March Young Adult Picks

Spring into these Young Adult Favorites!

The Naturals The Naturals
by Jennifer Barnes

YA BAR

Cassie, who has a natural ability to read people, joins a team of criminal-profiling teens at the FBI investigating cold cases. The plot starts off a bit slow but builds to an exciting conclusion. First in a series.
-Mike

Skinny Skinny
by Donna Cooner

YA COO

Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies’s head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she’ll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it.
-Crystal

Body in the Woods Body in the Woods
by April Henry

YA HEN

While helping the Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue to seek a missing autistic man, teens Alexis, Nick, and Ruby find, instead, a body and join forces to find the girl’s murderer, forming an unlikely friendship, as well.
–Serena

Skink No Surrender Skink No Surrender
by Carl Hiaasen

YA HIA

Classic Malley—to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard—he knows his cousin’s in trouble before she does. Wild Skink—he’s a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.
-Crystal

All the Bright Places All the Bright Places
by Jennifer Niven

YA NIV

Violet and Finch meet atop a tower on the campus of their high school, both contemplating suicide. They form an unlikely friendship as Violet is dealing with the death of her sister and best friend and Finch is considered a “freak” by his classmates. A great read dealing with loss, friendship, depression, recovery and survival.
-Debbie

American Born Chinese American Born Chinese
by Gene Yang

YA YAN

This book alternates interrelated stories about three characters: a Chinese American trying to fit into popular culture, a Chinese folk hero attempting to be worshipped as a god; and a teenager ashamed by his Chinese cousin’s behavior. Each of these characters cannot help himself alone, but how can they possibly help each other? They’re going to have to find a way—if they want fix the disasters their lives have become.
-Nancy

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