Top Ten* Young Adult Fiction books of 2014 (series have been grouped)!

10) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits–smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Copy also available on our YA Popular Fiction Nook.

9) Paper Towns by John Green

Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.

8) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show . Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

7) Looking for Alaska by John Green

Fascinated by the last words of famous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and evading school rules. Pudge falls impossibly in love. When tragedy strikes the close-knit group, it is only in coming face-to-face with death that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.

6) The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

The Maze RunnerThe Scorch Trials, and The Death Cure (also includes the prequel The Kill Order)

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose memories are also gone. Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out–and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Copies also available as an ebook download and our YA Dystopian Nook.

5) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

Copies also available as an ebook download.

4) If I Stay by Gayle Forman

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

Copies also available as an ebook download and on our YA Popular Fiction Nook.

3) The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger GamesCatching Fire, and Mockingjay
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play.
Copies also available as an ebook download.

2) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Copies also available as an ebook download and on our YA Popular Fiction Nook.


1) Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both.But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death.
Copies also available as ebook download and on our YA Dystopian Nook

Honorable Mentions:
Legend Series by Marie Lu, The 5th Wave by Richard Yancey, and I Am Number Four Series by Pittacus Lore

*Based on number of checkouts

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