Best Teen & Young Adult Adoption Fiction Books
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1. You Have a Match: A Novel
Author: by Emma Lord
Published at: Wednesday Books (January 12, 2021)
From the beloved author of Tweet Cute comes Emma Lord’s You Have a Match, a YA novel of family, friendship, romance and sisterhood… When Abby signs up for a DNA service, it’s mainly to give her friend and secret love interest, Leo, a nudge.
After all, she knows who she is already: Avid photographer. Injury-prone tree climber. Best friend to Leo and Connie… Although ever since the B.E.I. (Big Embarrassing Incident) with Leo, things have been awkward on that front. But she didn’t know she’s a younger sister.
When the DNA service reveals Abby has a secret sister, shimmery-haired Instagram star Savannah Tully, it’s hard to believe they’re from the same planet, never mind the same parents especially considering Savannah, queen of green smoothies, is only a year and a half older than Abby herself.
The logical course of action? Meet up at summer camp (obviously) and figure out why Abby’s parents gave Savvy up for adoption. But there are complications: Savvy is a rigid rule-follower and total narc. Leo is the camp’s co-chef, putting Abby’s growing feelings for him on blast.
2. Just As Long As We're Together
Author: by Judy Blume
Published at: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (April 13, 2010)
From the New York Times bestselling author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and the adult bestseller In the Unlikely Event comes a tale of family, friendship, and pre-teen life like only JUDY BLUME can deliver. The companion to Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson.
Can you have more than one best friend? Stephanie’s best friend is Rachel. Since second grade they’ve shared everything, good and bad. But now it’s the start of seventh grade and Alison has just moved to their neighborhood. Stephanie immediately clicks with hershe’s cool and fun and totally humble even though she’s the daughter of a famous actress.
Stephanie hopes all three of them can be best friends, but the more she pushes Alison on Rachel, the more Rachel seems to drift away. Is it possible to have two best friends? Or is it true that two’s company, three’s a crowd?
Judy Blume does it again in what may be her best book yet!American Bookseller
3. The Unknown
Author: by J.W. Lynne
Published at: Independently published (August 2, 2019)
For fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner, or Stranger Things who want to discover something new …”I have read hundreds of books and it is extremely rare for me to be surprised or give 5 stars. I almost always anticipate the plot twists.
I thought I had this one all figured out from the very beginning. I couldn’t have been more wrong! An exhilarating, emotional, fast paced read that I couldn’t put down. This story was utterly unique.” – Justine, Book Catharsis EIGHT CHILDREN WERE KIDNAPPED.BUT WHY?
Eight kids, ages nine to seventeen, awaken to find that almost everything they have ever known has been stolen from them. They were ripped from their beds in the middle of the night and transported to an unfamiliar and unforgiving new world where there are strict rules, and they are punished if they refuse to obey.
As the kids grapple with their mysterious new reality, they struggle with disconcerting questions. Where in the world are they? Why were they taken away from their families? Will they ever get to go back home? And the most frightening question of all: Will this be the place where they die?
4. Big Brother Coloring Book: With Vehicles | Colouring Book For Toddlers 2-6 Ages | I Am Going To Be A Big Brother Book | Cute Gift Idea From New Baby … | For 2 Year Old | 3 Year Old |4 Year Old
Author: by Golden Cat
Published at: Independently published (October 9, 2020)
Is there a new baby coming into your home soon? Are you afraid of how your toddler will react to it? Are you looking for a creative activity for your older child so that you can feed or change the newborn’s diaper at the same time?
Psychologists prove that the birth of a sibling is one of the most stressful moments for toddlers. Parents have to divide their attention and big brother may feel rejected. Our book will help celebrate the arrival of a sibling. It is the perfect gift for toddlers after returning from the hospital with a newborn baby.
Coloring books are great for kids, not only because they help de-stress and relax. Above all, it’s a safe, creative, and easy activity that’s great for your child’s development! It’s scientifically proven by psychologists and educators that coloring books have a positive effect on children’s lives.
With these coloring books your child can: Express their emotions, children are not always able to express in words their emotions by which they may appear stressed. By coloring, they express themselves and their emotions by reducing tension in the body.Creativity.
5. Far from the Tree
Author: by Robin Benway
HarperTeen; Reprint edition (June 4, 2019)
National Book Award Winner, PEN America Award Winner, and New York Times Bestseller! Perfect for fans of This Is Us, Robin Benway’s beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its formshow to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it.
Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, includingMaya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties.
Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs.
And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him.
6. All the Broken Pieces
Author: by Ann E. Burg
Published at: Scholastic Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 1, 2012)
An award-winning debut novel from a stellar new voice in middle grade fiction. Matt Pin would like to forget: war torn Vietnam, bombs that fell like dead crows, and the terrible secret he left behind. But now that he is living with a caring adoptive family in the United States, he finds himself forced to confront his past.
And that means choosing between silence and candor, blame and forgiveness, fear and freedom. By turns harrowing, dreamlike, sad, and triumphant, this searing debut novel, written in lucid verse, reveals an unforgettable perspective on the lasting impact of war and the healing power of love.
7. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
Author: by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Published at: Clarion Books; Reprint edition (October 23, 2018)
A mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss from the acclaimed author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (New York Times Book Review) Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha.
But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.
8. Turn Homeward, Hannalee
Author: by Patricia Beatty
Published at: HarperCollins; 1st Beech Tree Ed edition (June 21, 1999)
During the closing days of the Civil War, plucky 12-year-old Hannalee Reed, sent north to work in a Yankee mill, struggles to return to the family she left behind in war-torn Georgia. “A fast-moving novel based upon an actual historical incident with a spunky heroine and fine historical detail.”-School Library Journal.
Author’s note.”There are few authors who can consistently manage both to entertain and inform.” -Booklist
9. What I Carry
Author: by Jennifer Longo
Published at: Ember (January 26, 2021)
“A deeply touching story about survival, hope, and love.” -Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in PiecesFor readers of Robin Benway’s Far from the Tree, a powerful and heartwarming look at a teen girl about to age out of the foster care system.
Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she’s learned one thing, it is to Pack.Light. Carry only what fits in a suitcase.Toothbrush?Yes.Socks?Yes. Emotional attachment to friends?Foster families?A boyfriend?Nope!
There’s no room for any additional baggage. Muir has just one year left before she ages out of the system. One year before she’s free. One year to avoid anything-or anyone-that could get in her way. Then she meets Francine.And Kira.And Sean.
And everything changes.
10. 180 Seconds
Author: by Jessica Park
Published at: Skyscape (April 25, 2017)
Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 secondsAfter a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything.
But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds. One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds.
Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome. When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both.
With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thingand if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.
11. The Problem with Forever (Harlequin Teen)
Author: by Jennifer L. Armentrout
13 – 17 years
This book blew me away, completely. Gripping from page one, Iquite literallycouldn’t put it down. Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The UnhoneymoonersGrowing up, Mallory Dodge learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.
Now, after years of homeschooling, Mallory must face a new milestonespending her senior year at a public high school. But she never imagined she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet soon it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking outfor the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.
12. Finding Miracles
Author: by Julia Alvarez
Published at: Ember; Reprint edition (March 27, 2018)
A new paperback edition of Julia Alvarez’s beloved story about family, identity, and first love. Milly Kaufman is an ordinary American teenager living in Vermontand then she meets Pablo, a new student at her high school. His exotic accent, strange fashion sense, and intense interest in Milly force her to confront her identity as an adopted child from Pablo’s native country.
As their relationship grows, Milly decides to undertake a courageous journey to her homeland and, along the way, discovers the story of her birth is intertwined with the story of a country recovering from a brutal past. Beautifully written by renowned author Julia Alvarez, Finding Miracles examines the emotional complexity of familial relationships and the miracles of everyday life.
An outstanding YA novel. KLIATTComplex multicultural characters and skillful depiction of Latino culture raise this readable novel, which is a school story, a family story, and a love story, to far above average. VOYA Written with immediacy and charm, there is accessibility to the very American Milly’s attitudes and ideas that will help readers accompany her on her journey of discovery and growth.
13. The Truth Project
Author: by Dante Medema
Published at: Quill Tree Books (October 13, 2020)
A heart-wrenching quest for identity every YA reader will relate to, and a deep dive into the meaning of family.” Ellen Hopkins, #1 New York Times bestselling authorDebut author Dante Medema explores the emotional fallout after a teenage girl discovers she is the product of an affair.
Told through a series of poems, text messages, and emails, this contemporary YA is perfect for fans of Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin. Seventeen-year-old Cordelia Koenig intended to breeze through her senior project. While her peers stressed, Cordelia planned to use the same trace-your-roots genealogy idea her older sister used years prior.
And getting partnered with her longtime crush, Kodiak Jones, is icing on the cake. All she needs to do is mail in her DNA sample, write about her ancestry results, and get that easy A. But when Cordelia’s GeneQuest results reveal that her father is not the person she thought he was, but a stranger who lives thousands of miles away, her entire world shatters.
14. In Another Life: A Novel
Author: by C. C. Hunter
Published at: Wednesday Books (March 26, 2019)
What would you do if your whole life was a lie and learning the truth could cost you your life? From New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series comes C.C. Hunter’s new YA thriller about a girl who learns that she may have been kidnapped as a child, and must race to uncover the truth about her past before she winds up a victim.
Chloe was three years old when she became Chloe Holden, but her adoption didn’t scar her, and she’s had a great life. Now, fourteen years later, her loving parents’ marriage has fallen apart and her mom has moved them to Joyful, Texas.
Starting twelfth grade as the new kid at school, everything Chloe loved about her life is gone. And feelings of dj vu from her early childhood start haunting her. When Chloe meets Cash Colton she feels drawn to him, as though they’re kindred spirits.
Until Cash tells her the real reason he sought her out: Chloe looks exactly like the daughter his foster parents lost years ago, and he’s determined to figure out the truth. As Chloe and Cash delve deeper into her adoption, the more things don’t add up, and the more strange things start happening.
Author: by Geoff Herbach
Published at: Katherine Tegen Books; Reprint edition (August 13, 2019)
From Geoff Herbach, the critically acclaimed author of the Stupid Fast series, comes a compelling new YA novel about basketball, prejudice, privilege, and family, perfect for fans of Jordan Sonnenblick, Andrew Smith, and Matt de la Pea. For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport.
Adam’s basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he’s tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future.
But life is more complicated off the court. When an incident with the police threatens to break apart the bonds Adam’s finally formed after a lifetime of struggle, he must make an impossible choice between his new family and the sport that’s given him everything.
16. The How & the Why
Author: by Cynthia Hand
Published at: HarperTeen (November 5, 2019)
“Cynthia Hand is the master of pulling at your heartstrings. The How & the Why tells both sides of an adoption story with love, compassion, and care.” Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of Letters to the LostA poignant exploration of family and the ties that bind, from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand.
Cassandra McMurtrey has the best parents a girl could ask for; they’ve given Cass a life she wouldn’t trade for the world. She has everything she needsbut she has questions, too. Like, to know who she is. Where she came from.
Questions her adoptive parents can’t answer, no matter how much they love her. But eighteen years ago, someone wrote Cass a series of letters. And they may just hold the answers Cass has been searching for. Alternating between Cass’s search for answers and letters from the pregnant teen who placed her for adoption, this emotionally resonant narrative is the perfect read for fans of Nina LaCour and Jandy Nelson.