Welcome to our young adult area!
Our young adult collection features fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel titles geared towards high school age patrons and older.
The Chapters' Book Club
We've partnered with Noble High School and the Tri-Town Bookmobile to offer a teen book club called The Chapters. All Noble High School students are welcome to join!
Past books we've discussed include: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo, I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, and Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson.
Our next virtual book club meeting is Tuesday, February 23rd at 7pm. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. We will be discussing "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson.
If you are interested in joining The Chapters' book club, please speak to Ms. Taylor at the Noble High School library.
Not sure what to read next?
Here are some of Alaina's picks!
The Inheritance Games
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Avery Grambs is surprised (to say the least) when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne, a complete stranger to her, dies and leaves her almost his entire fortune, including a house full of puzzles, secret passages, and angry members of the Hawthorne family who want their rightful inheritance. This is a really fun story that is like a blend of The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware, and Knives Out.
Harley in the Sky
by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Harley, the daughter of circus owners in Las Vegas, has always dreamed of being a trapeze artist. When her parents refuse to allow her to pursue trapeze work full-time, instead pushing her towards college, Harley runs away from home and joins a rival traveling circus, betraying her family in the process. This is a story about love, friendship, family, and pursuing your dreams. Harley also struggles with her mental health and her identity as the daughter of two bi-racial parents.
by Liza Wiemer
When a popular teacher gives his class an assignment to argue in support of the Nazi's Final Solution, the plan for the genocide of the Jewish people, two students, Logan and Cade, take a stand and push for the assignment to be canceled. When the school refuses to cancel the assignment, arguments ensue as the issue goes beyond the classroom and into the community. As the assignment sparks acts of racism, the town is forced to grapple with tough conversations about tolerance and kindness. Inspired by an actual assignment and the students who spoke out against it, this is a powerful and important story about how standing up for what is right isn't always easy.
By the Book
by Amanda Sellet
Mary knows more about classic literature than relating to other teens. When she overhears a group of girls talking about a boy who has done one of them wrong, Mary steps in and offers them advice, using her knowledge of classic literature and mistakes commonly made by heroines to compile the Scoundrel Survival Guide with her new friends. When Mary starts to fall for the number one scoundrel at her school, she'll have to rethink everything she thought she learned about love and life from the pages of a book. This rom-com celebrates both love and friendship and is the perfect read for Jane Austen fans.
The Grace Year
by Kim Liggett
In Garner County, women are believed to possess dangerous magical powers. When girls turn 16, they are banished for a year (a grace year) to release their magic and purify themselves before returning home for marriage or a work position. Nobody talks about what the girls go through during a grace year, but not everyone survives. The Grace Year follows 16-year-old Tierney as she fights to survive her grace year. With elements of the Salem Witch Trials, The Handmaid's Tale, and Lord of the Flies, this is a dark and twisted story that explores the relationships between girls and the women they become.
Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds
Jason Reynold's novel in verse is now available as a graphic novel. This incredible book follows 15-year-old Will as he rides the elevator from his 7th floor apartment to the lobby on his way to avenge his brother's murder. At each floor, a different ghost from his past gets on the elevator, all victims of gun violence. Reminiscent of A Christmas Carol, this is a hard-hitting story about family, grief, and the cycle of violence.