Graphic Novels & Manga for Teens / Teen Reads

Books for teens categorized for your consideration by library staff!

"This One Summer" by Mariko Tamaki

'This One Summer' by Mariko Tamaki

★★★★★ Every summer Rose and her parents visit Awago Beach. There are the timeless jokes (Rose's father jokes about Rose being born at the turkey farm) and the old summer only friends, in Rose's case, Windy. This summer is different. Rose's mom and dad aren't getting along and Rose thinks she knows why: Rose's mom wants to have another baby, but her dad doesn't."This One Summer" layers the concerns Rose has about her parent's rela ...

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"Barrage, Vol. 1" by Kouhei Horikoshi

'Barrage, Vol. 1' by Kouhei Horikoshi

Fresh from the pages of Shonen Jump in Japan comes an action-packed reimaging of The Prince and the Pauper!Spunky slum kid Astro gets the chance of a lifetime to end the chaos ripping apart his home planet when the playboy prince switches places with him. Now Astro has become Prince Barrage, a boy charged with the duty of restoring peace to the planet…and given an all-powerful magical spear to do it! In order to save the ...

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"A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel" by Hope Larson

'A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel' by Hope Larson

The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs--Who, Whatsit, and Which--the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated.  Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering ...

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"Drama" by Raina Telgemeier

'Drama' by Raina Telgemeier

PLACES, EVERYONE!Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are havi ...

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"Uglies: Shay's Story (Uglies: Graphic Novel #1)" by Scott Westerfeld

'Uglies: Shay's Story (Uglies: Graphic Novel #1)' by Scott Westerfeld

★★★ Fans of Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series will enjoy Shay's side of the story. Find out how Shay met David, became Tally's friend, and found her way to the Smoke. In the name of biological superiority and survival of the human race everyone has plastic surgery at 16. Two girls waiting for their 16th birthday meet and get a high off of sneaking around sophisticated security systems to pull pranks. When Shay hears about a settlement of peo ...

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"Goliath" by Tom Gauld

'Goliath' by Tom Gauld

A master of striped-down, powerful storytelling reworks the David-and-Goliath mythGoliath of Gath isn’t much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he would pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the Israelites: “Choose a man. Let him come to me th ...

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"Friends with Boys" by Faith Erin Hicks

'Friends with Boys' by Faith Erin Hicks

After years of homeschooling, Maggie is starting high school. It's pretty terrifying.Maggie's big brothers are there to watch her back, but ever since Mom left it just hasn't been the same. Besides her brothers, Maggie's never had any real friends before. Lucy and Alistair don't have lots of friends either. But they eat lunch with her at school and bring her along on their small-town adventures.Missing mothers...distant br ...

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"Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Vol.1" by Brian Michael Bendis

'Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Vol.1' by Brian Michael Bendis

Who is behind the mask? COLLECTING: ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) 1-6 ...

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"Pandemonium" by Chris Wooding

'Pandemonium' by Chris Wooding

Acclaimed author Chris Wooding's first graphic novel -- fun fantasy-adventure with a macabre twist!Seifer's life is about to become a royal pain. . . . As captain of the local skullball team, Seifer Tombchewer is the envy of his peers. He's fast, he's strong, and he flies circles around the competition. But Seifer's always dreamed of more--of leaving his tiny, remote village for a new life beyond the mountains.He just never dreame ...

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"Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice" by G. Willow Wilson

'Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice' by G. Willow Wilson

TWO TEENAGED WIZARDS. ONE DESTINY.Can their friendship survive their greatest test?The Limpet Hall Orphanage for Girls in the impoverished slums of Hyperion is no place for two young girls to grow up. But Gisells and Genevieve have always taken care of each other, waiting for the day they will be released from the servitude of the orphanage--and secretly daring to study the Noble Arts, magical skills only available to the aristocracy. ...

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"Rust Vol. 1: Visitor in the Field" by Royden Lepp

'Rust Vol. 1: Visitor in the Field' by Royden Lepp

Rust is a high-octane adventure set in the prairie lands of an unknown time. Life on the Taylor family farm was difficult enough before Jet Jones crashes into the barn, chased by a giant decommissioned war robot! Oldest son Roman Taylor struggles to keep his family’s small farm afloat as the area heals from a devastating world war. While the rest of his family may not trust the mysterious boy with the jetpack, Roman believes the secret ...

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