Best Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Violence Books

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1. The Outsiders

Author: by S. E. Hinton
Speak
English
224 pages

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50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging.Cover may vary. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he’s got things figured out.

He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friendstrue friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on greasers like Ponyboy.

At least he knows what to expectuntil the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre.S.E. Hinton’s classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.”The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world.” The New York Times”Taut with tension, filled with drama.” The Chicago Tribune”[A] classic coming-of-age book.” Philadelphia Daily NewsA New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage BookA Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor BookAn ALA Best Book for Young AdultsWinner of the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award


2. The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, 1)

Author: by Holly Black
English
416 pages
031631031X

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By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue. Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire.

They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie.

Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him-and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.


3. Long Way Down

Author: by Jason Reynolds
English
336 pages
1481438263

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An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger. Booklist (starred review) Astonishing. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A tour de force. Publishers Weekly (starred review) A Newbery Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Honor Book A Printz Honor Book A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017 A Vulture Best YA Book of 2017 A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017 An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds’s electrifying novel that takes place in sixty potent secondsthe time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother.A cannon.A strap.A piece.A biscuit.A burner.A heater.A chopper.A gat.

A hammer A tool for RULE Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules.No crying.No snitching.Revenge.


4. Dear Martin

Author: by Nic Stone
Ember
English
240 pages

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“Powerful, wrenching. JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down”Raw and gripping.” JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys”A must-read! ANGIE THOMAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U GiveRaw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning #1 New York Times bestselling debut, a William C.

Morris Award Finalist. Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friendbut none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.

Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out. Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned upway up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them.Words fly.Shots are fired.


5. All American Boys

Author: by Jason Reynolds
English
336 pages
1481463349

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A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. In this New York Times bestselling novel, two teensone black, one whitegrapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.A bag of chips.

That’s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad’s pleadings that he’s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad’s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad’s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered.

But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement? There were witnesses: Quinn Collinsa varsity basketball player and Rashad’s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistanand a video camera.


6. Monster

Author: by Walter Dean Myers
0064407314
Amistad
English

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Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I’ll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me.MONSTER.

FADE IN: INTERIOR COURT. A guard sits at a desk behind Steve. Kathy O’Brien, Steve’s lawyer, is all business as she talks to Steve. O’BRIENLet me make sure you understand what’s going on. Both you and this king character are on trial for felony murder.

Felony Murder is as serious as it gets…. When you’re in court, you sit there and pay attetion. You let the jury know that you think the case is a serious as they do…. STEVEYou think we’re going to win ?

O’BRIEN (seriously)It probably depends on what you mean by “win.”Sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon is on trial for murder. A Harlem drugstore owner was shot and killed in his store, and the word is that Steve served as the lookout.

Guilty or innocent, Steve becomes a pawn in the hands of “the system,” cluttered with cynical authority figures and unscrupulous inmates, who will turn in anyone to shorten their own sentences. For the first time, Steve is forced to think about who he is as he faces prison, where he may spend all the tomorrows of his life.


7. This Is Where It Ends

Author: by Marieke Nijkamp
Sourcebooks Fire
English
336 pages

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The reviews are in!This Is Where It Ends, the #1 New York Times bestseller and one of the Best Books of the Decade (Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, BookRiot), “could break you.” “I am speechless.” “The saddest book I have ever read.” “Literally tore my heart out.” Go inside a heartbreaking fictional school shooting, minute-by-terrifying-minute.

Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun…10:00 a.M.: The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.10:02 a.M.: The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.10:03 a.M.: The auditorium doors won’t open.10:05 a.M.: Someone starts shooting.

Over the course of 54 minutes, four students must confront their greatest hopes, and darkest fears, as they come face-to-face with the boy with the gun. In a world where violence in schools is at an all-time high and school shootings are a horrifyingly common reality for teenagers, This Is Where It Ends is a rallying cry to end the gun violence epidemic for good.


8. The Way I Used to Be

Author: by Amber Smith
English
384 pages
1481449362

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A New York Times bestseller. In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel is a poignant book that realistically looks at the lasting effects of trauma on love, relationships, and life (School Library Journal, starred review). Eden was always good at being good.

Starting high school didn’t change who she was. But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s world capsizes. What was once simple, is now complex. What Eden once lovedwho she once lovedshe now hates. What she thought she knew to be true, is now lies.

Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows she’s supposed to tell someone what happened but she can’t. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be. Told in four partsfreshman, sophomore, junior, and senior yearthis provocative debut reveals the deep cuts of trauma.

But it also demonstrates one young woman’s strength as she navigates the disappointment and unbearable pains of adolescence, of first love and first heartbreak, of friendships broken and rebuilt, all while learning to embrace the power of survival she never knew she had hidden within her heart.


9. The Hate U Give

Author: by Angie Thomas
B01M0614T9
Balzer + Bray
February 28, 2017

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8 starred reviews Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best William C. Morris Award Winner National Book Award Longlist Printz Honor Book Coretta Scott King Honor Book #1 New York Times Bestseller!”Absolutely riveting!” Jason Reynolds”Stunning.” John Green”This story is necessary.

This story is important.” Kirkus (starred review)”Heartbreakingly topical.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)”A marvel of verisimilitude.” Booklist (starred review)”A powerful, in-your-face novel.” Horn Book (starred review)Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends.

The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger.

Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

10. Punching the Air

Author: by Ibi Zoboi
Balzer + Bray
English

400 pages

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New York Times and USA Today bestseller * Walter Award Winner * Goodreads Finalist for Best Teen Book of the Year * Time Magazine Best Book of the Year * Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year * School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Best Book of the Year * New York Public Library Best Book of the YearFrom award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated.

One of the most acclaimed YA novels of the year, this New York Times and USA Today bestseller is a must-read for fans of Jason Reynolds, Walter Dean Myers, and Elizabeth Acevedo. The story that I thoughtwas my lifedidn’t start on the dayI was born Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet.

But even in a diverse art school, because of a biased system he’s seen as disruptive and unmotivated. Then, one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. Boys just being boys turns out to be true only when those boys are white.

11. That's Not What Happened

Author: by Kody Keplinger
Scholastic Inc.
English
336 pages

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From New York Times bestseller Kody Keplinger comes an astonishing and thought-provoking exploration of the aftermath of tragedy, the power of narrative, and how we remember what we’ve lost. It’s been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre.

Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah’s story – that she died proclaiming her faith.But it’s not true. I know because I was with her when she died.

I didn’t say anything then, and people got hurt because of it. Now Sarah’s parents are publishing a book about her, so this might be my last chance to set the record straight… But I’m not the only survivor with a story to tell about what did – and didn’t – happen that day.

Except Sarah’s martyrdom is important to a lot of people, people who don’t take kindly to what I’m trying to do. And the more I learn, the less certain I am about what’s right. I don’t know what will be worse: the guilt of staying silent or the consequences of speaking up…

12. Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel

Author: by Jason Reynolds
English
208 pages
1534444955

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Jason Reynolds’s Newbery Honor, Printz Honor, and Coretta Scott King Honorwinning, #1 New York Times bestselling novel Long Way Down is now a gripping, galvanizing graphic novel, with haunting artwork by Danica Novgorodoff. Will’s older brother, Shawn, has been shot.Dead.

Will feels a sadness so great, he can’t explain it. But in his neighborhood, there are THE RULES: No.1: Crying.Don’t.No matter what.No.2: Snitching Don’t.No matter what.No.3: Revenge Do.No matter what.But bullets miss. You can get the wrong guy.

And there’s always someone else who knows to follow the rules

13. The Knife of Never Letting Go (with bonus short story): Chaos Walking: Book One

Author: by Patrick Ness
Candlewick
English
512 pages

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The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness, reissued with compelling new covers and a bonus short story in each book. Narrated with crack dramatic and comic timing…. The cliffhanger ending is as effective as a shot to the gut.

Booklist (starred review)Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too.

With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl.Who is she? Why wasn’t she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd’s gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.

14. Monsters of Men (with bonus short story): Chaos Walking: Book Three

Author: by Patrick Ness
Candlewick
English
643 pages

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A Newbery Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Honor Book A Printz Honor Book A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017 A Vulture Best YA Book of 2017 A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017 An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent secondsthe time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother.A cannon.A strap.A piece.A biscuit.A burner.A heater.A chopper.A gat.

A hammer A tool for RULE Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules.No crying.No snitching.Revenge.

16. The Ask and the Answer (with bonus short story): Chaos Walking: Book Two

Author: by Patrick Ness
Candlewick
English
553 pages

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The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness, reissued with compelling new coversand a bonus short story in each book. Grim and beautifully written….Superb…. This is among the best YA science fiction novels of the year.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)Reaching the end of their flight in The Knife of Never Letting Go, Todd and Viola did not find healing and hope in Haven. They found instead their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss, waiting to welcome them to New Prentisstown.

There they are forced into separate lives: Todd to prison, and Viola to a house of healing where her wounds are treated. Soon Viola is swept into the ruthless activities of the Answer, while Todd faces impossible choices when forced to join the mayor’s oppressive new regime.

In alternating narratives the two struggle to reconcile their own dubious actions with their deepest beliefs. Torn by confusion and compromise, suspicion and betrayal, can their trust in each other possibly survive?