young adult Collections and programs
Young Adult New ARrivals
Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake
While Arsinoe searches for a cure to Jules's legion curse, Mirabella abandons the rebel army for Katharine, but the dead queens urge caution in trusting her, and as allegiances switch, the fate of Fennbirn Island will be determined.
Run, Hide, Fight Back by April Henry
Told from multiple viewpoints, holiday shoppers struggle to survive as three masked shooters open fire in a crowded mall and five teens form a plan to stop them.
Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
Ana, an orphan found drifting through space, joins with an Ironblood boy to find the coordinates of a lost space ship which may hold clues to her identity, as they end up discovering dark secrets in a forgotten part of the universe.
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
For seven hundred years, the souls of Romeo and Juliet have repeatedly inhabited the bodies of newly deceased people to battle to the death as sworn enemies, until they meet for the last time as two Southern California high school students.
#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil
Falsely accused of murdering her stepsister, seventeen-year-old Dee fights to survive paid assassins on Alcatraz 2.0, the most popular prison on social media.
The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina
The ghost of a girl who recently died in an accident makes contact with her grieving father to help solve a mystery in a remote Australian town, where a girl who speaks entirely in riddles is the only witness to a fatal fire.
The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby
In an alternate history of New York, three kids try to solve a modern-world puzzle and complete a treasure hunt laid into the streets and buildings of the city.
Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
After eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung, a nine-tailed fox surviving in modern-day Seoul by eating the souls of evil men, kills a murderous goblin to save Jihoon, she is forced to choose between her immortal life and his.
The Fever King by Victoria Lee
Sixteen-year-old Noam, a technopath, is thrust into the magical elite of the nation of Carolinia, where he learns the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government to protect refugees fleeing magical outbreaks.
Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist
Jane's ghost is haunting Lexi, who has the ability to foretell by touch when and how a person will die, in order to seek revenge on her killer.
Count All Her Bones by April Henry
Griffin, the teen who helped Cheyenne, who is blind, escape in Girl, Stolen, goes missing right before he's set to testify at his father's trial. Cheyenne sets out to save her former captor in this much-anticipated sequel.
The Lonely Dead by April Henry
When schizophrenic Adele, who possesses a paranormal gift, is implicated in an investigation that involves the murder of her ex-best friend Tori, Adele must work with Tori's ghost to find the killer.
The Fall of Crazy House by James Patterson
Twin sisters Becca and Cassie barely escaped the Crazy House alive. Now they're trained, skilled fighters who fear nothing - not even the all-powerful United regime.
The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
A girl reconnects with a part of her family she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl—and falls in love, all over the course of a magical summer.
Want by Cindy Pon
Jason is trying to survive in Taipei, a city plagued by pollution and viruses, but when he discovers the elite are using their wealth to evade the deadly effects, he knows he must do whatever is necessary to fight the corruption and save his city.
The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
Unsure who to trust, Shahrzad takes matters into her own hands to try and break the curse and reunite with her one true love.
Print Collection: The library has a wide variety of fiction books appropriate for middle and high school youth. These include classic authors, popular titles and a variety of genres. The non-fiction titles support homework assignments and general interests. We also have the 2019-2020 TRUMAN and GATEWAY Award Nominated books available in the Young Adult section of the library. Missouri School Librarians have nominated these books for students to read and vote for their favorite in March 2020.
Media Collection: Titles of interest to youth in CD and DVD formats are housed in the general media collection.
Programming for tweens and teens
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