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Timeless reads for tweens and teens

Looking for new books to inspire your tween or teen? Check out these YA works of fiction by noteworthy authors handpicked by Danielle Marshall and her team at Powell's Books.

By Danielle Marshall

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie
Little, Brown (2007), 240 pages
Sherman Alexie, well known as an adult fiction author, becomes a newly christened, enthusiastically welcomed young adult writer with his Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. This exciting foray into the young adult book world isn't generating lots of buzz just because he's a venerable author — it's because his YA debut is actually fantastic, as in, crying-while-laughing-and-staying-up-till- the-wee-hours fantastic.

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Danielle Marshall is a former longtime bookseller, most notably for Powell's Books in Portland, Ore. She continues her love of all things book related by working as the marketing manager for Beyond Words Publishing, best known as the publisher of The Secret.