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)

Between Heaven and Earth

Walters, Eric. Orca. 2012. $9.95.

DJ's on the journey of a lifetime.

The Lost Hero: Heroes of Olympus, Book 1

Riordan, Rick. Hyperion Books CH. 2012. $9.99.

There's a new demigod in town.

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy

Wright, Bil. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2012. $9.99.

Watch out world of glamor, here comes Carlos!

The Running Dream

Van Draanen, Wendelin. Ember.

Running away from her past and her future.

Sean Griswold's Head

Leavitt, Lindsey. Bloomsbury. 2012. $9.99.

Payton can't wait to get inside Sean's head.


Telgemeier, Raina. Graphix. Illus. Raina Telgemeier. 2010. $10.99.

All she wants for high school is her two front teeth.

Ten Miles Past Normal

O’Roark, Francis Dowell. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 2012. $8.99.

How do you make a good first impression with goat poop on your shoes?


Northrop, Michael. Scholastic. 2012. $9.99

Snow day gone wrong.

Vampire Kisses: Graveyard Games, vol 1

Schreiber, Ellen. Illus. Xian Nu Studio. Katherine Tegen Books. 2011. $9.99.

Prince Charming is a vampire!

The Wednesday Wars

Schmidt, Gary. Sandpiper. 2009. $6.99

Surviving the slings and arrows of seventh grade.