What are the best overrated young adult books?

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    #1Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)

    Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)
    Eclipse is the third book in the Twilight Series. The story revolves around the new challenges Bella and Edward faces as vampire to human couple. In this book, Bella will struggle to choose between Edward and his best friend Jacob.

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    Amanda Ramirez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I really enjoyed the movies so I bought the books too. I love the story overall. It's different, it's mystic, it's fantasy, it's exciting. I love the fight scenes in the book and I liked the dialogue between the characters. I found each character was well rounded in terms of personality and I loved the romance aspect of the story. This is definitely a book that I would read again. "
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    #2The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner)

    The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner)
    The Maze Runner is the first novel in The Maze Runner series written by James Dashner which centers on Thomas who wakes up in the lift and had an amnesia. 


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    Ryan Bennett
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "According to reviews from Amazon, not everyone likes this book. It is difficult to say whether this book has been overrated."
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    #3Marked (House of Night)

    Marked (House of Night)

    Marked, the first book in P.C Cast and Kristin Cast' House of Night series, is about Zoey and the House of Night, the school for vampyres. While trying to fit in her new school, Zoey finds out that even as a 'Marked', her life is not going to be easy.


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    Dorothy Lynch
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This isn't a well written book. It's definitely aimed at younger group who wants anything vampire. I won't read anymore of this series."
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    #4Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay is the third installment in The Hunger Games Trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It is the final chapter of Katniss Everdeen in her revolution against the capitol as she serves to be the rebels' Mockingjay.


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    Victoria Payne
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Really fun! I don't often read young adults books but after seeing the first movie and really liking it, I decided to give this one a try and I have really not regretted it one bit. Although extremely popular I don't find that its merits have been exaggerated, or that it is overrated in any way. It's actually way above the fray in terms of invention, social insight, inspiration, and even style, although it's not Shakespeare either. But it's well written, beautifully structured, engrossing, touching, heartbreaking even at times, and it doesn't stop! I can't imagine someone not liking it, honestly, if they were to really give it a try."
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    #5City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Bones is about 15-year-old Clary Fray and a weird murder that she witnessed in a city club. The culprit is invisible, and the body disappeared into thin air then an angel came and everything gets messier when Clary's mother is gone.

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    Melissa Barnett
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is better for teens rather than adults. It is still a good book, not sure if it is overrated."
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    #6A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle)

    A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle)

    After her mother's suicide, Gemma Doyle had to move out from India to England, where she will attend a proper boarding school. Lonely and guilty, she will soon notice that someone is following her: a mysterious Indian man sent to watch her. 


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    Paul Ray
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is really overrated. I don't know what the deal is. Really, some literature gets hype behind it. It makes me think that publishing and art really are a big lottery sometimes. I cannot fathom this book's popularity."
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    Matched is the first book in the dystopian series Matched written by Ally Condie which centers on Cassia who is living in a society where the officials decide everything such as your lover, work and the date of your death. 

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    Keith James
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "If you like "The Handmaidens Tale",you will like this book. When young women are taught the government should make all of life's most important decisions....It can shattering to find out otherwise."
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    #8Halo (Halo Trilogy)

    Halo (Halo Trilogy)

    Halo is young adult fantasy novel written by Alexandra Adornetto when she was just 18. It is the first book in the Halo trilogy, and it tells the story of a young angel who was sent to Earth to do good and battle evil.


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    Denise Ryan
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Although this book had its moments, overall I felt that the plot was too derivative and the character development was not strong enough. I think that author's inexperience and youth is probably in large part responsible for this, and her skills have not had enough time to be fully developed as of yet. The themes were rather hackneyed and the story itself was rather kitschy. While this may appeal to younger readers, it was not for someone with more sophisticated literary tastes."
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    #9Hush, Hush

    Hush, Hush

    Nora Grey is a smart and good girl and that against all odds, falls for Patch, a classmate with a questionable past. The attraction between the both of them gets stronger as days go by, but his mysterious past makes Nora feel insecure about completely falling for him.


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    Enrique Beltrán
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I almost never read Young Adult fiction, but something about the story and characters in Hush, Hush really reached out to me. I'm glad it did. Nora and Patch's complicated, intriguing romance immediately got me caught up in the storyline and I read the entire thing in one sitting. Definitely recommend."
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    #10Evermore (The Immortals)

    Evermore (The Immortals)

    The first book of The Immortals series is the beginning of the story of Ever Bloom, a sixteen-year-old girl that after an accident where all her family got killed, can see everyone's aura, know their thoughts and know everything about them just by touching them. This made her reluctant to human contact until she meets Damen Auguste, the only one who she cannot know everything about.


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    Brandon Valdez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "not sure how overatted this is since i never heard of it but the reviews are not that great anyway"
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    #11Even the Darkest Stars

    Even the Darkest Stars

    Even the Darkest Stars is a fantasy young adult novel written by Heather Fawcett which centers on Kamzin who wants to prove herself to become one of the Emperor’s royal explorers. This is inspired the early climbers of Mt. Everest.


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    Lawrence Reid
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Even the Darkest Stars is the best overrated young adult books, in my opinion. While so many people have rated this book highly, it's still exceptional even though I initially wanted to dismiss it due to this. I really enjoy this author's work and it was quite an inspirational story. I'll certainly read it again!"


Best What are the best overrated young adult books
1Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)Books 30 Paid
2The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner)Books 27 Paid
3Marked (House of Night)Books 25 Paid
4Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)Books 24 Paid
5City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)Books 20 Paid
6A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle)Books 11 Paid
7MatchedBooks 7 Paid
8Halo (Halo Trilogy)Books 5 Paid
9Hush, HushBooks 3 Paid
10Evermore (The Immortals)Books 1 Paid

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