What are the best high lexile books for young adults?

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    #1The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a classic book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was first published in 1914. It tells the story of wealthy man Jay Gatsby who is in love with Daisy Buchanan from an old money family. This has two film adaptations. 

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    Jonathan Young
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is just a classic. It may have been written in the 20s, but it really does have a timeless appeal. Good buy, great story."
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    #2Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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    Jeffrey Newman
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Brave New World is a book that all teenagers and young adults should read during their formative years. It is regarded as one of the earliest and best dystopian future novels. It can capture the imagination of young readers like Fahrenheit 451, 1984, or even modern day TV shows such as The Handmaid's Tale."
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    #3Native Son

    Native Son

    Native Son is an African American historical fiction book written by Richard Wright. This classic book is first published in 1940 and reproduced by Harper Perennial Modern Classics. 

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    Charles Ramos
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is a decent solution because the Lexile measure is at 700. It is a highly recommended book by readers and seems interesting."
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    #41984

    1984

    1984 is a utopian and dystopian fiction written by George Orwell. First published in 1949, it is included in the NPR Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.

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    Dan Li
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "1984 is a book of our time. If anything I would consider it a prediction of now from the past. Orwell's writing style is amazingly detailed and surprisingly accurate of a world today, a society without free thought. Really brings to the edge the difference between fantasy and fact."
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    #5Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book about a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless who left everything he had to start a new life. Months after, his body was found and his unforgettable death will be uncovered. This book was printed in 14 languages.

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    #6Code Name Verity

    Code Name Verity
    It's wartime in Great Britain when one young woman on a mission to occupied France is captured by the Gestapo and became a prisoner of war. Everything from that point is written by "Verity" to her captors. 


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    #7Bless Me, Ultima

    Bless Me, Ultima
    Bless Me, Ultima is a young adult classic historical fiction written by Rudolfo Anaya. This magical realism novel is first published in 1972. 

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    #8The Road

    The Road
    The Road is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy. It tells the story of a father and son walking through post-apocalyptic America to reach the coast. This is an ultimate story of survival in a desolate world.
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    Jesse Butler
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "The road is bleak. Bleak! It's a literary tale, but it isn't a pretentious one. It's told in a very dull and straightforward manner - and that's by design. It's post-apocalyptic - it's not a time for epic tales and grand explanations - this is a time for grim pragmatism, and the very text itself matches that. This is a fantastic introduction to the artistic potential of literature for young adult readers!"
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    #9Hiroshima

    Hiroshima
    John Hersey's heart-wrenching book Hiroshima recounts what happened on the day the first ever atomic bomb was dropped on a city. It includes narratives by eyewitnesses who survived the bombing. 
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    Bobby Anderson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book seems very interesting, learning about aftermaths that happened to our country peaks my interest. Also the price of the book is very reasonable."
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    #10The Old Man and the Sea

    The Old Man and the Sea

    The Old Man and the Sea tells the story of an old Cuban fisherman named Santiago and his supreme ordeal with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway. 

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    Shreya Jaiteley
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "If your young adult is a high lexile reader this book is a must read and an excellent introduction to the classic authors. This is one of Hemingway's best works, and has a wonderful message of triumph and friendship that should speak well to younger readers. It is a novella so doesn't have the overwhelming length of some of the other classics."
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    #11Guts

    Guts
    Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books is an autobiography on how the famous author Gary Paulsen came up with the remarkable story of the Hatchet and Brian Roberson. 
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    Gregory Foster
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book is great , it’s a old historical story that becomes addicting as you get more and more into the book. His books relate to real life sources such as being in the wild or outdoor activity. It really does bring home to me as it helps me re-Live in the past!"
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    #12Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
    Bury My Heart in Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West unflinchingly narrates the plight of the Native American Indians during the development of American expansionism in the Western frontier.
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    Victoria Cordero
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is an important story about the history of America and its native peoples. The story documents the devastation Native Americans faced during building of the country. This book is important history and should be included in the curriculum of all grade schools. "
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    #13All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front
    All Quiet on the Western Front is a book by Erich Maria Remarque that tells the story of Paul Baumer, a soldier in the German army during World War I. The books was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.
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    Sarah Sanchez
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I read this book over about a week. It was extremely dry and didn't hold my interest at all. Though it is not my favorite genre, even books outside of my comfort range usually hold my attention more than this."
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    #14The Midnight Palace

    The Midnight Palace
    The Midnight Palace is a mystery/fantasy book written by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Originally published in 1998, The Midnight Palace is translated into English by Lucia Graves. It is the second book in the Niebla series.
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Summary

Best What are the best high lexile books for young adults
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Great GatsbyBooks 48 Paid
2Brave New WorldBooks 42 Paid
3Native SonBooks 38 Paid
41984Books 33 Paid
5Into the WildBooks 31 Paid
6Code Name VerityBooks 27 Paid
7Bless Me, UltimaBooks 27 Paid
8The RoadBooks 25 Paid
9HiroshimaBooks 23 Paid
10The Old Man and the SeaBooks 16 Paid
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