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The Best YA Books, According to Teens

Book covers: Wayward Son, Wilder Girls, We Hunt the Flame, With the Fire on High

Looking for some great young adult literature? Ask the experts: teenage readers.

Each fall, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) brings together adolescents from across the country to choose the Teens’ Top Ten, a list of the very best YA reads from the previous year. Their picks range across genres and come from diverse authors, reflecting the wide variety of teens’ interests and experiences.

This year’s Top Ten list is below—did you favorites make the cut?

Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2), by Rainbow Rowell

Pumpkinheadsby Rainbow Rowell

With the Fire on High, by Elizabeth Acevedo

Aurora Rising, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection, by Victoria Aveyard

#MurderFunding (#MurderTrending #2), by Gretchen McNeil

We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya), by Hafsah Faizal

Lovely War, by Julie Berry

Wilder Girls, by Rory Power

The Memory Thief, by Lauren Mansy

For more information about the Teens’ Top Ten, visit the YALSA website.

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