Best Young Adult Fiction

A compilation of the best fiction for Young Adults.

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2,969 books · 6,260 voters · list created June 28th, 2008 by Lexi (votes) .
Tags: best, young-adult
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Lexi 141 books
1 friend
Meghan 1178 books
317 friends
Kerry 445 books
10 friends
Tisha 1138 books
66 friends
Brittany 661 books
44 friends
Emily 1409 books
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Lindsay 2093 books
160 friends
Amanda 509 books
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Comments Showing 1-50 of 119 (119 new)


message 1: by Emily (new)

Emily what's up with stargirl?


message 2: by Bobbi (new)

Bobbi I don't mind voting, but i don't think I can rank them. :(


message 3: by Lexi (new)

Lexi PLEASE REMOVE ANY VOTES FROM ANNE FRANK AS IT IS NOT FICTION!!!! Thank you Giovanni for pointing that out!


message 4: by Cat (new)

Cat What about the Clique and Extras (The fourth Book in The Uglies Series


message 5: by Cat (new)

Cat I HATE TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


message 6: by Kaitlin (new)

Kaitlin How can anyone hate Twilight!! Come on it is a Great Book!!


message 7: by Cat (new)

Cat ITS THE WORST BOOK EVER BECAUSE IT HAS NO POINT A THE CHARACTERS EGOS ARE ABOUT THEE SIZE OF 3 FOOTBALL FIELDS, BUT THEIR PERSONALITY IS THE SIZE OF A PENCIL!!!!!!!


message 8: by Kaitlin (new)

Kaitlin To each his own...




message 9: by Rachel (Sfogs) (last edited Feb 25, 2009 02:21AM) (new)

Rachel (Sfogs) Love Twilight!!!! and Breaking Dawn too...


message 10: by Angela (new)

Angela wdt...I luvv twilight...


message 11: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey GO Twilight! I love Twilight! I love the whole Twilight Saga!


message 12: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey I don't see how a person could dislike the Twilight saga let alone hate it!



message 13: by Vanda (new)

Vanda I love twilight..GO! same like kelsey i love the whole twilight Saga!


message 14: by Aaki (new)

Aaki Bhandari Cat wrote: "ITS THE WORST BOOK EVER BECAUSE IT HAS NO POINT A THE CHARACTERS EGOS ARE ABOUT THEE SIZE OF 3 FOOTBALL FIELDS, BUT THEIR PERSONALITY IS THE SIZE OF A PENCIL!!!!!!!"

hahaha have u read it tho?
u dont seem like a person who has read Twilight..
N ur probably saying tht cos ur fed up with people talking bout it everytime...
But u kno wht, it doesnt even matter wht u think. We love Twlight and thts the end of story!


message 15: by Tobi (new)

Tobi Obaro Are you being serious? There are so many problems with Twilight that I cannot even begin to list them all here. Can't you people see what that book is doing to all your minds? Giving you completely unrealistic expectations in guys that will just end up messing up your romantic inhibitions.

Listen. Very. Carefully.

Twilight is poison. Other than Bella having no personality and more or less being Charlie's maid and Edwards's pet, there's then the issue of Edward being a potential axe murderer.

Then there's the fact that NONE of the people in the book even have any semblance of actual human beings. I could go on, but there are much better rants than mine.


message 16: by Aaki (new)

Aaki Bhandari Its funny how u said tht Tobi!
haha i can give u more reasons of liking Twilight than not liking it!!
i m pretty sure, u havent read the book.. Have u?


message 17: by Tobi (new)

Tobi Obaro Aaki wrote: "Its funny how u said tht Tobi!
haha i can give u more reasons of liking Twilight than not liking it!!
i m pretty sure, u havent read the book.. Have u?"


I could give you a link to up to three pages on reasons why twilight is shit, and I would love to see you come up with a reasonable argument against it, other than to assume someone has not read it.

Some people eat fries and don't like it. Some people do. You cannot decide that I do not like Twilight based on the assumption that I have not read it. I probably read Twilight before you even started reading in general.

Let me post a challenge to you. Read a romance book, and by that I mean a REAL romance book. Something with a plot. Something with a storyline other than a gorgeous vampire, then come back and tell me Twilight is still so wonderful. If you do, then I can say you are giving informed judgment by deciding Twilight is so wonderful all of a sudden.


message 18: by Aaki (new)

Aaki Bhandari Tobi wrote: "Aaki wrote: "Its funny how u said tht Tobi!
haha i can give u more reasons of liking Twilight than not liking it!!
i m pretty sure, u havent read the book.. Have u?"

I could give you a link to up ..."


oo Tobi, I m sorry!
I didnt mean it tht way! Yea, agreed Twilight is one of my problems. I can get very touchy bout Twilight sometimes.

anyway, i just mean that, I REALLY LIKE TWILIGHT! n thts all!!!




message 19: by Desiree (last edited Mar 09, 2009 01:02PM) (new)

Desiree Tobi wrote: "Are you being serious? There are so many problems with Twilight that I cannot even begin to list them all here. Can't you people see what that book is doing to all your minds? Giving you completely..."

This book is like chocolate, it's addictive and satisfies your cravings. It's a great escape and although the characters are fictional, they are developed throughout the saga and I found many characters or their charactersistics relatable (wether to others or myself). It's fantasy though, and it's suppose to get your imagination going (keyword: Imagination) Let people obsess over Edward and his perfections. Most of these girls are very young and so what if some of them get caught up in the belief that there could be a vampire who's mesmorizing and glitters out there. Let them get away with their imagination while they are young, as that's what kids do! If they grow up to have screwed up relationships and "unrealistic expectations of guys" thats due to how they were raised and from personal experiences, not due to the writing in a popular fictional book. There will always be lovers and haters of certain literature, I just don't see why some of you like to delve so deep into the book and find underlying meanings and problems with it. Just let people enjoy it for what it is, pure fiction.

And to Tobi-I have read plenty of romance, I read all genres and no one said this was the best love story or best piece of literature (That i read so far), but it's great love/lust fantasy for teens, so it fits perfectly under this category. And again fantasy fiction-thats it. In no way would I compare this to Pride and Prejudice, or love of that kind, because it's just not suppose to be.


message 20: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Harry Potter is much better than the twilight saga but twilight wasnt too horrible


message 21: by Eva (new)

Eva Audrey wrote: "Harry Potter is much better than the twilight saga but twilight wasnt too horrible"
i am with u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Twilight is okay.try the Mysterious Benedict Society!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is much better.



message 22: by Eva (new)

Eva Cat wrote: "ITS THE WORST BOOK EVER BECAUSE IT HAS NO POINT A THE CHARACTERS EGOS ARE ABOUT THEE SIZE OF 3 FOOTBALL FIELDS, BUT THEIR PERSONALITY IS THE SIZE OF A PENCIL!!!!!!!"u are so weird. u are a pessimist. Why cant u b happy!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why cant u think of something positive to say!!!!!!!!!




message 23: by Erika (new)

Erika Cat wrote: "I HATE TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1"

why?!?!


message 24: by Erika (new)

Erika just a note to tobi--
um... first of all twilight is fiction , meaning that it doesn't matter if the characters aren't like human beings. it's fiction. and if you think bella is charlie's maid, then you're totally delusional. do you seriously think making dinner for your dad makes you a maid. what the heck? and i definitely agree with what desiree said.




message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

I did like the twilight series when I first read them, but now I don't like it anymore, I am still obsessed with Harry Potter though, I could read those books a million times and not get sick of them.



message 26: by Alex (new)

Alex Ganz/Benson Cat wrote: "I HATE TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1"

I dont hate them I'm just tired of hearing about them!!




message 27: by Alex (new)

Alex Ganz/Benson Rachel wrote: "Love Twilight!!!! and Breaking Dawn too..."

OMG Breaking Dawn was horrible I hate myself for buying it!!!!!


message 28: by Ekram (new)

Ekram Well, aren't we getting worked up about this? And here I thought goodreads was one of the few un-twilight poisoned places on the net! Guess we all can be wrong sometimes...:P


message 29: by Big (new)

Big Lizzzy I LOVE BREAKING DAWN!!!! it's probably my fave out of the four :D


message 30: by Carson (new)

Carson Cat wrote: "I HATE TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1"

Why?


message 31: by Sami (new)

Sami WOW twilight would be an okay book if people didn't obsess over it soooooooooo much


message 32: by Carson (new)

Carson well just because people obsess over it, it doesn't change the way the book is written (not to be rude or anything)


message 33: by Big (new)

Big Lizzzy i agree


message 34: by Danielle (new)

Danielle if ya'll like twilight then you should read midnight sun. it is pretty darn good



message 35: by Camille (new)

Camille Lexi wrote: "PLEASE REMOVE ANY VOTES FROM ANNE FRANK AS IT IS NOT FICTION!!!! Thank you Giovanni for pointing that out!"

actually that was her diary that her father published after she died!


message 36: by Tanaka (last edited Apr 22, 2009 04:16AM) (new)

Tanaka Twilight and Breaking Dawn r the best ones out of the 4! ''Midnight Sun is really good az well.


message 37: by Tanaka (last edited Apr 22, 2009 04:16AM) (new)

Tanaka ''New Moon''the movie! out November 20


message 38: by Merenwen (new)

Merenwen Cat wrote: "ITS THE WORST BOOK EVER BECAUSE IT HAS NO POINT A THE CHARACTERS EGOS ARE ABOUT THEE SIZE OF 3 FOOTBALL FIELDS, BUT THEIR PERSONALITY IS THE SIZE OF A PENCIL!!!!!!!"

That, and Bella is such a wimp. In fact, I'll even go as far as saying that the book is sexist.



message 39: by ♥BookGeek♥ (new)

♥BookGeek♥ Cat wrote: "What about the Clique and Extras (The fourth Book in The Uglies Series"

Ugh honestly, not to offend you or anything, I will NOT read The Clique even if you forced me to. All chick lit is just awful, I just don't know where to start first. Extras was really awesome but The Clique? Oh my god people!


message 40: by LibraryLass (new)

LibraryLass As an adult I read romance (of all sub-genres), paranormal, mystery, thriller and a bit of fantasy. Why to I read? Simply for pleasure and escapism. I do not read to enhance my mind or to legitamise my existence or to look for role models to look up to. I liked the Twilight series, they were simply a great read.

As a children's & young adult librarian, I ask myself this. (And I think some of the posters here need to as well). Why do teens read? You might be surprised (tho I wasn't) to learn when you do actually ask kids, that the majority of teens read for the same exact reason a lot of adults do....for pleasure and escapism.

I think Twilight is great in that it has turned a lot of non-reading teens onto reading. Yes they are 'trash fiction' but so what? I have gone through a gamut of genres in my reading life and NONE have adversely affected me. Each to their own I say.


message 41: by Amanda (last edited May 28, 2009 08:52PM) (new)

Amanda Reynolds I would say that I hate Twilight, but I would be lying, for hate does not encompass the true passion and whole-heartedness with which I loathe this series.These 'books' should not be accepted in the literary world! (and, in response to LibraryLass, I'm in my teens;I believe my IQ level DROPPED as a result of reading this series!)


message 42: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Reynolds pardon me, but i do believe that a 'trilogy' means that there are only three books in a sequence;wouldn't the ugly books be marked as a series, not a trilogy?


message 43: by ♥BookGeek♥ (new)

♥BookGeek♥ Well Extras is not exactly the same story as the Uglies Trilogy. Extras deals with Popularity and Uglies deals with beauty. Yeah, there are some characters that return but I still say that it's a sequel of the trilogy.


message 44: by Cecilie (new)

Cecilie Desiree wrote: "Tobi wrote: "Are you being serious? There are so many problems with Twilight that I cannot even begin to list them all here. Can't you people see what that book is doing to all your minds? Giving y..."

which love storys would you recommend, since you are such an expert?




message 45: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Reynolds BookGeek wrote: "Well Extras is not exactly the same story as the Uglies Trilogy. Extras deals with Popularity and Uglies deals with beauty. Yeah, there are some characters that return but I still say that it's a s..."

Amanda wrote: "pardon me, but i do believe that a 'trilogy' means that there are only three books in a sequence;wouldn't the ugly books be marked as a series, not a trilogy?"

okay, i haven't read extras yet, but in these books popularity and beauty are interlaced;you gain popularity by being surgically reconstructed. i still believe these books should be called a SERIES, not a trilogy


message 46: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Merenwen wrote: "Cat wrote: "ITS THE WORST BOOK EVER BECAUSE IT HAS NO POINT A THE CHARACTERS EGOS ARE ABOUT THEE SIZE OF 3 FOOTBALL FIELDS, BUT THEIR PERSONALITY IS THE SIZE OF A PENCIL!!!!!!!"

That, and Bella is..."


Umm... did u read them??? <(view spoiler)


message 47: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Amanda wrote: "I would say that I hate Twilight, but I would be lying, for hate does not encompass the true passion and whole-heartedness with which I loathe this series.These 'books' should not be accepted in th..."

They really aren't very good literature. The writing and plots were pretty bad, unoriginal, and shallow, but they were still addictive and entertaining easy reads.


message 48: by Jazz (new)

Jazz Wow there sure is a lot of debates on the twilight issue. Let me just mention that I found that it was okay but i didn't linger too much on it. And neither should everyone who has been obsessed with it lately. Because I must admit that it is starting to get fairly annoying to hear about it from almost every girl in my school.

People should get a bit more diversity before declaring it the best book of all time because soon after I tried Twilight I started other series and found that THERE ARE better book out there other than Twilight. But that's just my opinion.


message 49: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Reynolds Hannah wrote: "I can't believe Magic Bites is not part of this list!!!! How can everyone(erm most ppl) love the twilight saga by stephanie meyers and not Magic bites by ilona Andrews!!!! "

sorry, i hate twilight :)
and i've never even heard of 'magic bites'...


message 50: by Jazz (new)

Jazz I used to like the twilight saga until I READ OTHER BOOKS and found that twilight actually isn't that great. Plus all that obsessing about it really didn't help me like it any better. I say start looking for other books.


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