Young Adult - General

If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor

By Barbara Ehrentreu

The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. How many times do we hear this in a lifetime? Jennifer Taylor seems to have it all. The money, the looks, the grades, the boy… Carolyn Samuels has lived in Jennifer’s shadow...

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The Garland

By Martha Keltz

The Garland is a young adult coming of age novel written by Martha Keltz. Sondra Everett and Amanda Davison were embarking on a grand and somewhat terrifying adventure. They had taken the train from New York City, changed trains in Pittsburgh and were now in...

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Kate in the Land of Myths and Wonders

By J.P.H. Tan

In J.P.H. Tan’s Kate in the Land of Myths and Wonders, we discover that Kate is an only child, and a rich one at that, due to her father's and her grandmother’s wealth. Raised as a church-going girl, she is having a crisis of her...

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The Tower

By Nicole Campbell

My emotions were all over the place while I was reading The Tower by Nicole Campbell. It is witty, humorous, emotional and endearing, which led me to keep on reading. It has a special place in my heart because of the sassy female lead, the...

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Till it Stops Beating

By Hannah R. Goodman

Till it Stops Beating by Hannah R. Goodman is the fourth book in a series. Maddie Hickman is 17 and is about to enter her senior year. An old flame turns up, a member of her family is diagnosed with cancer, and she’s hit...

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Daughter Departed

By Claire Merchant

Daughter Departed by Claire Merchant is a wonderful coming of age story. After her graduation, Amelia Saber worked at her father’s public relations group. A great and respectable job, but she felt “like a caged tiger... alone in the castle but not in the world.”...

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Summer Snow

By Caroline Akervik

Lisa Marie Scholl took her summer job at the Mount Flynn Baseball Park in Rock Falls, Wisconsin a little more seriously than many young high-schoolers. She just wasn’t in need of spending money. Lisa Marie had a goal. Just as the father of her namesake,...

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The Broken Branches

By Becky Lee Villareal

The Broken Branches is a coming of age novella for young adults written by Becky Lee Villareal. Sarafina had big dreams. She loved to write, and Ms. Olivares seemed to think she could be a great writer with the proper education and training. Sarafina wanted...

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The Captain & the Queen

By Phillip Vega

The Captain & the Queen is a young adult coming of age novel written by Phillip Vega. Mateo Nelson expected that his senior year of high school would be relatively smooth and predictable sailing. His grades were decent; his SAT scores were respectable, and his...

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Keeping Up Appearances

By Elizabeth Stevens

In Keeping Up Appearances by Elizabeth Stevens, Holly and Xander were the last people anyone would have ever imagined pairing up. That’s because one, her best friend and long-time crush was, you know, enemies with the guy. Two, Holly hated the popular arrogant jock. But,...

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