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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2013 Selection(s)

The Bone Magician

Higgins, F.E. Square Fish. 2008. $7.99.

No one is surprised when the dead start talking.

Calamity Jack

Hale, Shannon. Illus. Nathan Hale. Bloomsbury. 2010. $15.99.

Jack to the rescue!

The Compound

Bodeen, S.A. Square Fish. 2009. $9.99.

Eli's family survived nuclear fallout, but can they survive his father's greatest lie?

Green Heart

Hoffman, Alice. Scholastic. 2012. $9.99.

Life after a terrible tragedy.    

Heist Society

Carter, Ally. Hyperion Books CH. 2011. $8.99.

Heisting priceless art and cute boys' hearts.

Monster High

Harrison, Lisi. Poppy. 2011. $8.99.

Cliques like no other.

Picture the Dead

Griffin, Adele. Illus. Lisa Brown. Sourcebooks (Fire). 2012. $8.99.

Eternal love from the grave.

Ruby Red

Gier, Kirsten. Square Fish. 2012. $9.99.

A skipped gene leads to time travel trouble.

Search for Safety (Bluford High)

Langan, John. Scholastic. 2012. $5.99.

Where do you go when home is no longer safe?


Farraiolo, Jack. Harry N. Abrams. 2012. $6.95.

Bright Boy isn't so boyish anymore.