A Youthful Voice

These stories are written from the first-person point of view of a child or adolescent. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Allison, Dorothy. Bastard out of Carolina. 1992.

Atkinson, Kate. Human Croquet. 1997.

Bardi, Abby. The Book of Fred. 2001.

Berg, Elizabeth. Durable Goods. 1993.
     Also available: eBook

Bradley, Alan C. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. 2009. (Adult Mystery BRA).
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Braff, Joshua. The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green. 2004.

Burns, Olive Ann. Cold Sassy Tree. 1984.    

Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street. 1984.
     Also available: CD

Cummins, Jeanine. The Outside Boy. 2010.

Deane, Seamus. Reading in the Dark. 1996.

De Luca, Erri. Me, You. 1999.

Doig, Ivan. The Whistling Season. 2006.
     Also available: Large Type, eAudiobook

Donoghue, Emma. Room. 2010.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook, Digital Player

Doyle, Roddy. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. 1993.

Durrow, Heidi W. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky. 2010.
     Also available: CD

Foer, Jonathan Safran. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. 2005.
     Also available: CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Gerber, Merrill Joan. The Kingdom of Brooklyn. 1992.

Gibbons, Kaye. Ellen Foster. 1987.
     Also available: Large Type

Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. 2003.
     Also available: CD, eBook, eAudiobook, Digital Player

Haig, Matt. The Dead Father’s Club. 2006.

Howrey, Meg. Blind Sight. 2011.

Jensen, Liz. The Ninth Life of Louis Drax. 2004.

Jones, Lloyd. Mister Pip. 2006.

Kagen, Lesley. Good Graces. 2011.
     Also available: CD

Kellerman, Jonathan. Billy Straight. 1998. (Adult Mystery KEL).
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

Kidd, Sue Monk. The Secret Life of Bees. 2002.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, Digital Player

Kincaid, Jamaica. Annie John. 1985.

Kincaid, Nanci. As Hot As It Was You Ought to Thank Me. 2005.

Kneale, Matthew. When We Were Romans. 2008.

Kokoris, Jim. The Rich Part of Life. 2001.

Kuban, Karla. Marchlands. 1998.

Lansdale, Joe R. The Bottoms. 2000. (Adult Mystery LAN).

Lockhart, Zelda. Fifth Born. 2002.

Mitchell, David. Black Swan Green. 2006.
     Also available: CD

Monaghan, Nicola. The Killing Jar. 2006.

Moriarty, Laura. The Center of Everything. 2003.
     Also available: CD

Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. 1970.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Murphy, Yannick. Here They Come. 2006.

Nothomb, Amélie. The Character of Rain. 2000.

O’Neill, Heather. Lullabies for Little Criminals. 2006.

Phillips, Gin. The Well and the Mine. 2007.

Phillips, Jayne Anne. Lark and Termite. 2009.
    Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Picoult, Jodi. My Sister’s Keeper. 2004.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Pietrzyk, Leslie. A Year and a Day. 2004.

Porter, Connie Rose. Imani All Mine. 1999.

Pupek, Jayne. Tomato Girl. 2008.

Rainey, John Calvin. The Thang That Ate My Grandaddy’s Dog. 1997.

Reiken, Frederick. The Odd Sea. 1998.

Reynolds, Sheri. The Sweet In-between. 2008.

Riddle, Paxton. The Education of Ruby Loonfoot. 2002.

Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping. 1980.
     Also available: CD

Rogers, Morgan Callan. Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea. 2012.

Rubio, Gwyn Hyman. Icy Sparks. 1998.
     Also available: CD

Sebold, Alice. The Lovely Bones. 2002.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

Sidhwa, Bapsi. Cracking India. 1991.

Silver, Marisa. The God of War. 2008.

Simpson, Mona. Anywhere But Here. 1986.
     Also available: Large Type

Steinberg, Bruce. The Widow’s Son. 2001.

Strachan, Mari. The Earth Hums in B Flat. 2009.

Toews, Miriam. A Complicated Kindness. 2004.

Torres, Justin. We the Animals. 2011.
     Also available: CD, eBook

Treichel, Hans-Ulrich. Lost. 1999.

Troyan, Sasha. Angels in the Morning. 2003.

Tucker, Lisa. The Song Reader. 2003.

Watson, Larry. Montana 1948. 1993.
     Also available: CD

Ward, Jessmyn. Salvage the Bones. 2011.
     Also available: CD, eBook, eAudiobook