The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Young Adults

Your teen won’t be able to put down these captivating page-turners!

May 13, 2024



The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Young Adults

May 13, 2024

These too-good-to-put-down titles will keep your teen reading all summer long! Thought-provoking books are a great way to positively influence how the young adult in your life views books — and maybe even their perspective on life.

Check out these gripping books your teenager won't be able to put down.

For example, Beastly Beauty is the thrilling story of Arabella, a headstrong girl who keeps trying to find the answer as to what makes a girl "beastly" — is it having too much ambition? Is it being too proud, or wanting something too badly? As she makes her debut into society, an attempt at suppressing her true feelings tragically backfires and Arabella, along with her family, are cursed to remain trapped in a castle. 

But when a handsome thief named Beau breaks into the castle, the residents are convinced that he will be the one to free them. But all Beau wants is to leave. If Beau and Arabella have any hope of breaking the curse, they must learn to trust their wounded hearts, and realize that the cruelest prisons of all are the ones we build for ourselves.

Plus, discover more best-selling coming-of-age books about love. 

Shop the top summer book picks for young adults below! You can find all books and activities at The Scholastic Store

New Releases

Discover new releases and fill your teen's summer reading list with books they won't be able to get enough of all summer long. 

Books Under $5

Fills their shelves for less with engaging and thought-provoking books under $5

Book Sets to Read All Summer

Invest in thrilling series boxed sets and collections for your reader to dive into all season.  

For more book options for young adults, check out coming-of-age graphic novels and timeless chapter books for kids! Keep your child reading over the summer with expert tips and book recommendations with our summer reading guide
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