Young Adult Picks for May

Here are our May picks of Young Adult books you will love!

Matched Matched
by Ally Condie

YA CON
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate… until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. -Crystal

Maze Runner The Maze Runner
by James Dashner

YA DAS
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose memories are also gone. Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out–and no one’s ever made it through alive. -Crystal

Uninvited Uninvited
by Sophie Jordan

YA JOR
Davy had everything—a terrific boyfriend, the homecoming crown, a bright future at Juilliard—but when her genetic tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, she loses it all. She is placed in a special class with other “carriers” who are treated like the murderers they someday might become. Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life and tells her that she alone controls her actions—not the code embedded in her DNA. But even if she can learn to trust him, can Davy trust herself? -Megan

giver The Giver
by Lois Lowry

YA LOW
Jonas’ world is perfect. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. It is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back. -Megan

tankborn Tankborn
Karen Sandler

YA SAN
Kayla and Mishalla, two genetically engineered non-human slaves (GENs), fall in love with higher-status boys, discover deep secrets about the creation of GENs, and find out what it means to be human. -Serena

red scarf girl Red Scarf Girl: a Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
By: Ji-li Jiang

YAB JIA
An engrossing biography from Ji-li Jiang as she recounts her experiences growing up under Chairman Mao’s New China and then the dramatic changes which occurred to her and her family during the Cultural Revolution. -Megan

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