21 Books That Will Make You Fall In Love With YA, Because Young Adult Lit Is Something Everyone Can Adore

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Every person who reads young adult lit has that one book that kicked off her dazzling YA love affair. Mine was the Fearless series by Francine Pascal (you might remember her from the Sweet Valley High books, too). I started this series in middle school and quickly became OBSESSED with Gaia, the kickass heroine who was born without “the fear gene.” I even wore super-unflattering cargo pants and tanks for the duration of my freshman year because I wished I could be as badass as her, so I literally tried.

I think people fall in love with YA because these books portray universal emotions we've all felt before. Reading YA as a teen made me realize that I wasn’t alone in these feelings. Even if we can’t relate to every single situation within the pages, they have the ability to immerse us in a world of exciting firsts — of love, friendship, identity, heartbreak, and so much more.

So if you’ve never read YA, and even if you’ve read a zillion YA novels, this list of books is sure to make you fall in love with the genre over and over again.

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