Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Books of the Year

Given by Kirkus Reviews

200 Works 25,971 Books 1,011 Reviews 4.0
Years:
All, 2023 (100), 2022 (100)
WorkYear
America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History by Ariel Aberg-Riger
2023
Imogen, Obviously by Becky Albertalli
2023
The Grimoire of Grave Fates by Hanna Alkaf
2023
All You Have To Do by Autumn Allen
2023
When It All Syncs Up by Maya Ameyaw
2023
Money Out Loud: All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us by Berna Anat
2023
The Blood Years by Elana K. Arnold
2023
Writing in Color: The Lessons We've Learned by Nafiza Azad
2023
And Don't Look Back by Rebecca Barrow
2023
Messenger: The Legend of Muhammad Ali by Marc Bernardin
2023
Champion of Fate by Kendare Blake
2023
Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley
2023
The Prince and the Coyote by David Bowles
2023
Promise Boys by Nick Brooks
2023
Good as Gold by Candace Buford
2023
Sing Me to Sleep by Gabi Burton
2023
Gather by Kenneth M. Cadow
2023
Plan A by Deb Caletti
2023
Spin by Rebecca Caprara
2023
Gorgeous Gruesome Faces by Linda Cheng
2023
The Blackwoods by Brandy Colbert
2023
This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham
2023
Transmogrify!: 14 Fantastical Tales of Trans Magic by G. Haron Davis
2023
When Ghosts Call Us Home by Katya De Becerra
2023
Funeral Songs for Dying Girls by Cherie Dimaline
2023
Into the Bright Open: A Secret Garden Remix by Cherie Dimaline
2023
Mindwalker by Kate Dylan
2023
Wings in the Wild by Margarita Engle
2023
Pedro & Daniel by Federico Erebia
2023
Those Pink Mountain Nights by Jen Ferguson
2023
The Eternal Return of Clara Hart by Louise Finch
2023
Where You See Yourself by Claire Forrest
2023
The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption by Shannon Gibney
2023
Throwback by Maurene Goo
2023
Gay Club! by Simon James Green
2023
Unraveller by Frances Hardinge
2023
The Buried and the Bound by Rochelle Hassan
2023
Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood
2023
Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert
2023
Salt the Water by Candice Iloh
2023
The Dos and Donuts of Love by Adiba Jaigirdar
2023
Invisible Son by Kim Johnson
2023
An Appetite for Miracles by Laekan Zea Kemp
2023
Unnecessary Drama by Nina Kenwood
2023
Just a Hat by S. Khubiar
2023
Star Splitter by Matthew J. Kirby
2023
I'll Take Everything You Have by James Klise
2023
Before the Devil Knows You're Here by Autumn Krause
2023
Forever Is Now by Mariama J. Lockington
2023
The Fall of Whit Rivera by Crystal Maldonado
2023
Some Shall Break (The None Shall Sleep Sequence, 2) by Ellie Marney
2023
The Davenports by Krystal Marquis
2023
The Narrow by Kate Alice Marshall
2023
No One Left But You by Tash McAdam
2023
We Are All So Good at Smiling by Amber McBride
2023
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
2023
A Long Stretch of Bad Days by Mindy McGinnis
2023
Mage and the Endless Unknown by sj Miller
2023
Sinner's Isle by Angela Montoya
2023
All These Sunken Souls: A Black Horror Anthology by Circe Moskowitz
2023
From Here by Luma Mufleh
2023
All That It Ever Meant by Blessing Musariri
2023
Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story by Sarah Myer
2023
Only This Beautiful Moment by Abdi Nazemian
2023
Different for Boys by Patrick Ness
2023
Into the Light by Mark Oshiro
2023
Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim by Patricia Park
2023
Bittersweet in the Hollow by Kate Pearsall
2023
Vardari - Iron Wolf, I by Siri Pettersen
2023
Cold Girls by Maxine Rae
2023
All the Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman
2023
A Door in the Dark by Scott Reintgen
2023
Emmett by L. C. Rosen
2023
Delicious Monsters by Liselle Sambury
2023
The Moonlit Vine by Elizabeth Santiago
2023
All the Fighting Parts by Hannah V. Sawyerr
2023
City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer
2023
Charming Young Man by Eliot Schrefer
2023
You: The Story: A Writer's Guide to Craft Through Memory by Ruta Sepetys
2023
Impossible Escape: A True Story of Survival and Heroism in Nazi Germany by Steve Sheinkin
2023
A Long Time Coming: A Lyrical Biography of Race in America from Ona Judge to Barack Obama by Ray Anthony Shepard
2023
The Next New Syrian Girl by Ream Shukairy
2023
Courage to Dream by Neal Shusterman
2023
An Echo in the City by K. X. Song
2023
I Am Not Alone by Francisco X. Stork
2023
Fire From the Sky by Moa Backe Åstot
2023
Savage Her Reply by Deirdre Sullivan
2023
The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim
2023
This Cursed Light by Emily Thiede
2023
Saints of the Household by Ari Tison
2023
She Is a Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran
2023
Finding My Elf by David Valdes
2023
Phoebe's Diary by Phoebe Wahl
2023
The Voice Upstairs by Laura E. Weymouth
2023
The Spirit Bares Its Teeth by Andrew Joseph White
2023
Look on the Bright Side by Lily Williams
2023
More Than a Dream: The Radical March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by Yohuru Williams
2023
My Flawless Life by Yvonne Woon
2023
Under This Forgetful Sky by Lauren Yero
2023
Hungry Ghost by Victoria Ying
2023
Inheritance: A Visual Poem by Elizabeth Acevedo
2022
This Is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves
2022
Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed
2022
Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert
2022
Love from Mecca to Medina by S. K. Ali
2022
Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf
2022
Scout's Honor by Lily Anderson
2022
The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah
2022
The Dragons Club (West 44 YA Verse) by Cyn Bermudez
2022
The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum
2022
Notes from a Sickbed by Tessa Brunton
2022
We Are All We Have by Marina Budhos
2022
Crushing by Sophie Burrows
2022
The Epic Story of Every Living Thing by Deb Caletti
2022
Amazona by Canizales
2022
Tasting Light: Ten Science Fiction Stories to Rewire Your Perceptions by A. R. Capetta
2022
Salt and Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho
2022
A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee
2022
The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the Heart by Chesil
2022
All Rise: Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa by Richard Conyngham
2022
Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi
2022
Close-Up on War: The Story of Pioneering Photojournalist Catherine Leroy in Vietnam by Mary Cronk Farrell
2022
The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson
2022
The Obsidian Butterfly by Lani Forbes
2022
Very Bad People by Kit Frick
2022
My Good Man by Eric Gansworth
2022
The Getaway by Lamar Giles
2022
Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney
2022
High Spirits by Camille Gomera-Tavarez
2022
Beasts of Ruin by Ayana Gray
2022
Baby Teeth by Meg Grehan
2022
The Secrets We Keep by Cassie Gustafson
2022
The Gaps by Leanne Hall
2022
We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds
2022
My Imaginary Mary by Cynthia Hand
2022
Lawless Spaces by Corey Ann Haydu
2022
Where Have All the Birds Gone?: Nature in Crisis by Rebecca E. Hirsch
2022
The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson
2022
A Darkness at the Door by Intisar Khanani
2022
Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram
2022
Wake the Bones by Elizabeth Kilcoyne
2022
Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
2022
Destination Unknown by Bill Konigsberg
2022
Inuunira: My Story of Survival by Brian Koonoo
2022
We Weren't Looking to Be Found by Stephanie Kuehn
2022
BIG LIES: from Socrates to Social Media by Mark Kurlansky
2022
Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle
2022
When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb
2022
Socrates: A Life Worth Living by Devra Lehmann
2022
The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones
2022
Family of Liars by E. Lockhart
2022
The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough
2022
The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester by Maya MacGregor
2022
Inaugural Ballers: The True Story of the First US Women's Olympic Basketball Team by Andrew Maraniss
2022
Echoes of Grace by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
2022
Man o' War by Cory McCarthy
2022
The Last Laugh by Mindy McGinnis
2022
Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore
2022
Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix by Anna-Marie McLemore
2022
Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus
2022
Wind Daughter by Joanna Ruth Meyer
2022
Torch by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
2022
Beating Heart Baby by Lio Min
2022
Shuna's Journey by Hayao Miyazaki
2022
Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories by Yamile Saied Méndez
2022
Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor's Life by Marilyn Nelson
2022
The Silent Stars Go By by Sally Nicholls
2022
The Arc (The Third Book of The Loop Trilogy) by Ben Oliver
2022
How You Grow Wings by Rimma Onoseta
2022
I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman
2022
What's Coming to Me by Francesca Padilla
2022
The Devil's Music by Nathan Page
2022
Lia and Beckett's Abracadabra by Amy Noelle Parks
2022
The 9:09 Project by Mark H. Parsons
2022
Four for the Road by K. J. Reilly
2022
Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds
2022
A Girl's Guide to Love & Magic by Debbie Rigaud
2022
Man-Made Monsters: Man Made Monsters by Andrea L. Rogers
2022
The Ghosts of Rose Hill by R. M. Romero
2022
I Miss You, I Hate This by Sara Saedi
2022
Full Flight by Ashley Schumacher
2022
Gallant by V. E. Schwab
2022
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
2022
Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies: Unsung Women of the Holocaust by Swartz Silberstein, Sarah
2022
Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith
2022
See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon
2022
The Words We Keep by Erin Stewart
2022
I'm the Girl by Courtney Summers
2022
Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester
2022
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
2022
Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor
2022
This Place Is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian
2022
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer
2022
Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White
2022
Call Him Jack: The Story of Jackie Robinson, Black Freedom Fighter by Yohuru Williams
2022
The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin by Kip Wilson
2022
Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters
2022
Nothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk
2022
What the Fact?: Finding the Truth in All the Noise by Dr Seema Yasmin
2022
The Lies We Tell by Katie Zhao
2022

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