Recommended Realistic Fiction for Teens

Contemporary realistic fiction takes place in the present and covers topics that are likely to happen in real life. These novels explore many common issues for modern teenagers. Looking for a funny story? Jump down to the "Humor" section. 

Ask the passengers : a novel by 1970- A. S. (Amy Sarig) King
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Far from the tree by Robin Benway
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
I have lost my way by Gayle Forman
Moxie : a novel by Jennifer Mathieu
Paper towns by 1977- John Green
Tiffany Sly lives here now by 1984- Dana Davis
We are okay by Nina LaCour


Beauty queens by Libba Bray
Boys don't knit (in public) by Tom (Children's fiction writer) Easton
Dan versus nature by Don Calame
My life uploaded by Rae Earl
When life gives you demons by Jennifer Honeybourn
Your own worst enemy by 1966- Gordon Jack