SPONSORED: Adult Books for Teens from Macmillan

These adult titles are in-house favorites at Macmillan, and are perfectly accessible and appropriate for teens. Mix it up by giving them a taste of reading choices that they won’t find on the young adult shelves. NOTE: This content was sponsored and contributed by Macmillan.
Librarians are always asking for recommendations of adult titles that their teen patrons will enjoy. These adult titles are in-house favorites at Macmillan, and are perfectly appropriate and accessible to teens. Mix it up by giving them a taste of reading choices that they won’t find on the young adult shelves. DISGRUNTLED by Asali Solomon “Will Kenya flourish at her new school, go to college, and become upwardly mobile, as her hardworking but dissatisfied mother wants? Where does Kenya belong? How will she find her own path, and her own identity, not one defined by her past and her parents? Solomon addresses all these questions with consummate grace." —Library Journal "Solomon’s cultural references resound, her dialogue stings, and the intricate and surprising relationships she choreographs are saturated with racial, sexual, and political quandaries of intimate and epochal repercussions. A deft, knowing, bold, and witty debut." —Booklist, starred review YA/Mature Readers: Young Kenya is an exceptionally entertaining narrator as she recounts her coming-of-age complicated by race and politics in Solomon’s smart and funny first novel.  FIND ME by Laura van den Berg “Van den Berg’s enveloping novel of a plague and a seeker in an endangered world reveals what it feels like to grow up unwanted and unknown in a civilization hell-bent on self-destruction. It is also a beautifully strange, sad, and provocative inquiry into our failure to love, cherish, and protect. But ultimately, FIND ME is a delving story of courage, persistence, and hope.”—Booklist, starred review Find MeYA/Mature Readers: Young adults with a penchant for dark, subtly speculative fiction will be captivated by Joy and her struggles for selfhood and survival in a poisoned world. “Like Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale or Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, van den Berg's debut novel presents a frighteningly plausible near-future dystopia grounded in human elements. Not everything is explained, and things take an increasingly surreal turn in the novel's second half, but Joy's quest, and her need to feel cared for, is heartbreakingly real and compellingly wrought. The book's ambiguous conclusion may lead to rereading as the possibility of multiple interpretations is opened. Highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review pretty isPRETTY IS by Maggie Mitchell “What binds together Lois Lonsdale, who teaches British literature at a small college in upstate New York, and lonesome, possibly washed-up actress Chloe Savage? At age 12, they were abducted independently by a handsome stranger and held at an Adirondack hunting lodge for two months, bonding to survive. They’re drawn together again by a movie script bearing an uncanny resemblance to their story. Lots of buzz on this one, plus multiple foreign sales.” –Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert THE MIME ORDER by Samantha ShannonA Clockwork Orange meets A Tale of Two Cities meets Harry Potter in this clever, caring, and spellbinding tale, which promises more to come.”—Booklist, starred review THE ANCHORESS by Robyn Cadwallader "Cadwallader’s vivid period descriptions set a stunning backdrop for this beautiful first novel as Sarah rejects a larger world that will not allow her to live on her own terms and goes about creating a smaller one that will. Sarah’s path will intrigue readers at the crossroads of historical fiction, spirituality, and even feminism as she faces the internal and external pressures on women of the Middle Ages." —Booklist, starred review ** For more information about our teen titles, download the 2015 Books for Teens poster now or request a copy by emailing your full name, title, and mailing address to library@macmillanusa.com.

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