5 Truly Brilliant Young Adult Books You Can Enjoy At Any Age

You don’t have to be a teen to love YA.

1. On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

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Released as Jellicoe Road in the US, this is a masterful story from one of Australia’s most popular YA authors. It weaves together the past and present wonderfully, as its protagonist, Taylor Markham, tries to figure out the secret of who she is, where she comes from and where she fits in. Marchetta is currently in the process of adapting it for the big screen.

2. Wildlife by Fiona Wood

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Wildlife is about two very different girls living at an outdoor education camp for the school term, having to deal with their own problems. Sibylla is in her first real relationship and is just trying to fit in, while Lou is grieving over the death of her first love. It’s an incredibly raw and realistic exploration of what it’s like to be a teen girl, and something you can relate to even if you’re not the same age as the characters any more.

3. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

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This is a remarkable book about two girls from different worlds who forge a friendship in the chaos of World War II. The narrator, Verity, is a spy that’s been captured by the Germans and forced to write down all her secrets. It’s a memorable story told in an evocative voice.

4. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

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Amy is getting in a car for the first time since her dad died in a car crash, and it’s not a small trip – she’s driving from California to Connecticut with a boy she hasn’t seen since she was a kid. While she works through her grief and anxiety, she gets to know Roger and is surprised to have a lot of fun along the way. Guaranteed, this book will make you want to take your own roadtrip around the US.

5. Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King

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During the day, Lucky lives with a dysfunctional family and constant bullying, but at night he becomes a hero in the war-ridden jungles of his dreams. Unfolding in a non-linear timeframe, Everybody Sees the Ants is both heartbreaking and uplifting.

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