s a 12 year old genius that happens to be an evil mastermind. He makes a stunning discovery, a world of intelligent fairies that are protecting a gold fortune. To steal the gold, he decides to kidnap a fairy. The only problem? These fairies are no joke. Featuring leprechauns, elves, and fairies, Artemis Fowl is filled with plenty of magic, humor, and fantasy. This set contains the first 3 books.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement, The Hate U Give is one of the most powerful and moving books. It tells the story of an unarmed black teenage boy who is killed by a police officer. The main character in the book is the only witness to the fatal shooting. While there are mature subjects touched upon like drug use, profanity, and sexual situations, this book is raw, painful, and powerful.
Tackling subjects like racism, profiling, and police brutality, Dear Martin delves into topics that are present in our everyday lives. It’s the story of Justyce McAllister who is doing exceptional in school. His life changes when he is put in handcuffs by a police officer. Unable to escape the ridicule, he starts writing a journal to Martin Luther King. There are curse words, but the raw story delivers a gut punch that opens your eyes to a different perspective.
Does she love Rick Riordan and Greek Mythology? He is the author of the Percy Jackson series. His follow up series was called the Heroes of Olympus, which is a spin off story of Percy Jackson. A lot of the characters from the Percy Jackson books make an appearance so it is a lot of fun to revisit familiar characters with a new plot.
Who wouldn’t want to become a fortune teller? Tarot cards are extremely trendy right now. Tarot cards are a great tool to interpret life. You can use them to make decisions and see into the future. Focusing on animal wild life, the Wild Unknown deck is a beautiful deck of tarot cards. This lovely boxed set not only comes with the gorgeous tarot cards, it comes with a book that explains the cards and acts as a guidebook for beginners.
A tale of life and death, Arc of a Scythe explores a world where humans can live forever. The catch? The planet can only sustain a limited amount of people. Scythes have been chosen to keep the population from growing too large. The book follows two teens that have been chosen to become apprentice scythes. They must learn to kill and after 3 trials one of them will be chosen to become a scythe. The final book in the trilogy is now out.
Set in Nazi Germany, The Book Thief has become a classic. Telling the story from a different perspective, Death narrates this tale about 10 year old Liesel Meminger, who becomes a foster child. She’ll soon learn how to read and eventually become a book thief. She steals books that the Nazis want to destroy. It’s a wonderful story that describes the horrors the Jews went through during that time period.
There are plenty of dystopian novels, but Ready Player One is perfect for anybody who loves video games and cyberpunk stories. Mixing video game culture with 80s culture, it’s a geek’s dream come true. The story takes place in the year 2044. There is a global energy crisis. The main character, a teenager named Wade, is on a high stakes quest to find the OASIS, which is said to give anybody who finds it wealth and power.
If you love Harry Potter, you are going to love this book. Written by Tomi Adeyemi, Children Of Blood and Bone is a fantasy novel based in Western culture and folklore. This is one of those books that you won’t be able to put down. The magic, the world, and the characters are so rich. By telling the story from 3 different perspectives, the author is not only able to tell a sweeping fantasy, but is able to layer so much of depth and meaning. It’s a fantasy story but it deals with difficult issues such as oppression and racism. Book 2 is out.
Do you remember your first crush? With a movie out on Netflix, you might want to check out Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Love. Sixteen year old, Lara Jean, writes love letters about all her different crushes. It’s her most prized possession. Nobody knows about them until her love notes are exposed to her secret crushes. It’s a fun romantic story that those in high school can totally relate to. This set contains all 3 books.
Setup like a reality show, Selection is like a futuristic dating show meets Cinderella. Thirty five girls between 16 and 20 enter a contest to marry a Prince on a reality TV show. Friendship, loyalty, and bravery are central themes to the series. There are a few bad words and while none of the characters go all the way romantically, they stop just short of it. While there is a lot of intimacy depicted, including the main characters caressing with each other with their clothes on, it’s nothing more than you wouldn’t see in a PG-13 movie. It’s sort of like Hunger Games with a lot of more romance.
I am a big fan of John Green. He’s written books like The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, Looking For Alaska, and An Abundance Of Katherines. This collection includes all of John Green’s books. If you have never read any of John Green’s books, this boxed set is the perfect gift.
Everything, Everything tells the story of a girl who is unable to leave her own house because she has rare condition which makes her allergic to the outside world. However, when a boy moves in next to her, she dreams about finding love and experiencing the world. The story is deep and moving but parents may find the overly graphic depictions of sex inappropriate.