YA Book Gift Guide

YA book gift list that you could give to non-readers or readers. 

Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

A home room class goes to get their flu shots and they all develop the power to hear people’s thoughts. Some realize that this is great and use it to their advantage, others don’t. 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 


Cath and her sister, Wren are obsessed with the Simon Snow series. When they get to university Wren does wants distance from her sister and Simon Snow. Cath just can’t let Simon Snow and she has no friends. 

Just One Day by Gayle Foreman 


On a post-grad trip to Europe, Allyson meets a handsome stranger who invites her to Paris for one day. For the next year Allyson can’t stop thinking about that stranger and what could’ve happened. 

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 


Anna has a great life until her father decides to send her to Paris for boarding school. Anna meets some great friends and a cute boy who sadly becomes her best friend, not her boyfriend. 

Popular: How a geek in pearls discovered the secret to confidence, a memoir by Maya Van Wagenen


Unpopular girl decides to try out advice from the 1950’s book, “Betty Cornell’s Teenage Popularity Guide”. She builds her confidence in hilarious and embarrassing ways. 

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld 


Darcy’s book is getting published so she moves to New York instead of going to college. Lizzie survives a terrorist attack and discovers her power to travel to the underworld and meets another person with her abilities. 

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas 


Assassin, Celaena Sardothien is taken out of the Endovier Salt Mines, were she was imprisoned, to be in a contest to become the Kings assassin. In the palace, where she is now staying to compete in the competition something is happening in the secret tunnels that leads to the death of other contestants. 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer 


A cyborg mechanic named Cinder is living in New Asia. One day the prince comes to her for help fixing an android and they fall in love, then the Lunar queen comes to Earth

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey


An alien invasion has come in many waves that have been killing off the population. Cassie Sullivan is one of the survivors and is on the run for her life. Coming to theatres in January 2016. 

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Years ago their planet was destroyed by the Mogadorians and 18 Loriens escaped to Earth, 9 children and 9 guardians. The Mogadorians are coming for the children to kill them so the Lorien will be extinct. Number Four has been running forever and is going to be killed next, yet he likes his new life. Many people will probably be reading the Fifth Wave in the new year because the movie comes out January 15, so it’s a great gift for anyone. 

I hope this list is helpful to anyone looking to buy a ya book for someone this holiday season.


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