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31 Young Adult Books That We Deemed The Best Of 2019

All books are good, but these were the best.

1. Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus

2. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

3. On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

4. Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian

5. Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

6. The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

7. Lovely War by Julie Berry

8. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

9. Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

10. Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

11. With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

12. Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

13. Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

14. I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

15. If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann

16. Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

17. Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

18. Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith

19. Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud

20. Ziggy, Stardust & Me by James Brandon

21. The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

22. Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

23. Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

24. Frankly in Love by David Yoon

25. Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

26. Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

27. Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

28. Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett

29. The How & The Why by Cynthia Hand

30. The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

31. Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi