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Read It

Read It

Whether you are looking for the latest bestselling novel or need a book for a research project, the young adult collection has something for everyone.

Fiction books include bestselling novels, popular novel series, short stories and literary classics. Graphic novels and teen magazines are also part of the fiction collection. There are also plenty of fiction titles availabe in our eBook collectionThere are also plenty of fiction titles availabe in oureBook collection.

Non-fiction books contain factual information on a subject or area of study.  True accounts of adventure, music, sports, science, poetry, literary criticism and biography are all part of this collection. There are also titles that deal with issues that affect your life, such as school, friends, family relationships, and health.

Check out our lists of books grouped by theme, award winners, and recommended reads. The titles in our book lists are selected for ages 13 to 19 and span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. Look for these titles in the young adult collection!

Teen Romance

Do you enjoy reading romance novels? Whether you enjoy contemporary, historical or paranormal romance, there's something for everyone here.

Historical Fiction for Teens

Are you curious about other times, places and people? A selection of historical novels for you to explore.

The Undead: Zombie Novels

Are you a zombie fan? If you're looking for some great zombie stories, you've come to the right place.

If you liked the Divergent Series...

Craving more action-packed stories about teens in a dystopian society? If you liked the Divergent series, give these a try.

Picture It

Teen books adapted for the big screen. Read the book before you see the movie!

Books With Bite

If you enjoy books with paranormal themes, check out these tales of vampires and werewolves.

Teen Humour

Are you looking for a humourous book? Check out one of these titles and get ready to LOL!

Mystery Fiction

Suggested titles for lovers of mystery, spy and suspense stories.

Read Beyond Reality Fantasy | Science Fiction

A selection of fantasy and science fiction novels to help you explore both genres.

Staff Suggestions

The Children's and Youth Services Staff here at Barrie Public Library has put together a list of suggestions of Great Reads for Teens.

Graphic Novel Adaptations

Check out these popular YA titles adapted into graphic novels.

Is your favourite book not in our collection?  You can suggest (link is external)that we purchase a title you’ve really enjoyed and think other teens might like.