Savvy Gift Guide: Teens!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for any teens on your list? Or maybe you just know a big YA pop culture junkie? We’ve done all the hard work of gathering up the perfect gift ideas for all these impossible-to-shop-for types, so read on to complete your holiday shopping list!

For the Fangirls & Fanboys:

One Direction: Who We Are

Just look at this cover. Look at it. I guarantee that any “directioner” on your list will devour this book from cover to cover immediately, so don’t be offended if they ignore you for the rest of the day. This official autobiography tells the story from the boys themselves. And it’s full of personal doodles, notes, and, most importantly, lots and lots of pictures of the band.


Divergent Collectors Edition by Veronica Roth

For the person who has read and re-read Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy, surprise them with content they’ve never seen before! This collector’s edition features a whole 72 pages of new bonus material. There are two essays from Veronica Roth herself, explorations into the psychology of Dauntless training, artistic renderings of the choosing ceremony bowls, and detailed maps! The metallic silver hardcover also comes with a special edition poster and a silk bookmark. Is your favourite Divergent fan excited for the next movie??


For the Adventurous Souls:


Endgame: The Calling by James Frey

Play. Survive. Solve. Endgame has begun. In a race to save humanity, the players of Earth will hunt for three keys, all hidden somewhere on the planet. The only rule is that there are no rules. And while Endgame tells the story of this hunt, written into the book itself is a puzzle for the readers to solve. While reading, you can play along with a mobile geo-location game that allows you to join in and battle with people around you in real time.


The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore

For the die-hard fan of the I am Number Four series, here is the fifth and penultimate book! After suffering an unimaginable betrayal, the Garde is in trouble. When John makes an unlikely Mog ally in Chicago, it seems they might stand a chance. But is it too late? The Mogadorians have commenced their final invasion plans. Though the Garde is divided once again, they know that as long as one still stands the battle for Earth’s survival is not lost.

For the Rule-Breakers:



Anti Journal by David Sinden

Anti Journal is no ordinary journal, it’s an anarchic, therapeutic route to personal and artistic discovery packed with partially illustrated pages to complete in imaginative unconventional ways. Try any means of creative expression you can think of: draw, paint, stain, glue, colour, stitch, staple, highlight, draw…anything! It’s also a handy little size so any budding artist can carry it around for whenever the creative impulse strikes.



The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard

A sure-thing gift for any fan of the Pretty Little Liars series! This is the first book in Sara Shepard’s newest series. Full of juicy secrets, nail-biting suspense, and beautiful girls who will do anything to stay perfect and hide the ugly truth. What would you do to clear your name if the boy you had planned to murder (jokingly, of course) turned up dead exactly as you planned? That’s exactly what happens when Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker find themselves unlikely friends joined by a terrible secret.

For the Hopeless Romantic:



The Jewel by Amy Ewing

First of all, I want that glittery dress. But the beauty and glamour of the royal life isn’t always so pretty for Violet. After she’s bought by the Duchess of the Lake at a surrogacy auction, Violet is destined for a life of servitude, duty-bound to bear a child for the Duchess. Once thrown into the royal way of life, she is forced to confront the ugly truth of the city hiding behind its opulent facade. And when she falls into forbidden love with a handsome boy also under the Duchess’ control, Violet must decide what, and whom, she is willing to risk for freedom.

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

“On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after class, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road.” Mass, acceleration, momentum, force. This is truly surprising novel that is both heartbreaking and beautiful, told in a back-and-forth nonlinear narrative. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend?


And that’s the list! I hope you find some helpful picks for all the teenage Savvy Readers on your holiday shopping list. Head on over to HCC Frenzy for even more YA fun.

Happy Holidays, Savvy Readers!

~ Susannah

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