The following young adult mystery books are no exception—from Lois Duncan's eerie thrill-ride to chilling whodunits by vibrant new voices. With propulsive plots, interesting characters, and blindsiding curveballs, they'll have you rescheduling your plans so you can stay in and read the night away. His ex-boyfriend wants to "talk," and his sister, April, is really in over her head. Roehrig's latest book, Death Prefers Blondes , is about to be released and looks just as addicting.
Teen & Young Adult Mystery & Suspense Books | Penguin Random House
The crime of murder is inherently terrifying, which makes these stories part horror fiction and part puzzle. You can feel the danger of murder looming in the background while also having the satisfaction of solving the crime in the foreground of the story. The reader knows that in the end, whether or not he or she is caught, the murderer will at least be identified. Murder mysteries, even the bad ones, are fun. But finding those that actually stick with you long after reading them, the way any good novel does, can be a bit more complicated.
Calling all true crime fans—who wants to solve a murder? A fictional murder, obviously, so you get all the fun of solving a case without having to deal with, you know, the dead bodies. Unless your job is to solve real-life murders?
Let your teen put aside the smartphone and read a book. Buy them some interesting books and see how they get hooked to them. And if your teen is already into reading, then nurture the habit by gifting them more books. In either case, the best genre you can give them is mystery. Teens love to read about things that have a certain mystery, adventure or thrill in them.