We’re thrilled about the buzz generated by our clean teen books post! Thank you for finding us and for sharing our passion for identifying clean YA books—those without sexual content and without excessive language—for readers of all ages. And YOU, our faithful readers, haven’t stopped at just sharing our passion; you’ve also shared your recommendations! The comment section on our original post (Clean YA Books for teens, tweens, or anyone) has been flooded with reader-recommended books, but we’re excited to share them in this post, alphabetized by author last name.

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Our User-Recommended Clean Books for Teens:

Chances Are by Traci Hunter Abramson

Kiss of the Spindle by Nancy Campbell Allen

The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker

Abarat by Clive Barker

Thief of Always by Clive Barker

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

The Door Within trilogy by Wayne Thomas Batson

Isle of Swords series by Wayne Thomas Batson

The River of Time series by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Circle of Nine series by Valerie Biel

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubraker Bradley

The Heritage of Shannara by Terry Brooks

Mr. Terupt series by Rob Buyea

Embassy Row series by Ally Carter

Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter

Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter

Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro

The School for Good and Evil series by Soman Chainani

Mickey Bolitar series by Harlan Coben

Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

Dragons in Our Midst series by Bryan Davis

Echoes from the Edge trilogy by Bryan Davis

The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson

Entwined by Heather Dixon

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

The Young Refugees series by Ed Dunlop

100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons

Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans

Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett

The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan

The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan

The Blackhope Enigma trilogy by Teresa Flavin

City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster

Caraval series by Stephanie Garber

Spy School series by Stuart Gibbs

Front Lines by Michael Grant

The Half Bad trilogy by Sally Green

Theodore Boone series by John Grisham

The Mapmakers trilogy by S.E. Grove

An Unfortunate Fairy Tale series by Chanda Hahn

Books of Bayern series by Shannon Hale

Shug by Jenny Han

A Face Like Glass by Francis Hardinge

Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge

The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge

The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

Everless by Sara Holland

She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) by Ann Hood

Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz

Warriors series by Erin Hunter

A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

The Redwall series by Brian Jacques

Red Rock Mysteries by Jerry B. Jenkins (probably not for older teens)

Viking Quest series by Lois Walfrid Johnson

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Howl’s Moving Castle series by Diana Wynne Jones

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene

Children of the Lamp series by P. B. Kerr

The Order of the Rose by Alysha King

Wolf Tower series by Tanith Lee

A Girl Called Fearless by Catherine Linka

The Giver series by Lois Lowry

The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Since You’ve been Gone by Morgan Matson

The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann

Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger

Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince by Jennifer Moore

The Colors of Madeleine series by Jaclyn Moriarty

Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull

Eli by Bill Myers

Forbidden Doors series by Bill Myers

The God Hater by Bill Myers

Galendor trilogy by W. Eric Myers

Children of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo

Medoran Chronicles by Lynette Noni

Whisper by Lynette Noni

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

The Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini (violence)

Dragon Keepers series by Donita K. Paul

The Configured trilogy by Jenetta Penner

The Starfire Wars series by Jenetta Penner

The Cooper Kids Adventure series by Frank E. Peretti (for younger readers)

The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson

Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty

Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce

Circle Opens series by Tamora Pierce

The Immortals series by Tamora Pierce

Once Upon a Con series by Ashley Poston

Love at First Note by Jenny Proctor

Ravenspire series by C.J. Redwine

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs (creepy)

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

Gems of Fire by Diane E. Samson

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman

Unwind Dystology series by Neal Shusterman

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, et al

The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

Wings of Fire series by Tui Sutherland

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian

The Keeper’s Chronicles by Becky Wallace

The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

The Murderbot Diaries series by Martha Wells

Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

The Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld

Midnighters series by Scott Westerfeld

Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Man Who Loved Clowns by June Rae Wood

Thirteenth Child by Patricia Wrede

Classic Novels

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers by Alexndre Dumas

Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dracula by Bram Stoker

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