Young Adult (YA) literature is a genre that has become increasingly popular in recent years, capturing the hearts of readers of all ages. For new readers looking to dive into the world of YA, it can be overwhelming to choose where to start. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of 10 must-read YA books for new readers. Plus, if you're interested in discovering even more amazing YA books like these, consider signing up for Owl Post Books, a monthly children's book subscription service that delivers high-quality YA books straight to your door.
"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green "The Fault in Our Stars" is a modern classic that explores the highs and lows of first love and the complexities of living with a terminal illness.
"The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas "The Hate U Give" is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that tackles issues of racism, police brutality, and social justice.
"Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell "Fangirl" is a relatable and charming coming-of-age story about a young woman navigating her first year of college while grappling with anxiety and fandom culture.
"The Poet X" by Elizabeth Acevedo "The Poet X" is a stunning novel-in-verse that explores the power of language and the struggle to find one's own voice as a young woman growing up in a religious household.
"Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" is a heartwarming and humorous novel about a gay high school student navigating his first love and coming out to his family and friends.
"Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell "Eleanor & Park" is a beautiful and poignant love story about two misfit teenagers who fall in love despite their differences and the challenges they face.
"I'll Give You the Sun" by Jandy Nelson "I'll Give You the Sun" is a lyrical and emotional novel about the bond between two artistic siblings and the ways in which grief and loss can bring them together or tear them apart.
"The Sun is Also a Star" by Nicola Yoon "The Sun is Also a Star" is a captivating and romantic novel about two teenagers who fall in love over the course of one eventful day, despite their vastly different backgrounds and beliefs.
"The Maze Runner" by James Dashner "The Maze Runner" is an action-packed and suspenseful dystopian novel that follows a group of teenagers as they try to survive in a deadly maze filled with mysteries and secrets.
"The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins "The Hunger Games" is a gripping and thrilling dystopian novel that has captured the hearts and imaginations of readers worldwide. It follows a young girl named Katniss as she competes in a televised fight to the death in a world controlled by a brutal government.
These 10 must-read YA books are perfect for new readers looking to explore the genre and discover new stories and perspectives. If you're interested in discovering even more amazing YA books like these, consider signing up for Owl Post Books, a monthly children's book subscription service that delivers high-quality YA books straight to your door. With Owl Post Books, you can help foster a love of reading and provide young readers with a wealth of diverse and engaging stories to explore.