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Fiction Books for Young Adults

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 5

Here is a great list of fiction books for young adults. The Harry Potter series has seven books, the Twilight series has four books, The Hunger Games series has 3 books, and there are three more recommended books for young adults worldwide. Reading novels are a great way to entertain yourself besides watching TV or surfing the internet.

The Harry Potter fantasy novels are known all over the world and have shot to fame along with its film series. Harry Potter is about an adolescent wizard whose parents were murdered by the very powerful and evil dark wizard by the name of Lord Voldemort. Throughout all seven books, the reader follows Harry and his friends overcome evil in a wizarding world. Here is the fiction books listed in order below:

  1. Sorcerer’s Stone (1997)
  2. Chamber of Secrets (1998)
  3. Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
  4. Goblet of Fire (2000)
  5. Order of the Phoenix (2003)
  6. Half-Blood Prince (2005)
  7. Deathly Hallows (2007)

Additional three books supplementing the Potter series:

  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2001)
  2. Quidditch through the Ages (2001)
  3. The Tales of Beedle the Bard (2007)

Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer

There are a total of four books in the Twilight series and they’ve all been successful sellers. The Twilight series is vampire-themed and it follows the life of Bella who falls in love with a vampire named Edward. Bella is a living teenager while Edward is a vampire that’s 104 years old. These books have also been turned into a successful film series. Here is the fiction books listed in order below:

  1. Twilight (2005)
  2. New Moon (2006)
  3. Eclipse (2007)
  4. Breaking Dawn (2008)

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games Trilogy - Nonfiction Books for Young Adults
The Hunger Games Trilogy is completed with three books and they’re all bestsellers. The Hunger Games Trilogy is a science fiction series that takes place in an undisclosed future time period. After the current nations of the Americas are destructed, there is a new nation known as “Panem.” Every year, one boy and one girl are randomly chosen and forced to participate in the Hunger Games. They must fight to death in a dangerous arena outdoors against every other boy and girl in 12 districts. Here are the three fiction books listed in order below:

  1. The Hunger Games (2008)
  2. Catching Fire (2009)
  3. Mockingjay (2010)

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver by Lois Lowry - Nonfiction Books for Young Adults
The first book of the trilogy is about a young boy named Jonas who lives in a utopian turned dystopian society. He is chosen to inherit the position as a “Receiver of Memory,” because the society has been converted to “sameness” and lost their memory about their past life. 12 year-old Jonas receives this information from the previous receiver known as the “Giver,” but faces a dilemma. Should he live a loveless and shallow life like his current community or should he share his knowledge of a greater and fuller life they can have based on what the Giver told him? Here is the trilogy series listed below:
  1. The Giver
  2. Gathering Blue
  3. The Messenger

Holes by Louis Sachar

Holes by Louis Sachar - Nonfiction Books for Young Adults
Holes by Louis Sachar is one of many really good fiction books for young adults. This novel has won the Newbery Medal and has been adapted into a film in 2003 by Walt Disney Pictures. Holes is about a character named Stanley Yelnats who has to choose between going to jail or to Camp Green Lake to serve his sentence. He has never been to a camp before so that’s where he chose to go. Stanley was accused of stealing a pair of shoes donated by a basketball player but that never happened. Those shoes actually fell from the sky onto his head but off course the judge doesn’t believe him. This book then follows Stanley to a desert wasteland that isn’t much of a camp and begins his search for the truth. Why were all these people digging holes? 

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - Nonfiction Books for Young Adults
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is one of three fiction books for young adults by this author. From the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Lightning Thief is about a 12 year-old who’s on the most dangerous quest in his life. Percy has to journey across the United States in order to find the thief who stole Zeus’ lightning bolt. This novel is a fantasy-adventure and is based on Greek mythology. While he is on his quest, Percy has to face mythological enemies who are trying to stop him.


Dec 16, 2011 11:12am
"Holes" was a killer book! I only read it as an adult, and still got into it.
Dec 16, 2011 11:22am
I agree! I also believe anyone of any age group will enjoy these books although their marketed to young adults. Can't deny a good book when you read one!
Dec 16, 2011 11:40am
Over the years I've been pleasantly surprised at the sophistication changes in juvenile literature. "Holes" had that great anti-racist subtext in it, and I've seen other juvey books tackle social issues as part of their stories as well (my favorite recent juvey book was Neill Gaiman's "Coraline" -- killer!!)
Dec 16, 2011 3:24pm
Oh yes Coraline! I remember there being a film but I never got around to reading the book itself. Thanks for mentioning that, I will definitely be reading it soon.
Dec 16, 2011 3:32pm
The recent movie is one of those rare cases that did the book justice, so if you see the flick, you pretty much get the book.
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