Top 100 Young Adult Novels Of All Time

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Young adult literature has never been better. This popular genre is at an all-time high and it goes without saying that both children and adults enjoy these novels. Here’s a list of the top 100 young adult novels of all time!



  1. Alexie, Sherman – “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  2. Aguirre, Ann – “Enclave
  3. Anderson, Laurie Halse – “Speak
  4. Armistead, Cal – “Being Henry David
  5. Aveyard, Victoria – “Red Queen
  6. Bardugo, Leigh – “Shadow and Bone
  7. Bardugo, Leigh – “Six of Crows
  8. Black, Holly – “The Coldest Girl in Cold Town
  9. Black, Holly – “The White Cat
  10. Boyne, John – “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  11. Brashares, Ann – “The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants
  12. Bray, Libba – “Beauty Queens
  13. Butcher, A.J – “The Frankenstein Factory
  14. Cabot, Meg – “Love You to Death
  15. Card, Orson Scott – “Enders Game
  16. Cass, Kiera – “The Selection
  17. Chbosky, Stephen – “The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  18. Clarke, Suzanne – “Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
  19. Cline, Ernest – “Ready Player One
  20. Condie, Ally – “Matched
  21. Danforth, Emily M. – “The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  22. Dashner, James – “The Maze Runner
  23. Desson, Sarah – “The Moon and More
  24. Desson, Sarah – “This Lullaby
  25. Earl, Esther Grace – “This Star Won’t Go Out
  26. Elton, Ben – “Two Brothers
  27. Ende, Michael – “The Neverending Story
  28. Eng, Tan Twan – “The Garden of Evening Mists
  29. Fitzpatrick, Becca – “Hush, Hush
  30. Foer, Jonathan Safran – “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  31. Foreman, Gayle – “If I Stay
  32. Forman, Gayle – “Just One Day
  33. Green, John – “Looking for Alaska
  34. Grant, Michael – “Gone
  35. Haddon, Mark – “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  36. Jan, Jenny – “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”
  37. Hartman, Rachel – “Seraphina
  38. Heath, Jack – “The Lab
  39. Kanto, Melissa – “Maybe One Day
  40. Kaufman, Annie & Spooner, Meagan – “These Broken Stars
  41. Keyes, Daniel – “Flower for Algernon
  42. Korman, Gordon – “Chasing the Falconers
  43. King, A.S. – “Ask the Passengers
  44. Kirby, Jessi – “Golden
  45. Knowles, John – “A Separate Peace
  46. La Cour, Nina – “The Disenchantments
  47. Lake, Nick – “In Darkness
  48. Leviathan, David & Cohn, Rachel – “Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
  49. Leviathan, David – “Every Day
  50. Lewis, C.S. – “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  51. Lockhart, E. – “We Were Liars
  52. London, Jack – “Call of The Wild
  53. Kontis, Alethea – “Enchanted
  54. Lowry, Lois – “Giver
  55. Mafi, Tahereh – “Shatter Me
  56. Matson, Morgan – “Second Chance Summer
  57. Matson, Morgan – “Since You’ve Been Gone
  58. McCormick, Patricia – “Never Fall Down
  59. Meyer, Marissa – “Cinder
  60. Miranda, Megan – “Fracture
  61. Moore, Alan & Gibbons, Dave – “Watchmen
  62. Morgan, Kass – “The 100
  63. Myers, Walter Dean – “Monster
  64. Neale, Zora Hurston – “Their Eyes Were Watching God
  65. Ness, Patrick – “The Name of the Wind
  66. Ness, Patrick – “The Knife of Never Letting Go
  67. O’dell, Scott – “Island of Blue Dolphins
  68. Palacio, R. J. – “Wonder
  69. Paolini, Christopher – “Eragon
  70. Paterson, Katherine – “Bridge to Terabithia
  71. Pattou, Edith – “North Child
  72. Paulsen, Gary – “Hatchet
  73. Perkins, Stephanie – “Anna and the French Kiss
  74. Pratchett, Terry – “The Colour of Magic
  75. Pullman, Philip – “The Golden Compass
  76. Punke, Michael – “The Revenant
  77. Rennison, Louise – “Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  78. Riggs, Ransom – “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  79. Roecker, Lisa – “The Liar Society
  80. Rosoff, Meg – “How I Live Now
  81. Rowell, Rainbow – “Carry On
  82. Rowell, Rainbow – “Eleanor & Park
  83. Rowling, J. K. – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  84. Saenz, Benjamin – “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  85. Sebold, Alice – “The Lovely Bones
  86. Sendak, Maurice – “Where the Wild Things Are
  87. Sepetys, Ruta – “Out of The Easy
  88. Shusterman, Neil – “Unwind
  89. Sloan, Robin – “Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
  90. Smale, Holly – “Geek Girl
  91. Smith, Betty – “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  92. Spinelli, Jerry – “Stargirl
  93. Stein, Garth – “The Art of Racing in The Rain
  94. Tartt, Donna – “The Goldfinch
  95. Thomas, Angie – “The Hate U Give
  96. Thomas, Rob & Graham, Jennifer – “The Thousand Dollar Tan Line
  97. Whitney, Daisy – “When You Were Here
  98. Yancy, Rick – “The 5th Wave
  99. Zafón, Carlos Ruiz – “The Prince of Mist
  100. Zusak, Markus – “The Book Thief


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