100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime
The Amazon editors got together and picked our very favorite young adult reads--you can see all 100 (not in any particular order) here. You can also check out our young adult book club, where we'll have a monthly book pick and chance to ask the author questions. For more book recommendations, go to the Best YA Books of the Month page.
Young adult stories are powerful. They can pluck the heartstrings, wrap a fist around your guts, or nurture the seeds of hope…sometimes all in the same novel. And while the name still implies a teen and early adult audience, YA is increasingly read by people well beyond those years. So the Amazon Book editors got together to debate and then select 100 must-read young adult novels for readers ages 14 and beyond--books that may not have be classified as YA but are at their best in the teen years and after. The books on this list stretch across time and place—from Scotland in the 11th century to the streets of New York in the 1960s to dystopian worlds that are (hopefully not) in our future. There is science fiction, history, biography, and all manner of fiction here. Take a look at our list of 100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime and decide which of these books lies in your future. You won’t be disappointed.