Gift Guide: For the Teenager

For the ones on the precipe of change, who are learning who they are and where they fit in the world. This selection highlights some of our favorites among the latest YA releases.

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When We Make It Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593324486
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Published: Dial Books - September 21st, 2021

"The energy. The clarity. The beauty. Elisabet Velasquez brings it all. . . . Her voice is FIRE!"—New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson
 
An unforgettable, torrential, and hopeful debut young adult novel-in-verse that redefines what it means to "make it,” for readers of Nicholasa Mohr and Elizabeth Acevedo.


The Jasmine Project Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534477025
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

Jenny Han meets The Bachelorette in this effervescent romantic comedy about a teen Korean American adoptee who unwittingly finds herself at the center of a competition for her heart, as orchestrated by her overbearing, loving family.

Jasmine Yap’s life is great. Well, it’s okay.


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In the Wild Light Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524720247
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - August 10th, 2021

From the award-winning author of The Serpent King comes a beautiful examination of grief, found family, and young love.


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Take Me Home Tonight Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481498982
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist in this romp through the city that never sleeps from the New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone.

Two girls. One night.


Instructions for Dancing Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524718961
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 1st, 2021

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A charming, wholehearted love story that's sure to make readers swoon."—Entertainment Weekly

"Nicola Yoon writes from the heart in this beautiful love story."—Good Morning America


Ace of Spades Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250800817
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 1st, 2021

Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades, a YA contemporary thriller by debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé about two students, Devon & Chiamaka, and their struggles against an anonymous bully.

All you need to know is . . . I’m here to divide and conquer. Like all great tyrants do. —Aces


You & Me at the End of the World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338712636
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 20th, 2021

This is no ordinary apocalypse...

Hannah Ashton wakes up to silence. The entire city around her is empty, except for one other person: Leo Sterling.


A Dark and Starless Forest Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358424413
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Published: Clarion Books - September 14th, 2021

When her siblings start to go missing, a girl must confront the dark thing that lives in the forest—and the growing darkness in herself—in this debut YA contemporary fantasy for fans of Wilder Girls.

Derry and her eight siblings live in an isolated house by the lake, separated from the rest of the world by an eerie and menacing forest.


Take Me With You When You Go Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525580997
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling authors of All the Bright Places and Every Day comes a story of hope, siblinghood, and finding your home in the people who matter the most.

Subject: You. Missing.


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Lucy Clark Will Not Apologize Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062322401
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 11th, 2021

“A delightfully offbeat mystery that is also about the mystery of becoming yourself.” —Rebecca Stead, New York Times bestselling author


Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553523294
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - July 13th, 2021

To All the Boys I Loved Before meets World of Dance in this delectable love story that combines food, dance, and a hint of drama to cook up the perfect romance.


Raybearer Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781419739835
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - August 3rd, 2021

Named one of the best books of the year by People Magazine, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and more!

"Dazzling...


How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534448667
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 10th, 2021

“Breathlessly atmospheric…A gorgeous, hopeful book.” —Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of Today Tonight Tomorrow

The Hating Game meets I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter in this irresistible romance starring a Mexican American teen who discovers love and profound truths about the universe when she spends her summer on a road trip acros


Skyhunter (Skyhunter Duology #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250802699
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Published: Square Fish - August 31st, 2021

Praise for the instant New York Times bestseller Skyhunter
“Riveting.” —POPSUGAR
“Action-packed.” —BuzzFeed
“Fresh.” —Los Angeles Times
“Exhilarating…a rollercoaster of a reading experience.” —The Nerd Daily

A Quiet Place meets Attack on Titan in this unputdownable, adrenaline-laced novel.


Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781641292313
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Published: Soho Teen - July 6th, 2021

Discover New York Times bestseller Samira Ahmed’s romantic, sweeping adventure through the streets of Paris told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, continents, and the lives of two young Muslim women fighting to write their own stories.
 
Smash the patriarchy. Eat all the pastries.


A Sky Painted Gold Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593127254
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Published: Ember - June 8th, 2021

"I Capture the Castle meets Gatsby. It's absolutely delicious!"--Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author

A gorgeously dreamy coming-of-age romance perfect for fans of A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.


Rise to the Sun Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338662238
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 6th, 2021

From the author of You Should See Me in a Crown, Leah Johnson delivers a stunning novel about being brave enough to be true to yourself, and learning to find joy even when times are unimaginably dark.

Olivia is an expert at falling in love . . . and at being dumped.


Drawn That Way Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534492974
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

Moxie meets the world of animation in this fresh, unputdownable novel about a teen girl determined to prove herself in the boys’ club of her dream industry no matter what it takes.

Hayley Saffitz is confident, ambitious, and intent on following in the footsteps of her hero, renowned animation director, Bryan Beckett.


Like Home Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593172599
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Published: Delacorte Press - February 23rd, 2021

Fans of Netflix's On My Block and readers of Elizabeth Acevedo and Angie Thomas will love this debut novel about a girl whose life is turned upside down after one local act of vandalism throws both her relationships and neighborhood into turmoil.


The Last Cuentista Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140893
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Published: Levine Querido - October 12th, 2021

From Pura Belpré Honor-winner Donna Barba Higuera—a brilliant journey through the stars, to the very heart of what makes us human.

"Gripping in its twists and turns, and moving in its themes – truly a beautiful cuento."—New York Times

"Clever and compelling . wonderfully subversive."—The Wall Street Journal


Like Other Girls Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039925
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 3rd, 2021




How It All Blew Up Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593202890
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda goes to Italy in Arvin Ahmadi's newest incisive look at identity and what it means to find yourself by running away.


Babylon Twins Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781954854116
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Published: Girl Friday Books - October 5th, 2021

"A gleefully apocalyptic page-turner . . ." --Kirkus Reviews

Meet Chloe and Elizabeth Yetti: antisocial, semi-homicidal eighteen-year-old twins casually surviving the AI apocalypse.


Act Cool Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063038561
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 7th, 2021

A trans teen walks the fine line between doing whatever it takes for his acting dream and staying true to himself in this moving, thought-provoking YA novel from the acclaimed author of Stay Gold.


Kneel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335402516
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Published: Inkyard Press - September 14th, 2021

This fearless debut novel explores racism, injustice, and self-expression through the story of a promising Black football star in Louisiana.

The system is rigged.


The Great Big One Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780759555396
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 13th, 2021

With natural disasters and nuclear war threatening their small town, two twin brothers find themselves enraptured by mysterious music that could change the course of their lives.

Everyone in Clade City knows their days are numbered. The Great Cascadia Earthquake will destroy their hometown and reshape the entire West Coast—if they survive long enough to see it.


One Way or Another Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338654561
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 5th, 2021

Sliding Doors meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before in a sweet, smart holiday romance about a girl who decides to stop letting her anxiety stand in the way of true love.

The average person makes 35,000 decisions every single day. That's about 34,999 too many for Paige Collins, who lives in debilitating fear of making the wrong choice.


Idol Gossip Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536213645
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Published: Walker Books US - September 14th, 2021

Delicious gossip squares off with genuine heart in this inside look at a K-pop academy.


The Left-Handed Booksellers of London Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062683267
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 21st, 2021

A girl’s quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world. From the bestselling master of teen fantasy, Garth Nix. Now available in paperback.


Tiny Dancer Cover Image
By Siena Cherson Siegel, Mark Siegel (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481486668
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - November 2nd, 2021

A teenage ballet dancer struggles to find her next step, and her place in the world, in this exquisite graphic memoir—a follow-up to the Sibert Honor–winning To Dance.

All her life, Siena has dreamed of being a ballerina.