Young Adult Novel Archives

Books For Young Teens
Grades 7 - 12

Welcome to the Castle Library's young adult book page for junior and high school students. Some books leave the kings and queens of a household scratching their heads and wondering over what their young princess and princes are reading. Check out the links below to find out more about the books featured here at the library. Not all books will have activities.

The Queen understands how royal young minds seek adventure and entertainment. They also love to be in the story themselves. So providing engaging discussions, seeking out the treasure within books and even helping them to create a few tales of their own are all ways to lure trolls into the world of literature.

The Queen hopes you'll return regularly for links to some of her own reading adventures.


A young blacksmith must undertake a perilous journey to the four ends of the world to rescue his wife, who is held captive by the Moon. Along the way, he befriends a powerful wolf who encourages, protects, and ultimately sacrifices his life to save his human friend. A stirring allegory of Gods love in classic fairy tale tradition.

I Am Number Four 
by Pittacus Lore
Nine aliens and their guardians are hiding on Earth … protected by a charm that means they can only be killed in numeric order, three are already dead. John Smith is Number Four.

The Hunger Games 
by Suzanne Collins

Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives.
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.

by Leah Cypress
A desperate prince… a castle full of lies… and an ancient shapeshifter trapped in the form of a human girl.

I am J  
by Cris Beam

An inspiring story of self-discovery, of choosing to stand up for yourself, and of finding your own path - readers will recognize a part of themselves in J's struggle to love his true self.