YA Novels in Verse

I’m a fast reader and definitely skip words or phrases when a book is in my hand, so it’s a special experience when a skilled narrator guides me through a story. I particularly appreciate how they set the pace with novels in verse. Their talent helps me savor every word and digest a story more thoughtfully. This poetry month, find a story, grab your earbuds, and hear what I mean. —Heather S., Audible Editor
    • 500 Words or Less

    • By: Juleah del Rosario
    • Narrated by: Annie Q
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Nic Chen refuses to spend her senior year branded as the girl who cheated on her charismatic and lovable boyfriend. To redefine her reputation among her Ivy League-obsessed classmates, Nic begins writing their college-admissions essays....

    Regular price: $21.00

    • We Come Apart

    • By: Sarah Crossan, Brian Conoghan
    • Narrated by: Rosie Jones, Oliver Hembrough
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Rising stars Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan join forces to break listeners' hearts in this contemporary story of star-cross'd lovers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Anonymous User on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $11.35

    • I Don't Want to Be Crazy

    • By: Samantha Schutz
    • Narrated by: Samantha Schutz
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In this harrowing, remarkable poetry memoir of growing up, breaking down, and coming to grips, one girl struggles with a psychological disorder....

    Regular price: $12.59

    • The Poet X

    • By: Elizabeth Acevedo
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Acevedo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 747
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 675

    Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • open mic night

    • By Sarah Donovan on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Perfect

    • By: Ellen Hopkins, Christina Wildson
    • Narrated by: Aya Cash, Heather Lind, Aaron Tveit, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Everyone has something, someone, somewhere else that they’d rather be....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Omg

    • By Remi Rosado III on 01-29-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Crossover

    • By: Kwame Alexander
    • Narrated by: Corey Allen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 760
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660

    Dreadlocked 12-year old Josh Bell and his twin brother, Jordan, are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood. He's got mad beats, too....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Immediate Connections

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-23-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Long Way Down

    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Jason Reynolds
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 738
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682

    Jason Reynolds' fiercely stunning novel takes place in 60 potent seconds - the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he's going to murder the guy who killed his brother....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real and Relevant!

    • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $9.44

    • Solo

    • By: Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
    • Narrated by: Kwame Alexander, Randy Preston - music
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Solo tells the story of 17-year-old Blade Morrison, who knows the life of a rock star isn't really about the glitz and glamour....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal Book

    • By Rachael Street on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Kiss of Broken Glass

    • By: Madeleine Kuderick
    • Narrated by: Katie Schorr
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    My name is Kenna. No one ever told me the truth about cutting. How scars multiply like freaking rabbits. How cutting turns you into a pathological liar....

    Regular price: $13.68

    • Bull

    • By: David Elliott
    • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe, Korey Jackson
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur for a new generation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two horns up!

    • By Katrina on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $9.09

    • What My Mother Doesn't Know

    • By: Sonya Sones
    • Narrated by: Kate Reinders
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    My name is Sophie. This book is about me. It tells the heart-stoppingly riveting story of my first love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • finding "the book" from My Youth Once Again

    • By Maria Lima on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Loving vs. Virginia

    • A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case
    • By: Patricia Hruby Powell
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring Story with Amazing Narrators!

    • By Rachel on 01-05-19

    Regular price: $34.99