Young Adult

Young-adult fiction (often abbreviated as YA) is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages 13 to 18. 

Young-adult fiction, whether in the form of novels or short stories, has distinct attributes that distinguish it from the other age categories of fiction. The vast majority of YA stories portray an adolescent as the protagonist, rather than an adult or a child. The subject matter and story lines are typically consistent with the age and experience of the main character, but beyond that YA stories span the entire spectrum of fiction genres. The settings of YA stories are limited only by the imagination and skill of the author. 

Themes in YA stories often focus on the challenges of youth, so much so that the entire age category is sometimes referred to as problem novels or coming of age novel. Writing styles of YA stories range widely, from the richness of literary style to the clarity and speed of the unobtrusive. Despite its unique characteristics, YA shares the fundamental elements of fiction with other stories: character, plot, setting, theme, and style.

Young Adult

After his dad commits suicide, Will tries to overcome his own misery by secretly helping the people around him in this story made up of one hundred ch...
What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

May 24, 2018

This is Noah Oakman → sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend. Then Noah → gets hypnotized. Now Noah →...
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold

May 23, 2018

Frankie Brooks knows what she wants in life: to become the world’s next great fashion editor. All she needs to do is get into the elite American Fashi...
The Academy by Katie Sise

May 23, 2018

Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It’s not a curse or anything, it’s just the way things ...
Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley

May 22, 2018

Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So w...
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon

May 22, 2018

“I need Owen to explain this. Because yes, I do know that Owen would never do that, but I also know Hannah would never lie about something like that.”...
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

May 15, 2018

After getting caught hooking up with her best friend’s ex on the last day of junior year, Kendall starts senior year friendless and ostracized. She pl...
The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan

May 15, 2018

Arthur Louis Pullman the Third is on the verge of a breakdown. He’s been stripped of his college scholarship, is losing his grip on reality, and has b...
A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller

May 9, 2018

From the author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love, a laugh-out-loud story of love, new friendships, and one unique food truck. Clara Shin lives for ...
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

May 9, 2018

It is a companion novel to Dumplin’, which follows supporting characters from the first book in the months after Willowdean’s star turn in the Clover ...
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

May 8, 2018

When 17-year-old Rilla is busted for partying 24 hours into arriving in Yosemite National Park to live with her park ranger sister, it’s a come-to-Jes...
Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon

May 8, 2018

Addie is visiting Ireland for her aunt’s over-the-top destination wedding, and hoping she can stop thinking about the one horrible thing she did that ...
Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

May 8, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley wants just one thing: to go somewhere—anywhere—else. Her home is a floundering spaceship that offers few prospects, ...
Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

May 4, 2018

Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my rel...
99 Days by Katie Cotugno

May 2, 2018

The irresistible sequel to the bestselling 99 Days. Molly Barlow isn’t that girl anymore. A business major at her college in Boston, she’s reinvented ...
9 Days and 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno

May 1, 2018

Rufus Holt is having the worst night of his life. It begins with the reappearance of his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian—the guy who stomped his heart out lik...
White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig

April 25, 2018

It’s summer romance and second chances, the songs that stay in your head, and the boy you’ll never forget. Two years after rock-song-worthy heartbreak...
Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington

April 25, 2018

Set amidst the breathtaking beauty of Oxford, this sparkling debut novel tells the unforgettable story about a determined young woman eager to make he...
My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

April 25, 2018

Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center s...
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

April 24, 2018

How do you go back to a life you can’t remember? Find out in this sixth novel in the New York Times bestselling Program series from Suzanne Young. Eve...
The Complication by Suzanne Young

April 24, 2018