Recommended Hi/Lo Fiction For Teens

Hi/Lo Fiction offers subject matter of high interest to teens, written for those who are reading at a lower level. These titles are sure to spark interest and encourage engagement!

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Raw talent by Jocelyn Shipley

In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Paisley has to get over her fear of performing in public if she ever wants to be a famous pop star.

Identify by 1951- Lesley Choyce

Anxiety-ridden Ethan is befriended by Gabriella, who prefers to dress in masculine clothes and be called Gabe, and becomes embroiled in a school-wide controversy when he confronts Gabe's tormentor.

Shimmy by 1966- Kari (Kari Lynne) Jones

Thrilled to be invited to dance at a competitive studio, Lila soon realizes that dancing at the new studio isn't quite what she expected and begins to question whether she has made the right decision.

Forcing the ace by E. L. (Erin L.) Thomas

Alex wants to enter the Silver Stage magic competition, but he needs a sponsor. Jack, a veteran card wizard, is willing to take on the role, but only if Alex agrees to team up with Zoe, another young magician--and Alex's rival. Working with Jack and sharing the spotlight with Zoe, Alex comes to see that there are other ways to be a magician besides competing--and that magic is about entertaining people, not fooling them.

Detroit by Sam Moussavi

Although he is still a freshman, basketball star Isaiah is on the varsity team at a private Detroit high school, even though he lives in suburban Auburn Hills, but he faces new challenges as his parents separate.

Taz's recipe by 1958- Diane Tullson

Fourteen-year-old Taz knows one thing for sure: she's a perfect disaster in the kitchen. Every time she tries to cook, chaos ensues. After fires, toxins and more than one minor injury, Taz will be happy if she makes it through her food-science class in one piece. But when the class enters a competitive race for a coveted program and Taz is put in a group that expects to win, the pressure is on.

Rock the boat by 1959- Sigmund Brouwer

When Webb moves to Nashville to make his mark as a singer-songwriter, he finds out how tough the music business can be.

Gone wild by 1966- Jodi Lundgren

In an attempt to escape from his home life, Seth retreats to the Vancouver Island wilderness where he finds Brooke, who is also on the run to escape her troubles.

Dreaming in color by Melanie Florence

Jennifer is thrilled when she gets into a prestigious art school, but is shocked to learn that some students feel she doesn't belong there.

Double or nothing by 1977- Brooke Carter

Essie, a teenage genius, descends deep into a gambling addiction and her twin sister Aggie becomes embroiled in her dangerous game.

Hey Jude by Star Spider

Seventeen-year-old Penny struggles to balance her last year of high school, a new romance, and looking after Jude, her sister with mental health issues.