ManaReads :: Young Adult

Whether funny, sweet, daring, dramatic, or like their audience, a bit of each, our Young Adult section boasts a well-written yet edgy range for tweens and teens.

The 5th Wave

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and myste… read more »

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Winner of the National Book Award. Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, beautifully written, and based on the author's own experiences, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian chronicl… read more »

The Book Thief

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dacha… read more »

The Fault in Our Stars

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.… read more »

The Hunger Games

In a post-apocalyptic North America divided into 12 "districts," the government forces its citizens to participate in the annual Hunger Games. Each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the game--a fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory. When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She is pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of … read more »

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different summer experiences.… read more »