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A week ago NPR’s website posted an article asking readers to nominate the five best Young Adult novels of all time. They wanted the choices posted in a thread on their website, but I thought it would be fun to share my picks with everyone.

Since I love this genre so much, I found choosing just five a very difficult task. There were countless others that I would have loved to include, but they only asked for five, so I stayed within their parameters. My favorites are listed below and are in no particular order (that would have been entirely too challenging). Please feel free to list your favorites in the discussion section below.



Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger





To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee




The Book Thief – Mark Zusak




The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton



The Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling


***Not all the Harry Potter books were good enough to make the list, but the series on a whole was something special, so I included them all.

NOTE: I would have put Pride and Prejudice in place of Harry Potter, but I wasn’t sure it could technically be considered Young Adult, so I left it out.

Sara O'Connor
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