11 Great Young Adult Books for the YA Cynic

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By now we all know that Divergent and The Hunger Games trilogies are above and beyond great, and that John Green can do no wrong. These books are the breakouts from the YA world, novels that adults can't stop talking about, either. But what about the rest of the genre? (And, oh, it's a huge one.)

There's a ton of incredible YA literature on shelves that would crack even a hardened skeptic — you've just got to do a little digging. Or you can leave that to us. These 11 books are titles you'll want to put in your queue immediately. We promise they'll break open the world of YA for you the way they did for us.

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