Stranger than Fiction: the lives of real teens
These true stories of the lives of real teens show people facing great adversity and are often stranger than fiction.
Teen dystopias for Hunger Games fans
Already devoured The Hunger Games series? We've found some great titles for a taste of the bad future...
New Dystopian Books for Teens (updated June 2013)
So, you've read (and reread) The Hunger Games books and all of the books from our other lists od dystopian fiction. Think there's nothing left to read? Fear not! Here are some new arrivals, just in time to quench your taste for the bad future...
New Versions of Classic Stories
You think you may know some of these classic stories - Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Romeo & Juliet - but these teen books give them each a contemporary spin that shows just how timeless these stories really are.
Books about cutting and self-injury
These books about cutting and self-injury are brutal, honest, and utterly compelling.
Books About Suicide
Each of these books is by turns honest, tragic, heartbreaking, uplifting -- and even sometimes funny. Want to start a conversation about teenage suicide? These books will give you lots to talk about.
Day of Pink: Books about bullying
These books vary in subject matter -- from the survivors left behind after a bullied teen commits suicide, to stories of survival and triumph over being bullied, to stories from the point of view of the bullies themselves.
Here’s a sampling of some Canadian YA authors along with a representative title. For a full list of Canadian YA authors and all their works, see HowNovel, an in-house database maintained by the Young Adult Services of the Saskatoon Public Library.
Witch Books for Teens (updated June 2013)
These witches show there's more to them than pointy hats and brooms... actually none of them have pointy hats (though some use brooms).
"New Adult" books
New Adult is an emerging genre that tells the stories of people between adolescence and adulthood -- the main characters are usually in their late teens to early twenties, either just graduating high school or already in their college years.
Downloadable audiobooks for teens: Dystopias, sci-fi and fantasy
Have you tried borrowing eBooks from our online collection, Library2Go? There are so many options, we thought we'd help you out with this list of sci-fi and fantasy books. The titles listed are all available as mp3, and will work with Apple and other mp3 devices.
eBooks: Contemporary Teen Fiction
Have you tried borrowing eBooks from our online collection, Library2Go? There are so many options, we thought we'd help you out with this list of contemporary teen fiction to try! (Remember, you can always borrow these in book format, too!)
Scandalous Historical Fiction
These historical fiction books show that you don't have to live in the 21st century to live a Gossip Girl lifestyle!
Holiday and Winter Break Books for Teens
We've got you covered for wintry reads -- whether you're looking for a heartwarming holiday tale, a hard-edged dystopia, a tale of winter survival, or anything in between!
Lost and found: stories of kidnapped teens
Some of these books are from the point of view of the victims, some of the family or friends left behind, and some tell the stories of the kidnappers themselves. Some take place in modern day, others in the far future, and others in the past. What all of these books have in common are strong main characters, suspenseful plots, and stories of teens, lost and found.
Teens in Love
These tender, sometimes hilarious, and always touching books are great for teens and adults alike!
World War and Holocaust Books for Teens
Stories of teens involved in World War 1 and World War 2 continue to enthrall new generations of readers. These books put faces to teens in these tragic circumstances, and ensure that new generations will remember the sacrifices of the past. Here are some recent titles in this genre.
YA Books by Adult Authors
OK, so most authors of teen books are adults, not teens. But these authors are best known for their adult fiction - only recently have they begun to try their hand at writing for young adults!
Following in the tradition of supernatural romances featuring vampires, werewolves, and angels - mermaids seem to be having their moment to shine in these recent YA titles showing that no amount of cold water can dampen these passionate mer-teens!
Indian Residential School Reads for Young People
In late June 2012, Saskatoon is hosting the last National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools. To honour the stories of residential school experiences to be shared this month, we're highlighting some of the novels and plays about residential schools in our libraries.
If you like Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series...
...you may want to try some of these books!
Put Your Jazz Hands Up! YA fiction for theatre nerds
Try one of these great books that combine the drama of high school with the drama of... drama!
Rainbow Reads : GLBTQ material for teens and families
Teen Novels, Non-fiction books and DVDs with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Content.
Check out these books that put a twist on classic fairytales.