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Books for Teens

Staff Suggestions for Teens

Several of our staff members have shared lists of some of their favorite books for teens.

50 Books to Read In High School

The 50 Books to Read in High School list was created by the Lexington Public Library staff in response to frequent questions regarding the best books for high school students.  The 50 Books to Read in High School is a list generated by the teen services team with input from librarians from the Fayette County Public Schools.


School Summer Reading Lists


Accelerated Reader


Locate Lexile Books

The Lexile Framework evaluates both reading ability and text complexity on the same scale. Unlike other systems, the Lexile Framework uses assessment results to match readers with texts essential for growth and monitor their progress toward standards.