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Top 10 Must-Read Young Adult Novels of 2010

As the year 2010 came to a close, it was clear that young adult fiction had reached new heights in popularity. From dystopian adventures to stories of first loves and everything in between, this genre had something for every reader. The following is a list of some of the most popular young adult fiction books published in 2010.

First on the list is “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy. This thrilling tale follows protagonist Katniss Everdeen as she becomes the face of a rebellion against a corrupt government in a post-apocalyptic world.

Next up is “Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare, the first book in The Infernal Devices series. Set in Victorian era London, this fantasy novel follows Tessa Gray as she discovers secrets about her past and becomes embroiled in a war between Shadowhunters and demons.

Another popular book from 2010 was “Matched” by Ally Condie. This dystopian novel follows protagonist Cassia Reyes as she navigates a society where all decisions, including who one marries, are predetermined by the government.

Other notable books from 2010 include “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver, which tells the story of high school student Samantha Kingston who relives her last day alive over and over again; “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan which introduces readers to new demigods on their quest to save Olympus; and “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” co-authored by John Green and David Levithan which explores themes of identity and friendship through two main characters sharing the same name.

Overall, 2010 was an exciting year for young adult fiction with new authors making their mark on this ever-growing genre. These books continue to captivate readers today with relatable characters dealing with complex issues that resonate with readers long after they have turned the final page.

Top 10 Books from 2010

Top 10 Books from 2010

Young adult novels have gained popularity over the years, and there are numerous books to choose from. However, not all of them are worth reading. In this article, we have compiled a list of the top 10 must-read young adult novels of 2010.


1. “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

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This is a dystopian novel set in a world where teenagers are forced to participate in a televised fight to the death.

2. “Matched” by Ally Condie

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Set in a society where every aspect of life is decided by the government, Matched follows Cassia as she falls in love with someone who isn’t her designated match.

3. “Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare

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A prequel to The Mortal Instruments series, this book follows Tessa Gray as she navigates life as a Downworlder.

4. “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver

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Samantha Kingston is given seven chances to relive the day of her death in hopes that she can change her fate.

5. “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner

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Thomas wakes up with no memory except his name and is thrown into a maze with other boys who have also lost their memories.

6. “Behemoth” by Scott Westerfeld

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The second book in the Leviathan series, Behemoth continues to follow Alek and Deryn as they navigate their way through World War I-era Europe.

7. “The Iron King” by Julie Kagawa

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When Meghan Chase’s brother goes missing, she discovers that the world of Faery exists and must fight for what’s right.

8. “Anna and the French Kiss” by Stephanie Perkins


Anna finds herself at a boarding school in France and falls for Etienne St. Clair even though he has a girlfriend.

9. “If I Stay” by Gayle Forman

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Mia’s entire family is killed in a car accident, but she has to decide whether she wants to stay alive or let go.
10. “The Sky is Everywhere” by Jandy Nelson – After her sister’s sudden death, Lennie has to navigate life without her while also falling in love with two different boys.

The young adult genre has produced some great novels over the years, and these ten books from 2010 are definitely worth reading. From dystopian societies to the world of Faery, there’s something for everyone on this list. So, pick up one (or all) of these books and dive into a new world full of adventure and emotion.

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