Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Written by Teens for Teens

Did you know that Mary Shelley was only a teenager when she wrote Frankenstein? Or that S. E. Hinton was 15 when she started The Outsiders? Teens have been writing and publishing books for a long time. After all, who better to write books for teens than teens themselves? Here are some great books written by teenagers, for teenagers. Maybe you’ll be inspired to write your own!

Karen Bao wrote Dove Arising, an action-packed story about a girl in the lunar militia, during her senior year of high school, completely in secret!

Kat Zhang was 19 when a publisher bought What's Left of Me and its sequels about a universe where every physical body is born with two souls. One soul is supposed to disappear, but Addie has been hiding Eva inside herself for years. The secret could cost them both their lives.

Cayla Kluver self-published Legacy at 14 and a publisher quickly snatched up the entire series about Princess Alera. Facing marriage to someone she can’t stand, Alera is fascinated by an enemy agent caught in the castle and begins to prod him for answers about her mysterious home.

Eragon, the first book in the epic fantasy series Inheritance about a poor farm boy who finds a dragon, was completed when Christopher Paolini was just 15. Dangerous journeys, sweeping action and an evil king—Eragon has everything a fantasy fan can ask for.

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