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7 Must-Read YA Books

YA, Young Adult fiction, is quickly becoming one of the most requested book genres, and for good reason! Boasting titles like The Book Thief and The Selection, YA books are funny, thrilling, and versatile.

These books may be aimed towards teens, but they're great for adults too! From classics like The Catcher in the Rye to up-and-coming contemporaries such as The Fault in Our Stars, YA books are not only fascinating for teens and adults but can help parents understand the viewpoint of their teenager a little better.

Today, I've compiled a list of seven of the best young adult books! I've picked books that adults and teens should be able to enjoy. I've also picked ones that are pretty clean. There are also books in different genres, so there really is something for everyone!


1. Caraval

Genre: Fantasy

Scarlett and Tella have been living under their father's abusive thumb ever since their mother ran off when they were little. They dream of going to the fantastical game called Caraval, an amazing game played over several days designed by a mysterious man called Legend. They write to Legend every year but he's never responded. Once her father has arranged a marriage for her, Scarlett doesn't bother to send a letter.

To their shock, they receive an invitation. Scarlett and Tella escape from their father with the help of a boy named Julian. When Scarlett is entranced by the magical world of Caraval, Tella disappears. Anxious Scarlett quickly learns that this year's game revolves around her own sister and throws herself into finding Tella.