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List of Must-Read Books for Young Adults

Young adult (YA) books are those aimed at readers who are 14 years and up. These books are more mature than “teen” books, but are not as ripe as those stories for the much older audience. Books for young adults tackle relationships, challenging problems, and may sometimes have a little bit of sex and even swearing. Most, however, talk about friendships and other issues that most young adults go through in life. Here are some of the most captivating books young adults must read:

  1. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi: Aria, 17, is banished from Reverie. She is all alone as she tries to survive the outer wasteland – until she meets Perry, an outsider. Together, they learn secrets and methods to stay alive.
  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: This is based on a true story – the author’s life story. It talks about four sisters who lost their family fortune during the Civil War.
  1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle: For those who love anything that involves time travel, this is such a great read about Meg who aims to save her brother.
  1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han: From the New York Times’ bestselling author, this follows a teenager named Lara Jean who writes about her feelings and keeps those letters under her bed. One day, she discovers that all letters has been given to her crushes and she has to deal with every last one of them – this time, face to face.
  1. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa: If you’re into vampire stories, this novel is definitely a must-read. The story talks about Allison Sekemoto who roams around a city with vampires. She becomes one of them and moves to another city where she pretends to be human. She joins nomads to find a cure for the disease.
  1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery: Meanwhile, those who love classics shouldn’t miss this story about an 11-year-old orphan named Anne Shirley. She is adopted by an old couple, but she realizes they have been hoping for a boy. It’s up to her to win their love, along with the other people in the farm.
  1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: Even if you don’t love to read books, you know about this phenomenon. Harry Potter is a wizard who has to face another wizard, one who’s dark and more powerful.

Young adults love stories about romance, science fiction, mystery, and other popular genres. It’s never boring with YA books, which is why even adults love to read them as well.