Young Adult Books to Listen to with Your Teen

Finding ways to connect with teenagers can be hard. Books can make it both entertaining and rewarding. Pick something to listen to at the same time so you can share and discuss.

These audiobooks are perfect crossovers that adults and teens will love. There are soulful, heartwarming stories, intriguing adventures, and heartbreakingly funny stories here.

Ball Don't Lie

Sticky is a beat-around-the-head foster kid with nowhere to call home but the street, and an outer shell so tough that no one will take him in. Sticky can play basketball, though, and that might just be his ticket out . . . if only he can realize he doesn’t have to be the person everyone expects him to be.
Listen to an excerpt Ball Don’t Lie

Illuminae

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy.
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Kids of Appetite

Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell. It begins with the death of Vic’s father. It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle. The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it. But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between.
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Spontaneous
Author: Aaron Starmer
Read By: Alex McKenna

“Aaron Starmer skillfully welds sharp humor, deep loss, and roaring escapades. Truly the smartest and funniest book about spontaneous combustion you will ever read.” —John Green, #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars
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The Sun is Also a Star

One day in New York City, Natasha and Daniel meet on the street and fall in love. He’s the “perfect” son of Korean immigrants, struggling to live up to their expectations. She’s a strong-minded girl who is about to be deported to Jamaica with her family. A million futures lie before them. Which one will come true?
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We Are Okay
Author: Nina LaCour
Read By: Jorjeana Marie

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. Months later, across the country at college, Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid, when Mabel comes to visit.
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Wonder Woman: Warbringer
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Read By: Mozhan Marno

She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: Wonder Woman. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. This isn’t just another superhero story. It’s a dazzling coming-of-age.
Listen to an excerpt Wonder Woman: Warbringer