YA books that are actually GOOD

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236 books · 42 voters · list created January 17th, 2011 by Charlotte (votes) .
Tags: good, young-adult
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Charlotte 2039 books
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Niamh 293 books
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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) 546 books
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A 2515 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3260 books
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Skye 825 books
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Derya 870 books
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Thom 6023 books
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message 1: by Derya (new)

Derya On the other hand, most of the books on the list are not YA novels. =)


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) But they should be accessible to YA readers, which is the main point it would seem -- and many of them were written in a time when "YA literature" as a genre didn't exist yet! :)


message 3: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte Every boook I put on this list is a book I read as a young adult, or that my son read as a young adult. It seems to me that just about every contemporary book on most Goodreads list follow the same theme as the Twilight series - all poorly written romance genre scaled down to a palatably juvenile level. What if you were that age - and just starting to read and had no idea that some really good stuff was out there? What if you were combing through list after list of "great" books that always included Twilight and some other romance/horror combination series.
It just seemed fair to let such readers know there is a world full of good and great reads out there that do not necessarily include vampires.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I think everything I put on there is either stuff that is definitely marketed as YA, or I read myself and loved at that age.


message 5: by Lauren (new)

Lauren *rolls eyes, adds Megan Whalen Turner Books to list*
Seriously. How are these not on the list already?!


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