The Best Young Adult Novels for Adults

No shame in the YA game.

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Mega-series like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games put Young Adult books on the map in a big way. When we read as teenagers, we fall in love with the exciting plots, the magical worlds, and the characters we wish were our best friends. For the same reasons, Young Adult books are entertaining for adults of any age. These novels teach us about the friendships, heartbreaks and challenges of growing up; they equip us to deal with life’s hardships; they show us how to empathize. There’s no end to the things we can learn from books, and if you read, or re-read any of these wonderful YA novels, you may just find yourself feeling very young at heart.

Shelf Curated by Emma Oulton. Image credit: GaudiLab/


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About Emma Oulton

Emma Oulton

EMMA OULTON has more books than friends, and is perfectly happy with that arrangement. She lives in London with a dog called Hippo, works in publishing, and live-tweets her life from @emmaoulton.

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