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The 15 YA Books Every Adult Should Read
The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Many of us look back on the "young adult" years of our life and remember both broad brush strokes of volatile feelings and now-inconsequential details of school politics and heartbreak. The rush of hormones thrown in haphazardly didn't do much for lending clarity, either. It also happens to be the stage of life where you are most out of place, not quite a kid, not really an adult , which can leave a lot of people feeling lost. They could create a new world, lend you a better understanding of the one you were in, or make you laugh out loud. And while we might have all believed we were the only people in our awkward ninth grade class to feel like a square peg in a round hole, the wonderful thing is that the older you get, the more you realize every single person went through the same thing.
After a night of mischief, the girl Quentin loves disappears. A boy finds excitement when he meets a girl named Alaska. A girl copes with life under the Nazis by stealing books. An island, an abandoned orphanage and a collection of curious photographs. A girl faces new realities when she learns she has cancer.
Feb 29, A breakdown of the best selling YA books and series of all time.
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So what do best selling books look like? Imagine a book selling tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of copies. This accounts for books across all countries, ages, and genres. Be prepared to be blown away by these numbers. Now for some observations about these 15 titles. Have I talked about YA being built on the backs of women before?
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.