Best Fiction for Young Adults YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults Blogging Team presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 14 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18.
Outstanding Books for the College Bound “A YALSA committee of public, secondary school, and academic librarians selects the list. Revised every five years as a tool for several audiences (students preparing for college, educators, librarians, and parents) it offers opportunities for independent reading and lifelong learning. Use it to round out your reading as you prepare for college entrance exams and courses, to strengthen your knowledge in a variety of subject areas and enhance appreciation for different cultures and times.” -YALSA
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers “Titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason. The list selects fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novel titles. Criteria for these titles include those with a high interest "hook", a catchy title/cover, sufficient plot to sustain interest, humor when appropriate, and more.” - YALSA
Teens' Top Ten “The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!” - YALSA
Note: The books on the above book lists have been selected for teens (12 to 18 years of age). The titles span a wide range of reading and maturity levels. The lists are being provided as resources for students and their families. MCHS is not recommending any specific books for students and encourages parents to take an active role in helping individual teens choose books - movies and social media - that are the best fit for them and their families.