Young Adult

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#1 PAPER TOWNS

John Green

After a night of mischief, the girl Quentin loves disappears.

On the bestsellers list for 127 weeks


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#2 LOOKING FOR ALASKA

John Green

A boy finds excitement when he meets a girl named Alaska.

On the bestsellers list for 141 weeks


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#3 ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

Jesse Andrews

A high school senior befriends a girl with cancer.

On the bestsellers list for 14 weeks


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#4 THE BOOK THIEF

Markus Zusak

A girl copes with life under the Nazis by stealing books.

On the bestsellers list for 129 weeks

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#5 MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

Ransom Riggs

An island, an abandoned orphanage and a collection of curious photographs.

On the bestsellers list for 108 weeks


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#6 THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

John Green

A girl faces new realities when she learns she has cancer.

On the bestsellers list for 141 weeks


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#7 THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney

A boy leaves his reservation to attend an all-white school.

On the bestsellers list for 22 weeks


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#8 AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES

John Green

Colin Singleton wants to break the pattern of being dumped.

On the bestsellers list for 55 weeks


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#9 ELEANOR AND PARK

Rainbow Rowell

The world opposes the love of two outcast teenagers.

On the bestsellers list for 60 weeks


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#10 THIRTEEN REASONS WHY

Jay Asher

Before she commits suicide, a girl sends recordings to 13 people.

On the bestsellers list for 61 weeks


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#11 THE 5TH WAVE

Rick Yancey

Aliens land on earth and the apocalypse begins. 

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#12 HOLLOW CITY

Ransom Riggs

In 1940 London, Jacob Portman and his friends try to find a cure for their headmistress.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#13 WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON

John Green and David Levithan

Two boys with the same name join forces in a reality possible only in musical theater.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#14 IF I STAY

Gayle Forman

A young cellist falls into a coma.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#15 RED QUEEN

Victoria Aveyard

A girl with a special power lives in a kingdom divided between an underclass with red blood and an elite with silver.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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