Are there any books written especially for Mormon youth?

Yes! There are several books and publications written especially to the youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called "Mormons"). Here are some options:

newera.lds.org : The New Era is a monthly magazine for youth published by the Church. Magazines for children (The Friend) and adults (The Ensign) are also available.

www.lds.org/youthresources/pdf/ForStrengYouth36550.pdf : For the Strength of Youth is a pamplet published by the Church to outline the standards that are expected of them.

www.lds.org/languages/youthmaterials/trueToThefaith/TrueFaith_000.pdf : True to the Faith is a reference guide for the youth published by the Church.

http://deseretbook.com/store/group/5 : Deseret Book is a Mormon bookstore, they carry many books and other materials, such as sermon and music downloads, for youth. (The address is for the youth section of the bookstore)
Some suggestions are:

  • Way to Be! and Standing for Something by Gordon B. Hinckley (inspirational nonfiction)
  • The Tennis Shoe Adventure Series (fiction based on the Book of Mormon)
  • anything written by author John Bytheway (inspirational humor)