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Best Books for Grades 9-10
Posted on March 24, 2021
by Stefani H
Looking for the perfect after school or spring break read? Check out the following titles for teens in 9th or 10th Grade.
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In this first book of the trilogy, Katniss takes her sister’s place as a pledge in the brutal Hunger Games. This sparks a chain of events that will not only change Katniss and her family, but the entirety of Panem. Don’t miss this dystopian classic!
Kwame Alexander is one of my absolute favorite poets, capturing the experiences of his protagonists so that the reader feels them deeply. Noah and Walt are trying to navigate girls, baseball, school, and growing up with the help of some old letters.
Horror meets science fiction with meaningful messages. Justina Ireland weaves a tale that delves into historical injustices that still plague us today. Great character development combines with zombie action! What’s not to love?
This book, told through the eyes of classmates Rashad and Quinn, explores the complexity of race in the United States. Its depiction of police brutality will be hard for some to read, but it’s a good fictional starting point.
This is the perfect book for romance fans! Lucy and Owen meet when they get stuck in an elevator during a blackout. Shortly thereafter, they each discover that they are moving far away from New York. Can this romance blossom despite the odds?
In this graphic memoir, Robin recounts moving to the United States from Korea, choosing her American name, making friends, and much more. This is perfect for anyone who has trouble fitting in or needs to start over unexpectedly.
Maddy’s medical condition means she can’t leave the confines of her protected, disinfected house. She notices a boy moving in next door, and her world changes in ways she couldn’t possibly expect. This is a classic high school romance novel with a twist.