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Featured YA Books

Find these great books and many more at the Carnegie-Vincent Library! Use the LMU Library Catalog to search for a specific title. Or, browse the library's Young Adult (YA) Collection.

Need a book but we don't have it? No worries. You can use our Interlibrary Loan service and we'll try our best to get the book from another library.

I am always on the lookout for great YA books, so feel free to contact me with your recommendations.

Hell and High Water

Mystery turns to mortal danger as one young man's quest to clear his father's name ensnares him in a net of deceit, conspiracy, and intrigue in 1750s England. 


New York Times bestselling author Meagan Spooner spins a thoroughly thrilling Beauty and the Beast story for the modern age, expertly woven with spellbinding romance, intrigue, and suspense that readers won't soon be able to forget.

Eliza and Her Monsters

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she's LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can't imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try. 

Ramona Blue

From Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin' and Side Effects May Vary, comes another fearless heroine, Ramona Blue, in a gorgeously evocative novel about family, friendship, and how sometimes love can be more fluid than you first think.

Factory Girl

YA PZ7.V2544 Fac 2017

In order to save her family's farm, Roshen, sixteen, must leave her rural home to work in a factory in the south of China.

Girls Like Me

YA PZ7.5.S78 Gi 2016

Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school.

Girl on a Plane

PZ7.M85353 Gi 2016

Bahrain, 1970. After a summer spent with her family, fifteen-year-old Anna is flying back to boarding school in England when her plane is hijacked by Palestinian terrorists and taken to the Jordanian desert.


YA PZ7.D493 Gu 2016

With both good speed and good hands, wide receiver Brock Ripley should be a natural for the varsity team, but he shies away from physical contact.

The Legend of Wonder Woman

YA PN6728.W6 D4 2016 v.1

In the beginning, there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queenof the Amazons, saw a better future--and eventually, her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life.

Lost Stars

PZ7.1.D38 Lo 2016

When Carrie looks through her telescope, the world makes sense. It's life here on Earth that's hard to decipher.

Growing Up and Growing Older

Growing Up and Growing Older: Books for Young Readers©--Booklist 2016

The Growing Up and Growing Older: Books for Young Readers© booklist is a compilation of carefully selected children’s literature that contains positive, meaningful portrayals of older adults and promotes positive aging. The list was created by Dr. Sandra McGuire, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and formerly Assistant Dean and Professor (Caylor School of Nursing) at Lincoln Memorial University. She is a Fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), serves on the AGHE K-12 Committee and the AGHE Book Awards Task Force. Dr. McGuire is director of the Kids Are Tomorrow’s Seniors (KATS) program and served as a member of AARP’s National Policy Council.

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