The Catcher in the Rye is the ALLTIME Classic teen book. OK, Holden Caulfield is rich and negative. His time in New York is journey into maturity. Read it. Don't shoot anybody with the book in your pocket or I will revoke your library card!
I Am the Messenger - Markus Zusak Ed's life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery and the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger.