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Young Adult Fiction

Identified by YA on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Young Adult section (unless otherwise noted).

Shadow and Bone

Bardugo, Leigh

Don't miss the rest of the Grisha Trilogy!

Fantasy Fiction

Payback Time

Deuker, Carl

Sports Fiction

Foul Trouble

Feinstein, John


Sports Ficton

The Fault In Our Stars

Green, John

Romantic Fiction

Realistic Fiction

The Girl is Murder

Haines, Kathryn Miller

Iris returns in The Girl is Trouble!

2012 Edgar Award Nominee

Mystery Fiction
Historical Fiction

Seraphina

Hartman, Rachel

2013 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction Books for Young Adults

Fantasy Fiction

Every Day

Levithan, David

2013 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction Books for Young Adults

Romantic Fiction
Fantasy Fiction

Far Far Away

McNeal, Tom

2014 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction Books for Young Adults


Supernatural Fiction

No Crystal Stair

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux

2013 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

Historical Ficton

Dodger

Pratchett, Terry

2013 Printz Honor Book

Humor
Adventure Fiction

Boy 21

Quick, Matthew

2013 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction Books for Young Adults

Sports Fiction
Realistic Fiction

Eleanor & Park

Rowell, Rainbow

2014 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction Books for Young Adults

Romantic Fiction Realistic Fiction

Revolver

Sedgwick, Marcus

2011 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction Books for Young Adults

Adventure Fiction
Historical Fiction

Between Shades of Gray

Sepetys, Ruta

2012 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction Books for Young Adults

Historical Fiction

The Raven Boys

Stiefvater, Maggie

Like this book? Try the sequel: The Dream Thieves

Supernatural Fiction

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Taylor, Laini

Check out the rest of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy!

2012 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction Books for Young Adults

Fantasy Fiction

Ghostopolis

TenNapel, Doug

(Located in YA Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

2011 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Fantasy Fiction

Double

Valentine, Jenny

Mystery Fiction

Code Name Verity

Wein, Elizabeth

Like this book? Try the companion book: Rose Under Fire

2013 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction Books for Young Adults

Historical Fiction
 

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All the Truth that's in Me

Berry, Julie

YA Fiction

 

Featured Genre: Science Fiction

Science Fiction Identified by YA on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Young Adult section (unless otherwise noted).

Brain Camp

Kim, Susan

(Located in YA Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

2011 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Legend

Lu, Marie

The adventures of Day and June continue in the Legend novels!

Cinder

Meyer, Marissa

Don't miss the sequels: Scarlet & Cress!

A Confusion of Princes

Nix, Garth

Divergent

Roth, Veronica

Break free with the Divergent series!

Unwind

Shusterman, Neal

The adventure continues in the Unwind Trilogy!

 

Non-Fiction

Titles with a J before the call number are located in the Juvenile Non-Fiction section. Titles without a J are located in the Adult
Non-Fiction section.

323.1196

Spies of Mississippi
Bowers, Rick

363.41

Bootleg
Blumenthal, Karen

576.8 D228 [Biography]

Charles and Emma
Heiligman, Deborah

2009 National Book Award Finalist

J 623.4511

Bomb
Sheinkin, Steve

2013 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

940.5318

Beyond Courage
Rappaport, Doreen

J 973.382 A752

The Notorious Benedict Arnold
Sheinkin, Steve

2013 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

979.8

The Impossible Rescue
Sandler, Martin W.

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