A teenage girl grapples with her sister’s death and her own place in the universe over the course of one fateful summer in upstate New York. With an epic '80s soundtrack blasting in the background, Lost Stars is a novel that encapsulates teenage-life and all its awkward longing, heady passion, and introspective questioning.
Impoverished eighteen-year-old Crystal and her twin make a pact to raise their baby together and create a better life for them all. But when an opportunity arises to go to college to learn to restore classic cars, Crystal is left with a difficult choice: follow her dreams or stay behind and honor her promise.+ Learn More
Girls Like Me is a fresh poetic take on teen angst, high school romance, and cyber-bullying. A novel-in-verse that is campy like Glee, subversive, and downright funny.+ Learn More
From the author of Gym Candy comes a novel of football and bullying, finding friends and finding courage.
With both good speed and good hands, wide receiver Brock Ripley should be a natural for the varsity team, but he shies away from physical contact. When he gets cut from varsity, he also loses his friendship with star quarterback Hunter Gates. Now a target for bullying, Brock struggles to overcome his fears and discover that, in his own way, he is brave enough.
This is a fictionalized story inspired by the amazing real life experiences of Miriam Moss, a fifteen year old English school girl who was held hostage on a plane hijacked by the Palestinian Liberation Front in 1970. Thrilling, gripping, true to life, and a heart-in-mouth adventure, you won't be able to put this survival story down.+ Learn More
Austin, 16, a self-described screwup, finds out that his father isn’t dead. He’s alive, and moreover he’s Shane Tyler, a famous singer/guitarist/song writer—Austin’s dream for himself. But Shane is battling his own demons, and Austin must figure out how to grow up on his own terms.+ Learn More
A teenage girl stumbles into a secret workshop at the infamous Grosholtz Candle Factory. There, beneath the suffocating scent of Americana, she discovers a collection of wax sculptures that seem just a little too life-like—a suspicion that is later confirmed when one jumps naked and screaming out of the trunk of her car and into her life.+ Learn More
For fans of We Were Liars and The Girl on the Train comes a chilling, addictive, compulsive read about a teenage girl who wakes up in a hospital bed and cannot remember the last six weeks of her life, including the accident that killed her best friend--only what if the accident wasn't an accident?+ Learn More
An entire town has been robbed of its memories—and its humanity. But there is one teenage boy who remembers it all. A gripping YA novel from bestselling author Jeff Hirsch.+ Learn More
Told through alternating points of view, How It Ends is the story of two best friends’ tumultuous sophomore year of bullying, boys and backstabbing. A wildly fast but deeply moving read about what can happen when friends choose assumptions and fear over each other.+ Learn More
A teenage girl falls for the wrong guy in this romantic young adult debut that’s perfect for fans of Susane Colasanti, Kasie West, and Lauren Barnholt.+ Learn More
Five years after the drowning of her twin brother, Scottish teenager Elsie Main confronts the tempestuous sea—and her family’s tragic past—in a young adult debut that will appeal to fans of the mystery of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars and the family drama of Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun .+ Learn More
From New York Times bestseller Sarah Rees Brennan comes a magic-infused tale of romance and revolution, love and loss.+ Learn More
In Charles Benoit’s newest noir masterpiece, small steps cause an avalanche of effects as one teen attempts to take charge of his destiny.+ Learn More
A teenage girl falls for her best friend’s brother in Estelle Laure’s soulful debut that’s perfect for fans of Gayle Forman, Jandy Nelson, and Rainbow Rowell.+ Learn More
In this suspenseful thriller, teenagers in a small town are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need...regardless of the consequences...+ Learn More
In this action-packed fantastically-imagined thriller, fifteen-year-old Will Drake has made a career of breaking out from high-security prisons. His talents have landed him at the Rig, a specialist juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. No one can escape from the Rig. But Will Drake likes a challenge . . .
A twisty psychological thriller about a seventeen year-old girl who is committed to a mental institution after her boyfriend dies in a fire set by her troubled twin; to cope, she begins writing the story of her past in foster care – a past she barely understands – but as the truth unravels, she discovers everything she thought she knew was a lie.+ Learn More
When her father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, eighteen year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers--and justice. In the spirit of True Grit, acclaimed young adult novelist Erin Bowman brings to life the unpredictable and cutthroat days of the Wild West.+ Learn More
Two New Hampshire teenagers fall into an unlikely relationship as they come together to save a mistreated dog. Whippoorwill is a deeply poignant story about the virulent nature of abuse and the power of human empathy.+ Learn More
Meet Will Shea: con-artist. But Will isn't the only scammer at one of the most elite and privileged prep schools in the country--Andrea Dufresne is there, too, and Connaughton Academy isn't big enough for the both of them. So they make a deal--and the stakes are higher than high school. May the best con win!+ Learn More
“Do not ignore a call from me when you know I am feeling neurotic about a boy. That is Best Friend 101.” —Nash
Video gamer and daredevil dirt bike rider Arlo Santiago is recruited by the U.S. military at White Sands to pilot drone missions in Pakistan. When the game becomes all too real, how will Arlo reconcile his duty with the violent death that haunts his family?+ Learn More
A deadly pandemic, a budding romance, and the heartache of loss make for a stunning coming-of-age teen debut about the struggle to survive during the 1918 flu.
“A compelling work of historical fiction alongside a more timeless journey of self-discovery."—Bulletin
Sixteen-year-old Willa's coastal Maine fishing village is haunted by the spectre of the Grey Man in the lighthouse. When her family falls apart, can she turn to the Grey Man for help?
"Creepy, romantic and oozing with atmosphere."
—Carrie Jones, author of Need
A highly intelligent group of video game enemy non-player characters (NPC) begins to doubt they are merely codes in a machine. Their search for answers leads them to a gruesome discovery.+ Learn More
From the acclaimed author of the Young Royals series comes a powerful story inspired by Greek mythology, told from the point of view of Hermione, whose mother is Helen of Troy. How does a plain girl live up to being the daughter of the woman whose face launched a thousand ships?+ Learn More
An intensely powerful account of a teen, bullied for her port-wine stain, who must summon her personal strength to survive abduction and horrific abuse at the hands of a deranged killer.+ Learn More
In this debut teen thriller, Tricia Farni was last seen alive the night she fought with Roswell Hart—a night Roz can’t remember. Can Roz piece together the events of that night, despite the eye disease that robs her of most of her vision, in order to clear her name and find a murderer?+ Learn More
A contemporary YA drama about a young man suffering from Schizophreniform disorder, who falls into a love triangle with a girl in his class...and a girl in his head.
"Thoughtful and eye-opening."
Two beautiful teenage sisters, Phil and Fee Albion, descendants of a long line of stage illusionists, are sent from London to the countryside during World War II, only to discover a hidden college of real magicians who just might help them save England from the Nazis.+ Learn More
A striking historical fiction YA debut about a wayward girl amid the freaks and sideshows of a late-1930s traveling circus.
Nominated for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award
When 16-year old Gabriela's death is foretold by a letter, she must complete her "wrap-up list" before she's forced to say goodbye forever in this smart, funny, compelling, and mysterious young adult novel.+ Learn More
"Wesselhoeft offers a psychologically complex debut that will intrigue heavy-metal aficionados and drama junkies alike. Peopled with the elderly and infirm, crazy parents, caring educators, and poignant teens trying desperately to overcome death's pull, it mixes real and fictional musicians and historical events." —Booklist+ Learn More
After Willa's estranged father goes on a killing spree in Texas, she and her mother are horrified to learn he's headed their way. Under police protection, Willa begins to tease out secrets from the past before going to Texas herself to learn more about the family she never knew—all while keeping her own dangerous secret.+ Learn More
This powerful historical fiction debut, set in medieval Wales, follows Cecily whose family is lured by cheap land and the duty of all Englishman to help keep down the "vicious" Welshmen, and Gwenhwyfar, a Welsh girl who must wait hand and foot on her new English mistress.+ Learn More
In this powerful story of horse people, Sid pursues her dream of becoming a catch rider—a show rider who can ride anything—despite her poor background and the ferocious competition from more privileged girls. An authentic behind-the-scenes portrayal of a show barn and the elite, demanding world of equitation.+ Learn More
In this emotionally powerful, funny debut, Cricket Cherpin needs to figure out what to do with his life before he turns eighteen. But life sucks—so why not just give up?+ Learn More
The free Singular Reads Sampler includes chapter excerpts of the following standalone young adult novels: Mistwalker by Saundra Mitchell; Game Slaves by Gard Skinner; A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier; Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly by Conrad Wesselhoeft; Cold Calls by Charles Benoit; Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey; A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn; Love by the Morning Star by Laura L. Sullivan; Zac and Mia by A. J. Betts; Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe; and Hellhole by Gina Damico.