Holiday Fiction for Teens

When I was a kid, my favorite thing was to read all the holiday books that spent most of the year living in the closet with the rest of the Christmas decorations. Most of those books were for children, like The Polar Express, or for adults, like Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, which is one of my absolute favorites. But as the years have gone on, a few more have been written for teens. Here are some books for teens that will put you in the Holiday Spirit.

Boyfriend Shopping by Deidre Berry, Earl Sewell & Barbara Caridad Ferrer contains three stories chock full of romance and drama centered around the holidays. These are great for a quick, stolen moment between get-togethers in the upcoming weeks.

Boyfriend Shopping is available in other formats.

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (You might remember them from Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist) are back with another fun romp with Dash & Lily's Book of Dares. Reading this made me really want to find a mysterious red notebook in a used bookstore, since whomever would do such a thing is obviously someone I want to meet. It's adorable and nerdy and just the right amount of Christmas-y which give it two thumbs up in my book.

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares is available in other formats.

Winter Town by Stephen Emond is an often overlooked gem. For someone like me who had seasonal friends I only saw certain times of the year, it brought back lots of memories. I especially liked the illustrations, which Emond did himself, and the realistic balance of fluff and angst that any teen can relate to.