Spotlight On: Teen Paperbacks

Teen Paperbacks: Teen paperbacks are books that have soft covers and are often times smaller than the hardcover versions of the same book. The teen paperbacks are all fiction books. They are located on a small bookshelf that is on the left-hand side of the teen area, right when you are facing it.

The Princess Diaries / Meg Cabot

Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne. (TEEN PBK CABOT)


The Ex Games / Jennifer Echols

Hayden challenges her ex-boyfriend Nick to a snowboarding contest after he dismisses her win in a local girls’ competition. (TEEN PBK ECHOLS)


Outcast of Redwall / Brian Jacques

The destinies of the badger lord Sunflash and his mortal enemy, the ferret warlord Swartt Sixclaw, are entwined with those of many creatures, particularly the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey. (TEEN PBK JACQUES)


To Kill a Mockingbird / Harper Lee

Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer, likes to spend her summers building treehouses, swimming, and catching lightning bugs with her big brother Jem. But one summer, when a black man is accused of raping a white woman, Scout’s carefree days come to an end. In the county courtroom, she will join her father in a desperate battle against ignorance and prejudice. (TEEN PBK LEE)

Emily of New Moon / L.M. Montgomery

When Emily’s father dies, leaving her an orphan, she is sent to live with a stern aunt in Prince Edward Island, where her resourcefulness and love of writing help her adjust to a new way of life. (TEEN PBK MONTGOMERY)


The Seance / Joan Lowery Nixon

The seance started as a game, but it led to murder and terror for the people of a small east Texas community. (TEEN PBK NIXON)


Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment / James Patterson 

After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the “birdkids,” who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose. (TEEN PBK PATTERSON)


A Break with Charity / Ann Rinaldi

While waiting for a church meeting in 1706, Susanna English, daughter of a wealthy Salem merchant, recalls the malice, fear, and accusations of witchcraft that tore her village apart in 1692. (TEEN PBK RINALDI)


Peak / Roland Smith

A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest. (TEEN PBK SMITH)



Native Son / Richard Wright

Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Richard Wright’s novel is just as powerful today as when it was written — in its reflection of poverty and hopelessness, and what it means to be black in America. (TEEN PBK WRIGHT)

“Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you’ve finished it just to stay near it.” ~Markus Zusak

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