BC Books for Teens

In celebration of BC Book Day (April 17, 2023) we've chosen some of our favourite BC authors and illustrators.

Updated April 8, 2023
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Tremendous things : a novel
Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin
A funny and heartfelt story about learning how to rise above your most embarrassing moment while staying true to yourself--with the help of old friends, new friends, and some cheesy poetry. At the start of ninth grade, Wilbur Nuñez-Knopf is hoping for a fresh start. But he just...
Zara Hossain is here
Khan, Sabina

Also available as an ebook through Overdrive/Libby.

Iron Widow
Zhao, Xiran Jay.
An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! Pacific Rim meets The Handmaid's Tale in this blend of Chinese history and mecha science fiction for YA readers. The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming...

Also available as an ebook or e-audio through Overdrive/Libby.

Comics will break your heart : a novel
Hicks, Faith Erin
A sweet, funny contemporary teen romance for the inner geek in all of us from graphic novelist Faith Erin Hicks. Miriam's family should be rich. After all, her grandfather was the co-creator of smash-hit comics series The TomorrowMen. But he sold his rights to the series to...

Also available as an ebook or e-audiobook through Overdrive/Libby.

The candle and the flame
Azad, Nafiza
Azad's debut YA fantasy is set in a city along the Silk Road that is a refuge for those of all faiths, where a young woman is threatened by the war between two clans of powerful djinn.Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages...

Also available as an ebook and e-audiobook through Overdrive/Libby.

You are the everything
Rivers, Karen
Can you want something--or someone--so badly that it changes your destiny? Elyse Schmidt never would have thought so, until it happened to her. When Elyse and her not-so-secret crush, Josh Harris, are the sole survivors of a plane crash, tragedy binds them together. It's...
Mac, Carrie
Into the Wild meets The Serpent King in this story about Annie and Pete, two best friends on a dangerous and emotional trek through the woods. Annie and Pete have been best friends since they were little. They know each other better than anyone, and they've been on...

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