May Young Adult Picks

Looking for your next Young Adult read? We’ve got you covered!

Knife of Never Letting Go The Knife of Never Letting Go
by Patrick Ness
YA NES

Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.
-Serena

Dorothy Must Die Dorothy Must Die
by Danielle Paige
YA PAI

Dorothy found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.
-Crystal

The Raven Boys The Raven Boys
by Maggie Stiefvater
YA STI

Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent’s only gift seems to be that she makes other people’s talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own–and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.

-Serena

Wish You Were Dead Wish You Were Dead
by Todd Strasser
YA STR

The day after anonymous blogger Str-S-d wishes the popular girl would die, Lucy vanishes. The students of Soundview High are scared and worried. Especially frightened and wracked with guilt is Madison Archer, Lucy’s friend and the last person to see her the night she disappeared. As days pass with no sign of the missing girl, even the attention of Tyler, an attractive new student, is not enough to distract Madison from her growing sense of foreboding. When two more popular students disappear after their names are mentioned on Str-S-d’s blog, the residents of Soundview panic.
-Crystal

Rebel Rebel
by Amy Tintera
YA TIN
Having broken free of HARC, seventeen-year-old Wren and Callum escaped north but the Reboot Reservation is preparing to wage all-out war on the humans and the two are torn about their loyalties until Micah commits the ultimate betrayal and their choice is made.
-Serena

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
by Teresa Toten
YA TOT

It is hard enough being a teenager but being a teenager with obsessive compulsive disorder is an even bigger challenge. Adam Ross joined an OCD support group and immediately falls for a fellow group member. Adam seems to be able to help everyone in the support group but with his crazy family life he finds his compulsive routines escalating. I found this book to be both funny and sad and an insightful look into mental illness.
-Debbie

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