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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.
The 20 YA Books Every Adult Should Read
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.
What does it mean to be one of the best young adult authors? Your mileage may and will vary because we are different people. With that being said, my criteria for making this, my list of the best young adult authors, is as follows. To make this list, the authors must have published more than one young adult book. They must be clearly written for young adult audiences, rather than middle grade or adult audiences.