17 Grown-Up Books Tweens Can Read

by Melissa Taylor

After rescuing a sweet 8-year-old lab and falling in love, I started reading dog books, which included the powerful memoir Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalvan. Then, to my surprise, my 12-year-old stole it off my nightstand!

It got me thinking. What books of mine would my tween kids want to read? What books were appropriate? What books would they love just as much as me? And what books would change them as individuals and readers? Here are eleven “grown-up books” I’m recommending to my tweens, plus six bonus picks.