Top ten best novels for young adults


MaKenna Moore, Reporter

Books play a big part in everyone’s lives. They help your speech, and increase you knowledge. Books can also be a safe place for some people, and gives them something to connect to. When reading, having an interesting books makes it a lot more fun. The books stated are some of the best young adult novels that you will fall in love with, no doubt about it. These books have good meanings behind them and can teach you new things as you’re reading them.

10. “Refugee” by Alan Gratz- This novel is a historical fiction novel that includes three different historical event stories into one book. The first story “Josef” is based on a Jewish boy and his family escaping Nazi Germany, in the 1930s.

9. “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank- This novel is an autobiography about a Jewish teenage girl and her family having to suddenly go into hiding as a result of Hitler and the Nazi’s party treatment of Jews. This young girl writes about her experience during the awful situation and thoughts on what went on.   

8. “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury- This novel is about a “fireman,” Guy Montag, and his job was to start fires. He enjoyed his job until one day he met a young girl who changed his life, and opened his eyes. Montag finally realized that his lifestyle wasn’t right, and that he needed to do something different…

7. “A Girl’s Guide to Murder” by Holly Jackman- This novel is about a teenage girl named Pippa , and her investigation on an old “unsolved” murder case for her class project. Pippa ends up getting too deep into the case, and starts to fear for her life. Does Pippa end up revealing the killer?

6. “Tuck Everlasting” by Natalie Babbitt- This novel is about a young girl named Winnie Foster, and she faces a difficult decision to live forever, or continue her life as planned. After meeting the Tuck family Winnie Foster learns of a powerful spring that can make you immortal.

5. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak- This novel is about a young girl who gets taken away to a new home because her mother can’t afford to care for her. The story is told by Death, who becomes a character you will care for and understand in the end.

4. “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” by John Boyne- This novel is about a young boy growing up in World War II. He and his family got a visit from Adolf Hitler and ended up having to move to one of the biggest concentration camps in history. The book talks about the events that take place on their way to the concentration camp and what happened there. 

3. “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding- This novel is about a group of young boys who find themselves alone on a deserted island. They develop rules, and organization. The children eventually start to become harsh, and brutal since they have no parent figure to help them. 

2. “Holes” by Louis Sachar- This novel is about a boy named Stanley, who has a bad luck curse due to his great-great- grandfather. The boy is sent to a juvenile detention camp for a crime he did not commit. Stanley and other boys are forced to dig holes all day every day. Stanley finds out interesting information and decides to take a little adventure to break the curse.

1. “They Both Die in the End” by Adam Silvera- This novel is a devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change in the course of a day. Workers call people to tell them when death is going to take them.