7 Best Young Adult Fiction Books

Fiction helps to tap into creativity and is a uniquely powerful way to understand others. Moreover, fiction reading is more of a reflection of the real world that need not be logical nor need evidence.

Connect to the Author's Imagination and travel the amusement! The best young adult fiction books would surely keep you entertained all along.

Below is a list of best young adult fiction books.

Best Young Adult Fiction Books

1.The Book Thief


One of the best young adult fiction books. Written by Australian author Markus Zusak, the novel “The Book Thief”, is a 2005 fiction novel for young adults.

Markus Zusak’s modern classic is set during World War II, and introduces readers to a young girl, named Liesel Meminger, who strives hard to survive in war-torn Germany. She finds solace in stealing books and sharing them with others whenever she can.

Narrated by Death, the novel discusses love, loss and history in one incredibly powerful volume.

The famous quote in the book says “I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”

2.The Giver


Another second best young adult fiction books. The novel “The Giver”, is a 1993 American young adult utopian/dystopian novel written by the author, Lois Lowry.

The novel introduces a young boy named Jonas who lives in a pain-free society and narrates us about, how every citizen is assigned a role in keeping a painstakingly controlled society, if devoid of emotion. When Jonas is named the “Giver” and is introduced to the community’s secrets and past, he finds himself questioning the world around him and decides what to do with his power.

The famous quote in the book says “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”

3.The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Written by an American writer Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is an epistolary novel, which was first published by Pocket Books, in 1999.

The novel highlights the struggles that come with being unpopular and introverted. It also discusses about friendship, both physical and emotional abuse, and sexuality.

The plot introduces to Charlie, a shy, awkward, eager to figure out what his life is going to be, and introspective freshman who loves books and finds himself taken under the wing of an English teacher. When he befriends two seniors, he is pulled into a life of drugs, parties, music, and drama, and finds his whole world opening up.

Give it a read and keep the tissues handy!

The famous quote in the book says “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

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4.Brown Girl Dreaming


An adolescent novel written in free verse by author Jacqueline Woodson. “Brown Girl Dreaming”, discusses the author's childhood as a young black girl. It shows what it was like to live during the Civil Rights Movement through the 1960s and 1970s in South Carolina and New York, looking for her place in the world.

This book is a mixture of personal narrative and history told in stunning free verse is essential reading. Brown Girl Dreaming won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Young Adult Fiction, and the Newberry Honor.

The famous quote in the book says “I believe in one day and someday and this perfect moment called Now.”

5.A Wrinkle in Time


Written by American writer Madeleine L'Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” is a child and young adult science fantasy novel, first published in 1963.

The story with memorable characters and a story that rips through space and time, takes readers on an incredible adventure as the Murray children quest with three immortal women on a mission to save their father.

There’s also an outstanding graphic novel adaptation written and illustrated by the fantastic American illustrator and cartoonist, Hope Larson. If you read and loved this classic, Larson’s gorgeous interpretation is a great way to revisit it.

The famous quote in the book says “Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.”

6. A Great and Terrible Beauty


A Great and Terrible Beauty is the first novel in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray. The novel whisks you away to a Victorian boarding school in the late-1890s.

The plot revolves around the series protagonist, Gemma Doyle, who after the death of her mother, is forced to leave India, to attend a private boarding school in London. She is plagued by clairvoyant visions as she looks into the magical secrets of the school with her three friends.

The famous quote in the book says “There are no safe choices. Only other choices.”

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7. The House of the Scorpion


One of the best young adult fiction books. The House of the Scorpion is a science fiction young adult novel by Nancy Farmer. Set in the future North America, where a new country exists, the land of Opium, which separates the United States and Mexico.

The drug trade is legal and booming, where vast fields of poppies are grown by mindless slaves who live and die in these monstrous fields of poison land of opium.

The story revolves around, Matteo, a clone of El Patron, the man who rules over the land with an iron fist of greed and cruelty. El Patron, continues his reign of terror by creating clones to harvest their organs and unnaturally extends his own life.

Matteo finds himself in the middle of a growing war, as the truth surfaces. The plot shows about fighting for your own place in the world, when you have bigger dreams than what people think you deserve.

The House of the Scorpion won numerous awards, including the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Additionally, the sequel, The Lord of Opium, came out in 2013.

Pick it up, and experience a terrifying world!

The famous quote in the book says “No one can tell the difference between a clone and a human. That's because there isn't any difference. The idea of clones being inferior is a filthy lie.”

By Supraja

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