There’s no doubt that young adult literature deserves its place in the English language arts classroom. Generally aimed at preteen and teenage readers, YA books span genres and subject matter, offering something for every student. Avid and reluctant readers alike often respond well to YA literature, as many books feature accessible text, relatable characters, and common themes relevant to adolescents, such as identity, friendships, family, and love.

If you’re looking for new independent reading choices or ideas for literature circles, check out these fifteen bestselling YA books that are sure to become student favorites!

What other YA books are popular in your classroom? Let us know in the comments!