Teens
Just for Teens @ the Library

The Young Adult Area at the Downey City Library includes the following materials for Teens:

  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Magazines
  • Cliff's Notes
  • Graphic Novels

If you like The Hunger Games, try one of these books
  • Cherry Heaven - Cat and Tanka think they will be safe in their new home of Cherry Heaven, but maybe it isn’t the utopia they expected.
  • Feed  - The internet and TV can be piped directly into your brain, and you can be carefully controlled.
  • Ship Breaker  - Devastated by city-killer hurricanes, most colonial lands are under water and society is starkly divided between haves and have-nots.
  • Graceling  - Some people are born with a Grace- A special ability. Katsa’s Grace is killing and a corrupt king is ready to exploit it.
  • Matched and Crossed  - Cassia has always done what Society dictated, until a glitch in her matching ceremony shows her two possible mates. Now she wonders what to choose: safety with Xander or rebellion with Ky.
  • The Maze Runner - Sixteen year old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
  • Little Brother  - After a massive terrorist attack, the government revokes all personal privacies. But when they threaten Marcus, he decides that someone needs to be watching the watchers.  
  • Truancy and Truancy Origins  - In the City the Mayor’s goal is perfect control through education. Tack is torn between supporting the Truancy’s goal to defeat the government, and the desire to avenge a death cause by a Truant.
  • Gone series - In a small California town, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, leading to a battle between the remaining town residents, and the local private school… and who are these kids with supernatural powers?
  • Epic and Saga and Edda  - In New Earth, violence is banned. All conflict must be settled by a deadly video game.
  • I Am Number Four and The Power of Six - In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen year old who has hidden on Earth for year waiting to develop the Legacies, the powers he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members.
  • The Declaration  - In a Society where you can live forever if you agree never to have children, what do you do with the surpluses?  
  • Maximum Ride series  - Max and other kids in her flock are the result of genetic experimentation who escaped from The School. After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the flock takes off in pursuit and the battle begins.
  • Life As We Knew It  - When am asteroid knocks the moon dangerously close to the Earth, the homecoming dance suddenly becomes less important.
  • Adoration of Jenna Fox  - They keep telling her that she’s Jenna Fox. So why doesn’t she have Jenna’s memories?
  • How I Live Now  - Daisy thought she was escaping her stepmother, but she was actually stepping into a dangerous police state and a race for survival.
  • Divergent series  - On her 16th birthday, Tris decided she will change her social faction. This means she must endure brutal tests of strength and courage.
  • Unwind  - Following the second Civil War, you can’t abort a fetus.. but you can retroactively “unwind” wanted teens for their body parts.
  • Truesight series  - Jacob is a Seer on a planet where most of the population is blind. Such freaks of nature will not be tolerated.
  • Ashes Ashes  - In a future Manhattan devastated by catastrophes and epidemics, Lucy survives alone until she is forced to join Aidan and his band, but soon they learn she is target of Sweepers, who kidnap and infect people with plague.
  • Uglies series  - Everyone in Tally’s world gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could possibly be wrong in a society like that?
  • Empty  - Fossil fuels are running out. No gas. No oil. Which means no driving. No heat. Supermarkets are empty. Malls have shut down. Nicki, Tom, and Leila may find what they need to survive. But their lives are never going to be the same again.
    Young Adult Fiction Booklists

    Can't find something good to read? We got lots of booklists inside the library in the Young Adult area. Here are a couple samples: