This is a great list, and a terrific way to look beyond some of the more cliched elements existing in YA. (Not every book *has* to be a dystopian trilogy with romance elements, amirite?)

Here’s the list with catalog links: 

  1. The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
  2. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  3. The Ancient One by T.A. Barron (contact us and we’ll get it for you)
  4. Karma by Cathy Ostlere
  5. After by Amy Efaw
  6. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  7. Tangerine by Edward Bloor
  8. Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi
  9. Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle
  10. Hold Still by Nina LaCour

And there’s always others. My personal underrated faves are King Dork by Frank Portman and Blood Red Road by Moira Young (yep, it’s a dystopian. Deal.) 

What YA titles do you think need better coverage?

The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean – I actually felt cold while reading this in the middle of July! 

Twitter’s Favorite Underrated Young Adult Novels

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