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These YA books are so profound and so moving that they literally changed the way we look at the world. With the help of our community on Twitter and YouTube, we pulled together the thirty most highly recommended books to create this list, but if there are more that you would add, please tell us in the comments below!

30 YA Books That Changed Our View Of The World

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30 YA Books That Changed Our View Of The World via @EpicReads

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Full List of Books

 

Top Row

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Burned by Ellen Hopkins
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

 

Middle Row

Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
Split by Swati Avasthi
Tease by Amanda Maciel
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Silenced by James Devita
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
Winger by Andrew Smith
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen

 

Bottom Row

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith
Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
These Gentle Wounds by Helene Dunbar
Reality Boy by A.S. King
Every Day by David Levithan
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

 

 

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What other books would you add to this list?