70 Best Young Adult Books

Recommended by the staff at Powell’s Bookstore

1. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron

2. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

3. The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

4. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

5. Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

6. Ryan Higa’s How to Write Good by Ryan Higa

7. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

8. Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

9. A List of Cages by Robin Roe

10. Warcross by Marie Lu

11. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

12. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

13. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

14. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

15. Ill Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

16. Alex & Eliza A Love Story by Melissa De La Cruz

17. As I Descended by Robin Talley

18. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

20. Library of Souls (Miss Peregrines Peculiar Children #3) by Ransom Riggs

21. Chesters Way by Kevin Henkes

22. On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

23. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

24. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

25. Wrath & the Dawn 01 by Ahdieh, Renee

26. Calamity (Reckoners #3) by Brandon Sanderson

27. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

28. Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

29. Howls Moving Castle 03 House Of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones

30. Tales From The Secret Annex by Frank, Anne

31. Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St Helens by Steve Olson

32. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

33. Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

34. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

35. Dogs Life The Autobiography Of A Stray by Ann Matthews Martin

36. Lunar Chronicles 01 Cinder by Meyer, Marissa

37. Slut Unslut A School Diary by Emily Lindin

38. One Crazy Summer by Williams-Garcia, Rita

39. Tyranny of Petticoats 15 Stories of Belles Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls by Jessica Spotswood

40. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

41. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

42. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

43. The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson and Christine Larsen

44. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

45. Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

46. Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

47. We Are Okay by Nina Lacour

48. Wires and Nerve: #1 by Marissa Meyer, Douglas Holgate

49. You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson

50. This Side of Home by Renee Watson

51. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely

52. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

53. Be a Friend by Salina Yoon

54. Murderers Ape by Jakob Wegelius

55. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

56. Wolves of Mercy Falls 04 Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater

57. Clockbreakers by Kate Ristau

58. Reader by Traci Chee

59. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan Mcguire

60. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

61. In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek and Christine Roussey

62. Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

63. Tale of Despereaux Being the Story of a Mouse a Princess Some Soup & a Spool of Thread by Kate Dicamillo

64. Scythe by Neal Shusterman

65. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Chbosky, Stephen

66. The Goblins Puzzle: Being the Adventures of a Boy with No Name and Two Girls Called Alice by Andrew Chilton

67. Dan & Phil Go Outside by Dan Howell, Phil Lester

68. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

69. Letter Q Queer Writers Letters to their Younger Selves by Sarah Moon, James Lecesne

70. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Source: http://www.powells.com/staff-picks/young-adult/

Categories: Literature & Fiction

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