Books in the teens and young adult genre are the subgenres of the children’s book genre. This genre of books mainly focuses on educational and entertaining content appealing to teens and young adults (ages 12 to 18). These books can be based on fiction or non-fiction. The main objective of this genre is to deliver content targeting the emotions, minds, and hearts of teenagers. They can be about impressive achievement stories of teens and young adults. This genre improves the focus, emotional balance, and readability of the targeted audience. The young adult fiction genre books include entertaining fantasy and mystery novels. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Teen & Young Adult Books.
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1
A global phenomenon and cornerstone of contemporary children’s literature, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is both universally adored and critically acclaimed. Now, experience the magic as you’ve never heard it before. The inimitable Jim Dale brings to life an entire cast of characters - from the pinched, nasal whine of Petunia Dursley to the shrill huff of the Sorting Hat to the earnest, wondrous voice of the boy wizard himself. Orphaned as an infant, young Harry Potter has been living a less-than-fortunate life. Belittled by his pompous uncle and sniveling aunt (not to mention his absolute terror of a cousin, Dudley), Harry has resigned himself to a mediocre existence in the cupboard under the stairs. But then the letters start dropping on the doormat at Number Four, Privet Drive. Addressed to “Mr. H. Potter” and stamped shut with a purple wax seal, the peculiar envelopes are swiftly confiscated by his relentlessly cruel family. But nothing stops Rubeus Hagrid, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man, from kicking down the door and bursting in with astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard - and not only a wizard, he’s an incredibly famous wizard. Hagrid spirits him away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, setting into motion an incredible adventure (Banks run by goblins! Enchanted train platforms! Invisibility Cloaks!) that listeners won’t ever forget. Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter audiobooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to listeners of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging, and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new listeners.
- Author: J.K. Rowling
- Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Social & Family Issues, Family
2. Sunreach (Skyward Flight: Novella 1) (The Skyward Series)
From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the first of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Read FM's story between Starsight and Cytonic . When a planet-destroying Delver suddenly appears in the sky of Detritus and vanishes just as suddenly, FM knows that the last free human society got lucky. Her Skyward Flight companion, Spensa, figured out how to draw this Delver away, but it won’t be so easy next time. The forces of the Galactic Superiority will be back—and if the Defiant Defense Force can’t figure out a way to escape the planet, humanity’s destruction is only a matter of time. Spensa’s mission to infiltrate the Superiority unveiled the secret to their hyperdrives—a cytonic slug species called the Taynix. Now FM’s flightleader, Jorgen, has found a large group of Taynix hiding in the caverns far below Detritus’s surface. FM and Jorgen must work together with the engineer Rig to awaken the mysterious alien Alanik and unlock the powers of the Taynix, or humanity will be trapped. With Spensa’s friend Minister Cuna of the Superiority stranded at the outpost of Sunreach, they need to figure out how to rescue them—or the Superiority government will be in the sole clutches of those who want to wipe out Detritus once and for all. Praise for Skyward An Instant New York Times Bestseller A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year • "Startling revelations and stakes-raising implications . . . Sanderson plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too." — Kirkus Reviews , starred review • "With this action-packed trilogy opener, Sanderson offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast." — Publishers Weekly , starred review • "It is impossible to turn the pages fast enough." — Booklist
- Author: Brandon Sanderson
- Publisher: Delacorte Press (September 28, 2021)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult
3. Live on Purpose: 100 Devotions for Letting Go of Fear and Following God
Learn how to celebrate every moment in life while living enthusiastically and following your God-given passions with New York Times bestselling author Sadie Robertson's devotional Live on Purpose. Teens and young adults will reach new depths of faith as they discover how to live life to the fullest with Sadie's 100 meaningful devotions. Live on Purpose takes the life-changing themes from Sadie's bestselling books Live Fearless and Live and helps you apply those truths through Scripture, prayer, and her passionate message to live well. In each entry, Sadie shares her personal journey with God and gives you practical tools for . . . Overcoming fear and living with confidence Living without limitations by setting aside fear, anxiety, and comparison Authentically celebrating every moment in life Replacing temporary highs with the promises of God Dreaming big and living like it's on purpose! Live on Purpose is a valuable message for anyone eager to make a difference in the world and is a perfect gift for a graduation, a birthday celebration, the holidays, or a faith anniversary. This book will help you discover that when you follow your God-given passions, nothing can stop you from living your most enthusiastic, purposeful life. With a social media audience of more than 6 million, Sadie is a wholesome role model and enthusiastic voice for her generation. Sadie's fanbase follows her hit podcast, WHOA That's Good ; watched her become runner-up on season 19 of Dancing with the Stars; or read her bestselling books including Live , Live Fearless , Live Original , and Life Just Got Real.
- Author: Sadie Robertson Huff
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 28, 2021)
- Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality
- ISBN: 978-1400213092
- Dimensions: 5.67 x 0.87 x 7.64 inches
4. The Outsiders
50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. Cover may vary. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. " The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." — The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." — The Chicago Tribune "A classic coming-of-age book." — Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award
- Author: S. E. Hinton
- Publisher: Speak; Platinum ed. edition (April 20, 2006)
- Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction
- ISBN: 978-0142407332
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.19 inches
5. Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven
From #1 New York Times bestselling author KAMI GARCIA ( Beautiful Creatures ) and artist GABRIEL PICOLO, the creative duo behind the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Teen Titans: Raven , comes the romantic meetup we have all been waiting for! It seems like years, but it's only been a few days since Raven Roth recovered her memories; trapped her demon father, Trigon, in her amulet; and had her heart broken for the first time. But she doesn't have time to think about the past...she has to focus on finding a way to get rid of Trigon for good. Garfield Logan still can't believe he has powers that allow him to change into different animals, but the price of knowing that his parents kept this secret hidden from him just feels too high. And what's more, his difficulty controlling these abilities could have unexpected consequences. Both are seeking answers from the one person who seems to have them all figured out: Slade Wilson. When their paths converge in Nashville, Raven and Gar can't help but feel a connection, despite the secrets they both try to hide. It will take a great amount of trust and courage to overcome the wounds of their pasts. But can they find acceptance for the darkest parts of themselves? Or maybe even love?
- Author: Kami Garcia
- Publisher: DC Comics (September 28, 2021)
- Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction
- ISBN: 978-1779503862
- Dimensions: 6.02 x 0.42 x 9.01 inches
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
- Author: Harper Lee
- Publisher: Harper Perennial (January 1, 2002)
- Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction
- ISBN: 978-0060935467
- Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
7. Shattered: A Thriller
A chilling photograph cracks open a decades-old mystery in this suspenseful novel by New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards. When aspiring attorney Lisa Grant begins investigating cold cases for District Attorney Scott Buchanan to make ends meet, she discovers a photo of a missing family where she herself bears an uncanny resemblance to the missing toddler. Together Lisa and Scott unravel a terrifying web of criminal connections that could destroy the very fabric of Lisa’s life—because whoever had reasons for shattering Lisa’s past isn’t through with it. Or with her.
- Author: Karen Robards
- Publisher: Berkley (February 25, 2010)
- Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers & Suspense
8. Lord of the Flies
Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.
- Author: William Golding
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Reissue edition (December 16, 2003)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
- ISBN: 978-0399501487
- Dimensions: 4.19 x 0.57 x 7.5 inches
9. The Martian Chronicles
Mars was a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in waves... Each wave different, and each wave stronger. The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America's most beloved authors. In a much celebrated literary career that has spanned six decades, he has produced an astonishing body of work: unforgettable novels, including Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes; essays, theatrical works, screenplays and teleplays; The Illustrated Mein, Dandelion Wine, The October Country, and numerous other superb short story collections. But of all the dazzling stars in the vast Bradbury universe, none shines more luminous than these masterful chronicles of Earth's settlement of the fourth world from the sun. Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams and metaphor-of crystal pillars and fossil seas-where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn -first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars ... and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles is a classic work of twentieth-century literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's passage. In connected, chronological stories, a true grandmaster once again enthralls, delights and challenges us with his vision and his heart-starkly and stunningly exposing in brilliant spacelight our strength, our weakness, our folly, and our poignant humanity on a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.
- Author: Ray Bradbury
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (May 21, 2013)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction
10. Skyward (The Skyward Series Book 1)
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future. Spensa's world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father's--a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa's chances of attending flight school at slim to none. No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars. Praise for Skyward : A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year " Startling revelations and stakes-raising implications ...Sanderson plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too. "--Kirkus Reviews , Starred Review "With this action-packed trilogy opener , Sanderson offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast ...[and] as the pulse-pounding story intensifies and reveals its secrets, a cliffhanger ending sets things up for the next installment." --Publishers Weekly , Starred Review "It is impossible to turn the pages fast enough. "-- Booklist " Sanderson delivers a cinematic adventure that explores the defining aspects of the individual versus the society...[and] fans of [his] will not be disappointed. " --SLJ Praise for Brandon Sanderson's Reckoners series: #1 New York Times Bestselling Series " Another win for Sanderson . . . he's simply a brilliant writer. Period."--Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind "Action-packed." -- EW " Compelling. . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store."--AV Club
- Author: Brandon Sanderson
- Publisher: Delacorte Press (November 6, 2018)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult