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64 Best Young Adult Books of All Time


Our goal: Gather the most accurate and trustworthy list of Young Adult books on the internet.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Young Adult books" and click on the top 5 articles.
2. Find every book mentioned in 2+ articles and average their rankings.
3. Deliver them all neatly to you here! 😊

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    The Outsiders

    S. E. Hinton

    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2

    The Hate U Give

    Angie Thomas

    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3
    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 4 articles
  5. 5

    The Book Thief

    Markus Zusak

    Appears in 4 articles
  6. 6

    Speak

    Laurie Halse Anderson

    Appears in 4 articles
  7. 7

    The Hunger Games

    Suzanne Collins

    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8

    The Giver

    Lois Lowry

    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10

    Lord of the Flies

    William Golding

    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
  12. 12

    The Princess Bride

    William Goldman

    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
  14. 14
    Appears in 3 articles
  15. 15
    Appears in 3 articles
  16. 16

    Little Women

    Louisa May Alcott

    Appears in 3 articles
  17. 17
    Appears in 3 articles
  18. 18

    Six of Crows

    Leigh Bardugo

    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
  20. 20
    Appears in 3 articles
  21. 21

    Harry Potter

    J.K. Rowling

    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 22

    Wonder

    R. J. Palacio

    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 23

    The Hobbit

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 24

    Twilight

    Stephenie Meyer

    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 25

    One of Us Is Lying

    Karen M. McManus

    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 26

    Hatchet

    Gary Paulsen

    Appears in 2 articles
  27. 27

    Anne Frank

    Anne Frank

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
  29. 29

    Five Feet Apart

    Rachael Lippincott

    Appears in 2 articles
  30. 30
    Appears in 2 articles
  31. 31

    Esperanza Rising

    Pam Muñoz Ryan

    Appears in 2 articles
  32. 32

    A Wrinkle in Time

    Madeleine L'Engle

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
  35. 35

    Bridge to Terabithia

    Katherine Paterson

    Appears in 2 articles
  36. 36
    Appears in 2 articles
  37. 37

    Cinder

    Marissa Meyer

    Appears in 2 articles
  38. 38
    Appears in 2 articles
  39. 39

    Stargirl

    Jerry Spinelli

    Appears in 2 articles
  40. 40

    Little House on the Prairie

    Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
  42. 42

    Radio Silence

    Alice Oseman

    Appears in 2 articles
  43. 43

    Homecoming

    Cynthia Voigt

    Appears in 2 articles
  44. 44

    Every Day

    David Levithan

    Appears in 2 articles
  45. 45

    A Separate Peace

    John Knowles

    Appears in 2 articles
  46. 46

    A Wizard of Earthsea

    Ursula K. Le Guin

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
  50. 50

    Divergent

    Veronica Roth

    Appears in 2 articles
  51. 51

    Holes

    Louis Sachar

    Appears in 2 articles
  52. 52
    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
  54. 54

    Tuck Everlasting

    Natalie Babbitt

    Appears in 2 articles
  55. 55

    Long Way Down

    Jason Reynolds

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
  57. 57

    With the Fire on High

    Elizabeth Acevedo

    Appears in 2 articles
  58. 58

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    Elizabeth George Speare

    Appears in 2 articles
  59. 59

    Monster

    Walter Dean Myers

    Appears in 2 articles
  60. 60

    When You Reach Me

    Rebecca Stead

    Appears in 2 articles
  61. 61

    Anne of Green Gables

    L. M. Montgomery

    Appears in 2 articles
  62. 62

    Sadie

    Courtney Summers

    Appears in 2 articles
  63. 63

    Autoboyography

    Christina Lauren

    Appears in 2 articles
  64. 64

    The Hobbit

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    Appears in 2 articles

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