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10 books for Teens who don't like YA

Posted 8/12/2019

Teens can be fussy readers and YA fiction doesn't click with all of them. So what do you give to your teen who doesn't like YA?

Black Cockie has a list of books that might just tempt these readers away from their screens over the Christmas period.

  1. Oranges are not the only fruit - Jeanette Winterson. A young girl grows up and finds that her sexuality is at odds with her faith in the north of England.
  2. Interview with the vampire - Anne Rice. A vampire is interviewed about his long life.
  3. In the Winter dark - Tim Winton. Isolated neighbours are terrorized by something out in the bush.
  4. Unreliable memoirs - Clive James. Worth a read for the billy cart train down the hill alone.
  5. Scum of the Universe - Grant J Everett. 400 years in the future Bob Tuesday comes of age in the human empire of The Unison.
  6. The big sleep - Raymond Chandler - Even the author doesn't know who did it.
  7. A Confederate general in Big Sur - Richard Brautigan. How do you stop frogs from incessantly croaking?
  8. A confederacy of dunces - John Kennedy Toole. Meet Ignatius J. Reilly your life will never the the same again.
  9. Pride and prejudice - Jane Austin. Not quite the romance you have been led to believe it is.
  10. Our mutual friend - Charles Dickens. If you like epic multi-stranded narratives, meet the master.