Time Magazine: The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time [Full List]

Time Magazine: The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time [Full List]


Little Women

Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

City of the Beasts

Allende, Isabel. City of the Beasts

The Chronicles of Prydain

Alexander, Lloyd. The Chronicles of Prydain (series)

Tiger Lily

Anderson, Jodi Lynn. Tiger Lily

Speak

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak

Feed

Anderson, M.T. Feed

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Baum, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz *

Dangerous Angels

Block, Francesca Lia. Dangerous Angels (the Weetzie Bat Books)

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Blume, Judy. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Secret

Bosch, Pseudonymous. Secret (series) *

The Illustrated Man

Bradbury, Ray. The Illustrated Man

For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland *

Boy Proof

Castellucci, Cecil. Boy Proof

Cleary, Beverly. Beezus and Ramona *

Frindle

Clements, Andrew. Frindle *

The Hunger Games

Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games

The Grey King

Cooper, Susan. The Grey King *

The Chocolate War

Cormier, Robert. The Chocolate War

Whale Talk

Crutcher, Chris. Whale Talk

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory *

Danny the Champion of the World

Dahl, Roald. Danny the Champion of the World *

Matilda

Dahl, Roald. Matilda *

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

DiCamillo, Kate. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane *

DiCamillo, Kate. The Tiger Rising *

A Northern Light

Donnelly, Jennifer. A Northern Light

Fitzhugh, Louise. Harriet the Spy *

Forbes, Esther. Johnny Tremain: A Story of Boston in Revolt

The Diary of a Young Girl

Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl

The Thief Lord

Funke, Cornelia. The Thief Lord

The Graveyard Book

Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book

The Fault in Our Stars

Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars

Looking for Alaska

Green, John. Looking for Alaska

Lord of the Flies

Golding, William. Lord of the Flies

The Princess Bride

Goldman, William. The Princess Bride

Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows *

Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Hardinge, Frances. The Lost Conspiracy

The Outsiders

Hinton, S. E. The Outsiders

Hughes, Richard. A High Wind in Jamaica

Jones, Diana Wynne. Dogsbody

The Phantom Tollbooth

Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth *

Alabama Moon

Key, Watt. Alabama Moon

A Separate Peace

Knowles, John. A Separate Peace

Konigsburg, E. L. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler *

LeGuin, Ursula. A Wizard of Earthsea

To Kill a Mockingbird

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird

A Wrinkle in Time

L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time

Leviathan, David. Every Day

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe *

London, Jack. The Call of the Wild

The Giver

Lowry, Lois. The Giver

Number the Stars

Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars *

Saffy’s Angel

McKay, Hilary. Saffy’s Angel

Twilight

Meyer, Stephanie. Twilight

Anne of Green Gables

Montgomery, L. M. Anne of Green Gables

Morpurgo, Michael. Private Peaceful

Myers, Walter Dean. Fallen Angels

Myers, Walter Dean. Monster

Nelson, Marilyn. A Wreath for Emmett Till

Ness, Patrick. The Knife of Never Letting Go

Ness, Patrick. A Monster Calls

Nix, Garth. Sabriel

O’Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh *

Palacio, R. J. Wonder *

Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia *

Paterson, Katherine. Jacob Have I Loved

Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet *

Poe, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Pullman, Phillip. The Golden Compass

Pullman, Philip. His Dark Materials

Raskin, Ellen. The Westing Game *

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. The Yearling

Riordan, Rick. Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Harry Potter

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter (series)

Ryan, Pam Munoz. Esperanza Rising *

Holes

Sachar, Louis. Holes

Salinger, J. D. The Catcher in the Rye

Scott, Michael. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Selznick, Brian. The Invention of Hugo Cabret *

Sís, Peter. The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

Snicket, Lemony. A Series of Unfortunate Events (series) *

Speare, Elizabeth George. The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Stead, Rebecca. When You Reach Me *

Stewart, Trenton Lee. The Mysterious Benedict Society *

Taylor, Mildred D. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Thompson, Craig. Blankets

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings

Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins *

Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Whaley, John Corey. Where Things Come Back

Charlotte’s Web

White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web *

White, T. H. The Sword in the Stone

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House on the Prairie *

Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese

Yang, Gene Luen. Boxers and Saints

Zindel, Paul. The Pigman

The Book Thief

Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief


Note: Starred titles are not really for “young-adult” readers, but for younger readers, according to some people’s opinion.

See also: Time Magazine: The 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time

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