Young Adult

Young-adult fiction (often abbreviated as YA) is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages 13 to 21.

Young-adult fiction, whether in the form of novels or short stories, has distinct attributes that distinguish it from the other age categories of fiction. The vast majority of YA stories portray an adolescent as the protagonist, rather than an adult or a child. The subject matter and story lines are typically consistent with the age and experience of the main character, but beyond that YA stories span the entire spectrum of fiction genres. The

No Place to Fall
This Shattered World (Starbound, #2)
Princess of Thorns
Top Ten Clues You're Clueless
Zodiac (Zodiac, #1)
Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits, #1.5)
Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms, #3)
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story
Winter Falls (Twin Willows, #1)
Ignite (Defy, #2)
Love and Other Theories
For Real
Now That You're Here (Duplexity #1)
Until Midnight (Alienated, #1.5)


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    Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
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    City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)
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    Legend (Legend, #1)
    Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
    Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
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    Popular Young Adult Books

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    Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
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    Twilight (Twilight, #1)
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    Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
    The Giver (The Giver, #1)
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