Best YA Novels Of All Time - 15 YA Books Every Adult Should ReadPlease refresh the page and retry. Y oung Adult books have never been more popular. The best YA books, as this list attests, can evoke our own teenage experiences and anxieties often lurking much closer than we think and prompt conversations about everything from mental illness to social injustice. They can offer exciting fantasy worlds, or, conversely, give readers insights into cultures and experiences dramatically different from their own. Funny, poignant and heartbreakingly real, It Only Happens in the Movies is a partly about falling in love and getting swept away despite yourself, and brilliantly captures what this can feel like. Think of the latter half of Days of Summer, after the dreamy build-up — and with a somewhat more sceptical main character.
ALL TIME FAVE YA STANDALONES - 2019
2018 Rules & Eligibility
The Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 04, Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book see eligibility below. Write-in votes can not be placed in this category. The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Additional write-ins no longer accepted.
Opening Round: Oct 30 - Nov 04
With so many great titles slated for publication, YA lovers will be happily turning pages all year long. From the author that captivated readers with One of Us Is Lying comes a new YA thriller about a small town, sinister secrets, and a doomed homecoming. With enough plot twists to leave you reeling, this captivating mystery will keep you glued to the page. Both horrific and touching, this novel is about humanity, family, redemption, and hope. Aspasia captains a ship dedicated to rescuing women and children from slavery. With war brewing and a constant threat hanging over her, Aspasia must rely on her magic, tenacity, and loyal friends to win her freedom. This action-packed sequel to Reign the Earth will satisfy your craving for magic, romance, and suspense.
In fact, studies show that more than half of YA readers are actually adult -adults , which sort of calls the whole meaning of the phrase into question and makes you wonder if this system of categorizing books by target audience is dumb to begin with. Here are the 15 essentials. After she witnesses the fatal shooting of her black best friend by a white police officer, Starr is driven to find her voice and become an activist. The Outsiders is all the more remarkable when you realize that Hinton was just 15 years old when she started writing it, and 18 when it was published. After their mother leaves them behind in a shopping mall parking lot during an aborted road trip, year-old Daisy and her three younger siblings set out on foot to try and find a new home with their aunt, struggling to make ends meet along the way. And yes, Homecoming is every bit as emotional and engaging a family drama as that summary suggests.
Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. Buy now from your favorite retailer:. In reality, this entire list could be dedicated to John Green books. From An Abundance of Katherines to Looking for Alaska, Green writes in a way that is completely delightful to read as an adult, and his latest piece is no different. The story of a sixteen-year-old who gets swept up in her own investigation of a mysterious billionaire fugitive, Turtles All the Way Down explores how we balance our own pursuits and tendency to get sucked into our own thoughts, while still trying to be decent to everyone around us. High school is a harsh place.