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Ocean County Library's Young Adult Reading List
Great books recommended by the Ocean County Library librarians for teens.

TAB Favorites

Exercise and Nutrition Books for Teens

Sports Booklist

Contemporary Realistic Romance

Not Quite What it Seems. Dystopia at its Best

Paranormal Series for Teens

Stories About Lies for Teens

Horror Tales for Teens

2013 Garden State Teen Book Award Nominations - Vote at Your Branch!

Insight Out: Books About Gender Identity for Teens

Insight Out: LGB Teen Books

Chillin' in the Garden State - Books about Teens in New Jersey

Terse Verse - Novels written in verse, blog, and journal formats

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall - Teens and Body Image

Teen Read Week Books with Beat

Oh Baby! : Parenting Awareness & Life Skills for Teens

Journeys: Teens and Spirituality

Mystery Fiction for Teens

LOL: Humorous Books for Teens

Twisted Tales: Some Traditional Fairy Tales Retold for Today's Teens

Lest We Forget: Holocaust Books For Teens


To Die For: Mysteries for Inquiring Teens

Green Teens

TAB Favorites

Historical Fiction for Teens

Teen Read Week: Book List

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate: Books About Dating

Feeling Blue? You’re Not Alone

Get Your Sleuth On: Great Mysteries for Teens

Stop Bothering Me: Books About Bullying

What's So Special About My Needs?: Books About the Diversity of Abilities

What Does a Dead Guy Have to Say: Books About Forensic Science

Rebel Reads: Books about teens who dance to their own beat.

Sugoi! Manga for teens

Keeping it Real: Urban Lit for Teens

Insight Out: GLBTQ Teen books

Books with Bite: Vampire Books for Teens

Dated But Never Outdated: Historical Fiction for Teens

Learning History Through Graphic Novels


Feeling Blue? You’re Not Alone

Follow Your Art...

Living in Faith - Christian books for teens

Rebel Reads - Books about teens who dance to their own beat.

Teen Read Week Booklists - Get Real Fiction, Get Real Non-Fiction

If You Like Harry Potter, try...
      Books for fans who are hooked on fantasy and adventure.


This online database helps you locate new fiction books based on books you have read or topics in which you are interested.  Search for books by title, author or by simply describing a book you would like to read.

Favorite Teenage Angst Books
Got problems?  Well, if your misery wants company, check out Cathy Young's Favorite Teenage Angst Books.  Here you'll find reviews she's written about books that have caused her to think, made her heart soar, and/or filled her with glee.

What to Read Next
If you're looking for suggestions for great books to read, you'll find lists and Web sites here that cover every interest imaginable.

Reading Rants
Created and maintained by a Young Adult Librarian at the Queens Borough Public Library, this site has unusual lists of books for teens looking for something out of the ordinary.

Teen Link
New York Public Library's teen page with booklists, teen writings, and links to other teen-oriented sites.

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