A year with so much outstanding Young Adult fiction can’t be all bad

It’s been…an interesting year. But it didn’t entirely suck. In 2017, a lot of great YA fiction came charging out, leading the push for diverse representation, tackling some tough social issues, and being well-crafted, compelling reads. Here is a round-up of the highlights, as well as some titles to look forward to in 2018.

Must-reads 2017

There are a lot of Best Of lists and here are five of ‘em:

Even if you aren’t into YA, and, in my highly biased opinion, you should be, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that the phenomenal The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is at the top of everyone’s list, including the National Book Awards for Young People’s Literature . (In true 2017 form, one school district banned The Hate U Give —all the more reason to read it and give it to teens!)

Can’t-wait-to-reads 2018

I’m still catching up on 2017 but I’m already planning my 2018 reading with the help of the following lists:

While I’m really hoping for a less eventful year in various realms, I’m looking forward to another exciting one in YA fiction!

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