More and more titles written for the Young Adult crowd appeal to adults too. Check out these titles that are on this week's New York Times Young Adult Best Seller List (some have been on the list for over a year):
- Looking for Alaska by John Green: Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
- Paper Towns by John Green: One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears. (Breaking News: Last week it was announced that Paper Towns is being developed into a movie starring Nat Wolff!)
- Hollow City: the Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: A follow-up to the best-selling Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children begins in 1940 with Jacob and his new friends escaping from Miss Peregrine's island and traveling to London, where they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals and other unexpected surprises.
- This Star Won't Go Out: the Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl with Lori and Wayne Earl : In full color and illustrated with art and photographs, this is a collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Essays by family and friends help to tell Esther’s story.
- The Selection by Kiera Cass: Preferring a relationship with her secret boyfriend, Aspen, but unwittingly selected to compete for the hand of the gorgeous Prince Maxon against dozens of hopefuls, 17-year-old America Singer grudgingly participates and clearly voices her distaste for the kingdom's caste system until she unexpectedly develops feelings for the prince.