Academic journal article Young Adult Library Services

Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Academic journal article Young Adult Library Services

Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

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They come in all shapes, sizes, and abilities ... love it or hate it, you only have one body.

Cabot, Meg. Airhead. Scholastic/Scholastic Point.

Crutcher, Chris. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes. HarperCollins/ HarperTeen.

Deuker, Carl. Gym Candy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/ Graphia.

Flake, Sharon. The Skin I'm In. Disney Book Group/Disney-Hyperion.

Friedman, Robin. Nothing. Llewellyn/Flux.

Friend, Natasha. Perfect. Milkweed.

George, Madeline. Looks. Penguin/Puffin.

Hogan, Mary. Pretty Face. HarperCollins/HarperTeen.

Katcher, Brian. Playing With Matches. Random House/ Delacorte.

Mackler, Carolyn. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things. Walker Books.

Margolis, Leslie. Fix. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse.

Medina, Nico. Fat Hoochie Prom Queen. Simon & Schuster/ Simon Pulse.

Mizushiro, Setona. After School Nightmare Vol. 1. Go Comi.

Moskowitz, Hannah. Break. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse.

Pearson, Mary. The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Macmillan/ Square Fish.

Redd, Nancy Amanda. Body Drama. Penguin/Gotham.

Rosen, Renee. Every Crooked Pot. Macmillan/St. Martin's Griffin.

Salter, Sydney. My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters. Harcourt Houghtom Mifflin/Graphia.

Sarkar, Dana. Shrink to Fit. Kimani.

Supplee, Suzanne. Artichoke's Heart. Penguin/Puffin.

Trueman, Terry. Stuck in Neutral HarperCollins/HarperTeen.

Vaught, Susan. My Big Fat Manifesto. Bloomsbury.

Wasserman, Robin. Skinned. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse.

Williams, Laura. Slant. Milkweed.

Change Your World or Live to Regret It

You say you want a revolution? Teens, take the world into your hands with books about politics, environmentalism and activism. The revolution starts now.

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Prom. Penguin/Puffin.

Anderson, M.T. Feed. Candlewick.

Bauer, Joan. Hope Was Here. Penguin/Puffin.

Bertagna, Julie. Exodus. Bloomsbury/Walker Books.

Castellucci, Cecil. The Plain Jones. DC Comics/Minx.

DuPrau, Jeanne. City of Ember. Random House/Yearling.

Goodman, Allegra. The Other Side of the Island. Penguin/ Razorbill.

Gore, Al. Our Choice: How We Can Solve the Climate Crisis. Penguin/Puffin.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Among the Hidden. Simon & Schuster/Aladdin.

Hautman, Pete. Rash. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse.

Hiaasen, Carl. Hoot. Random House/Yearling.

Korman, Gordon. Schooled. Disney Book Group/Disney-Hyperion.

Levithan, David. Wide Awake. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf.

Lewis, Barbara A. The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect With Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change. Free Spirit Publishing.

Lowry, Lois. The Giver. Random House/Laurel Leaf.

MySpace Community, and Jeca Taudte. MySpace/ OurPlanet: Change Is Possible. HarperCollins/HarperTeen.

Ostow, Micol. Popular Vote. Scholastic/Scholastic Point.

Thomas, Garen. Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama. Feiwel and Friends.

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