Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
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Sex is a Touchy Subject. Fiction and nonfiction books for teens about our favorite taboo subject, sex.
What Makes a Family? Does a family have to be blood or legally related? Can a tribe or a gang be a family? Fiction and nonfiction about all kinds of families.
Magic in the Real World. What would life be like if magic really existed? The titles on this list explore our world, with a fantastical twist.
Get Your Game On. Read fiction and nonfiction about all sorts of sports.
Get Creative; Religion: Relationship with the Divine; Now THAT'S Comedy! Humorous Books; I'm Not Making This Up.
Criminal Elements, Books That Don't Make You Blush: No Dirty Laundry Here, What Ails You?, GLBTQ .
Read 'Em & Weep, Gateway to Faerie, Own Your Freak, All Kinds of Creepy
If It Weren’t For Them: Heroes; On That Note…Music and Musicians; Guess Again: Mystery and Suspense; Simply Science Fiction.
Lock It, Lick, It,Click it: Diaries, Letters and Email, Flights of Fantasy: Beyond Harry and Frodo, This Small World: A Glimpse at Many Cultures, I've Got a Secret
Relationships: Friends and Family, War: Conflict and Consequences, Tales of the Cities, Graphic Novels: Superheroes and Beyond
Humor, Paranormal, Poetry, Western
Short Takes, Page Turners, Romance, Self-Help
Good Sports, Teen Culture, Changing Dimensions, Different Drummers
Adult Mysteries for Teens, Feel Good Books, Facing Nature Head On, Teens from other Times: Historical fiction
Books for the Soul, Going Alternative: Graphic Novels and Picture Books, Lesbian/Gay Tales, Multicultural Fiction, The Stories of Our Lives
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