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    18 Young Adult Books About Serious Issues That Really Stuck With You

    For everyone who grew up in the young adult section of Barnes & Noble.

    1. Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks

    2. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

    3. Cut by Patricia McCormick

    4. Burned by Ellen Hopkins

    5. Perfect by Natasha Friend

    6. Skinny by Donna Cooner

    7. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

    8. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

    9. It Happened to Nancy (edited by Beatrice Sparks)

    10. Tweak: by Nic Sheff

    11. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

    12. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

    13. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

    14. Crank by Ellen Hopkins

    15. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

    16. Model: A Memoir by Cheryl Diamond

    17. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

    18. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen