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 115 weeks


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#2 SAINT ANYTHING

Sarah Dessen

A girl meets a nurturing family after her brother goes to jail.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#3 LOOKING FOR ALASKA

John Green

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

On the bestsellers list for 129 weeks


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#4 A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

Sarah J Maas

A huntress is carried off to a treacherous magical land.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#5 AN EMBER IN THE ASHES

Sabaa Tahir

In the Martial Empire, a female Scholar disguises herself as a slave to save her condemned brother.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#6 THE BOOK THIEF

Markus Zusak

A girl copes with life under the Nazis in part by stealing books; now a movie.

On the bestsellers list for 117 weeks

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#7 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 96 weeks


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#8 THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

John Green

A 16-year-old heroine faces new realities when she learns she has cancer.

On the bestsellers list for 129 weeks


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#9 ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

Jesse Andrews

A high school senior becomes friends with a girl who has cancer.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#10 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 15 weeks


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#11 WE WERE LIARS

E Lockhart

Four friends decamp to a private island off Martha's Vineyard.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#12 DOROTHY MUST DIE

Danielle Paige

Another girl from Kansas finds that Oz isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#13 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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#14 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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#15 THIRTEEN REASONS WHY

Jay Asher

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

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