These aren’t my favorite YA books, but they are definitely ones that I think have a lot of crossover appeal and literary merit. Also a few of them might be considered closer to literary fiction than YA, but I think they would still make a great introduction to reading books about teenagers. Whether people like Game of Thrones, historical fiction, romance, or contemporary stories I think there is something for almost everyone on this list. Let me know in the comments which books you would suggest.
Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme.