Great Graphic Novels for Teens

About the Great Graphic Novels for Teens
The list presents graphic novels published in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for teens aged twelve to eighteen.

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2013 Selection(s)

Attack on Titan V. 1

Isayama, Hajime. 2012, illus., Kodansha Comics, $10.99

The walls have kept the bloodthirsty giants out of the walled city. Until now…

A Flight of Angels

Kwitney, Alisa, Rebecca Guay and others. 2011, illus., DC/Vertigo, $24.99

An angel lies dying in a forest while its denizens decide his fate.

Friends with Boys

Hicks, Faith Erin. 2012, illus., Roaring Brook/First Second, paper, $15.99

From homeschool to high school, Maggie learns to let go of her past and make new friends.


Inzana, Ryan. 2012, illus., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $19.99

After the death of his father, Ichiro moves to Japan and encounters gods and monsters.

King City TP

Graham, Brandon. 2012, illus., Image, paper, $19.99

Joe doesn't have much except a cat who can be changed into almost anything.

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl

Hatke, Ben. 2012, illus., Roaring Brook/First Second, 18.99

Zita has won the hearts of the whole universe, but will a robot clone take it all away from her?

Lizzie Newton: Victorian Mysteries V.1

Jeon, Hey-jin and Ki-ha Lee. 2012, illus., Seven Seas, paper, $11.99

A young writer finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation.

The Royal Historian of Oz

Kovac, Tommy and Andy Hirsch. 2011, illus., SLG Publishing, paper, $14.95

Frank is held ransom when his father steals Dorothy’s shoes.

Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary

Kashyap, Keshni and Mari Araki. 2012, illus., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $18.95

A philosophy class assignment transforms into a portrait of Tina's high school experience.

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel V. 1

L'Engle, Madeleine and Hope Larson. 2012, illus., Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 19.99

A dark and stormy night is just the beginning in this classic tale of a fight against evil.