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 Teen Fiction Set in Minnesota


A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids by Shelley Tougas


In Search of Mockingbird by Loretta Ellsworth

  • Pub Date: 2007
  • Middle and high school interest 
  • See also: Journals
  • Erin takes off from St. Paul, MN to Alabama to meet Harper Lee.


Worlds Apart by Lindsay Lee Johnson

  • Pub Date: 2005
  • Middle school interest 
  • Winnie's family moves to rural Minnesota where her father will be working at a mental institution.


That Girl Lucy Moon by Amy Timberlake


  • Lucy, who lives in Ely, MN, fights for her right to sled on Wiggins Hill.


The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen


Memory Boy by Will Weaver

  • Set in a dystopian future, a family travels from Minneapolis to a safer place in more rural MN.


Full Service by Will Weaver


Blackwater Ben by William Durbin


Dear Papa by Anne Ylvisaker


Red River Girl by Norma Sommerdorf


Too Big a Storm by Marsha Qualey


The Shrouding Woman by Loretta Ellsworth


TMI by Sarah Quigley


Rising Star of Rusty Nail by Lesley Blume


The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman

  • Pub Date: Jan 2011
  • High School Interest
  • See also: Multiple Narrators 
  • A thoughtful romance that will appeal to even non romantics.


Sister Mischief by Laura Goode

  • Pub Date: July 2011
  • High School Interest
  • Look at the Minneapolis hip hop scene through the eyes of a teen MC. 


Three Bird Summer by Sara St. Antoine

  • Pub Date: 2014
  • Middle school interest
  • See also in Children's Fic: Summer Vacation, Intergenerational
  • Adam spends in the summer with his grandma at the lake cabin. 


Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff


Fitz by Mick Cochrane


The Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin

  • Pub date: 2012
  • High school interest
  • 1926 Minnesota
  • See also: HistoricalMaking Decisions
  • Garnet spends a summer with distant family and decides what she wants from life. 



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