Eleven awesome young adult books to check out

This one goes to eleven…

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (a classic that is as relevant today as ever)

Feed by M.T. Anderson (this book will change your life. Seriously. It’s incredible, and a fast read)

Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas (who later went on to create and produce Veronica Mars, a great show, but this book is even better)

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (also check out Crash –I couldn’t figure out which book of his to list, since they’re both so good)

Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan (this book completely surprised me with what young adult books are capable of doing)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (a beautifully honest book about high school)

The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan (poetic character sketches woven together –there’s almost nothing like this book out there)

The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (incredibly inventive and intense fantasy that kicks Harry Potter’s butt –no offense, Harry)

Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going (rockstar goodness in sweet, easy bites)

Depressed? Try books!

Depressed? Try books!

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (fun adventure, with some deep thoughts to boot)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (this is probably my all time favorite book)

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