15 Innovative Teen Books

Books that made us view the world a little differently

Every now and then, you're lucky enough to pick up a book that surprises you. Maybe it tells its story in an unusual way, or tackles a subject viewed by many as taboo. The authors of these books dared to break the mould, giving us fascinating stories that stay with you long after you've reached the last page.

Tinder cover

2. Tinder

Sally Gardner, David Roberts (Illus)
Sara's Face cover

4. Sara's Face

Melvin Burgess

5. Maggot Moon

Sally Gardner
Wasted cover

6. Wasted

Nicola Morgan
Kick-Ass cover

7. Kick-Ass

Mark Millar, John Romita
Two Boys Kissing cover

8. Two Boys Kissing

David Levithan
Feed cover

10. Feed

M T Anderson

11. One

Sarah Crossan
Ghosts of Heaven cover

12. The Ghosts of Heaven

Marcus Sedgwick
World War Z cover

14. World War Z

Max Brooks
The Chain cover

15. The Chain

Keith Gray

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust