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Best paperback young adult books
1. Girl in the Blue Coat
2. Tell Me Three Things
DescriptionA New York Times Bestseller
Here are three things about this book: (1) Its . . . funny and romantic; (2) the mystery at the heart of the story will keep you turning the pages; (3) I have a feeling youll be very happy you read it. Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
With the perfect mix of comedy and tragedy, love and loss, and pain and elation, the characters in Julie Buxbaums Tell Me Three Things come to feel like old friends who make any day better. This YA novel is sure to appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart.
Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, thats what it feels like during her first weekof junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Its been barely two years since her mothers death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to livewith her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son, and to start at a new school where she knows no one.
Just when shes thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short),offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?
In a leap of faithor an act of complete desperationJessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie cant help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?
More praise for TELL ME THREE THINGS
Three Things about this novel: (1) I loved it. (2) No, really, I LOVED it. (3) I wish I could tell every teen to read it. Buxbaums book sounds, reads, breathes, worries, and soars like real adolescents do. Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and Off the Page
The desire to find out whether Jessies real-life and virtual crushes are one and the same will keep [readers] turning the pages as quickly as possible. PW, Starred
A heartfelt, wryly perceptive account of coming to terms with irrevocable loss when life itself means inevitable change. Kirkus
Buxbaums debut is hard to put down because of its smooth and captivating text. The addition of virtual conversations through email and chatting adds to the exciting plot twist. SLJ
3. The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner)
DescriptionWhen Jessica is told shell never run again, she puts herself back togetherand learns to dream bigger than ever before. The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story.
Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. Shes not comforted by the news that shell be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?
As she struggles to cope, Jessica feels that shes both in the spotlight and invisible. People who dont know what to say act like shes not there. Jessicas embarrassed to realize that shes done the same to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math shes missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her.
With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But thats not enough for her now. She doesnt just want to cross finish lines herselfshe wants to take Rosa with her.
Inspirational. The pace of Van Draanens prose matches Jessicas at her swiftest. Readers will zoom through the book just as Jessica blazes around the track. A lively and lovely story. Kirkus Reviews
4. Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive
DescriptionIn this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Timesbestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.
On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the planes bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.
The lieutenants name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.
Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.
Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odysseyalso captured on film by director Angelina Jolieis a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.
"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."Booklist, STARRED
"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."SLJ
"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."Kirkus
5. The Book Thief
FeatureThe Book Thief
DescriptionDONT MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAKS FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.
The extraordinary #1New York Timesbestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels byPBSsThe Great American Read.
When Death has a story to tell, you listen.
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she cant resistbooks. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author ofI Am the Messenger,has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
The kind of book that can be life-changing. The New York Times
Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. USA Today
6. The Beginning of Everything
FeatureKatherine Tegen Books
Robyn Schneider's The Beginning of Everything is a witty and heart-wrenching teen novel that will appeal to fans of books by John Green and Ned Vizzini, novels such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and classics like The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye.
Varsity tennis captain Ezra Faulkner was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was beforebefore his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with unpredictable new girl Cassidy Thorpe.
As Kirkus Reviews said in a starred review, "Schneider takes familiar stereotypes and infuses them with plenty of depth. Here are teens who could easily trade barbs and double entendres with the characters that fill John Green's novels."
Funny, smart, and including everything from flash mobs to blanket forts to a poodle who just might be the reincarnation of Jay Gatsby, The Beginning of Everything is a refreshing contemporary twist on the classic coming-of-age novela heart-wrenching story about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.
7. Asylum 3-Book Box Set: Asylum, Sanctum, Catacomb
Sometimes the past is better off buried
Enter the twisted world of Madeleine Rouxs New York Times bestselling Asylum series with this bone-chilling box set containing the first three novels.
In Asylum, sixteen-year-old Dan discovers that his summer-program dorm used to be a psychiatric hospitaland that it's filled with secrets linking Dan and his new friends to the asylum's dark past.
In Sanctum, when Dan, Abby, and Jordan receive anonymous photos of an old carnival inviting them back to the asylum, they return to end the nightmare once and for all.
In Catacomb, the three friends embark on a senior road trip to New Orleans, but with a mysterious group known as the Bone Artists on their trail, they will be lucky to make it out of the trip alive
Featuring found photographs from real asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, the Asylum series treads the line between past and present, genius and insanity.
Don't miss Madeleine Roux's all-new gothic horror novel, House of Furies.
8. The Way I Used to Be
FeatureMARGARET K MCELDERRY
DescriptionA New York Times bestseller.
In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel is a poignant book that realistically looks at the lasting effects of trauma on love, relationships, and life (School Library Journal, starred review).
Eden was always good at being good. Starting high school didnt change who she was. But the night her brothers best friend rapes her, Edens world capsizes.
What was once simple, is now complex. What Eden once lovedwho she once lovedshe now hates. What she thought she knew to be true, is now lies. Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows shes supposed to tell someone what happened but she cant. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be.
Told in four partsfreshman, sophomore, junior, and senior yearthis provocative debut reveals the deep cuts of trauma. But it also demonstrates one young womans strength as she navigates the disappointment and unbearable pains of adolescence, of first love and first heartbreak, of friendships broken and rebuilt, all while learning to embrace the power of survival she never knew she had hidden within her heart.
9. 180 Seconds
Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds
After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arms length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.
One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.
When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thingand if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.
10. Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
Description"Readers who choose the book for the attraction of Navajo code talking and the heat of battle will come away with more than they ever expected to find."Booklist, starred review
Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U.S. effort, sending messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language. They braved some of the heaviest fighting of the war, and with their code, they saved countless American lives. Yet their story remained classified for more than twenty years.
But now Joseph Bruchac brings their stories to life for young adults through the riveting fictional tale of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker. His grueling journey is eye-opening and inspiring. This deeply affecting novel honors all of those young men, like Ned, who dared to serve, and it honors the culture and language of the Navajo Indians.
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
"Nonsensational and accurate, Bruchac's tale is quietly inspiring..."School Library Journal