Best Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Peer Pressure Books
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1. Stargirl (Stargirl Series)
Author: by Jerry Spinelli
This beloved celebration of individuality is now an original movie on Disney+! A modern-day classic and New York Times bestseller from Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli.Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of Stargirl, Stargirl.
She captures Leo Borlock’ s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted.At first. Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal.
In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love. Don’t miss the sequel, Love, Stargirl, and Jerry Spinelli’s latest novel, The Warden’s Daughter, about another girl who can’t help but stand out.
2. Every Last Word
Author: by Tamara Ireland Stone
New York Times Bestseller Northern California Book Award Shortlist Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist NCIBA Golden Poppy Award Winner Cybils Young Adult Fiction Award WinnerGeorgia Peach Book Award Winner Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Teens’ Top Ten Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) Teen Reads Top TenSouth Carolina Young Adult Book Award NomineeIf you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.
Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off.
Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn’t help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she’d be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school.
Author: by Jerry Spinelli
Yearling (March 18, 1997)
A modern classic from Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli. “Readers will devour this humorous glimpse of what jocks are made of.” -School Library Journal, starred reviewCocky seventh-grade super-jock Crash Coogan got his nickname the day he used his first football helmet to knock his cousin Bridget flat on her backside.
And he has been running over people ever since, especially Penn Webb, the dweeby, vegetarian Quaker kid who lives down the block. Through the eyes of Crash, readers get a rare glimpse into the life of a bully in this unforgettable and beloved story about stereotypes and the surprises life can bring.”Without being preachy, Spinelli packs a powerful moral wallop, leaving it to the pitch-perfect narration to drive home his point” -Publishers Weekly”Spinelli’s writing style is great for kids in this age-group, fast-paced and funny.” -Booklist
4. They Wish They Were Us
Author: by Jessica Goodman
Razorbill (June 29, 2021)
TV ADAPTATION “THE PLAYERS’ TABLE” STARRING HALSEY AND EUPHORIA’S SYDNEY SWEENEY COMING TO HBO MAXA pristine infusion of Gossip Girl and Netflix’s Elite, this prep-school thriller has it all: plaid skirts, secret societies, and a gripping murder mystery, but paired with an adept critique of the powers and privileges that goeth before the fall.
ElleIn Gold Coast, Long Island, everything from the expensive downtown shops to the manicured beaches, to the pressed uniforms of Jill Newman and her friends, looks perfect. But as Jill found out three years ago, nothing is as it seems.
Freshman year Jill’s best friend, the brilliant, dazzling Shaila Arnold, was killed by her boyfriend. After that dark night on the beach, Graham confessed, the case was closed, and Jill tried to move on. Now, it’s Jill’s senior year and she’s determined to make it her best yet.
After all, she’s a senior and a Player-a member of Gold Coast Prep’s exclusive, not-so-secret secret society. Senior Players have the best parties, highest grades and the admiration of the entire school. This is going to be Jill’s year.She’s sure of it.
5. The Chocolate War
Author: by Robert Cormier
One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and John Knowles’s A Separate Peace. After suffering rejection from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut in 1974, and quickly became a bestsellingand provocativeclassic for young adults.
This chilling portrait of an all-boys prep school casts an unflinching eye on the pitfalls of conformity and corruption in our most elite cultural institutions. Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful. The New York Times Book Review The characterizations of all the boys are superb.
School Library Journal, starred review Compellingly immediate…. Readers will respect the uncompromising ending. Kirkus Reviews, starred review An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
6. Go Ask Alice (Anonymous Diaries)
Author: by Anonymous
A teen plunges into a downward spiral of addiction in this classic cautionary tale. January 24th After you’ve had it, there isn’t even life without drugs It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game.
Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youthand ultimately her life.Read her diary.Enter her world.
You will never forget her. For thirty-five years, the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teenage girl’s harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. As powerfuland as timelytoday as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction.
Author: by Lauren Oliver
From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a captivating, thrilling novel of fear, friendship, courage, and hope that will leave readers gasping for air. Now a television series on Prime Video, starring Olivia Welch, Mike Faist, Jessica Sula, Enrique Murciano, Camron Jones, and Ray Nicholson!
Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a poor town of twelve thousand people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. Heather never thought she would compete. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out.
But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought. Dodge has never been afraid of panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game; he’s sure of it.
But what he doesn’t know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for. For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of themand the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.
8. Lord of the Flies
Author: by William Golding
6 hours and 35 minutes
Get ready for an adventure tale in its purest form, a thrilling and elegantly told account of a group of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island. Alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, devoid of adult supervision or rules, the boys begin to forge their own society, their own rules, their own rituals.
With this seemingly romantic premise, and through the seemingly innocent acts of children, Golding exposes the duality of human nature itself: the dark, eternal divide between order and chaos, intellect and instinct, structure and savagery.
9. When We Were Lost
Author: by Kevin Wignall
When their plane crashes in a remote rainforest with no adults left alive, a group of high school students struggles to survive against sinister threats from the jungle – and one another – in this tense thriller. Tom Calloway didn’t want to go on a field trip to Costa Rica, but circumstances had him ending up sitting in the back of the plane – which was the only part that was intact after the crash in the remote South American wilderness.
Tom and a small group of his classmates are fortunate to be alive, but their luck quickly runs out when some of them fall prey to the unfamiliar threats of the jungle: animals, reptiles, insects, and even the unforgiving heat.
Every decision they make could mean life or death. As the days go by and the survivors’ desperation grows, things get even more perilous. Not everyone can cope with the trauma of seeing their friends die, and a struggle for leadership soon pits them against each other.
And when they come across evidence of other people in the middle of the rainforest, does that mean they’re safe – or has their survival come to an even more vicious end?
10. Like a Love Story
Author: by Abdi Nazemian
Balzer + Bray
June 4, 2019
Stonewall Honor Book! A love letter to queerness, self-expression, and individuality (also Madonna) that never shies away from the ever-present fear within the queer community of late ’80s New York, Like a Love Story made me feel so fullof hope, love, courage, pride, and awe for the many people who fought for love and self-expression in the face of discrimination, cruelty, and death.”A book for warriors, divas, artists, queens, individuals, activists, trend setters, and anyone searching for the courage to be themselves.
Mackenzi Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and VirtueIt’s 1989 in New York City, and for three teens, the world is changing. Reza is an Iranian boy who has just moved to the city with his mother to live with his stepfather and stepbrother.
He’s terrified that someone will guess the truth he can barely acknowledge about himself. Reza knows he’s gay, but all he knows of gay life are the media’s images of men dying of AIDS. Judy is an aspiring fashion designer who worships her uncle Stephen, a gay man with AIDS who devotes his time to activism as a member of ACT UP.
11. The Revenge You Seek: A Dark College Bully Romance (Maddison Kings University Book 1)
Author: by Tracy Lorraine
April 1, 2021
From USA Today bestselling author Tracy Lorraine comes a new dark bully college romance. Scarlett Hunter could run… But she couldn’t hide forever. The beautiful girl who tempted me. The heartless woman who broke me. She might have got away, but I haven’t forgotten…Or forgiven her.And I never will.
Because piece by piece, she’s taken away everything I care about. And for that she’ll pay. When I claim my crown at Maddison Kings University, I’m going to make sure hers is tarnished. Scarlett Hunter is about to experience the revenge of a Legend.
Dear Reader, The Revenge You Seek is the first book in Letty and Kane’s trilogy. This book is a dark bully romance that contains mature content and demanding alphaholes that some readers may find disturbing. You have been warned.
12. Real, Not Perfect (Riverbend Friends)
Author: by Stephanie Coleman
Real, Not Perfect is the first book in a series that travels alongside four friends as they deal with teen life in Riverbend, Indiana. The novel inspires girls and young women to deepen their relationships with God and solve their problems in God-honoring ways.
Tessa has lived a trouble-free life as the only child of two loving parentsshe is well-liked, gets straight As, is on the competitive swim team, and is active in her church youth group. It’s a pretty perfect life! That is, until she comes home from swim practice one day to find that her parents are divorcing.
Along with that, her BFF has moved to Florida, and Tessa gets stuck in Intro to Dramapossibly the worst class ever! Soon Tessa’s mom sinks into despair and Tessa struggles with her anger and hurt. Meanwhile, her BFF posts fabulous pictures of her new life on Instagram.
Tessa thinks that everyone’s posts show lives that are way better than the one she has. Why does it seem like everyone else’s life is more perfect than hers? Find out how Tessa’s new friends from Intro to Drama and Alex, her true-blue friend, help her discover that real is better than perfect.
Author: by Laurie Halse Anderson
From New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse AndersonHigh school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background. But since he got busted for doing graffiti on the school, and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn’t believe.
His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his father’s boss’s daughter, the sister of his biggest enemy, and Tyler’s secret crush. And that sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in school, in his family, and in the world.”Poignant and gripping.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review”Once again, Anderson’s taut, confident writing will cause this story to linger long after the books is set down.” SLJA New York Times BestsellerAn ALA Best Book for Young Adults
14. Go Ask Alice: 50th Anniversary Edition (Anonymous Diaries)
Author: by Anonymous
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teen girl’s harrowing descent into drug addictionas heart-wrenching, shocking, and timely as ever, this cautionary tale now has a brand-new cover. January 24th After you’ve had it, there isn’t even life without drugs It started when she was served a drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game.
Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youthand ultimately her life.Read her diary.Enter her world.
You will never forget her.
15. Not So Pure and Simple
Author: by Lamar Giles
Quill Tree Books
“Hysterical.I couldn’t put it down. (Nic Stone) “I laughed, I gasped, I church grunted through every chapter.” (Tiffany D. Jackson) “Heartfelt and hilarious on every page!” (Justin A. Reynolds)4 starred reviews! An Indie Next List Pick! Two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a real man.
Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since kindergarten. And now, during their junior year, she’s finally available. So when Kiera volunteers for an opportunity at their church, Del’s right behind her. Though he quickly realizes he’s inadvertently signed up for a Purity Pledge.
His dad thinks his wires are crossed, and his best friend, Qwan, doesn’t believe any girl is worth the long game. But Del’s not about to lose his dream girl, and that’s where fellow pledger Jameer comes in. He can put in the good word.
In exchange, Del just has to get answers to the Pledgers’ questionsabout sex ed. With other boys circling Kiera like sharks, Del needs to make his move fast. But as he plots and plans, he neglects to ask the most important question: What does Kiera want?
Author: by Walter Dean Myers
October 6, 2009
This New York Times bestselling novel from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial. Presented as a screenplay of Steve’s own imagination, and peppered with journal entries, the book shows how one single decision can change our whole lives.
Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story that was the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award recipient, an ALA Best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist. Monster is now a major motion picture called All Rise and starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Nas, and A$AP Rocky.
The late Walter Dean Myers was a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, who was known for his commitment to realistically depicting kids from his hometown of Harlem.