Young Adult

We represent a range of fiction for young adult readers, from genre, contemporary, and crossover titles that explore the very real lives of today's readers. From New York Times bestseller Jennifer Niven to Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander, we're excited to represent some of the leading voices of today's young adult world and are constantly looking for more fresh, thoughtful, and engaging stories across genres to add to our list.

A Wide Range

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Jennifer Niven

Holding Up the Universe

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, but no one seems able to look past her weight. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too — he's charming, he's cool — but he has a secret: he can't recognize faces. When Libby and Jack meet through a cruel high school game, they form an improbable friendship and start to feel less alone. 

From the author of the New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places comes a heart-wrenching story about what it means to see someone—and love someone—for who they truly are.

Angelo Surmelis

The Dangerous Art of Blending In

Balzer & Bray

Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict immigrant Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend, Henry, has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer. This is a powerful and revelatory coming-of-age debut novel based on the author’s own childhood, about a boy who learns to step into his light.

Jennifer Matheiu


Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan

In a book that Amy Poehler calls “sweet, funny, and fierce,” Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice, Devoted, and Afterward shares the story of an unlikely teenager who starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texas high school. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class, Viv Carter publishes an anonymous feminist zine to blow off steam, but things quickly escalate as Viv realizes she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

Carrie Arcos

Crazy Messy Beautiful

Philomel/Penguin Random House

From National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos comes a fresh take on friendship and happily ever after that Kirkus Reviews calls “a satisfying and unconventional love story [that] explores the various meanings of the word.” Sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz, named for the greatest love poet of all time, has been in love many times before, but for him finding “the one” hasn’t been easy. But when a school assignment brings him together with Callie, he thinks maybe it’s time for someone to love him back.

Kwame Alexander



In Kwame Alexander’s latest New York Times bestselling novel, Blade, the son of a washed-up rock star and drug addict, no longer wants to be a part of his family. But when a long-held family secret comes to light, he must decide between the freedom he’s been searching for or a chance for reconciliation. Alexander is a poet, speaker, educator, and the author of twenty-four books, including Newbery Medal-winning The Crossover.

Kate Birch


Entangled Teen

In the riveting sequel to Kate Birth’s Perfected and Tarnished, Ella isn’t anyone’s pet anymore, but she’s certainly not free. After exposing the dark secrets about NuPet’s breeding program, forcing them to repeal the law that allowed genetically modified girls to be kept as pets, she thought girls like her would finally be free. But now instead NuPet isn’t planning mass rehabilitation, they’re planning mass extermination. Now, with the help of a small group of rebels, Ella and Penn, the boy she’d give up her life for, set out to bring down NuPet once and for all.