Favorite MG/YA Books

Looking for a good book for a teen or tween? I’ve started a small list here. Check back often as I’ll be adding new titles all the time. I’ll also add a link to each one as I review it on my blog.

Middle Grade Mystery:

  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (read my review)
  • The 39 Clues Series (Various authors)
  • The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
  • The Man Who Was Poe by Avi
  • When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (read my review)
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (read my review)
  • Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (read my review)
  • Escape from Mr. Limoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein (read my review)

Middle Grade Fantasy:

  • Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (read my review)
  • Children of the Lamp Series by P.B. Kerr
  • The Tiger’s Apprentice Series by Laurence Yep
  • Magyk by Angie Sage (read my review)

Middle Grade Science-Fiction:

  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (read my review)
  • The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer (read my review)
  • The Phantom Bully (Star Wars Jedi Academy #3) by Jeffrey Brown (read my review)

Middle Grade Historical Fiction:

Middle Grade Contemporary & General Fiction:

Young Adult Mystery:

  • Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams

Young Adult Historical Fiction:

  • Faithful by Janet Fox
  • Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • Feathers  by Jacqueline Woodson (read my review)

Young Adult Speculative Fiction (Sci-Fi & Fantasy):

  • Cinder (Lunar Chronicles book #1) by Marissa Meyer (read my review)
  • Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles book #2) by Marissa Meyer
  • Divergent Series by Veronica Roth (read my review)
  • Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
  • Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • East by Edith Pattou (read my review)
  • Saving Yesterday by Jessica Keller (read my review)
  • The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (read my review)

Young Adult Contemporary:

  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen (read my review)
  • Need by Joelle Charbonneau (read my review)

YA Christian fiction:

  • The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson (read my review)
  • 8 Notes to a Nobody (Bird Face Series Book 1) by Cynthia T. Toney (read my review)
  • 10 Steps to Girlfriend Status (Bird Face Series Book 2) by Cynthia T. Toney (read my review)
  • A Single Bead by Stephanie Engelman (read my review)
  • The Perfect Blindside by Leslea Wahl (read my review)
  • Life-Changing Love by Theresa Linden (read my review)