Young Adult (YA) Fiction
Aimed at readers in Grades 7-12, Young Adult Fiction books are usually coming-of-age stories featuring a teen or group of teen protagonists. Common themes are romance, identity, and finding your place in the world. While some YA books do feature emotionally intense or mature topics, there are plenty of great options for younger or more sensitive readers as well.
Books in our Y Nonfiction section are arranged by Dewey Decimal number and are appropriate for readers in Grades 7-12. If your "just right fiction" section is Young Adult Fiction, the Y Nonfiction section will probably be just right for you, too.
This section is perfect for college-bound teens looking to broaden their horizons and teens who are ready to leave the YA section but don't know where to start. In addition to the standard classics on the College Board reading list, we include Alex Award winners (best adult books for teens) and books from the Outstanding Books for the College Bound list.
Looking for books featuring queer teens or information about LGBTQ issues? We put a bunch of our favorites together in one section to make them easier for you to find. For teens who take a private approach to their reading habits, we keep an extra copy of most titles in our regular Y Fiction and Y Nonfiction sections. See an article (PDF) detailing how this collection was curated.
Spanish-language versions of our most popular books for readers in Grades 7 through 12. This is one of our smallest collections and still growing!
YA Graphic Novels
Also known as the comics or comic book section, graphic novels are one of our most popular collections! We keep our teen-friendly superhero comics in this section, as well as fiction and nonfiction novel-length books just for readers in Grades 7 through 12.
Pronounced MAWN-ga, these Japanese comics are read from right to left (the reverse of English-language books) and feature a distinctive art style made famous in the U.S. by anime (ANN-ih-may, or Japanese cartoons) like Sailor Moon. Y Manga books are organized by the name of the series instead of the author's last name and are just right for readers in Grades 7 to 12.
Need something to listen to during your daily commute or workout, family road trip, or just for fun? We buy copies of our most popular Y Fiction and Y Nonfiction books on audio CDs so you can listen to them in the car or in your old-school CD player.