Featured: Our Favorite Young Adult Books
The Mortal Instruments
Laurie Halse Anderson
Children's and young adult novels about challenging topics are the specialty of bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson. Born Laure Beth Halse in Potsdam, New York in 1961, she spent her senior year in high school as an exchange student, living on a pig farm in Denmark. She returned to Northern New York, got her associate degree at Onondaga Community College and then her B.A. at Georgetown University in languages and linguistics. While Anderson was working as a freelance journalist, she began writing novels and non-fiction books. She first gained attention for her novel Speak published in 1999. The winner of numerous awards, Speak was adapted into a film starring Kristen Stewart. Along with other honors, Anderson received the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 2009 for her contribution to young adult literature. She lives in Northern New York.More from this author
Escape into worlds filled with intriguing characters and engrossing storylines. At ThriftBooks, we offer countless Young Adult books for teens to enjoy throughout the school year and beyond. Our extensive inventory includes volumes from popular YA book series collections, best-selling new releases, and resourceful non-fiction titles. Plus, we also offer deals on select books for added savings. Browse our collection of popular YA books today to find your next favorite title.
Explore Your Favorite Stories
We stock a diverse selection of YA books for all teen readers. Explore engaging YA content across assorted genres and subjects tailored to younger generations. No matter your reading tastes, you’ll find both classic and contemporary YA books in our vast inventory.
In teen fiction, you’ll find books from well-known series and classic novels, many of which are considered the best YA books of all time. These novels feature characters facing issues unique to young adults, such as adjusting to new schools and navigating first relationships. If you need books for class, this category also contains YA literature at low prices. Teens looking for relatable stories and characters should check out the Being a Teen selection.
At ThriftBooks, we offer titles from an array of popular genres that appeal to young readers. Whether you prefer romantic melodramas or spine-tingling thrillers, browse our collections to find the ideal novels for you. Just some of the genres we carry include:
Each collection contains numerous titles from in-demand YA book series and acclaimed writers. You can also further narrow your search to find eye-catching reading material, like manga, graphic novels, and comics designed to bring each story to life.
Non-Fiction for Young Readers
Aside from the vast selection of fiction novels, ThriftBooks also has a considerable amount of non-fiction YA books to read. Our biographies and memoirs help young adults locate historical and public figures they admire and publications about arts and crafts, gardening, and fashion that fuel a love for hobbies.
The non-fiction titles for young adults also serve as hubs for educational materials. Here, parents can find inexpensive textbooks and teachers can gather essential resources for lessons. Our informational YA books cover various topics, including literature, math, science, technology, social studies, and religion. These non-fiction titles also cover topics on the physical and mental health of teens.
Special Features for Teens and Young Adults
Our inventory has over 13 million books, making it easy to find what you need. We showcase popular YA books by Featured Authors and Featured Series sections, so you can spot new titles for your collection at a glance. These carefully curated selections highlight both classic and contemporary YA books, providing some insight into the content of our teen and YA listings.
Find Your Favorite YA Novels at Thriftbooks
Find novels that inspire, educate, and whisk you away. We offer everything from the latest releases to time-honored classics considered some of the best YA books of all time. All orders over $15 ship for free in the US, and members receive free books when they join our ReadingRewards program.