Literature · Novels and Novellas

11 Great Young Adult Books

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I love reading books from all age groups. Children’s, teen, adult and anything in between. Here’s a list of some of my favorite teen/YA books. Some of these have been my favorites for a long time, while others are more recent reads that managed to have a big impact on me. Not in any particular order:

The Blue Mirror by Kathe Koja
Blue Mirror
The Blue Mirror might be extremely short but it leaves a big impact. An all around beautiful story with a good message. Very underrated.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
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A ‘mean girl’ needs to redeem herself and she gets the chance to do so when she repeats the same day over and over until she gets it right. Well-written and amazing book.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Rich characterization, good romance and a nice little exploration of fanfiction culture. It shows how much impact a fandom can have on someone’s life.

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
Killing Mr. Griffin
Teenagers plan to kidnap their teacher, what an awesome premise. Duncan’s book is a quick and suspenseful read.

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
A good book that makes you think about the labels often put on women. Not perfect, but still very much worth the read.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
YA dystopia novels, they’re everywhere. But I feel this is one of the best, if not the best. Oliver does well with a premise (love being treated as a disease) that could have easily ended up being cheesy.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Jennifer Donelly
Two girls from different time periods, their stories become intertwined. Revolution is a well-crafted and interesting read, despite the moody main character.

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Tuck Everlasting
Such a great story…that deserves classic status!

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Despite the awful cover, this book is great and creative. Well worth the read.

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
The Chosen One
Quick and simple read but it’s still a good book. The best part of it is the main character, Kyra, who’s voice is emotionally powerful and realistic.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Book Theif
Let’s just say…Believe the hype. Believe the hype!

So those are my favorite YA novels, so far. SMILY

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