Smart, Complex YA

Sometimes people assume that young adult books are less complex and compelling than regular adult books. This is a list of YA books that challenge that assumption.
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3.85 avg rating — 103 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 616,991 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 55,664 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 106,796 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 1,159,076 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 1,627 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 7,978 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 1,067 ratings
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4.51 avg rating — 76 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 49,312 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 3,271 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 40 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 1,678 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 1,023,914 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 315,930 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 1,096 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 1,361 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 61,504 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 212,087 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 79,765 ratings
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3.27 avg rating — 1,503 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 154,053 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 121 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 10,249 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 1,366,807 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 124,493 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 435 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 52,344 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 2,294 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 5,134 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 323,159 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 23,945 ratings
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4.74 avg rating — 495 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 7,426,965 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 7,562 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 263 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 2,773 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 53,448 ratings
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3.47 avg rating — 602 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 291,451 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 2,149 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 4,630 ratings
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3.46 avg rating — 449 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 1,127 ratings
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3.46 avg rating — 7,690 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 15,168 ratings
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3.48 avg rating — 1,289 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 248,791 ratings
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52 books · 18 voters · list created August 3rd, 2014 by Kristina (votes) .
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Eva 379 books
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Tracey 829 books
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e 2108 books
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Dani 33 books
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