Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten
books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good
quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a
wide range of genre and styles, including contemporary realistic
fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse. In
addition to the 113 books chosen for the Best Fiction for Young Adults list
, the committee also selected a Top Ten which is listed below.
After being kidnapped, Princess Elisa, bearer of the Godstone, and
secret wife of a king, is forced to hike across a desert and ends up in a
An unlikely friendship between a stuttering, emotionally shattered,
talented football player and a short, competitive gymnast, creates a
bond that may help them stand up to three football bullies.
Lucky faces a bully, meets a girl, and tries to bring his POW/MIA
grandfather home from meetings that take place in his dreams as he
struggles to find himself.
When Lupita’s mother is diagnosed with cancer, the whole family shifts,
bringing big changes for this tight-knit Mexican-American family.
When Cat's friend is brutally beaten in a hate crime, Cat feels driven
to find out the truth about the assault and the attackers.
The monster comes for Conor just after midnight, again and again. That
is, until he’s ready to share how he feels about his mom’s cancer.
In 1941, Lina and her family are taken from their home in Lithuania and
sent to Siberia where, despite horrific conditions, Lina maintains hope
that she will survive.
ean and Puck fall in love when each is desperate to win the Scorpio Races, when wild meat eating water horses race on the beach.
Karu questions how she came to be raised by the chimaera Brimstone. When
she meets the seraph Akiva, events unfold that could answer her
questions—but at great cost.
Jill, who is grieving the death of her father, is appalled that her
mother is adopting a baby and giving the pregnant mother, Mandy, a home…
but Mandy’s got a story of her own.