Young Adult

Fangirl book cover


Rainbow Rowell

Young Adult

Cath struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father.

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I cannot recommend this title enough! -Brian

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Grasshopper jungle

Andrew (Andrew Anselmo) Smith

Young Adult, LGBTQ+

"Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong"--

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Grasshopper Jungle is a brutally honest work.  Smith is an amazing writer.  He has expertly tapped into the adolescent male mind.  A word of warning: This book is awesome, and it also contains profanity, sexual situations and people being eaten by giant bugs.  I recommend it to readers looking for a highly original YA book. -Brian

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The prince and the dressmaker

Jen Wang

Graphic Novels, LGBTQ+, Young Adult, Historical Fiction

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride--or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia--the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

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Sweet, poignant and beautiful--don't miss this one! -Casey

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Speak : the graphic novel

Laurie Halse Anderson

Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Classics

"Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless--an outcast--because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her.

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Emily Carroll was the perfect artist for this chilling adaptation. Just as relevant as the original. -Casey