Edgy Books Your Pre-Teen Will Love

Pre-teens around the country are in love with these gritty YA stories.

Ages

11-13

Edgy Books Your Pre-Teen Will Love

As independent readers, pre-teens also begin to discover more about their independent selves and the world we live in. Every child matures at a different rate, so give these titles a read-through (or at least skim them) to make sure the selections are appropriate for your pre-teen's maturity level. Many of the books feature a dystopian world, and may include violent or romantic themes, as well. 
Adventure & Fantasy
Age 13
Age 12
Age 11
Literature
Families and Relationships
Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
Growing Up
Character and Values