9 Dec 2012


A lot of you may have heard the exciting news that was announced to the publishing world recently, i know that i am and i'm sure once Ely see's this, she will be too! Young Adult books will no longer be integrated with Middle grade books, and now they each have a separate list each. So no more "Captain Underpants," shoved in the "The Fault in our Stars," (Though i do love the underpants) and a fairer voice for the genre that has been raving for the past few years. From now on, i will be posting the Young Adult list on this blog, not the Adult or the Children's, because this blog is mostly based around the Young Adult genre. 

So without furthermore, Here's the list that's changed the world:

1. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER,by Stephen Chbosky. (Simon & Schuster.) What it’s like to grow up, from the perspective of a high school boy. (Ages 14 and up)

2. DIVERGENT, by Veronica Roth. (HarperCollins Publishers.) A girl must prove her mettle in a faction-ridden dystopia. (Ages 14 and up)

3.  THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, by John Green. (Penguin Group.) A 16-year-old heroine faces the medical realities of cancer. (Ages 14 and up) DFTBA

4. INSURGENT, by Veronica Roth. (HarperCollins Publishers.) In this “Divergent” follow-up, a faction war looms. (Ages 14 and up)

5.  THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. (Ages 14 and up)

6. LOOKING FOR ALASKA, by John Green. (Penguin Group.) A boy seeking excitement finds that and more in a girl named Alaska. (Ages 14 to 17)

7. THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, by Jay Asher. (Penguin Group.) Before she commits suicide, a girl sends recordings to 13 people. (Ages 12 and up)

8. MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk Books.) An island, an abandoned orphanage and a collection of curious photographs. (Ages 12 and up)

9. THE RAVEN BOYS, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic.) The daughter of a town psychic lives under a dark prophecy. (Ages 13 and up)

10. EVERY DAY, by David Levithan. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A teenager who wakes up in a different body every day finds love. (Ages 14 to 18)

  1. CONFESSIONS OF A MURDER SUSPECT, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown)
  2. SERAPHINA, by Rachel Hartman (Random House)
  3. THE DIVINERS, by Libba Bray (Little, Brown)
  4. BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY, by Ruta Sepetys (Speak)
  5. THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN, by Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney (Little, Brown)