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Books to Bond Over With Your Tween Reader

6. 'Turtles All the Way Down,' by John Green
Together 16-year-old Aza and her best friend, Daisy, pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, whose son, Davis, is someone Aza once knew.
   
But in trying to solve the mystery, the girls unearth more than expected. Aza enters into a relationship with Davis and realizes the strains her anxiety has taken on her friendship with Daisy. Aza grapples with how to handle her mental illness while realizing the power of true friendship. 
 
John Green is the acclaimed, award-winning author of many books for young readers, all of which have ageless appeal, including Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and The Fault in Our Stars.