The best YA books that adults will love too
Jean Menzies selects just some of the brilliantly written and complex YA novels that adult readers shouldn’t miss.
With dystopian trilogies becoming blockbuster films and high school love stories melting hearts of all ages, the best YA books transcend the genre and appeal to readers of all ages. In fact, it has been found that over half of YA books are bought by adults, mainly for their own reading pleasure. But why has YA literature become so popular with adult readers? One reason is that YA literature addresses universal experiences of friendship, love and self-discovery that readers from thirteen to 113 can relate to. And as we’re bombarded with the doom and gloom of the news, young adult literature offers an escape, whether into the unknown worlds of YA genre fiction or the nostalgia of our own teenage years.
Here is our edit of the best young adult novels that adults will love too. Each of these books will immerse you in the world of their young protagonists, taking you along for the journey no matter your age.
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