Books About a Friendless Teenager

Reading is a common pastime for teenagers.

Books about a friendless teenager can help adolescents who are going through a rough time at home, school, or just in general. The teenage years can be very hard for some kids, especially if a family moves around a lot or the teen is not very social. Making friends in a new high school or middle school seems very intimidating to many teenagers and some might not want to try. Books about teens that are friendless can relate to teenagers in situations where they are new and do not know anyone. They can also relate to teens that may have been betrayed or isolated from their group of friends. There are also books that give teenagers advice on how to make friends, and on how to deal with the loss or betrayal of a group of friends.

List of Books About a Friendless Teenager

There are hundreds of books published each year directed specifically toward teenagers, and many of these involve a friendless teenager in some way. Most teenage fiction novels have friendless teens in them, even if the friendless character is not the protagonist of the story. This may be because most teenagers can relate to at least feeling friendless at some point during their adolescent years. Novels about friendless teens also often involve the teen making new friends at some point during the story. Non-fiction books about friendless teens usually are giving advice on how to make friends or how to cope with the loss of a friend. Some books about a friendless teenager are:


  • The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
  • Jake, Reinvented by Gordon Korman
  • Burned by Ellen Hopkins
  • Lucas by Kevin Brooks
  • The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah


Going to a local library or bookstore and asking where you can find books about relationships or friendships is also a great way to find books to read about friendless teens. Searching for books online also is a good idea.

Reasons Why A Teen Might Be Friendless

If your teen or a teen that you know well seems to be friendless, or if you are a friendless teen yourself, there is probably a good reason. Some reasons for being friendless might include:

  • Being at a new a high school or middle school
  • Moving away from a childhood home
  • Getting betrayed by a friend
  • Having a fight with a friend
  • Being isolated from a group of friends
  • Problems with social skills or being shy
  • Going through the loss of a close friend or family member
  • Depression
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Not getting along well with peers in a certain school or other social setting

Teens who are friendless tend to get into trouble more often than teens that have at least a small group of close friends that they can talk to. However, teens with a lot of friends may be more prone to giving into peer pressure than those who have a smaller group of friends.

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Books About a Friendless Teenager