Hidden Gems of the Young Adult Genre

Know of a Young Adult book that doesn't get the love it deserves? A forgotten classic from your childhood? An obscure or cult book of your present? How about the potential hidden gems of the future? Vote for your favourite here.

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635 books · 761 voters · list created July 9th, 2011 by Samantha (votes) .
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message 1: by Tony (new)

Tony Angelo when dose this contest end?


message 2: by Mallory (new)

Mallory Shouldnt there be some kind of criteria for this list? I mean its called Hidden Gems yet a book like Mocking Jay is on it with over 600 thousand reviews. I would hardly call that hidden. Just sayin.


message 3: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Mallory wrote: "Shouldnt there be some kind of criteria for this list? I mean its called Hidden Gems yet a book like Mocking Jay is on it with over 600 thousand reviews. I would hardly call that hidden. Just sayin."

Yes, you're right. I began this list simply with my own selections in mind, and thought the title might be enough of a description for any future contributors. I have now added an actual description. Thank you for your comment.


message 4: by Gabs (new)

Gabs Mallory wrote: "Shouldnt there be some kind of criteria for this list? I mean its called Hidden Gems yet a book like Mocking Jay is on it with over 600 thousand reviews. I would hardly call that hidden. Just sayin."

I was just thinking the same thing!


message 5: by Samantha (new)

Samantha G.K. wrote: "Mallory wrote: "Shouldnt there be some kind of criteria for this list? I mean its called Hidden Gems yet a book like Mocking Jay is on it with over 600 thousand reviews. I would hardly call that hi..."

I refer you to my previous response to this. Cheers.


message 6: by Gabs (new)

Gabs Samantha wrote: "G.K. wrote: "Mallory wrote: "Shouldnt there be some kind of criteria for this list? I mean its called Hidden Gems yet a book like Mocking Jay is on it with over 600 thousand reviews. I would hardly..."

Oh, I know. I was just wondering why people would consider Mockingjay a hidden gem, even without criteria. I don't know a single person who hasn't heard of it.


message 7: by Samantha (new)

Samantha G.K. wrote: "Samantha wrote: "G.K. wrote: "Mallory wrote: "Shouldnt there be some kind of criteria for this list? I mean its called Hidden Gems yet a book like Mocking Jay is on it with over 600 thousand review..."

True. Maybe it was added before the Hunger Games fandom exploded? Or is just becoming popular with the living-in-a-cave-away-from-all-popular culture sector of society?


message 8: by Kate (new)

Kate The Fault in Our Stars and Before I Fall both seem misplaced here, also. TFiOS is getting a movie, after all.


message 9: by Danna (new)

Danna Removed: Mockingjay, The Fault In Our Stars, City of Bones - they even get movies!
For not being "not having the love it deserves".


message 10: by Mary (new)

Mary Catelli I'm not adding anything over 10,000 ratings.

Which would make them Moderately Underrated or lower by this standard:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...


message 11: by Kate (last edited May 04, 2014 06:50AM) (new)

Kate Removed several books by well-known authors such as Sarah Dessen and Lauren Oliver. I think the 10,000 ratings guideline is good.


message 12: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra I think Pegasus by Robin McKinley should be on it


message 13: by Louise (last edited Jun 13, 2015 06:25PM) (new)

Louise Would you mind doing another removal sweep - whilst books like Artemis Fowl, Stargirl, Where the heart is, P.S. I love you, Perfect Chemistry, Sabriel and Ender's Game (among a few others) are all well and good they have well over 100,000 ratings (as well as a film in a couple of cases). There are even more books you might want to remove if you want to stick to 10,000 and below as mentioned above.


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