Classic Young Adult Novels

The books on this list have stood the test of time, won multiple awards, or blown away sales expectations. Enjoy them again, or for the first time!


Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 1980.

Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. 2007.

Asher, Jay. Thirteen Reasons Why. 2007.

Anonymous. Go Ask Alice. 1971.

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak. 1999.

Anderson, M.T. Feed. 2002.

Beagle, Peter S. The Last Unicorn. 1968.

Block, Francesca Lia. Weetzie Bat. 1989.

Blum, Judy. Forever. 2002.

Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. 1953.

Bray, Libba. A Great and Terrible Beauty. 2003.

Brashares, Ann. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. 2001.

Cast, P.C. Marked. 2007.

Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Game. 1991.

Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 1999.

Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street. 1994.

Clare, Cassandra. City of Bones. 2007.

Cohn, Rachel. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. 2006.

Collins, Suzanne. Hunger Games. 2008.

Cormier, Robert. The Chocolate War. 1974.

Dashner, James. Maze Runner. 2009.

Dessen, Sarah. Just Listen. 2006.

Farmer, Nancy. The House of the Scorpion. 2002.

Fitzpatrick, Becca. Hush, Hush. 2009.

Garden, Nancy. Annie on My Mind. 1982.

Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. 1954.

Goldman, William. The Princess Bride. 1973.

Green, John. Looking for Alaska. 2005.

Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time. 2003.

Hopkins, Ellen. Crank. 2004.

Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders. 1967.

Johnson, Angela. The First Part Last. 2003.

Johnson, Maureen. Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes. 2005.

Jones, Diana Wynne. Howl's Moving Castle. 1986.

Kate, Lauren. The Fallen. 2009.

Keyes, Daniel. Flowers for Algernon. 1966.

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. 1960.

Le Guin, Ursula K. The Wizard of Earthsea. 1960.

London, Jack. The Call of the Wild. 2002.

Marsen, John. Tommorrow, When the War Began. 1993.

Meyer, Stephanie. Twilight. 2005.

Mongomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. 1908.

Myers, Walter Dean. Monster. 1999.

Ness, Patrick. The Knife of Never Letting Go. 2008.

Nix, Garth. Sabriel. 1995.

Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet. 1987.

Perkins, Stephanie. Anna and the French Kiss. 2010.

Pierce, Tamora. Trickster's Choice. 2003.

Pullman, Philip. The Golden Compass. 1995.

Rennison, Louise. Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging. 1999.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone. 1997.

Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. 1951.

Shusterman, Neal. Unwind. 2007.

Smith, Dodie. I Capture the Castle. 1976.

Spinelli, Jerry. Stargirl. 2000.

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. 2000.

Westerfeld, Scott. Uglies. 2005.

Wolff, Virginia Euwer. Make Lemonade. 1993.

Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief. 2006.

Zindel, Paul. The Pigman. 1968.