Staff Picks - Young Adult

Great picks for teens, young adults, and the young at heart. 12+ years old.

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The Call Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338160703
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Published: David Fickling Books - July 25th, 2017

Delightfully creepy and fast-paced. Remember, fairies were originally terrifying (and it’s easy to see why). – Maggie


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Openly Straight Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545798655
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 28th, 2015

A funny, frank, sneakily affecting story about a kid who’s been “out” -- and accepted -- his whole life, but moves to a new school across the country just so he can be seen as a regular kid for once. – Nick


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The Haters Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781419723704
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 4th, 2017

A laugh-out-loud comedy about 3 friends trying to make music that doesn’t suck – Petia


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The Walls Around Us Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781616205904
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 22nd, 2016

A ballet performance with a horrifying conclusion is the linchpin of this unforgettable story featuring mystery, murder, and madness. – Maggie


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Unbecoming Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338160727
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Published: David Fickling Books - June 27th, 2017

I am on my knees, pleading for you to read this book! (But only if you like beautiful, moving, thrilling writing of the very best kind.) – Nick


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Marcelo In The Real World Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545056908
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1st, 2011

A realistic contemporary story from the perspective of a brilliant, honest kid with Asperger’s. There’s a great, authentic voice to this book.


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It's Kind of a Funny Story Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780786851973
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 1st, 2007

Incredibly thoughtful, funny, cool story about a depressed New York City kid and the week he spends in a mental hospital. An important book. – Nick


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Salt to the Sea Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142423622
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Published: Penguin Books - August 1st, 2017

The year is 1945. Five teenagers are desperate to flee the approaching Soviet Army aboard the MV Wilhelm Gustloff. Little do they know the ship that could save their lives is doomed to be the greatest maritime tragedy in history. Told in Sepetys’s outstanding prose with precise historical detail. – Maggie


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A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, Book One) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780553535938
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Published: Ember - September 5th, 2017

A gripping, graceful debut!

Henrietta Howell must learn to control her powers (bursting into flames) in early Victorian London. Fiery and fun! – Kurestin


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There's Someone Inside Your House Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525426011
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

A serial killer is on the hunt in small-town America. Paranoia rises, secrets are revealed and blood will be shed. Perfect for fans of Scream. – Maggie