Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

About the Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
To encourage young adults to read for pleasure by presenting to them lists of popular or topical titles which are widely available in paperback and which represent a broad variety of accessible themes and genres.

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Boarding Schools to Summer Camps

2013 Selection(s)

Born at Midnight

Hunter, C.C. St. Martin's Griffin. 2011. $9.99.

Kylie finds herself at the wrong kind of camp.

Brain Camp

Kim, Susan and Laurence Klavan. Illus. Faith Erin Hicks. First Second. 2010. $16.99.

This summer camp is NOT for the faint of heart.   

Chamber of Five

Harmon, Michael. Ember. 2012. $7.99.

Jason Weatherby learns the perils of privilege.

Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady

Meyer, L. A. Graphia. 2005. $8.99.

No amount of schooling can turn this pirate into a lady.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Lockhart, E. Hyperion. 2009. $9.99.

Anything the boys can do, Frankie can do better.


Gray, Claudia. HarperTeen. 2009. $8.99.

Bianca bites off more than she can chew.

Guardian of the Dead

Healey, Karen. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 2011. $8.99.

Paranormal is the new normal.

Name of the Star

Johnson, Maureen. Speak. 2012. $9.99.

Jack the Ripper is back with a vengeance!

Princess Academy

Hale, Shannon. Bloomsbury. 2010. $7.99.

Miri: Small but mighty.

Rosario+Vampire, Vol . 1

Ikeda, Akihisa. Illus. Akihisa Ikeda. Viz Media. 2008. $9.99.

If Tsukune can survive the turf war between the werewolves and the vampires, he might just graduate.