Top Ten Favorite “Classic” YA/Middle-grade Novels

This is a repost from my earlier days of blogging! Hope you enjoy it!

Classic meaning twelve years or older. Not necessarily in order.

1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery-this will always be a favorite of mine.

2. Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce (Actually the whole “Immortals” Series)-this is the best YA fantasy ever. They need to start publishing more books like these!

3. The “Blossom Culp” Series by Richard Peck (the whole series) – now this is a GREAT Paranormal! And appropriate for actual Young Adults as the romance part is rather sweet.

4. Constance by Patricia Clapp- the best historical YA romance ever.

5. Beauty by Robin McKinley- the best retelling of Beauty and the Beast ever.

6. Just As Long As We’re Together by Judy Blume- an excellent contemporary YA.

7. The Rain Catchers by Jean Thesmen.

8. Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.

9. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell -not technically a YA, but as the heroine is between the ages of 12-30, I still think a teen would enjoy it.

10. The True Confessions of Charlotte Dole by Avi.

One thought on “Top Ten Favorite “Classic” YA/Middle-grade Novels

  1. Woo-hoo! great list! There are even a few I need to read on there. Thanks for the suggestions. 🙂 The only other version of Beauty & The Beast that compares is ALSO by McKinley- Rose Daughter. She re-did it in her 50’s. It’s interesting to see the same story written twice by the same author, yet be so different.

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