YA booklists

Fault in Our Stars Readalikes


Love and Other Unknown Variables - Shannon Alexander

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews

13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher

Going Bovine – Libba Bray

Year of the Beasts – Cecil Castellucci

Deadline – Chris Crutcher

Just Listen – Sarah Dessen

Before I Die – Jenny Downham

If I Stay – Gayle Forman

A Love Story Starring my Dead Best Friend – Emily Horner

13 little blue envelopes – Maureen Johnson

See You at Harry’s – Johanna Knowles

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks – E. Lockhart

Second Chance Summer – Morgan Matson

The Sky is Everywhere – Jandy Nelson

A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

My Sister’s Keeper – Jodie Picoult

Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell

Okay for Now – Gary Schmidt

Last Summer of the Death Warriors – Francisco Stork

It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Ned Vizzini

Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein

How to Save a Life – Sara Zarr


Autobiography of a Face

Diary of a Young Girl

Hispanic Fiction

Beisbol en Abril y otros cuentos. / Baseball in April and other Stories by Gary Soto.

Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Cuba 15: a Novel by Nancy Osa.

Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos

El Dilema de Trino. / Trino’s Choice by Diane Gonzales Bertrand.

Echo by Francesca Lia Block.

Esperanza Rising by  Pam Munoz Ryan.

Estrellas Peregrinas by Victor Villasenor.

Facts of Life: Stories by Gary Soto

Finding Our Way by Rene Saldana.

He Forgot to Say Good-bye by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

In the Break: a Novel by Jack Lopez.

In the Shadow of the Alamo by Sherry Garland.

La Linea by Ann Jaramillo.

Loves Me, Loves Me Not by Anilu Bernardo.

The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer.

Mexican White Boy by Matt De La Pena.

Mick by Chris Lynch.

Reaching Out by Francisco Jimenez.

Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez.

Suckerpunch by David Hernandez.

Summer of Dolores by Wanda Richards.

The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales.

Tree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen.

Jane Austen Read-alikes

Fiction (note: most are adult titles, but enjoyable for teen readers)

Aiken, Joan. Lady Catherine’s Necklace; Eliza's Daughter; Jane Fairfax, Jane Austen's Emma through Another's Eyes

Aston, Elizabeth. The Second Mrs. Darcy; Mr. Darcy’s Daughters.

Bader, Teddy F. Desire and Duty: a Sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Barrett, Julia. The third sister; Jane Austen’s Charlotte: her Fragment of a Last Novel, Completed.

Barron, Stephanie. Jane and the… (series).

Clarke, Susanna. The Ladies of Grace Adieu and other stories.

Fowler, Karen Joy. The Jane Austen Book Club.

Hale, Shannon. Austenland: a Novel.

Smith, Debra White. Central Park; First Impressions.

Jane Austen Nonfiction:

Erickson, Carolly. Our Tempestuous Day.

Hughes, Kristine. The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England, from 1811 to 1901.

Jane Austen’s Society (Videorecording)

Lane, Maggie. Jane Austen’s England.

Pool, Daniel. What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew.

Ross, Josephine. Jane Austen, a Companion.

Swisher, Clarice. Readings on Jane Austen.

Tomalin, Claire. Jane Austen, a Life.

Tucker, George. Jane Austen: the woman.

On the Edge of Twilight; supernatural and paranormal fiction

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke

Cathy's Book by Sean Stewart

Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers

Dead Beautiful (Dead Beautiful #1) by Yvonne Woon

Eighth Grade Bites (Chronicles of Vladimir Todd) by Heather Brewer

Evermore (Immortals #1) by Alyson Noel

Foiled (Vol 1) by Jane Yolen

The Frenzy by Francesca Lia Block

Betrayed (House of Night series) by PC and Kristen Cast

Infinity (Chronicles of Nick #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa

Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

Kimmie66 by Aaron Alexovich

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Lord Loss (Demonata #1) by Darren Shan

Masquerade: a Bluebloods Novel by Melissa de la Cruz

Meet Me at The River by Nina de Gramont

My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgewick

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber

Return of the Vampire by Caroline Cooney

Shattered Mirror by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Tantalize (Tantalize Series #1) by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Trust Me by Malorie Blackman

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Unraveled by Gena Showalter

Vampire Academy (book 1) by Richelle Mead

Virals by Kathy Reichs


Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke

Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Wendelin Van Draanen

Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Forever Princess by Meg Cabot

Front and Center by Catherine Murdock

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The Half Life of Planets by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin

Invisibility by Andrea Cremer

Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, adapted by Sara Thomson* (this is the abridged version)

Kitchen Princess by Miyuki Kobayashi (graphic novel)

Love is Hell by Melissa Marr and others

My Dead Girlfriend, Volume 1 by Eric Wight (graphic novel)

Nobody's Secret by Michaela MacColl

Rendesvous by Melody Carson

Rewind by Laura Dower

Socrates in Love by Kyoichi Katayama

The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan

Unraveled (Intertwined #2) by Gena Showalter

Voices of a Distant Star by Makoto Shinkai (graphic novel)

Steampunk - if you like Scott Westerfeld...

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Airman by Eoin Colfer

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Flora Segunda by Ysabeau Wilce

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Girl Genius (Vols 1 and 2) by Phil Foglio (graphic novel)

The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur G. Slade

The Complete Professor Challenger Stories  by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy

Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman? by Eleanor Updale

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

The Parliament of Blood by Justin Richards

The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Un Lun Dun by China Mieville

Worldshaker by Richard Harland

Supernatural Tales To Chill Your Spirit

The Afterlife by Gary Soto

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments series) by Cassandra Clare

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The Dare (Fear Street Series) by R. L. Stine

Dead is a State of Mind by Marline Perez

Ghost Boy by Iain Lawrence

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

The Presence by Eve Bunting

The Reckoning by Kelly Armstrong

River Boy by Tim Bowler

Scorpion Shards by Neil Shusterman

Secret, Silent Screams by Joan Lowry Nixon

Stranger with my Face by Lois Duncan

Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith

Whispers from the Dead by Joan Lowry Nixon

Other Times, Other Places – Historical Adventure Tales

Anahita's Woven Riddle by Megan Sayres

April Morning by Howard Fast

Blood Red Horse by K. M. Grant

Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman

Countdown by Deborah Wiles

Day of Tears: a Novel in Dialogue by Lester Julius

The Edge on the Sword by Rebecca Tingle

The Education of Mary by Ann Rinaldi

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury

Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

Harper and Moon by Ramon Royal Ross

Kim/Kimi by Hadley Irwin

Legend of Buddy Bush by Shelia P. Moses

Leopard Sword by Michael Cadnum

Mare's War by Tanita Davis

Marie, Dancing by Carolyn Meyer

The Raven Queen by Pauline Francis

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland

Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen

Science Fiction: Travel through Time and Space

Citizen of the Galaxy. Heinlein, Robert.

A Crack in the Line. Lawrence, Michael

Dark Times. Reger, Rob and Jessica Gruner.

Dragon and Thief. Zahn, Timothy.

Feed. Anderson, M. T.

Ghost in the Mirror. Bellairs, John.

Gideon the Cutpurse. Buckley-Archer.

Gundam, the Origin. Yasuhiko, Yoshikazo.

House of the Scorpion. Farmer, Nancy.

Interworld. Gaiman, Neil and Michael Reeves.

Larklight. Reeve, Phillip.

L.O.S.T. Federici, Debbie.

Merchant of Death. (Pendragon Series) MacHale, D. J.

Orbiter. Ellis, Warren

Out of Time. Marsden, John.

Ripple Effect. McCusker, Paul.

Saving Juliet. Selfors, Suzanne.

The Secret Hour. Westerfield, Scott.

Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith. Lane, Miles.

Stravaganza: City of Flowers. Hoffman, Mary.

Super Human. Carrol, Michael.

Supernaturalist. Colfer, Eoin.

Time Warps. Asimov, Isaac.

Truesight. Stahler, David.

A Wrinkle In Time. L’Engle, Madeleine.

Wild Things: Nature and Animal Stories

Bearstone by Will Hobbs

Bel Ria by Sheila Burnford

Cannibals by Iain Lawrence

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Far North by Will Hobbs

The Hermit Thrush Sings by Susan Butler

Home and Other Big Fat Lies by Jill Wolfson

Jackie’s Wild Seattle by Will Hobbs

Jaguar by Roland Smith

Jungle Dogs by Graham Salisbury

The Last Lobo by Roland Smith

Love Me, Love my Broccoli by Julie Ann Peters

Maze by Will Hobbs

Pacific Crossing by Gary Soto

Thunder Cave by Roland Smith

Speculative Fiction: Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction

The Akhenaten Adventure by Philip Kerr

Chalice by Robin McKinley

Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey

Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynn Jones

Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl

Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce

Gideon the Cutpurse by Linda Archer-Buckley

Powers by Ursula LeGuin

Stuck on Earth by David Klass

Time Riders by Alex Scarow

Wizards at War by Diane Duane