If you like Short Stories (for Teens)

If you like Short Stories (for Teens)

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A few selections on short stories for teens (multiple genres):

The Anatomy of Curiosity
In an unassuming corner of Brooklyn, a young woman learns to be ladylike, to love context, and to speak her mind from a very curious sort of tutor. In a faraway land convulsed by war, a young soldier hears the desert's curious hum as he disarms bombs with the person he doesn't know how to love. In a place so shriveled by drought that any drowning is a curiosity, a young writer tries again and again to tread water beneath the surface of a vast and unusual sea. Three new stories complete with commentary on the creative process from three acclaimed young adult authors working at the height of their powers. (catalog summary)


 

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell The Tales
A collection of stories based on illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. (catalog summary)

 


 




The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories

An anthology of darkly paranormal stories, with comments by the authors on their writing process. (catalog summary)

 


 




Facts of Life: Stories
by Gary Soto
Children and teens from all walks of life deal with the dramas of growing up. (catalog summary)

 



 



Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder, and Revenge
by David Lubar
A group of high school girls takes revenge on their sadistic gym teacher in the most fitting way possible. Two stowaways find themselves on a ship for the dead. An ancient predator stalks the wrong victim. Here are thirteen tales of death, murder, and revenge. (catalog summary)


 

 




Fat and Bones And Other Stories
by Larissa Theule
When a farmer dies, the decades-old feud between his son, Bones, and Fat, a fairy who lives in a tree on the farm, escalates, with surprising consequences for Bones' mother and the farm animals. (catalog summary)

 

 

 




Geektastic

A collection of short stories about geeks. (catalog summary)

 

 

 


My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Years, there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love. (catalog summary)

 

 



Slasher Girls and Monster Boys

Inspired by classic tales and films, a collection of fourteen short stories ranging from bloody horror, to psychological thrillers, to supernatural creatures, to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, by acclaimed young adult authors of every genre. (catalog summary)

 

 


 




Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

Summer is the perfect time for love to bloom, and these short stories of teenagers facing the confusing maze of first love will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. The selections range from heartfelt to outlandish, as the characters find passion in some very unexpected places. (catalog summary)

 





A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls

From pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago, take a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell. (catalog summary)

 

 




Vacations from Hell

Five short stories in which a vacation takes a supernatural turn. (catalog summary)

 

 


 




You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens

An anthology of suspenseful short fiction by Latino authors for teenagers. (catalog summary)