my favorite young adult novels

(NOTE: This page is not finished yet. I'm still working on it. Patience padawan!)

Did you know right now is the "golden age" of Young Adult (YA) literature ? There are so many great YA novels being written by so many amazing authors. YA writers are winning more awards and selling more books than in any other category of publishing--adult books included. People who tell you YA isn't "real" literature or that it's all vampires haven't been reading contemporary YA. (And they probably haven't read Twilight either.) I challenge them to read The Hate U Give or The Book Thief or Feed or Ready Player One and tell me it isn't "real" literature. I also hear tons of parents complaining, "My teenager doesn't read anymore! Books can't compete with their phone." A great book can! You just have to help them find it. Which means you should might want to read some YA books also. Talking about books with your teenager is a great way to connect and share about things that really matter. Like being in love with a vampire. Kidding! 



Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian

All the Bright Places

An Abundance of Katherines

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

before i fall

The Book Thief

Challenger Deep

Code Name Verity

Dreamhunter Duet

Eleanor & Park

Empress of the Universe

Fat Kid Rules the World

Hanging on to Max

The Hate U Give

John Green: Looking for Alaska

An Abundance of Katherines

The Fault in Our Stars

Make Lemonade

Marcelo and the Real World

Mexican Whiteboy

The Running Dream


The Sun is Also A Star/Everything Everything

Thirteen Reasons Why

We Were Liars


Fantasy/Sci Fi/Dystopian

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Ready Player One



Ender’s Game



Zombies Vs. Unicorns


Forest of Hands and Teeth


The Scorpio Races

Hunger Games

Half Bad


Divergent series 

Every Day

An Ember in the Ashes

Dream Hunter

The Girl With All the Gifts


YA Graphic Novels




Honor Roll