The books listed are for ages 10 and up. You know your kids best when it comes to what they are ready to read. My best suggestion is to read the books first to be sure. This list is really that good. I liked each one personally, and in random order.
#16ThingsIThoughtWereTrue by Janet Gurtler
Morgan’s mom gets sick and she finds out her dad lives closer than she thought. She sets out with her friends to see if he is different than she thought was true.
When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens
When First Kid Audrey settles into the White House, the feelings of loneliness sinks in. Then, she meets Alice who changes everything.
The Cellar by Natasha Preston
For months, Summer trapped in a cellar with three other kidnapped girls Rose, Poppy and Violet. How long will these flowers last?
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
Shedding light into teens dealing with OCD, this tough and engaging novel will be hard to put down.
Cinder, Scarlet and Cress: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Follow along with Cinder’s forbidden attraction to Prince Kai. Oh yeah, she is also a cyborg. Secure all three in this trilogy so you can follow along without interruption.
The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi
Lexi will try to learn how to love boys by the time she is done at New Horizons summer camp. She has to, since it is her mother’s wish after her dad died. This story is a must-read for everyone of all ages and orientations.
Summer Days, Starry Nights by Vikki Vansickle
13 year-old Reenie loves it when guests arrive at her family’s summer resort. She dreams about running it one day until the new dance teacher shows up. Reenie begins to learn how there is more out there than Sandy Shores.
Ava and Pip by Carol Weston
Some sisters can be the same; same tastes, same personalities. Not Ava and Pip. Pip is shy to Ava’s outgoing personality. Ava is determined to break her older sister out of her shell.
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
The world’s beloved youngest spy, Harriet M. Welsch knows about everyone from classmates to her best friends. Then, she loses her precious notebook filled with all their secrets. A relatable classic for over 50 years, it is timeless.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
This is the story everyone wishes they had when growing up. I will not give the plot away because it is the must-read for any parent and tween. It all began on a school bus.
All these books can be found at your local bookstore or online bookstore.