The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time0 Comments

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Posted on 18 May 2015 at 8:06pm

We’re not ashamed here to admit that we love a good YA novel (you’re talking to the girl woman who’s read the entire Pretty Little Liars series, so…)—even though we fall much more on the “adult” side of the spectrum. So when Amazon compiles a list of the 100 best YA books of all time, you can bet that we’re A) checking off all the ones we’ve already read (with just tiniest bit of smug) and B) immediately purchasing the ones we haven’t. Here’s a look at the list’s highlights:

The Classics

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; Macbeth by William Shakespeare

The Books Always on Your School’s Summer Reading List

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith; Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl; Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury; Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes; Lord of the Flies by William Golding; The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger; The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck; The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway; The Giver by Lois Lowry; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Mega-Popular Series

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Divergent by Veronica Roth; Twilight by Stephenie Meyer; The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien; Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

The Many Works of John Green

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Looking for Alaska, The Fault In Our Stars

Cult Hits**
**Most likely purchased when the book fair came to your middle school

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I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan; The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

Current Favorites

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman; The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky; We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

You can see the rest of the 100 here, but we noticed some pretty major omissions: The Great Gatsby, Number the Stars, Great Expectations, A Wrinkle in Time, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler… we could go on. What’s your favorite YA book? And what would you add to the list?

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