Chapter books for high school aged! I love this question!
It can be so tricky suggesting chapter books to this age range because it’s an age where reading gets a bad rap and required reading can take up a lot of time, leaving less for “fun reading.” (I put this in quotations because the texts that were required reading when I was in school were some of the best books I’ve ever read! But many dislike these stories simply because it was required.)
Here are a few fun chapter books and series for the teenage reader in your life.
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Also notable, To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han
Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
The cool thing about the Harry Potter series is that the first few books are fantastic for late elementary/ early middle school, and then as the books go on they grow with the reader as the later books in the series are great for a high school reader.
Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card
If you’ve ever found a friend who has also read both books, I’m sure you had a deep discussion on which book was your favorite too! In my opinion, I think Ender’s Shadow was better than Ender’s Game. And if you have a reader that is really into this series, there are plenty of books and side stories that Card has written in this universe!
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin
It’ll make you laugh and cry within a matter of minutes.
The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
Also notable, The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright