Amazon Lists 20 Essential YA Reads

Amazon has just debuted their “Essential Books for Young Adults”. The Essentials is actually a two-part list of twenty books all together, which is designed to make book shopping for teens easier.

The first list that is a selection of ten books chosen by the Amazon Editors. The editors have weighed in to created a carefully curated selection of timeless reads to help guide book-buying experiences outside of the classroom. This list currently includes classics reads, such as The Giver by Lois Lowery and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. It pairs these more established novels with modern favorites like Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Martin Zusak’s The Book Thief. The Amazon Editors' selections are designed to inspire teens to reflect on the world at large and includes books from across the many sub-genres of YA lit.

For teens (and their book-buying families) seeking guidance when it comes to more popular new releases, the second part of the list may be even more helpful. The Customer Selected portion of the list will feature the top 10 Young Adult books recommended by Amazon users. This portion is still in the works, meaning that readers still have a chance to visit the site and nominate a young adult novel for the list. (As an added bonus, readers who suggest a book for the list before the last day of July will be entered to win all ten books on the Amazon Editors’ Essential List. For more details click here.)

So now that Amazon has debuted there list for essential YA books, we would like to know what books would you nominate for the list?