The “YA novel” has become an increasingly respected literary genre, entertaining teens and adults alike. The Onion walks you through some of the bestselling and most beloved young adult titles:


The Chronicles Of Narnia

These theologically tinged C.S. Lewis novels have introduced generation after generation of young people to the concept of a forced metaphor

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The Hunger Games

The perfect series for anyone who loved the Harry Potter books but wished there were more scenes where children died violently

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A Wrinkle In Time

A 1963 fantasy novel that has gained recent popularity among people who like to point out that they read the book before the movie came out

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Bertie Cloudweather And The Impossible Journey

It’s safe to blindly guess that a book by this title exists and that kids ages 10-15 can’t get enough of it

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Animorphs

This award-winning series earned author K.A. Applegate a Nobel Prize in Literature for her work covering the Andalite-Yeerkan War

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The Epistles Of Paul

What better entertainment for young adults than a riveting collection of letters ruminating on the relationship between sin and mercy?

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Twilight

This controversial vampire romance set the all-time literary record for most adjectives used to describe a single jawline

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Finnegan’s Wake

A teenager has about as much chance as anyone of determining what the fuck this is about

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