Thanks to the widening diversity of main characters in Young Adult books, the genre is — year over year — getting a little bit more inclusive...and better. Plus, it isn’t all vampires and love triangles anymore (though we’re grateful those are still alive and well, too!).

Overall, 2017 was a particularly strong year for YA titles. Don't believe us? Check out our ten top picks from the year in the gallery above, and let us know which was your favorite in the comments.

Honorable Mentions:
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr (Released January 12)
The Girl With the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke (Released September 1)
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart (Released September 5)
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (Released September 26)