Young Adult - Social Issues

Time Zero

By Carolyn Cohagan

Walls separate Manhattan from the rest of the world and strict religious laws govern its inhabitants, the women in particular, in Time Zero by Carolyn Cohagan. Mina is fifteen years old and it’s the day of her offering, a ceremony to arrange her marriage. If...

Chasing Eveline

By Leslie Hauser

Chasing Eveline is the story of sixteen-year-old Ivy Higgins, and how she has been coping with her mom abandoning their family two years prior. Growing up, music was a big part of Ivy’s childhood, in large part thanks to her mother, who shared her passion...

Albina

A Windflower Saga Novella
By Aleksandra Layland

Albina (A Windflower Saga Novella) by Aleksandra Layland is a short story/novella in the science fiction fantasy genre. This is a book that would appeal most to a mixed audience of adults and young adults who have enjoyed the Windflower Saga, as well as those...

Oh The Effen Places You'll Effen Go

By Your Uncle Josh

Effen unusual…effen creative…and effen off the beaten track. Such is the offering called Oh The Effen Places You’ll Effen Go by everyone’s sage and most probably favorite Uncle Josh. The book is best characterized as the cool life speech given by someone’s favorite, super cool...

Summer Haze

By Michael J. Tucker

Two young boys in need of acceptance in a world of injustice. A beautiful and talented preacher’s daughter living a lie. One amazing drummer unaware of his natural talent. The members of an up and coming new band, Summer Haze, work together, often reluctantly, to...

Lola Night

By Mariana Collette

Lola Night is a young adult coming of age novel written by Mariana Collette. Everything came to a crashing halt right after Lola’s twelfth birthday. Lola’s grandmother was sent to prison for manslaughter after she had an accident which killed a young local husband and...

New Kid In Town

Bryant Rockwell Book 1
By Jacky Gray

New Kid In Town by Jacky Gray is a young adult romance that is the first book in the Bryant Rockwell series. Liv, Jude and Kat - or Brainy, Sporty and Arty - are three girls who are dealing with a whole host of issues...

Bitter Betrayal

By Amanda M. Thrasher

Bitter Betrayal by Amanda M. Thrasher is a book with a purpose. She aims at educating teenagers about how their idea of "just having fun" can actually spoil their future. Payton, a sixteen-year-old teenager, is head-over-heels in love with Reece, a senior at a different...

The Origins of Benjamin Hackett

By Gerald M. O'Connor

“'You’re adopted,' she said, quick as you like, and slapped her hands over her mouth. The words had barely reached my ears when everything went north of normal. Mam erupted into a shaking mess of tears. Dad recoiled with a feverish look to him; his...

The Family

By Deborah Ryan Stone

The Family is a contemporary thriller novel written by Deborah Ryan Stone. Meg Kenyon was a typical 16-year-old junior high student. Being friendly and outgoing, she was fairly popular in school. Each morning, she enjoyed the brief walk she took to school. On the way,...