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.