YA literature has been one of the most consistently popular book genres for years. Also makes you wonder if this system of categorizing books by target audience is dumb to begin with. This is great for fans of suspense. We know, we know
Who can forget the first time they met irresistible, fast-talking Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables? Or the years that they spent growing up with Harry, Hermione, and Ron? Luckily for us, it truly is the golden age for young adult fiction right now, as YA authors today continue to take the genre in new and incredibly exciting directions. Indeed, young adult books have stepped up onto the literary stage as a powerful genre in its own right, creating role models for all of us and leading important conversations about personhood, gender, sexuality, and race. Without ado, here are the best young adult books of all time. From the author of Throne of Glass comes this equally intense and thrilling YA series, devised as a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast. In the eponymous first installment, now a new adult favorite, a young human huntress named Feyre is captured and forced to become the ward of a part-faerie, part-beast High Lord called Tamlin.
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Who said young adult books were just for young adults? According to an oft-cited study from Publisher's Weekly , over half of YA readers are adults. Though they typically focus on teenage characters, YA literature holds an undeniable appeal for adults— perhaps because the fundamentals of life don't change all that much. You go through these cycles and experience the same things over and over again," popular YA author Jenny Han tells OprahMag.