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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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.

Kurt Dinan

Don't Get Caught

Sourcebooks

When Max receives a mysterious invite from the untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, he has to ask: why him? After all, he's Mr. 2.5 GPA, Mr. No Social Life. He's Just Max. And his favorite heist movies have taught him this situation calls for Rule #4: Be suspicious. But it's also his one shot to leave Just Max in the dust... Oceans 11 meets The Breakfast Club in this entertaining, fast-paced debut filled with pranks and cons that will keep readers on their toes, never sure who's pulling the strings or what's coming next.

Jenny Manzer

Save Me Kurt Cobain

Delacorte/Penguin Random House

This nuanced and bittersweet YA debut follows a young girl whose mother vanished when she was four. But when a chance discovery opens a window onto her mom's wild pas, she starts to believe the legendary Kurt Cobain wasn’t only alive but might actually be her father. Nico Cavan embarks on an adventure that finds her trapped in a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest where the only one who can save Nico might just be herself.

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.

H. A. Swain

Gifted

Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan

From the author of Hungry comes a new world where geniuses and prodigies are no longer born or honed through hard work. Instead, procedures to induce Acquired Savant Abilities (ASAs) are now purchased by the privileged. And Orpheus's father holds the copyright to the ASA procedure. H. A. Swain directs a romance between one destined for greatness thanks to his father’s empire and one meat for greatness simply because of raw talent. Gifted by H.A. Swain is a thriller, love story, and social experiment that readers will find gripping—and terrifying.

Jenny Torres Sanchez

Because of the Sun

Delacorte/Penguin Random House

In what bestselling author Jennifer Niven calls “an absorbing page-turner, equal parts light and dark,” Jenny Torres Sanchez takes readers on an adventure into the parched desert of New Mexico. Exploring the complexity of family, the saving grace of friendship, and the healing that can begin with truth, Sanchez twists mystery and romance into a novel, both eerie and poignant.