YA Audiobooks for the Young at Heart

Calling all youth and inwardly youthful! The latest in YA audiobooks is the weekend listening bounty you’ve been searching for. Found families, dreamy romance, creepy thrillers, and stories of physical and emotional strength are all here…and you won’t want to miss a single one.

Aaron Stein used to think books were miracles. But not anymore, even though he works in his family’s bookstore. When Aaron sees the opportunity to sell the store, he jumps at it. But he doesn’t account for the people who help him come to terms with what he’s lost, what he’s found, and who he wants to be.

“This is an audiobook for teens who will understand the far-reaching effects of grief and the healing properties of books.”–AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

Author: Laura Wood
Read By: Sarah Ovens

Bea is an outspoken English girl determined to pave her own path. After embarrassing her parents at a dinner party, Bea is sent to Italy. In Under a Dancing Star, she meets Ben, and together they set a challenge: can they create the perfect summer romance? There’s just one rule: they cannot fall in love.

Author: Jared Reck
Read By: Kirby Heyborne

It’s easy to look at Oscar Olsson and think: lost. He hates school and wants nothing to do with college. But Oscar is anything but lost—he knows exactly what he wants. With the finish line in sight, a relationship he never expected, and festival season about to begin, the unthinkable happens, and Oscar’s future is anything but certain.

It was supposed to be the perfect prom weekend getaway. But it’s clear something terrible happened when Claire wakes up alone and bloodied on a hiking trail with no memory of the past forty-eight hours. Where are Kat and Jesse? What happened That Weekend?

Author: Nicola Yoon
Read By: Bahni Turpin

Evie Thomas doesn’t believe in love anymore. So falling for a boy named X while learning to waltz, fox-trot, and tango is definitely not what Evie had in mind. In Instructions for Dancing, Evie and X dance around and toward each other, and Evie is forced to question all she thought she knew about life and love.

When Miho’s boyfriend breaks up with her without warning, all she can see is red. But then inspiration strikes: she’ll do a triathlon. The training is brutal for a girl who has never even run a mile. With the constant support of her friends and her dad, Miho digs deep to find just how fierce her determination is and how many obstacles she can overcome in Fierce as the Wind.

Ever since Josie Wright can remember, writing has been her identity. When she wins a contest to write a celebrity profile, she’s excited and scared, but also ready. But when a young actress lets her in on a terrible secret, it’s clear she’s in over her head. Off the Record is a moving testament to the MeToo movement, and all the ways women stand up for each other.