Holiday books - young adult
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Gift guide: Books for young adults

Ask the Passengers
A.S. King
Little, Brown, $17.99, ages 14-17
A young girl struggling with her sexuality can confide only in passengers flying in the planes overhead. (Little, Brown)
Colin Fischer
Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz
Razorbill, $17.99, ages 12 and up
An amateur teen detective with Asperger’s investigates an incident at his high school. (Razorbill)
Days of Blood & Starlight
Laini Taylor
Little, Brown, $18.99, ages 14 and up
The war between the angels and the chimera continues in this sequel to “Daughter of Smoke and Bone.” (Little, Brown)
The Diviners
Libba Bray
Little, Brown, $19.99, ages 15 and up
Young New Yorkers in the 1920s investigate occult-based murders. (Hachette Book Group)
Jepp, Who Defied the Stars
Katherine Marsh
Hyperion, $16.99, ages 12 and up
A dwarf ventures out into late-16th century Europe to find his fate. (Hyperion)
Pirate Cinema
Cory Doctorow
Tor, $19.99, ages 13 and up
After illegally making movies on his computer a teen runs away to fight a bill criminalizing internet creativity. (Tor)
The Raven Boys
Maggie Stiefvater
Scholastic Press, $18.99, ages 13 and up
The teenage daughter of psychic parents finds herself in a paranormal love triangle. (Scholastic Press)
Ally Condie
Dutton, $17.99, ages 14 and up
Cassia, Ky, and Xander return to battle the Society in this conclusion to “The Matched” trilogy. (Penguin Young Readers Group)
Lois Lowry

Houghton Mifflin, $17.99, ages 12 and up
The conclusion to the dystopian series “The Giver” presented in three interlinked novellas. (Houghton Mifflin)
The Turning
Francine Prose
HarperTeen, $17.99, ages 13 and up
Is a tiny island off the grid causing a high school boy to go mad is this pseudo-adaptation of “The Turn of the Shrew.”