Top 10 YA Must-reads and YA Fiction Quiz

How well do you know YA books? Check out our must-read YA books video and try your hand at our YA books quiz to test your YA book knowledge and see how much you know about teen fiction books.

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Top 10 YA Must-reads:


YA Fiction Quiz:

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A. 10

B. 11

C. 12

D.13

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A. Erudite

B. Abnegation

C. Amity

D. Candor

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A. Happily ever after

B. Thing

C. Forever

D. Always

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A. 11

B. 13

C. 4

D. 12

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A. Pantillimon

B. Pantalo

C. Pantalamos

D. Pantalaimon

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A. Her sister

B. Her dad

C. Her brother

D. Her mum

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A. To avoid joining a Nazi youth group

B. To hide from the Nazis

C. To be invisible at night

D. To imitate his hero Jesse Owens

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A. Guitar

B. Cello

C. Violin

D. Trumpet

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A. Malcolm Deyes

B. Malcolm French

C. Alfie Deyes

D. Alfie Days

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A. Finch

B. Sparrow

C. Swift

D. Mockingbird

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How old is Harry Potter when Hagrid delivers his Hogwarts letter? - B.11

What faction stands for honesty? - D. Candor

Finish this quote; "Maybe okay can be our..."- D. Always

Which District are Katniss, Peeta and Gale from? - D. 12

What is Lyra's Daemon called? - D. Pantalaimon

Who is Cassie trying to rescue? - C. Her brother

Why does Rudy cover his body in coal? - D. To imitate his hero Jesse Owens

What instrument does Mia play? - B. Cello

Who is Zoella's youtuber boyfriend? - C. Alfie Deyes

What is Scout's surname? A. Finch

So, how well did you do? Are you a young adult super fan or do you need to start adding some teen classics to your bookshelves? Whether you're widely read in YA or not, the books we've featured in our video and in this quiz are absolute must-reads.

  • AAAWZ 11 years +
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    When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

  • ADGHR 13 years +
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    This title is first in the ground-breaking "Hunger Games" trilogy. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
  • ABKNI 12 years +
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    Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...
  • WCD2 11 years +
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    Witch Child is a powerful and harrowing novel from Celia Rees which combines fascinating historical detail and a spirited and courageous young heroine.

    Mary faces grave danger as her grandmother has been accused of witchcraft and hanged for the crime. She is offered a way to escape from the finger of suspicion that is about to turn in her direction and sails to the New World.

    Mary hopes that she'll be able to put her past behind her but suspicion returns to threaten her safety once more...Thrilling and full of suspense, Witch Child is an engrossing read for 11+.
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    A beautifully crafted and empathetic story, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is told through the eyes of Christopher, an autistic teenager, and is a fascinating tale of the boy?s amusing attempts to unravel the mystery death of his neighbour?s dog. A fascinating insight into what living with autism must be like, this intriguing novel sees Christopher battle with difficulties such as reading facial expressions and controlling his emotions, as he attempts to slowly and, at times clumsily, draw together the pieces. Mark Haddon's remarkable novel is a delightfully different read that will live with you for a long time.

  • PYM2 11 years +
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    Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his own country, his own father. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.

    Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.

    John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is poignant, heart-warming and illustrates how friendship knows no boundaries - a beautiful book!
  • AWI2 11 years +
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    With her book A Wrinkle in Time, gifted children's author Madeleine L'Engle has created an absorbing science fiction novel that revolves around the likeable, misfit characters of Meg and her brother, Charles.

    Criticised by her teachers for doing badly at school and worried about her missing father, Meg is struggling with how wrong her life is when events take a mysterious turn. Together with Charles and her friend Calvin, she stumbles upon a gap in time through which the children embark on an amazing and dangerous adventure.

    A gripping read for any young adult fiction fan aged 11+ who have ever felt like the odd one out!
  • SKX2 11 years +
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    Anthony Horowitz launched a phenomenal action-packed adventure series with Stormbreaker, the first book starring teenage superspy, Alex Rider.

    His teenage hero is cool, contemporary and brave - just the right sort of hero to entice reluctant readers aged 9 and over to get reading. As the book begins, Alex discovers that his uncle - who has looked after him since he was a baby - has been killed in a car crash.

    What's more... he was a spy not a banker - and now Alex is being recruited to help on a MI6 mission. Told at breakneck pace and with tons of suspense, this is an irresistible read.
  • MZA2 11 years +
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    Adapted into a film starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson, The Book Thief is a moving and breathtaking novel that young readers and adults will devour. This 10th anniversary edition contains exclusive material from the author, Markus Zusak.

    Set in 1939 Nazi Germany, the country holds its breath, waiting on the brink of war. Young Liesel's life is changed forever as she stands by her brother's grave and picks up The Gravedigger's Handbook from the snow, committing her first act of book thievery and changing her life forever...

    So follows her love affair with books in an increasingly dangerous time. When her foster family hide a Jewish boy in their basement her world is both opened up and shut down, but the power of words and the ability for books to feed the soul is explored and enjoyed by both youngsters.

    Superbly crafted and incredibly moving, children aged 11 and over simply must read this award-winning tale which has proved to be one of the most enduring and respected of recent times.
  • NOU2 12 years +
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    Praised by Benjamin Zephaniah and widely regarded as one of the most inspiring and influential teen series of recent years, former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses is a book that tackles prejudice, racism, distrust and terrorism.

    Sephy and Callum have been friends since they were both very young and despite their feelings for each other indicating they want something more, that's as far as it can go...

    However, romance cannot be stopped even in a world full of anger, division and separation. Their love story ends up leading them both into terrible danger...