I'm a Teen: Literary

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe #1)

    Book Dumpling Recommends For: Readers interested in a coming-of-age story of two young loners who connect. Fans of LGBTQ fiction. Appreciator of that killer title.


  • This is How it Always is

    Book Dumpling Recommends For: Those looking for a beautiful investigation of a loving family learning how to handle their son who is a girl at heart. Lovers of wonderful writing coupled with a fascinating story of the times. Readers interested in transgender identity.  


  • Always Running

    Book Dumpling Recommends For: Readers interested in a memoir on East Los Angeles' gang culture. Fans of redemptive stories in which violence makes way for poetry. Those looking for an insightful coming-of-age story.


  • This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl

    Book Dumpling Recommends For: Fans of touching, real-life stories. Readers looking for a collection of essays, journal entries and stories by and about a talented young girl who passed away at the age of 16. Anyone with a heart who’s looking to use it.


  • When Breath Becomes Air

    Book Dumpling Recommends For: Fans of philosophic medical memoirs. Readers interested in the story of a young neurosurgeon and how he deals with his terminal cancer diagnosis. Fans of learning about what makes a life worth living. And who have a tissue close by.


  • The Universe Versus Alex Woods

    Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of coming-of-age, quirky stories about a friendship between a young boy and a Vietnam vet. Fans of characters who don't fit in to mainstream society. Readers interested in a main character who's been struck by lightning AND stopped for carrying marijuana at the beginning of...


  • When God was a Rabbit 

    Book Dumpling Recommends For: Anyone who loves a good coming-of-age story Fans of great stories about siblings and best friends, with a twist Those of us who long for the purity and mystery of youth


  • The Dogs of Babel

    Book Dumpling Recommends For: Dog-lovers and love-lovers Readers interested in the story of a linguistics professor who tries to teach his dog to speak after the sudden death of his wife Anyone looking for a touching page-turner about a man’s love for his wife and his canine companion