15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read

It’s no secret that I quite like the YA genre. I find that the books are often more imaginative than those marketed towards adults, and that they deal with more interesting issues. That’s by no means always the case, of course, but looking at the best examples of both, there are certainly far more YA books in my list of favourites than adult ones.

Mashable has come up with a list of YA books that they think every adult should read:

  1. Inexcusable by Chris Lynch
  2. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
  3. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  4. Feed by M.T. Anderson
  5. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
  6. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  8. Luna by Julie Anne Peters
  9. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
  10. Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
  11. Hate List by Jennifer Brown
  12. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  13. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  14. Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
  15. If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

Of these, I can only say that I’ve heard of three, and I’ve only read one of those (The Book Thief). I’m a huge John Green fan, so I’m sure that An Abundance of Katherines is at least decent. Warm Bodies has come with mixed reviews.

How about you? Have you read of any of these? Should I prioritize reading any of them?

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