10 Best Short Books For Teenagers Update 05/2022

Short Books For Teenagers

It doesn’t matter what kind of book it is or how long it is; we love them all. But we’ll be the first to admit that we, too, can get a little tired of reading.

The 500-page epic fantasy isn’t always possible for you, but that’s more than fine. We have a list of some of our favorite short YA books that are under 300 pages.

I hope you have fun with your books.

Short YA Books For When You Want a Quick Read

Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli

Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli

This book has been a New York Times best seller! It’s time to fall in love with the characters from the best-selling Simonverse books all over again in this long-awaited epilogue novella. Fans of Becky Albertalli, the movie Love, Simon, and the new Hulu series Love, Victor will love this book and movie.

More than a year ago, Simon and Blue turned their online flirtation into a real-life romance. Abby and Leah’s senior prom was one of the best nights of their lives.

The Creekwood High students are now first-years at different colleges, and they’re still getting to know each other and fall in love the way their story began: by email.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzie Lee

It’s a short story that picks up where The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue left off, but Monty and Percy have a hard time getting to know each other on their first date.

Getting together with the person you love can be more nerve-wracking than being chased across Europe.

This will be his first time with Percy. Will the romantic allure of Santorini make it special, or will the anticipation and build-up get in the way?

And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness

It comes from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls, who has written a beautiful and lyrical story about power, loyalty, obsession, and the monsters we make of others.

A pod of whales called Bathsheba’s live for the hunt, fighting the world of men. They have harpoons strapped to their backs so that they can fight back. When they attack a ship that’s floating on the surface of the Abyss, they think they’ll find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, or even the devil.

It will be a hunt that both whales and humans will remember for the rest of their lives.

Patrick Ness wrote a book that turned the well-known story of Moby Dick upside down and told a story of epic triumph and heartbreaking loss. The art by Rovina Cai is all over the book.

What Goes Up by Christine Heppermann

What Goes Up by Christine Heppermann

A shocking discovery can lead to a huge mistake. How do you forgive yourself and the people you care about when you make a big mistake?

When Jorie wakes up in the loft bed of a college boy she doesn’t recognize, she feels bad. The night before, what did you do? What brought her to this place? Was her father having an affair? Her mother looked like she didn’t like her. It was her recent breakup with Ian, the boy who loved her art and helped her through a very difficult time in her life. What do you think about this?

In free verse poems, Jorie tries to remember the events that led her to this point. The poems show flashbacks to her relationships with her parents, her friends, her boyfriend, and the night before.

Black Birds in the Sky by Brandy Colbert

An award-winning author has written a new nonfiction book about the history and legacy of one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre, which killed 168 people and caused a lot of damage to the city.

This happened in the early morning hours of June 1, 1921, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A white mob marched across the train tracks and into the city’s mostly black Greenwood District, which is known as “Black Wall Street.” They had guns, gasoline, and other things with them.

A few hours later, they had razed thirty-five square blocks to the ground and killed hundreds of people. The Tulsa Race Massacre is one of the most heinous acts of racial violence in the history of the United States. I don’t know. Is this what happened? Many of us don’t know about these events.

When Brandy Colbert, a best-selling author, writes about the Tulsa Race Massacre, she wants to know the truth about what happened. It was caused by a lot of things, like white resentment of Black economic and political success, white supremacist groups, the tone and perspective of the media and more. A picture is painted of an event that was unique in its destruction, but not in its kind. It is part of a long history of white violence that can be traced back to our country’s beginnings, Reconstruction, the Civil Rights movement in the mid-20th century, and the fight for justice and accountability that Black Americans still have to deal with in the present.

American people don’t like to talk about the Tulsa Race Massacre because they don’t think it fits into what they think about the history of their country. That’s why this book is both big and small at the same time. It looks at how the story of Tulsa Race Massacre is part of the history of America, and that shows us who we are.

Light Filters In: Poems by Caroline Kaufman

It’s @poeticpoison’s job to reflect our own experiences back at us and make us feel less alone with each beautiful and insightful piece that she writes. She talks about giving too much of herself away to someone else, not fitting in, always looking up “how to be happy,” and finally figuring out who you are, too.

This hardcover collection is full of new material, as well as some of Caroline’s most popular posts.

LightFilters In is filled with haunting, simple pieces of original art. It will be a hit with both fans and newcomers.

if some things don’t work out

are never in reach.

all the stars would fit in your bag.

It’s in the palm of your hand.

they wouldn’t be there.

half as beautiful

Nobody Knows But You by Anica Mrose Rissi

Nobody Knows But You by Anica Mrose Rissi

The story of a summer at camp that ends in a shocking death and shows a powerful friendship that won’t be forgotten.

Still, Kayla hasn’t let go of Lainie’s secrets yet.

Lainie is Kayla’s best friend, so that’s why she’s so important. In spite of how much Lainie loves her on-again, off-again boyfriend, and how many ways he has tried to get in the way of their relationship, friends don’t tell each other about each other. They don’t betray each other.

In the end, the murder doesn’t change anything.

As a side note, Kayla knows that the truth is not the whole story.

Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Lisa Sterle

Pretty Little Liars meets Teen Wolf in this sharply funny, patriarchy-busting graphic novel by author Maggie Tokuda-Hall and artist Lisa Sterle, which is also very funny.

During the first day at school, a new girl is invited to join the most popular clique. She can’t believe her luck, but she also can’t believe their secret, either!

Whenever Becca moves to an elite San Francisco suburb, she fears that she won’t be able to fit in at her new school. To her surprise, the most popular girls at school adopt her right away. At first glance, Marley, Arianna, and Mandy look like they’re the best. That’s what Becca found out about them at a party under a full moon. They also have a big secret, though.

People Becca has met are werewolves, so she has a new group of friends. It is slimy boys who take advantage of girls who aren’t aware of them that are their prey. For the first time in her whole life, Becca feels like she truly fits in. Becca lets her friends turn her into a werewolf.

But then things start to get a little more complicated, so Because of the stress, their moral compass gets a little murkier and murkier. Becca thinks she might have feelings for one of her new best friends.

“Squad is a story with the sharpest teeth that chomps down on the patriarchy, and I loved it with all of my heart.”

She is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Chloe Gong.”

It’s fun to eat these violent treats.

Be Not Far from Me by Mindy McGinnis

Isn’t the world wild? In her bones, Ashley knows this is true. She feels more at home with trees above her head than with a roof over her head.

There are a lot of trees that creak and fall down when she goes hiking with her friends for an all-night party in the Smokies. But people aren’t docile either. In the middle of the night, Ashley sees her boyfriend having sex with another girl. She runs into the night, only to fall into a ravine.

She realizes that she’s alone and far from the trail when she wakes up in the morning. Ashley is lost in a forest that hasn’t been disturbed for a long time and has nothing but the clothes on her back. She has to figure out how to stay alive as the red streak of infection moves up her leg.

Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi

A sugar rush to the heart is what happens when Betts meets Aiden at her candy store job. In Betts’s mind, the two of them are as big as the sky. Inevitable. To become one of us.

A long list of things Betts won’t tell her best friend, Jo. Jo wouldn’t understand them. Because Jo doesn’t see how good Aiden is for Betts, that’s why. She thinks he needs help. Possessive.

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