Best Young Adult Books

What are you reading these days? I just finished We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I’m now starting Fresh Off The Boat by Eddie Huang, and loving it!

Here’s a list of some of my favorite YA/MG books, in no particular order of awesomeness.

  1. Andrew Smith, Grasshopper Jungle
  2. A. S. King, Please Ignore Vera Dietz
  3. Stephanie Kuehnert, Ballads of Suburbia*
  4. Karen Finneyfrock, Starbird Murphy and the World Outside*
  5. Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
  6. Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  7. Rick Yancy, The 5th Wave
  8. Michael Grant, Gone
  9. Lois Lowry, The Giver
  10. Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
  11. T. Anderson, Feed
  12. Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming
  13. Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up
  14. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
  15. S. Lewis, Narnia Chronicles

*These are two excellent Seattle writers I’ve had the privilege to work with! Their books are amazing, which is no surprise because they’re amazing people.

Have you read any of these? What other great YA books should we add to the list?