What are the best clean books for teens?

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    #1Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It welcomed the readers to Harry's magical world and his discovery of his true self where adventure and danger await him as he entered Hogwarts. 

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    Kevin Hansen
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "What can you say about this book that hasn't already been said? "Sorcerer's Stone" is a classic for a reason, and is a true example of J.K. Rowling's genius. Don't be fooled by the classification of 'teen'. This series will have children and adults on the edge of their seats."
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    #2The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in the series Chronicles of Narnia. The story revolves around the journey of four siblings to Narnia where they fight with an evil witch.  

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    Patrick Wagner
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "To me this book is right up there with Tolkien's best works of art. My grandma read them to me when I was little. They still have a prominent place on my bookshelf. Maybe 5 -6 years if we have a kid I'll read it to them. "
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    #3The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In this book, Jackson discovers that he's Poseidon's son and must stop a war between the gods by finding the thief who stole Zeus' master bolt. 
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    Olivia Cook
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Wonderful story to read! Looks very good!"
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    #4A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)

    A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
    A Wrinkle in Time, the first in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet series, is centered on how Meg Murry and her family met an unearthly stranger during a stormy night and was introduced to the tesseract, which is the book's term for a wrinkle in time.
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    Sharon Cooper
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A Wrinkle in Time seems to transport one to the world of the ethiral and magic kingdom. It is replete with vivid imagination and exploration. Once you pick the book up and begin to read, you never want to put it down until you've reached the end. Once at the end, you never want it to stop, that's a magnificent a story, well written, it is."
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    #5Number the Stars

    Number the Stars
    Number the Stars by Lois Lowry follows the journey of a Jewish family escaping from Copenhagen during the ruthless days of World War II. This novel also shows the strong power of friendship and how solid bonds can move people.
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    Deborah Austin
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "It's a great book, shows good moral values. "
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    #6The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)

    The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)

    The Goose Girl is a young adult fantasy novel by Shannon Hale. It tells the story of Princess Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee and her magical ability to speak to birds. It is the first book in the Books of Bayern series.

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    Jorge Carmona
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "my daughter loves reading The Goose Girl she say that the book is very interesting it is the best clean books for teens she has."
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    #7Culloo

    Culloo

    Culloo is a young adult fantasy novel by Murielle Cyr. It tells the story of 12-year-old Tala, who goes into the Quebec forest with her brother to look for her father, with the guidance and protection of unseen beings.

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    Lisa Rodriguez
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This book seemed too fake to me. Around every corner, Tala and her brother experienced something too imaginary for anyone's good on their journey in the forest. The guidance and protection from unseen beings become the base of the story, as opposed to Tala and her brother's quest to find their father. Didn't love this book. "
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    #8Stormbreaker (Alex Rider)

    Stormbreaker (Alex Rider)

    Stormbreaker is the first book in the adventure fiction Alex Rider series written by Anthony Horowitz which centers on 14-year-old boy Alex Rider who is recruited by British Intelligence after his uncle is murdered due to being a spy. 

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    Melissa Tran
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "Stormbreaker is a great action and adventure book that also delves into family history and the nature of fate. I found myself getting into the main character Alex's shows with ease as he learns about his past and makes decisions about his future. The writing is snappy and engaging, and there are lots of surprises that had me on the edge of my seat. A true hero's tale!"
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    #9Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl
    When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
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    Phillip May
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Artemis Fowl's entire series is an amazingly underrated read for teens. This is Harry Potter level interesting and matches it in storytelling to boot. I can't recommend it enough."
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    #10Princess Academy

    Princess Academy

    Princess Academy is a novel by Newbery Honor-winning author, Shannon Hale. It tells the story of a girl named Miri as she attends a princess academy with other girls from her village, all in the hopes of becoming chosen by the prince.

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    Sandra Bradley
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "I don't normally buy "princess" type books but Shannon Hale is such a great writer I thought I'd give this a try, "Princess Academy" is geared to a younger audience than "Goose Girl" and "Enna Burning" but it's still a really nice read. I would recommend it. The characters are engaging and the story lines great, this is a teen book, but I enjoyed it as well, Princess Academy was a great read"
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    #11The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Bad Beginning is the first book in A Series of Unfortunate Events series written by Lemony Snicket first published in 1999. It is about the misadventures of three Baudelaire siblings. 

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    Cheryl Castro
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "This book is a story about the adventures of three kids. The story is written in a manner that makes it good for kids from 8-12 years of age, the story is both exciting and well written. There is also a range of other options in this series of books that may be worth looking into, especially if your child enjoys this book. "
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    #12Entwined

    Entwined

    Entwined is a fantasy thriller novel for young adults written by Heather Dixon. It was originally released in March 2011. It is about a young woman who made a deal with a mythical creature so she can enjoy her nights.

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    Pranav Chauhan
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Entwined is a fantasy thriller book that will leave you smiling because of the interesting and amazing content it has.I love fairy tales and the twists and turns int his book kept me glued to it."
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    #13The Maze of Bones (39 Clues)

    The Maze of Bones (39 Clues)
    The Maze of Bones (39 Clues) is a Mystery, Adventure and Young Adult Fiction novel written by Rick Riordan. It was published September 9, 2008 by Scholastic Press.
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    Shirley Kelley
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Another great addition to the Transmedia series! It will leave you impatiently waiting for the next one!"
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    #14I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls)

    I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls)
    I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter is a young adult mystery novel set in the Gallagher Academy, which is claimed to be a school for geniuses but is a place for spies in reality.
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    Jerry Hughes
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "One of the best clean books that I found for my teen, was 'I'd tell you I love you (But then I'd have to kill you) by Ally Carter. It's a wonderful book that I enjoyed reading myself as an adult. My teen fell in love with it, and ended up reading it a second time before finally gifting it to their cousin. I would recommend this to any parent looking to find something appropriate, yet awesome for your teen!"
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    #15The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a young adult historical fiction written by Elizabeth George Speare. This classic fiction is first published in 1958. 

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    Jose Rios
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I remember having to read this book in highschool as a summer project for AP English that i was to be taking the next year. Usually you go in not wanting to read, but this was way different. This book was one of those hard to put down books that you want to read when you get older. It was just that good. "
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    #16Psychobabble

    Psychobabble

    Psychobabble: A Straight Forward, Plain English Guide to the Benefits of NLP is a guidebook written by Donna Blinston. It is made for amateurs and was first published on November 30, 2009.

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    Francisca Gil
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I wasnt interested ."
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    #17Boxing Stories

    Boxing Stories
    Boxing Stories is a book written by Robert E. Howard, author of the famous Conan The Barbarian series. This version was published by Bison Books on 2005. It contains 10 stories about Steve Costigan, a hero, and a pugilist.
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    Joseph Mendoza
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "I bought Boxing Stories for my teen boys. They have really enjoyed them, and I have found them to be good, clean books in comparison to so many others."
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    #18Adam Copeland on Edge

    Adam Copeland on Edge
    Adam Copeland on Edge is an autobiography by Adam Copeland detailing his life as a person and his rise from an amateur to a superstar of the WWE. It was originally published in November 2004. 
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    Juan Baltazar
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "I bought this book for my nephew, who is a big fan of WWE. I wanted to get him to read something and take his eyes off the TV for a minute, and I think this was just the ticket. He's started asking for more similar books, and I'm keeping an eye out for them."
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    #19On Boxing

    On Boxing

    on Boxing is a book by award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates. It contains essays on the art and discipline of boxing. It was recognized as a New York Times notable book. This version is a reissue of the first book.

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    Joan Scott
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This is a great booking explaining the art and craft of boxing. The author did an amazing job talking about the referee and the blood, sweat and glory of boxing."
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    #20Way of NLP (Thorsons Way of)

    Way of NLP (Thorsons Way of)
    Way of NLP: The Thorson's Way is a comprehensive guidebook to NLP written by Joseph O'Connor and Ian McDermott. It was first published on November 25, 2001. It is designed for both advanced practitioners and amateurs.
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    Sarah Hayes
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Clean book for teens is not even remotely related to this book and it should be avoided by all ages. This is presented as a legitimate book but it has scam and cult written all over it. You should avoid this like the plague. "
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    #21Emily's Runaway Imagination

    Emily's Runaway Imagination

    Emily's Runaway Imagination is a book by Beverly Cleary that tells the story of the young girl named Emily. She is a very imaginative girl who can go miles just for the sake of fulfilling her imaginations. 

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    Samantha Brown
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "Emily's Runaway Imagination is a sweet book written about a great time period. It is a good wholesome book for children, unlike many books today."
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    #22NLP Techniques Anyone Can Use

    NLP Techniques Anyone Can Use
    NLP Techniques Anyone Can Use is an introductory guidebook for beginners and enthusiasts to the Neuro-Linguistics Programming. It discusses the theoretical foundations of NLP and provides simple steps for everyone to follow.
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    Judy Smith
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I didn't really find much value in this book, as it's more for adults than teenagers. It is helpful and comprehensive for the business person but teenagers would be better off looking elsewhere for this category. "
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    #23The Natural

    The Natural

    This is the book that inspired the popular film starred by Robert Redford. The book narrates the story of Roy Hobbs, a baseball player born with an innate talent for this game, who had to overcome many tragedies to make it to the top. 

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    Willie Turner
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "a decent book, if your looking for a book to read you can't go wrong with this one."
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    #24Nlp Metaphorically

    Nlp Metaphorically

    NLP Metaphorically is a philosophical book written by Chris Rasey about the beauty and impact of NLP. In the form of stories and rap songs, the author wrote an inquisitive piece. It was originally published in July 2010.

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    Juan Griffin
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I would not consider this to be a book for teens. NLP is neuro-linguistic programming which I highly doubt a teen is going to want to read about when they can read Fifty Shades of Grey or Harry Potter. Although clean to read for the average person, this would fail to reach a younger target audience. "
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    #25The Lost Scrolls: Water (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Water (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Water is one of the books in the Avatar: the Last Airbender series by Michael Teitelbaum with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. This is a repackage edition by Nickelodeon released in December 2006.

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    Stephen Grant
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This book fills in a bunch of details and history that even I found intriguing to read. But my 13 year old was totally enthralled. Nice to see his interests steered away from more "adult" themes for a bit anyway. There is enough material in this series to keep him busy for a while!"
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    #2621 Proms

    21 Proms
    21 Proms is a book by David Levithan is a compilation of 21 prom experiences of different people who contributed to the book. Bad dates, goo dates and unexpected dates, every prom experience is shared. 
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    Beverly West
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "love this book! Lots of great stories in it."
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    #27Sozin's Comet: The Final Battle (Avatar)

    Sozin's Comet: The Final Battle (Avatar)

    Sozin's Comet: The Final Battle is the adaptation of the third season of the hit Nickelodeon series Avatar the Last Airbender. The book is written by David Bergantino and was illustrated by Patrick Spaziante.

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    Ridhi Tata
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "Sozin's Comet is a very good book, but in terms of the best clean book for teens, there are better choices out there. The other choices also match the clean book category a little better than Avatar does."
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    #28Absolutely Nothing (Jason Steed)

    Absolutely Nothing (Jason Steed)

    Absolutely Nothing, the third book in Mark Cooper's Jason Steed series, is about Jason, the 12-year-old boy who will attempt to save his father and a group of Amerasians from a Viet Cong general in the jungles of Vietnam.

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    Juan Carlos Varela
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This book had me turning the pages constantly until it was all finished. I really liked it! The book is kindof like a spy story but it relates to history in some ways. If you want to read a great book then I suggest for you to pick this one up."
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    #29Very Far Away from Anywhere Else

    Very Far Away from Anywhere Else

    Very Far Away From Anywhere Else is an inspirational novel for young adults written by award-winning science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin.  This book was published in October 2004. It is a coming-of-age story of a teen boy.

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    Jim Gao
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "I love this book because it's super inspirational and the best part is, it's totally clean! No terrible swear words or other things I don't want my kids seeing. "
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    #30Counting Coup

    Counting Coup

    Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn is a non-fiction book written by Larry Colton detailing the Native American influence on a Montana high-school girls' basketball club. 

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    Alexander Wade
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "So many books these days for teens are not a lot more than soft core erotica. I found this book for my daughter and she loves it. It is a very good book that focuses on the problems that a teenager may face in their high school years, without giving way to the more adult aspects of life. This is a great book for any young adult that wants to read without being exposed to things that are not desirable. "
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    #31Echo

    Echo
    Echo is a historical fiction novel written by Pam Muñoz Ryan which centers follows the lives of three sisters after they meet Otto lost and alone in a forbidden forest. This has won the 2016 Newbery Honor Book at the New York Times. 


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    Julie Day
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This book isn't really for teens, it is more suitable for a younger audience. I think the story line is good and the kids love it. It has an interesting tale and I really like the way the book is put together. There is mystery, adventure, and a good moral tale. It is better for younger kids, so it is not something teens would really be into much."
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    #32Throw Like a Girl

    Throw Like a Girl

    Throw Like A Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself is an inspirational biography written by Jennie Finch, an accomplished athlete for the USA. The book aims to show how sports can help girls improve on every aspect of life.

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    Samuel Williamson
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "The best is sort of hard to determine. I must say that this is a good idea for an inspirational biography. Needs some work on the accomplished athlete but I can see the potential in this one! "
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    #33Does My Head Look Big In This?

    Does My Head Look Big In This?
    Does My Head Look Big In This? is a book by Randa Abdel-Fattah that tells the story of Amal, a young girl who decided to embrace her faith despite all the judgments from the people around her. 
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    Shirley Keller
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Preachy garbage encouraging children to not think for themselves and just blindly follow the ways of their forefathers. So basically a 10/10."
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    #34The Tale of the Children of Húrin

    The Tale of the Children of Húrin

    Narn I Chin Hurin: The Tale of the Children of Hurin is an epic saga written by famous novelist J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. It was begun in 1918 but was posthumously published in 2007.

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    Douglas Nichols
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Solid choice for teens. This novelist is very popular among teens and this book should satisfy teens at this age. The reviews are 4/5 which indicates that it's good but not 4.5 great."

Summary

Best What are the best clean books for teens
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneBooks 49 Paid
2The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)Books 42 Paid
3The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)Books 41 Paid
4A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)Books 40 Paid
5Number the StarsBooks 37 Paid
6The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)Books 35 Paid
7CullooBooks 32 Paid
8Stormbreaker (Alex Rider)Books 31 Paid
9Artemis FowlBooks 28 Paid
10Princess AcademyBooks 26 Paid
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