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Friday, 31 January 2020

KBR's Top Young Adult Books of the Last 20 Years

KBR is celebrating 2020 with recommendations of our top titles from the last 20 years. There have been so many fabulous books published over this time, we could include many more than you see here. However, these are some of the KBR team's favourites (in no particular order). We hope you enjoy them, too.

You can also read our list of top picture book titles here, and top junior and middle fiction and non-fiction titles here.


Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz (read our reviews here)

Dragonkeeper series by Carole Wilkinson (read our review here)

Yellow by Megan Jacobson (read our review here)

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (read our review here)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (read our review here)


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (read our review here)

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

En Pointe by Chloe Bayliss (read our review here)

Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee (read our review here)


How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox (read our review here)

The Protected by Claire Zorn (read our review here)

Trash Andy Mulligan (read our review here)

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (read our review here)

Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzi with Patricia McCormick (read our review here)

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