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ALA Best Books for Young Adults
2016
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Click to search this book in our catalog   Becky Albertalli

School Library Journal Gr 8 Up-Simon Speir, high school junior, walks away from his computer at school for ju...More

2016
Six of Crows
Click to search this book in our catalog   Leigh Bardugo

School Library Journal Gr 7 Up-Bardugo has created a wildly imaginative story of six young people who have be...More

2016
The Bunker Diary
Click to search this book in our catalog   Kevin Brooks

School Library Journal Gr 10 Up-Linus is a 16-year-old runaway living on the harsh English streets who wakes ...More

 
2016
Audacity
 Melanie Crowder

School Library Journal Gr 7 Up-Written in verse, this novel is loosely based on the life of Clara Lemlich Sha...More

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2016
Shadowshaper
 Daniel Jose Older

Publishers Weekly In Older's (Half-Resurrection Blues) YA debut, Sierra Santiago is from Bedford-Stuyvesa...More

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2016
The Boy in the Black Suit
 Jason Reynolds

School Library Journal Gr 7 Up-Matt's mother just died, and his dad isn't coping well, hanging out wi...More

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2016
Bone Gap
Click to search this book in our catalog   Laura Ruby

Book list *Starred Review* For all appearances, Bone Gap is a sluggish farming town that most people want to ...More

2016
X: A Novel
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ilyasah Shabazz

Publishers Weekly This fictionalized account of the boy who became Malcolm X maintains a suspenseful, poetic ...More

2016
Challenger Deep
Click to search this book in our catalog   Neal Shusterman

Publishers Weekly With lyricism and potent insight, Shusterman (Unwind) traces the schizophrenic descent and ...More

 
2016
More Happy Than Not
 Adam Silvera

Publishers Weekly Aaron Soto, 16, lives in the projects in a Bronx similar to the real one except for the exi...More

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2015
The Carnival at Bray
 by Jessie Ann Foley

School Library Journal Gr 9 Up-This promising debut, set in the heyday of grunge, tells the story of Maggie L...More

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2015
The crossover
 by Kwame Alexander

School Library Journal Gr 6-10-Twins Josh and Jordan are junior high basketball stars, thanks in large part ...More

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2015
The gospel of winter : a novel
Click to search this book in our catalog   by Brendan Kiely

Book list *Starred Review* Kiely's gutsy debut addresses abuse in the Catholic Church. The year is 2001, ...More

2015
Ill give you the sun
Click to search this book in our catalog   by Jandy Nelson

School Library Journal Starred Review. Gr 9 Up-A resplendent novel from the author of The Sky Is Everywhere ...More

2015
Noggin
Click to search this book in our catalog   John Corey Whaley

School Library Journal Gr 9 Up-Travis Coates, 16, is dying of cancer, so he accepts an offer from a cryogeni...More

 
2015
Jackaby
 R William Ritter

Publishers Weekly Toss together an alternate 19th-century New England city, a strong tradition of Sherlockia...More

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2015
The story of Owen : dragon slayer of Trondheim
 E K Johnston

Book list *Starred Review* When Owen's legendary dragon-slayer aunt is too injured to continue her vocati...More

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2015
Vango : between sky and earth.
 by Timothee de Fombelle and Sarah Ardizzone

School Library Journal Gr 7 Up-A thrilling historical adventure set in the mid-1930s, this novel opens with ...More

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2015
And we stay
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jenny Hubbard

School Library Journal Gr 9 Up-Emily Beam is a new student at Amherst School for Girls. There are rumors, of...More

2015
Young elites.
Click to search this book in our catalog   by Marie Lu

School Library Journal Gr 8 Up-A rollicking series opener from the author of the "Legend" series (P...More

2014
All the truth that's in me
Click to search this book in our catalog   Julie Berry

Publishers Weekly This melancholy tale of a village outcast unfolds through the thoughts of Judith, who was ...More

 
2014
Freakboy
 Kristin Elizabeth Clark

Publishers Weekly Debut novelist Clark uses free verse to write a gripping story about a complex topic: the ...More

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2014
Better Nate than ever
 Tim Federle

Book list In this funny and insightful story, the dreams of many a small-town, theater-loving boy are reflect...More

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2014
Far far away
 Tom McNeal

School Library Journal Gr 6 Up-McNeal spins a tale fluctuating from whimsy to macabre in such a beguiling vo...More

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2014
Eleanor & Park
Click to search this book in our catalog   Rainbow Rowell

School Library Journal Gr 9 Up-In this novel set in the 1980s, teenagers Eleanor and Park are outsiders; Ele...More

2014
Midwinterblood
Click to search this book in our catalog   Marcus Sedgwick

Book list *Starred Review* In the year 2073, a reporter named Eric is sent to Blessed Island to research a ra...More

2014
Out of the Easy
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ruta Sepetys

School Library Journal Gr 9 Up-Against a vivid 1950s New Orleans backdrop, 17-year-old Josie Moraine is caug...More

 
2014
Winger
 Andrew Smith

School Library Journal Gr 9 Up-Smith takes readers inside the mind of Ryan Dean West, nicknamed Winger for h...More

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2014
Golden boy
 Tara Sullivan

School Library Journal Gr 8 Up-Habo, 13, knows that his albinism makes him a zeruzeru, less than a person. H...More

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2014
Rose under fire
 Elizabeth Wein

Publishers Weekly This companion to Wein's Printz Honor- and Edgar-winning Code Name Verity introduces R...More

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