12 Books for Soon-to-Be
High Schoolers

by Devon A. Corneal

Entering high school is a major turning point for teens. It often means switching to a bigger school, meeting new peers, trying out greater levels of independence, and managing increased responsibilities and academic expectations. In addition, high schoolers have to figure out who they are, who to date, how to drive, and what to wear. It’s four years of intense highs and lows. It’s also a goldmine for writers, who have sifted through the challenges and joys of adolescence to create a body of work that gives teens characters and narratives they can relate to. We’ve compiled some of our favorites reads to help almost-freshmen (and their parents) get prepared for the phase ahead.

What other books would you recommend to high school newbies? Let us know in the comments below!