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!
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini - I would read again when I have time.
(Own) The Lost Thing Shaun Tan - about finding something lost, maybe a pet and taking it to a place full of Lost Things. The boy lives in a world were everything is bleak and no one is really noticing anything.
Fishpond Australia, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. Buy Books online: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, ISBN Mark Haddon
The Turning. A group of short stories about life's "turning" points.
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood - if you read this years ago, you should re-read it, you may be surprised do find you react in different ways to different elements
Picture Book: The Watertower by Gary Crew and illustrated by Steven Woolman. Thoughts, wonderings and questions, Evidence supported inferences, Synthesising, Visual literacy - semiotics. Shelf Location: PIC F CRE.
Next to Mirror, this is possibly my favourite of Jeannie Baker’s incredibly beautiful picture books. Not only is the imagery stunning, but the power of its wordless form is something Jeannie does with consummate style.
Fourteen-year-old Gary Black's life in Australia centers around his large family and footy (Australian football), until he becomes friends with an Aborigine boy and realizes how horrible prejudice can be.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
If you are looking for an amazing picture book for all ages that captures the events of the Holocaust, you must read Erika's Story by Ruth Vander Zee,