October 14 to October 20 is Teen Read Week! This week is a time to celebrate reading for fun, to encourage teens to take advantage of reading, and for teens to become regular library users.
Algonquin Area Public Library has a large selection of Young Adult novels. Take a look at select titles from Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list. All the titles listed can be found in the Library, and can be read by teens and adults!
Red Glove / By Holly Black, Call #: YA FICTION BLACK
When federal agents learn that seventeen-year-old Cassel Sharpe, a powerful transformation worker, may be of use to them, they offer him a deal to join them rather than the mobsters for whom his brothers work.
The Beginning of After/ By Jennifer Castle, Call #:YA FICTION CASTLE
In the aftermath of a car accident that killed her family, sixteen-year-old Laurel must face a new world of guilt, painful memories, and the possibility of new relationships.
The Girl of Fire and Thorns/ By Rae Carson, Call #:YA FICTION CARSON
A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
What Happened to Goodbye/ By Sarah Dessen, Call #:YA FICTION DESSEN
Following her parents' bitter divorce as she and her father move from town to town, seventeen-year-old Mclean reinvents herself at each school she attends until she is no longer sure she knows who she is or where she belongs.
The Name of the Star/ By Maureen Johnson, Call #:YA FICTION JOHNSON
Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.
Everybody Sees the Ants/ By A.S. King, Call #:YA FICTION KING
Overburdened by his parents' bickering and a bully's attacks, fifteen-year-old Lucky Linderman begins dreaming of being with his grandfather, who went missing during the Vietnam War, but during a visit to Arizona, his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor, Ginny, help him find a new perspective.
Sean Griswold’s Head/ By Lindsay Leavitt, Call #:YA FICTION LEAVITT
After discovering that her father has multiple sclerosis, fifteen-year-old Payton begins counselling sessions at school, which lead her to become interested in a boy in her biology class, have a falling out with her best friend, develop an interest in bike riding, and eventually allow her to come to come to terms with life's uncertainties.
Huntress/ By Malinda Lo, Call #:YA FICTION LO
Seventeen-year-olds Kaede and Taisin are called to go on a dangerous and unprecedented journey to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen, in an effort to restore the balance of nature in the human world.
Fixing Delilah/ By Sarah Ockler, Call #:YA FICTION OCKLER
When Delilah, her mother, and her aunt spend the summer in Vermont settling Delilah's estranged grandmother's estate, long-held family secrets are painfully brought to light and Delilah finally learns some difficult truths about her family's past.
Karma, A Novel in Verse/ By Cathy Ostlere, Call #:YA FICTION OSTLERE
It is 1984, and fifteen-year-old Maya is on her way to India with her father. She carries with her the ashes of her mother, who has recently committed suicide, and arrives in Delhi on the eve of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination - one of the bloodiest riots in the country's history. Then Maya is separated from her father and must rely upon the help of a mysterious, kindhearted boy, Sandeep, to safely reunite them. But as her love for Sandeep begins to blossom, Maya will have to face the truth about her painful adolescence . . .
The Space Between/ By Brenna Yovanoff, Call #:YA FICTION YOVANOFF
Daphne is the half-demon, half-fallen angel daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Life for her is an endless expanse of time, until her brother Obie is kidnapped-and Daphne realizes she may be partially responsible. Determined to find him, Daphne travels from her home in Pandemonium to the vast streets of Earth, where everything is colder and more terrifying. . As she delves deeper into her demonic powers, she must navigate the jealousies and alliances of the violent archangels who stand in her way. But she also discovers, unexpectedly, what it means to love and be human in a world where human is the hardest thing to be.