Best Stand Alone Young Adult Books

No trilogies, quartets, or heptalogies! List your favorite single book, young-adult novels here from any genre!

Your book can be part of a larger canon. For instance, Enders Game by Orson Scott Card is one of several books with the same characters and setting, yet the entire plot of the novel is self-contained and not dependent on other books to complete the story.
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212 books · 323 voters · list created August 15th, 2010 by Tuckerfrye (votes) .
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message 1: by Shelley (last edited Aug 09, 2018 12:01PM) (new)

Shelley This is a fantastic list for readers like me who are starting to get tired of series with 4 or more books. However, sadly, many of the best books like Harry Potter, The Lunar Chronicles, The Divergent Series, Hunger Games, etc. are in a series.

I was pleased to see some of the classics listed on here though and I added four new titles to the list that should be on here.

I'll be honest, I'm not quite sure if Water for Elephants is considered YA, but in a lot of libraries it's borderline between YA and Adult. Stardust by Neil Gaimen is often the same way.


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