I’ve always loved to read, I was the nerdy kid always with my nose in a book and well, not a lot has changed.
I’m a little embarrassed to admit that most of the books I read are still in the “young adult” section of the library. I love books geared towards teens and tweens because they are so easy to read. After a long day of work, it like to be able to completely relax in a fictional world.
This mildly embarrassing obsession with young adult fiction has made me uniquely suited to tell you the BEST books for teens and tweens because I’ve read them all myself! This post contains affiliate links
We are going to start with my all time favorite, the Harry Potter series. There were years of my life when I’d read the whole series every few months. They are that good.
The Missing series is a great one from Margaret Peterson Haddix, she’s an amazing author that always has great twists and turns. These books are about time travel, and mysteries from history. It’s amazing.
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The Shadow children series is another great one from Haddix. It’s set in a dystopian society in which it’s illegal to have more than 2 children. The stories follow the experiences of various third children as they attempt to find a place for themselves in society.
The maze runner series… I’m going to tell you right off to completely ignore the movies. They are awful but these books are brilliant. It’s been a favorite of mine for a long time.
The giver quartet is an amazing work of art. The books fit together beautifully, and yet each covers a different angle of the same world. I’ve never seen another series like it!
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There are lots more series I could mention but the above are my absolute favorites.
If your teen or tween has already read these you can also try:
Do you have favorite series of books that you can’t wait to share with your kids? Share with us in the comments!