NPR(全国公共广播电台)在2012年8月7日公布了一份由75,220人投票选举的"Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels"。正如一千个人心目中有一千个哈姆雷特那样，看完榜单，肯定有人为心爱的作品落选而口诛笔伐，同时有人为自己的心头爱的入选摇旗呐喊。不过我看的倒是这几年新近的YA作品的欣欣向荣。就我个人的经验来说，往往近期的YA（热门）作品从难度上低于古典或者经典的童书，所以我很希望从YA作品来入手。古典或者经典作品当然也要听，但是贴近现实生活的YA作品可以学习到很多流行品牌和用语。
The Mortal Instruments Series
by CASSANDRA CLARE
Able to see demons and those who hunt them, Clary Fray is drawn into the world of the Shadowhunters when her mother slips into a coma and travels to the City of Glass, the capital of their secretive country, where she uncovers important truths about her family's past.
An Abundance Of Katherines
by JOHN GREEN
Always being dumped by girls named Katherine, Colin Singleton, a washed-up child prodigy with a Judge Judy-obsessed best friend, embarks on a quest to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which will affect all of his future relationships and change his life.
Flowers For Algernon
by DANIEL KEYES
When brain surgery makes a mouse into a genius, dull-witted Charlie Gordon wonders if it might also work for him. It does ... but then the mouse begins to regress.
Thirteen Reasons Why
by JAY ASHER
When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing 13 cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recount the events leading up to her death.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
by MARK HADDON
Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically gifted, autistic boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secrets about his mother.
by LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON
After being raped at a party, teenage Melinda is unable to tell angry partygoers why she called the police — and eventually stops speaking all together. Speak follows Melinda as she overcomes her past, and finds her voice.
The Twilight Series
by STEPHENIE MEYER
When 17-year-old Bella Swan leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Wash., she meets Edward, an exquisitely handsome boy at school, for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction, and who she comes to realize is not wholly human. Bella must choose between vampire Edward and werewolf Jacob, while avoiding the attentions of less friendly vampires.
by SCOTT WESTERFELD
Scott Westerfeld's four-part series follows teenage Tally as she uncovers the truth about her future world, where a mandatory operation at age 16 converts natural "Uglies" into conformist "Pretties."
The Infernal Devices Series
by CASSANDRA CLARE
Tessa Gray's search for her missing brother leads her into Victorian London's supernatural underworld, where she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.
by NATALIE BABBITT
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a 10-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret, about a spring of magical water that prevents the drinker from ever growing any older.
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian
by SHERMAN ALEXIE
Sherman Alexie's semi-autobiographical novel, illustrated by Ellen Forney, follows 14-year-old Junior — poor, skinny and with a freakishly big head — as he leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation for a mostly-white school in a nearby town. Alexie captures the pain and awkwardness of adolescence while also meditating on the devastation that poverty, racism and alcoholism have wrought on Native American communities.
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants Series
by ANN BRASHARES
During their first summer break spent apart, longtime friends Lena, Tibby, Carmen and Bridget each embark on adventures that they share with each other through a pair of jeans that they have decided will be worn by all, and so will absorb all of their stories.
The Call Of The Wild
by JACK LONDON
Jack London's classic novel presents the adventures of an unusual dog, part Saint Bernard and part Scotch shepherd, forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields, where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
by JOHN GREEN and DAVID LEVITHAN
When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.
Go Ask Alice
Originally sold as the real diary of an actual teenager, Go Ask Alice is the faux-memoir of a 15-year-old girl whose life is dominated by her drug problems, following her experiences from her indoctrination into the world of drugs to just before her death from an overdose.
Howl's Moving Castle
by DIANA WYNNE JONES
The eldest of three sisters in a land where being the eldest is considered a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice — until a witch turns her into an old woman, and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.
by JERRY SPINELLI
Mica Area High School has never seen anything like Susan "Stargirl" Caraway, a classic Manic Pixie Dream Girl who wears Native American buckskins, plays the ukulele and cheers for both teams at sporting events. A story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love.
A Separate Peace
by JOHN KNOWLES
Introverted, intellectual Gene and his daredevil best friend, Phineas, are roommates at a posh New England boarding school just before World War II, but a conflict of loyalties leads them to tragedy.
Vampire Academy Series
by RICHELLE MEAD
Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one girl focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks and sinister plots.
The Abhorsen Trilogy
by GARTH NIX
In the Old Kingdom, magic is real and the dead walk — and sometimes, they walk right across the magical Wall and into the New Kingdom. The series follows skilled necromancer Sabriel and her companions as they fight to send the dead back into the realm of Death.