CatholicTeenBooks.com was created as a place to find faith-based and God-honoring novels suitable for young adults. The authors who founded it did so with the hope of countering today's worldly, immoral, and anti-God culture that bombards teenagers with stories which are very offensive to Our Lord and Our Lady by their themes, language, characters, messages and plot situations. Many teenagers love to read and are eager for exciting, well-written, inspiring stories. Catholic Teen Books offers alternatives to the modern garbage that is stocked on the shelves of secular schools and public libraries.
However, although I've read many of the stories on the Catholic Teen Books website, and have personally enjoyed some of them immensely, I have not read all of them and therefore cannot recommend or endorse every single title or author represented.
Also, please be aware that some of the books deal with very sensitive and mature subject matters, such as pre-marital sex, teenage pregnancy, abortion, same-sex attraction, and other difficult topics. I'm sure every Catholic wishes those were not things which affect our families and our parishes, but the hard reality is that many, many Catholic teens in today's world are exposed to those situations, even in the holiest of families and the best of parishes. Encountering these painful topics in fiction may be a safe way for teens to come to grips with God's loving plan and accept the Church's teaching, especially if they are afraid to talk about their fears or temptations to an adult. Reading a novel has something about it that feels safe, personal, and comforting, and that is obviously the hope of the Catholic authors who take on these risky topics in their fiction. However, it goes without saying that these books may not be necessary or suitable for every teen.
There are a few stories on the website that, unfortunately, I do not recommend for other reasons. I encourage parents to be vigilant and exercise prudence and caution with any and all books their children and teens are reading, regardless of the publisher or website. Catholic Teen Books has a section with parental guidelines which may be helpful. But, obviously, nothing replaces a parent or teacher reading a book themselves before giving it to anyone under their care.
The inclusion of my saint novels on Catholic Teen Books, and the inclusion of my short stories in their anthologies, does not mean I endorse every story or author. This applies to every website, blog, or bookstore on which my books appear.