12 Teen Books About Growing Up in Scotland

The unique challenges of growing up north of the border

Despite what people say about these being the best years of your life, the teen years are hard ones no matter where you live. These authors get that, and they also understand the lives of Scottish teenagers. From gangs and bullies to fierce friendships and meddling parents, take a peek inside the lives of teens just like you.

Drowning Pond cover

2. The Drowning Pond

Catherine Forde
Witness cover

3. The Witness

James Jauncey
A Day at the Office by Robert Alan Jamieson

4. A Day at the Office

Robert Alan Jamieson
This Road is Red cover

5. This Road is Red

Alison Irvine
Spider cover

6. Spider

Linda Strachan
Boyracers by Alan Bissett

7. Boyracers

Alan Bissett
Roxy's Baby cover

8. Roxy's Baby

Cathy MacPhail
Soundtrack cover

9. Soundtrack

Julie Bertagna
divided city cover

11. Divided City

Theresa Breslin
Torn cover

12. Torn

Cat Clarke

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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