The best teen fiction we read in 2017

The end of the year always seems to be flooded with lists. Award lists (or finalists) are revealed like the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Morris Award finalists, it seems like everyone has a best of list (including our own Sno-Isle list created by the Reader Service’s Team).

2017 was an incredible year for teen fiction. We saw amazing, powerful debuts that spotlight the Black Live Matter movement with titles like The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and Dear, Martin by Nic Stone. John Green released Turtles All the Way Down, his first book in nearly five years. Favorite authors like Becky Albertalli, Jason Reynolds, and Veronica Roth all released new books. It was a year full  titles that reflected the diversity of young readers. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo, Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali, 27 Hours by Tristina Wright, and I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez are all examples of #ownvoices novels that left an impact.

You can check out  the fiction and graphic novels our teen librarians loved in 2017 in this booklist. Next Friday we’ll reveal our list of favorite audiobooks for 2017.

What was your favorite teen fiction book or graphic novel published in 2017?

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