12 Teen Novels About Poverty

Experience life on the other side of the tracks

It's a tough fact to face, but many teens and young people all over the world experience poverty or deprivation at some point in their lives (for the unluckiest, it's their whole lives). We all love to read about the rich and famous, but it's important to understand the flip side of the coin as well. Here are a few excellent books to get you started.

Trash cover

1. Trash

Andy Mulligan
Cover of Roxy's Baby

2. Roxy's Baby

Cathy MacPhail
Lola Rose cover

3. Lola Rose

Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt (Illus)
Ketchup Clouds cover

4. Ketchup Clouds

Annabel Pitcher
If You Find Me cover

5. If You Find Me

Emily Murdoch
Friday Brown cover

6. Friday Brown

Vikki Wakefield
Stone Cold cover

7. Stone Cold

Robert Swindells
Lottery Boy cover

8. Lottery Boy

Michael Byrne

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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