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.

Wasted cover

5. Wasted

Nicola Morgan
Kick-Ass cover

6. Kick-Ass

Mark Millar, John Romita
Feed cover

8. Feed

M T Anderson

9. One

Sarah Crossan
Ghosts of Heaven cover

10. The Ghosts of Heaven

Marcus Sedgwick
World War Z cover

12. World War Z

Max Brooks
The Chain cover

13. The Chain

Keith Gray
Tinder cover

14. Tinder

Sally Gardner, David Roberts (Illus)
Two Boys Kissing cover

15. Two Boys Kissing

David Levithan

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust