Author: Frank Herbert
What To Read Next: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, The Book of New Sun by Gene Wolfe

With a massive cult following, Dune is easily one of the most popular science fiction novels ever published. But it's also a great novel for teens, thanks to its teenage protagonist.

Set in the distant future amid a feudal intergalactic empire that's dependent on a resource known as spice. Paul, our hero, moves with his family to the only planet that produces spice and soon finds himself at the center of a major conflict that will change the course of humanity.