Best Books of 2015, Part 2: Young Adult Fiction

Welcome to Part 2!

Another year of reading is inching its way to an end! All around, I would say that it has been a pretty solid year of reads: from brilliant and moving picture books, to gems in young adult, children’s and adult fiction, there have been a number of winners.

LastTimeWeSayGoodbye17285330

SenseoftheInfinite23015948

vengeanceroad23719270

tonightthestreetsareours23310761

 

 

 

 

 

thetruthcomm23229427

ThriceBurned22915872

simonvs19547856

Conviction18398627

 

 

 

 

 

I am so happy to say that though I did not read a ton of YA, there were a number of terrific– smart, sharp, meaningful, innovative- teen titles in the relatively small selection I did get to. Great crop! In no particular order, here are my picks for best young adult fiction:

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales
The Truth Commission by Susan Juby
Thrice Burned (Portia Adams Adventure #2) by Angela Misri
Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert

 

*Some titles may not have been published in 2015; the books are titles I read over the last year. Some titles may have been gifted from publishers in exchange for honest reviews; this had no impact on placing in this list.

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