Best Teen & Young Adult Parents Fiction Books
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Author: by Gary Paulsen
Published at: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition (December 26, 2006)
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are comparedand a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian.
He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skillshow to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fireand even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite.
When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.
2. A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd
Author: by Patrick Ness
Published at: Candlewick; Illustrated edition (March 12, 2013)
Patrick Ness’s Carnegie Medalwinning masterwork is poised to attract a discerning crossover audience. The monster in Conor’s backyard is not the one he’s been expecting the one from the nightmare he’s had every night since his mother started her treatments.
This monster is ancient.And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous.It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
Author: by Becca Fitzpatrick
Published at: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Boxed Set edition (January 1, 2012)
The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addictionthe first in the Crank trilogyfrom master poet Ellen Hopkins. Life was good before I met the monster. After, life was great, At least for a little while. Kristina Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble.
Then, Kristina meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soulher life.
5. Home Is Not a Country
Author: by Safia Elhillo
Published at: Make Me a World (March 2, 2021)
Nothing short of magic. One of the best writers of our times. Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X The powerful novel-in-verse from Safia Elhillo, the critically acclaimed poet featured on Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 list. This mesmerizing journey of family, identity, and finding yourself in the most unexpected places is filled with lyrical beauty and stunning strength.
Nima doesn’t feel understood. By her mother, who grew up far away in a different land. By her suburban town, which makes her feel too much like an outsider to fit in and not enough like an outsider to belong somewhere else.
At least she has her childhood friend Haitham, with whom she can let her guard down and be herself.Until she doesn’t. As the ground is pulled out from under her, Nima must grapple with the phantom of a life not chosen, the name her parents didn’t give her at birth: Yasmeen.
But that other name, that other girl, might be more real than Nima knows.And more hungry. And the life Nima has, the one she keeps wishing were someone else’s … She might have to fight for it with a fierceness she never knew she had.
6. My Brother Sam Is Dead (Scholastic Gold)
Author: by James Lincoln Collier
Published at: Scholastic Paperbacks; unknown edition (June 1, 2005)
This classic Newbery Honor Book joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother Sam. Sam’s smart and brave – and is now a part of the American Revolution.
Not everyone in town wants to be a part of the rebellion. Most are supporters of the British – including Tim and Sam’s father. War is raging and Tim knows he’ll have to make a choice – between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats …
And between his brother and his father.
7. Love & Olives
Author: by Jenna Evans Welch
Published at: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 10, 2020)
A New York Times Bestseller From the New York Times bestselling author of Love & Gelato comes a Mamma Mia! Inspired tale about a teen girl finding romance while trying to connect with her absent father in beautiful Santorini, Greece. Liv Varanakis doesn’t have a lot of fond memories of her father, which makes sensehe fled to Greece when she was only eight.
What Liv does remember, though, is their shared love for Greek myths and the lost city of Atlantis. So when Liv suddenly receives a postcard from her father explaining that National Geographic is funding a documentary about his theories on Atlantisand will she fly out to Greece and help?
Liv jumps at the opportunity. But when she arrives to gorgeous Santorini, things are a littleawkward. There are so many questions, so many emotions that flood to the surface after seeing her father for the first time in years. And yet Liv doesn’t want their past to get in the way of a possible reconciliation.
She also definitely doesn’t want Theoher father’s charismatic so-called protgto witness her struggle. And that means diving into all that Santorini has to offerthe beautiful sunsets, the turquoise water, the hidden caves, and the delicious cuisine. But not everything on the Greek island is as perfect as it seems.
8. Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie
Author: by Jordan Sonnenblick
Published at: Scholastic Inc.; Reissue edition (April 29, 2014)
A brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh, and break their hearts at the same time. Now with a special note from the author! Steven has a totally normal life (well, almost). He plays drums in the All-City Jazz Band (whose members call him the Peasant), has a crush on the hottest girl in school (who doesn’t even know he’s alive), and is constantly annoyed by his younger brother, Jeffrey (who is cuter than cute – which is also pretty annoying).
But when Jeffrey gets sick, Steven’s world is turned upside down, and he is forced to deal with his brother’s illness, his parents’ attempts to keep the family in one piece, his homework, the band, girls, and Dangerous Pie (yes, you’ll have to read the book to find out what that is!.
9. The Cost of Citizenship: A Family's Battle Against Persecution and Sacrifices for Freedom
Author: by Andrés Gamboa Barrera
Published at: Andres Gamboa Barrera (March 7, 2021)
“This book is much more than our family’s legacy; it is a narrative that gives us an immersive experience that allows us to better understand loyalty, compassion, perseverance, and the true purpose of family. It gives us the opportunity to gain a new perspective on the challenges that migrant families face and therefore reminds us of the importance of gratitude.
The stories of the strangers that helped us along the way will give you an emotional reminder of how beautiful humanity can be. Regardless of why you decided to pick up this book, I hope that leads you to a renewed sense of pride and love for your own family.
I know you will enjoy reliving this journey with us.” -Daniel Gamboa Barrera
10. American Street
Author: by Ibi Zoboi
Published at: Balzer + Bray; Reprint edition (May 1, 2018)
A National Book Award Finalist with five starred reviews and multiple awards! American Street is an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Everything, Everything; Bone Gap; and All American Boys. In this stunning debut novel, Pushcart-nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture.
On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle viea good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. Immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own.
Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?
11. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Joey Pigza, 1)
Author: by Jack Gantos
Published at: Square Fish; Reissue edition (July 1, 2014)
“They say I’m wired bad, or wired sad, but there’s no doubt about itI’m wired.”Joey Pigza’s got heart, he’s got a mom who loves him, and he’s got “dud meds,” which is what he calls the Ritalin pills that are supposed to even out his wild mood swings.
Sometimes Joey makes bad choices. He learns the hard way that he shouldn’t stick his finger in the pencil sharpener, or swallow his house key, or run with scissors. Joey ends up bouncing around a lot – and eventually he bounces himself all the way downtown, into the district special-ed program, which could be the end of the line.
As Joey knows, if he keeps making bad choices, he could just fall between the cracks for good. But he is determined not to let that happen. In this antic yet poignant new novel, Jack Gantos has perfect pitch in capturing the humor, the off-the-wall intensity, and the serious challenges that life presents to a kid dealing with hyper-activity and related disorders.
This title has Common Core connections. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key is a 1998 National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
12. Glass (Crank Trilogy)
Author: by Ellen Hopkins
Published at: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reissue edition (August 6, 2013)
From the bestselling author of Crank, the story of three kids whose lives collide at a mental hospital after each attempts suicide. Sometimes you don’t wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same.
Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate actsuicide. Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade. Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills.
And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life. But dig a little deeper and find a boy who is in constant battle with his parents, his life, himself. In one instant each of these young people decided enough was enough. They grabbed the blade, the bottle, the gunand tried to end it all.
Now they have a second chance, and just maybe, with each other’s help, they can find their way to a better lifebut only if they’re strong and can fight the demons that brought them here in the first place.
14. The Face on the Milk Carton (The Face on the Milk Carton Series)
Author: by Caroline B. Cooney
Published at: Ember; Reprint edition (May 22, 2012)
In the vein of psychological thrillers like We Were Liars and One of Us Is Lying, bestselling and Edgar Award nominated author Caroline Cooney’s JANIE series seamlessly blends mystery and suspense with issues of family, friendship and love to offer an emotionally evocative thrill ride of a read.
No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing a dress with a narrow white collara three-year-old who had been kidnapped twelve years before from a shopping mall in New Jerseyshe felt overcome with shock.
She recognized that little girlit was she. How could it possibly be true? Janie can’t believe that her loving parents kidnapped her, but as she begins to piece things together, nothing makes sense. Something is terribly wrong. Are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson really her parents?
And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?
15. The Astonishing Color of After
Author: by Emily X.R. Pan
Published at: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 19, 2019)
A stunning, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, love, and family, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng. Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time.
There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.
Alternating between real and magic, past and present, friendship and romance, hope and despair, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning and heartbreaking novel about finding oneself through family history, art, grief, and love.”Emily X.R. Pan’s brilliantly crafted, harrowing first novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor.
16. Solo (Blink)
Author: by Kwame Alexander
Published at: Blink; Reprint edition (July 23, 2019)
Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess is a New York Times bestseller! Kirkus Reviews said Solo is, A contemporary hero’s journey, brilliantly told. Through the story of a young Black man searching for answers about his life, Solo empowers, engages, and encourages teenagers to move from heartache to healing, burden to blessings, depression to deliverance, and trials to triumphs.
Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother.
The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father. In reality, the only thing Blade and Rutherford have in common is the music that lives inside them.
And songwriting is all Blade has left after Rutherford, while drunk, crashes his high school graduation speech and effectively rips Chapel away forever. But when a long-held family secret comes to light, the music disappears. In its place is a letter, one that could bring Blade the freedom and love he’s been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift.