YA-Young Adult Fiction is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages 14 to 21. Distinct themes characterize YA fiction. The protagonist is usually portrayed by an adolescent and the conflicting story arcs center around conflicts in adolescence, fantasy, epic battles, supernatural forces, and, sometimes vampires, werewolves, and gothic characters.
Although some professors point to early 1800 for references to YA fiction, novels such as Catcher in the Rye and The Outsiders are generally considered as the archetypal YA books.
I asked a young blogger who concentrates on the genre to create a book list of YA titles. Her list and rating system is contained on the attached file.
You may want to save, print, and file this list for future reference, or check-out a couple of titles to read for you to read and consider.