Showing 1–50 of 64 books

  • List: Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • Year: 2016
  • 13 Days of Midnight

    When Luke Manchett's estranged father passes away, he inherits a dangerous host of ghosts that threaten everyone he holds dear.   He must figure out how to banish or control them before they reach the height of their power in 13 days—Halloween night.
  • The Accident Season

    Every October, Cara's family is plagued with slips, cuts, and fatal falls during “The Accident Season." On the eve of this year's season, the Irish teen notices that her childhood friend, Ellie, appears in every photo Cara's ever taken, prompting Cara to question the family curse.
  • The Alex Crow

    Ariel, Leonard Fountain, and the Alex Crow never knew their paths were destined to converge in the woods of Camp Merrie-Seymour for Boys—a strange adventure indeed.
  • All the Bright Places

    Theodore Finch and Violet Markey have never met before, but the day they meet on the ledge of their school's bell tower, their lives become linked forever.
  • All the Rage

    Ever since Romy Grey accused the sheriff's son of sexual assault, she's been branded as a slut and liar from the wrong side of the tracks. When the golden girl goes missing, Romy might hold the key to finding her, but the search raises questions people would rather remain hidden.
  • Archivist Wasp

    Wasp is a ghost-hunter in a strange and brutal world, who must kill to keep her job. When the ghost of a soldier from the distant past asks for her help, she embarks on a dangerous journey that makes her question everything she knows.
  • Audacity

    This novel-in-verse fictionalizes the teen years of Clara Lemlich Shavelson, the leader of the New York shirtwaist strike of 1909. Fleeing from anti-Semitic Russia, the teen and her family struggle to adapt to their new home.
  • Beastkeeper

    Sarah's mother abandons her family, and her father begins to transform into a monster. Fearing for her safety, he leaves her with her grandparents in a castle in the woods. Surrounded by magic, she must find a way to unravel her family's curse.
  • Beastly Bones

    Abigail Rook and her boss, R. F. Jackaby, are once again recruited to solve a potential supernatural case involving mysterious dinosaur bones, a murder, a thief, and cuddly kittens.
  • Bone Gap

    Told from alternating viewpoints, Bone Gap perfectly melds elements of fairy tales, myths, gothic romance, and magic realism into the story of Finn, who lives in a town with gaps in the very fabric of time and place.
  • The Boy in the Black Suit

    To deal with his mother's passing, Matt accepts a job at the local funeral home.  Matt meets Lovey at her grandmother's funeral.  The two of them share a bond that will help them both to move past their own. respective losses.
  • The Bunker Diary

    Sixteen-year-old Linus Weems is kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, where he is joined by five other kidnapping victims.  Where are they? Why have they been taken?  And can they survive?
  • Calvin

    As a child, Calvin played with the toy Hobbes. Now Calvin is a schizophrenic teenager, and Hobbes is back—a delusion he can't control. If he can convince Bill Watterson to draw one final Calvin & Hobbes comic strip with a normal teenaged Calvin, will he be cured?
  • Carry On

    Simon Snow may be the chosen one, but he would prefer to just enjoy his last year at the Watford School of Magicks and figure out why his roommate and nemesis, Baz, is missing.
  • Challenger Deep

    As Caden descends into mental illness, his visions of a descent into the deep waters of a trench take over.
  • Conviction

    Braden is firm in his convictions; he trusts his father, believes deeply in God, and is dedicated to a future playing baseball. His faith, truth, and justice are tested when his father is accused of murder.
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses

    In exchange for the life of the faerie she killed, 19-year-old Feyre returns to Prythia with the shapeshifter Tamlin to discover she must save the faerie lands from a blight that threatens both the Fae and human realms.
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest

    Hazel and Ben live in a fantastical town where fairies are the norm and tourists come from miles around to experience the magic.
  • Death Coming up the Hill

    In 1968, Ashe Douglas, 17, lives in a turbulent world—the conflict between his authoritarian father and peace-loving mother, the political and social unrest in the nation, and the Vietnam War itself. Afraid of being drafted, he has to make life-changing decisions.
  • Denton Little's Deathdate

    For as long as Denton could remember, he knew the day that he was going to die—and it's happening in 24 hours.  However, the closer Denton gets to midnight, the more he hopes that he just might live to see another day.
  • Dime

    Dime is a teenage girl enslaved by prostitution and a man called “Daddy ” Books and fictional worlds are her only refuge. Ultimately, she takes inspiration from them to make a bold move and achieve some form of salvation.
  • Dumplin'

    Willowdean is the heavyset daughter of a former beauty queen, a Dolly Parton enthusiast, and small town Texas girl. While dealing with feelings for a coworker, she and her fellow outcasts decide to enter the beauty pageant run by Willowdean's mother.
  • Eden West

    Jacob, a member of the Grace, starts questioning his deeply held faith when he meets Lynna, a girl from the World, and Tobias, a new member of the Grace.
  • An Ember in the Ashes

    Surrounded by unspeakable brutality, Laia, a slave, and Elias, a soldier, discover their destinies are intertwined as they struggle to find freedom from the tyranny around them.
  • The Emperor of Any Place

    Evan meets the grandfather he has never known after his father's sudden death. At the same time, he is caught up in a WWII memoir about an unusual island populated by ghosts, monsters, and two enemy castaways.   What is the tragic connection between his grandfather and the book?
  • Everything, Everything

    Madeline Whittier is allergic to the world and hasn't left her house in 17 years. When Olly moves in next door with his own complicated life, Maddy suddenly feels like she can see the future—and it could be a disaster.
  • Goodbye Stranger

    Bridge survived a bad accident, wears cat's ears, and has made a rule with her friends: no fighting. To make seventh grade more complicated, her story intersects with that of both a new friend and a mysterious teenager, who is dealing with a betrayal.
  • The Great War: Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War

    Eleven established young-adult authors, including David Almond, Michael Morpurgo, and Marcus Sedgwick, have written short stories based on artifacts recovered from World War I. As varied as the objects themselves—a medal, a butter dish, sheet music—each one masterfully captures an aspect of wartime.
  • The Hired Girl

    Joan runs away from her family farm where she cooks and cleans all day for her brusque father and brothers. In Baltimore she is brought on as a hired girl for the Jewish family, the Rosenbachs. During the time spent under their roof she learns about herself, religion, and love.
  • Hold Tight, Don't Let Go: A Novel of Haiti

    Devastated by the 2010 Haitian earthquake, 15-year-old Magdalie's world is turned upside down. Despite losing her mother and being separated from her beloved cousin, she finds the strength to survive in a chaotic and dangerous new world.
  • I'll Meet You There

    Skylar is determined to escape her dead-end town for art school, but a new love interest and her mother's issues threaten to derail her plans
  • Illuminae: The Illuminae Files 1

    Told in the form of a report compiling emails, IMs, and security footage, this chronicles the journeys of the survivors after an interstellar catastrope. Part Battlestar Gallactica, part zombie story, and part 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • Infinite in Between

    Five teens meet at freshman orientation and promise to meet up again at graduation.
  • Kissing in America

    After the boy Eva falls in love with moves to Los Angeles, she finagles a way for her and her best friend Anna to take a bus trip from New York City to California to visit him
  • Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys)

    Riley makes a pact with her friend to add some romance to their lives and documents the whole thing in a secret notebook.
  • The Last Time We Say Goodbye

    After her younger brother, Tyler, commits suicide, Lex struggles with the grief, a family that has fallen apart, the sudden distance between her and her friends, and memories of Tyler that still feel all too real.
  • Little Peach

    In a desperate attempt to find a place and family to call home, Michelle becomes a victim of human trafficking.
  • More Happy than Not

    After enduring his father's suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, 16, is already considering the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love.
  • Out of Darkness

    In 1937 East Texas, Mexican American Naomi and African American Wash begin a bittersweet romance. Perez's beautifully crafted novel is a moving portrayal of both powerful love and a period marked by oppressive, destructive racism.
  • Paper Hearts

    Based on a true story, this debut novel tells the story of how friendship sustains two girls, Zlatka and Fania, in Auschwitz.
  • Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty

    In 50 poems, this book explores how girls are taught to think of themselves, their bodies, and their friends as consumers, objects, and competitors.
  • The Porcupine of Truth

    Carson Smith moves to Montana for the summer to spend time with his dying, estranged father. On his first day he meets Aisha, a girl who's been kicked out for being a lesbian.
  • Razorhurst

    Set in a gritty town in 1932 Sydney, Australia, this tale follows two female orphans as they survive murders, gang wars, and ghosts over the course of one weekend.
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here

    With prom and graduation weeks away, Mikey and his friends just want to enjoy their final days together, but another story is unfolding, one that involves their classmates, a mysterious blue light, and the end of the world.
  • Rook

    In the distant future after a polar shift has destroyed all technology, Sophia has been helping political prisoners escape their executions by working as the Red Rook. But to save her family from ruin, she must marry wealthy Rene—who has secrets of his own.
  • The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

    While languishing in a juvenile detention center following an assault conviction, 17-year-old Minnow Bly relives the events that led to her imprisonment, including the mystery surrounding her cult leader's death and the loss of her hands.
  • Saint Anything

    Sydney lives in the shadow of her older brother—everyone's favorite. When he makes a terrible choice that lands him in jail, everything changes. Sydney might be able to escape to a new school and new romance, but she can't escape her family's problems.
  • Shadowshaper

    Sierra Santiago was amped on her summer of painting murals and hanging with friends, before noticing the murals were fading faster than normal. Another street artist named Robbie is the only one who can help her to unlock this mystery.
  • Show and Prove

    In the summer of 1983, Smiles and Nike experience the pains of growing up in the South Bronx.
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    Simon is falling in love for the first time. Over email, if that's even possible.