Top 10 Reads for Teens

From epic fantasy trilogies by the likes of Celine Kiernan, Ruth Frances Long, Ian Somers and Conor Kostick to rich and challenging stories of the real lives of teenagers today, O'Brien Press has a fantastic selection of great books for young adults and new adult readers.


Top 10 Reads for Teens

  • The Butterfly Shell

    The Butterfly Shell

    By Maureen White

    Marie is hurting. Between the mean girls tormenting her by day and a ghostly cry waking her at night, her first year at secondary school was far from what she had expected. But Marie is now writing her story, the story of a very strange year and a very special shell which was found in a most unexpected place.

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  • A Crack in Everything

    A Crack in Everything

    Welcome to the other side

    By Ruth Frances Long

    Izzy learns the truth about the secret world of the Sidhe coexisting alongside the human one, and the angels and demons who watch over the affairs of mortals, making their own plans. She becomes a pawn in this game, and it almost costs her everything. Only by taking matters into her own hands can she save her friends and family.

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  • Epic

    Epic

    By Conor Kostick

    #WELCOME TO EPIC: PRESS START TO PLAY#.

    On New Earth, Epic is not just a computer game, it's a matter of life and death. If you lose, you lose everything; if you win, the world is yours for the taking.

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  • Finding A Voice

    Finding A Voice

    Friendship is a Two-Way Street ...

    By Kim Hood

    Shortlisted for the Bookseller YA Prize 2015!

    Jo can’t tell anyone how hard it is living with her mentally ill mother. Chris literally has no way to speak at all.  Together, can they finally find their voices?

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    240
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  • Into the Grey

    Into the Grey

    By Celine Kiernan

    "The scream was awful - a horrible desolate cry…the child led my unresisting brother up the path and further into the tangled garden. Out of my sight." A gripping thriller, featuring possession, war and the creeping terror of The Grey for Patrick, a fifteen-year-old out of his depth.

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  • Million Dollar Gift

    Million Dollar Gift

    By Ian Somers

    Ross Bentley has the gift of telekinesis but has always kept it hidden, even from those closest to him. When he learns of The Million Dollar Gift, a contest to find people with superhuman skills, he can’t let the chance go by, and enters. But all is not as it seems and soon he must use his skills to protect himself in a dark, dangerous world.

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  • Missing Ellen

    Missing Ellen

    By Natasha Mac a'Bháird

    Ellen and Maggie have been best friends for as long as they can remember. But now Ellen’s not there and Maggie’s left alone and she feels no one understands what she is going through. Can Maggie get used to missing Ellen?

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    176
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  • Plain Jane

    Plain Jane

    When does being stuck become ... unstuck?

    By Kim Hood

    At nearly 16, Jane has lived in the shadow of her little sister Emma’s cancer diagnosis for over three years. Nobody really cares that her life is stuck in neutral; she is finding it difficult to care herself ...

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  • The Poison Throne

    The Poison Throne

    Written by and Illustrated by Celine Kiernan, Illustrated by Finbarr O'Connor

    A Friend. A Father. A Kingdom. Which one would you sacrifice?

    A gothic tale of intrigue, adventure and romance which draws the reader in from the very first sentence and doesn't loosen its grip until the last.

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    480
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  • The Real Rebecca

    The Real Rebecca

    By Anna Carey

    Rebecca’s mum Rosie writes books for adults, but when she writes a novel for teens, everyone thinks it's based on her daughter!

    Rebecca is horrified and vows to prove that she is different.

    But how will she show the world the real Rebecca?

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