One of my favorite genres is young adult books because you don’t know what you will get. Seeing authors combine different situations and seeing how their protagonists react makes for a good read. That made us think about the ten best young adult books of all time .
Choosing only ten was hard and some tough decisions had to be made. Our best young adult books of all time list includes many classics that are synonomous with YA but we had to leave many of them out on this list. Some books had to be included (you can guess which ones) while others I felt deserved the honor. With that said, you can see the list below.
The Ten Best Young Adult Books of All Time
- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling
- Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Timeless Young Adult Books
Books like the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, The Lightning Thief (and series) by Rick Riordan, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins were easy choices. They are iconic novels that have inspired many children and teenagers to read. Books like these get us interested in reading for one at a young age.
The other books that I felt needed to be here were YA classics that tackle various issues such as coming to age. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger are important works that have shaped this genre.
Two books that made the list because I just loved them are The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. These are two books that are amazing reads and are written beautifully. Both of these authors are amazing and I recommend checking them out.
Only being able to choose ten has never been harder. Some of the books that just missed the cut were Holes by Louis Sachar, Monster by Walter Dean Myers, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. All of these are books that are amazing reads and I’m sure many readers would include in their own personal YA lists.
That concludes out ten best young adult books of all time list. What books are in your top ten that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments below! Until next time, happy reading!