Homeschool Language Arts Subject

Books for Teens

Book suggestions for teens: Please keep in mind that these are suggestions collected from Hip Homeschool Moms  friends on Facebook. We (the HHM team members) have not read all of these books. You will need to use your own judgment about whether or not these books are appropriate for your own children.

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HHM Books for Teens

The Catcher in the Rye

Of Mice and Men

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Alex Rider 9-Book Collection

Inheritance 4-Book Set

Chronicles of Narnia Box Set

39 Clues book collection books 1-11

Michael Vey 1: Prisoner of Cell 25 

Michael Vey 2: Rise of the Elgen

Michael Vey 3: Battle of the Ampere


Left Behind Collection: Boxed Set Books 1-5

Redwall Book 1

Mossflower (Redwall Book 2)

Mattimeo (Redwall Book 3)

Mariel of Redwall (Redwall Book 4)

Salamandastron (Redwall Book 5)

The Red Wall Cookbook

Little Women



Woods Runner

Jane Eyre

The Screwtape Letters

Great Expectations

Maxwell 3-in-1: The Winning Attitude, Developing the Leaders Around You, Becoming a Person of Influence

Encouragement Changes Everything: Bless and Be Blessed

Beyond Talent

How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

The Well of Lost Plots: A Thursday Next Novel

Number the Stars

Pilgrim’s Progress in Today’s English

Code Name Verity

The Looking Glass Wars

Seeing Redd: The Looking Glass Wars Book Two

ArchEnemy: The Looking Glass Wars Book Three

Kingdom’s Dawn (Kingdom Book 1)

Kingdom’s Hope (Kingdom Book 2)

Kingdom’s Edge (Kingdom Book 3)

Kingdom’s Call (Kingdom Book 4)

Kingdom’s Quest (Kingdom Book 5)

Kingdom’s Reign (Kingdom Book 6)

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are

Lose Your Cool, Revised and Expanded Edition: Discovering a Passion that Changes You and the World

Not a Fan: Teen Edition: What Does It Really Mean to Follow Jesus?

Silas Marner

The Case for Christ-Student Edition: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

The Adventure of Missionary Heroism 

The Adventures of Jack Lime 

The Further Adventures of Jack Lime

The Yearling

The Terrestria Chronicles–The Sword, the Ring, and the Parchment

Terrestria Chronicles–The Quest for Seven Castles

Terrestria Chronicles–The Search for Everyman

Terrestria Chronicles–The Crown of Kuros: An Allegory

Terrestria Chronicles–The Great War

Terrestria Chronicles–The Golden Lamps

Terrestria Chronicles–The Dragon’s Egg


If there are books for teens that you would like to share with us, please leave the name of the book (and the author if you know it–if not, that’s ok) in a comment. We will check back from time to time and add more books to the list. Thanks for sharing your suggestions with us! ~The Hip Homeschool Moms Team


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About the author


Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms, Only Passionate Curiosity, Homeschool Road Trips, Love These Recipes, and Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 30 years ago, and they live in the South. Hannah, age 26, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 24, was the second homeschool graduate and the first to leave the nest. Mary Grace, age 18, is the most recent homeschool graduate. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.


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  • My oldest son (15) is re-reading Do Hard Things. He also did a study with hi sLife Group using Crazy Love by Francis Chan. He and the leaders thought that was a great book and they got a lot out of it. I think there are also videos of Francis talking about each chapter that you can find online (maybe?), too.

  • My oldest son enjoyed the 39 clues series that you have listed, and one of the authors has another series called The Shadow Children by Margaret Peterson Haddix.