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Best Young Adult Novels, Best Teen Fiction, Top 100 Teen Novels

Best Young Adult Novels, Best Teen Fiction, Top 100 Teen Novels
It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Just last year, the Association of American Publishers ranked Children's/Young Adult books as the single fastest-growing publishing category. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75,220 of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed. And now, the final results are in. While it's no surprise to see Harry Potter and the Hunger Games trilogy on top, this year's list also highlights some writers we weren't as familiar with. Selecting a manageable voting roster from among the more than 1,200 nominations that came in from readers wasn't easy, and we were happy to be able to rely on such an experienced panel of judges. Summer, like youth, is fleeting.

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I added this one because it would be a great resource for me deciding my personal favorite books. by harmonyhunt5 Apr 12

Great resource for my Top 10 best novels infographic. Need to look for newest titles. by libladyjames Feb 27

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