When Holden Met Katniss: The 40 Best YA Novels - Rolling Stone
Home Culture Culture Lists

When Holden Met Katniss: The 40 Best YA Novels

Beloved favorites, underground classics, controversial page-turners, sci-fi sagas and more

Best young adult Novels

Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company; Scholastic; Dutton Books; Heinemann

In the past decade, young adult literature has gone from a loosely defined term describing books marketed to teenagers to a cultural force that has spawned such blockbuster hits as Twilight, The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars (all of which have been made into movies, with Fault hitting theaters on June 6th). Trying to decide on the most essential books in the genre is a bit like trying to empty the ocean using a thimble. We've parsed through hundreds of stories about dystopian societies, supernatural love triangles, awkward first crushes and many a mixed-tape featuring the Smiths to bring you this core collection of classic staples and overlooked gems. Consider it your summer reading list. By Anna Fitzpatrick

In This Article: Books, Hunger Games

Newswire

Powered by
Arrow Created with Sketch. Calendar Created with Sketch. Path Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch.