What are the best YA novels published in 2009?

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    #1Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

    Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)
    There is civil unrest in the districts, and the Capitol is getting tired of quelling these disturbances. In Catching Fire, the Capitol sends a chilling message to the districts to remind them of who is really in charge.

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    Willie Williams
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This was an exciting book to read for young adults. Great character development, nice plot, and witty writing. I would recommend reading the book instead of the film adaption. There are details that the film leaves out."
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    #2Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles)

    Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles)
    Lena Duchannes is having trouble concealing her supernatural ability, a hidden power that has been running in her family for generations. She will eventually meet Ethan Wate, who has been dreaming of a beautiful girl, and they both will have to uncover the connections between them. 


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    Martha Herrera
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The book Beautiful Creatures is a great novel for young adults. It is full of intrigue and a little bit of romance. The story is about the main character, Lena, trying to hide her supernatural abilities. The plot stays interesting throughout. "
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    #3Hush, 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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    Kathleen Porter
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Seems like a very good read and a great solution."
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    #4Waiting for You

    Waiting for You
    Waiting For You is a young adult romance fiction book written by Susane Colasanti. It was originally published in 2009. It tells the story of Marisa as she enters sophomore year.

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    Randy Ramos
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Well I guess this is a pretty specific topic. Waiting for you seem to be a decent coming of age type of book that is focused on the young adult. I can't say if it is the best but the reviews are good and I think it's worth a try. "
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    #5If I Stay

    If I Stay
    If I Stay is a young adult fiction book by Gayle Forman that tells the story of Mia, who was the only survivor of a car accident that killed her family. Critically injured, Mia must decide whether to stay and live or follow her family.

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    Judith Fields
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "If I Stay is a great book and I think it's one of the best YA novels that was published in 2009. It has a lot of great competition but it is by far the best. It's such a thought-provoking book and it really tugs at the heartstrings. "
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    #6The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Last Olympian, the last book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians, is centered on how Percy trained to fulfill his destiny and lead the heroes in protecting Mount Olympus against the Titan King, Kronos.


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    Esteban Vázquez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The finale to this series ramps back up to the intensity and excitement of the first book. I loved how he tied it all together for a grand conclusion. This is definitely one of the best YA novels of 2009."
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    #7Crash into Me

    Crash into Me
    Owen, Frank, Jin-Ae and Audrey have only one thing in common: they all want to die. They all meet after several attempted suicides, and they decide to make a road trip visiting the graves of some famous celebrity suicides, and at the end of it they will suicide themselves. But after sharing their thoughts and finding good friends in their suicidal crew, they will think twice about it...

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    Russell Peters
    Written on May 14, 2018
    " This novel is very well written and engaging as you follow a teen on his suicide pact journey. Twists and turns throughout.I'm grateful to have a young adult novel that I can recommend to students who either don't understand why someone would be suicidal or are suicidal themselves. "
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    #8City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Glass, the 3rd book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, is about Clary saving her mother by breaking the law and Jace's wishes, Simon being thrown to jail, and Valentine trying to kill all Shadowhunters at once.

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    Teresa Williamson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "City of Glass is one of the best young adult books published in 2009. This installment in the The Mortal Instruments series, is full of drama and tribulation. I felt so many emotional highs and lows as I read this book. I would liken it to a roller coaster ride where the end will just haunt you. "
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    #9Blood Promise (Vampire Academy)

    Blood Promise (Vampire Academy)
    The fourth book of the Vampire Academy novels takes off right after the attack at the St. Vladimir's Academy, where many Moroi students, teachers and guardians were killed. Dimitri was taken by the Strigoi, so Rose must leave Lissa to rescue him. 


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    Martha Welch
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Blood Promise was just okay for me. The vampire story lost interest after a few chapters."
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    Fallen is a paranormal romance novel by Lauren Kate that tells the story of Lucinda Price as she begins her senior year in Sword & Cross where she meets the mysterious Daniel Grigori, who unbeknownst to her is a fallen angel.


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    Anna Long
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "don't judge the book by the movie. this was a great book that the movies ruined"
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    #11Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls)

    Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls)
    Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter is the third novel in the Gallagher Girls series. Cammie joins Macey's private security team. While they are applying their spy training on the campaign trail, Cammie finds out that the secret society targets her.

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    Jack Ryan
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is a highly reviewed novel that indeed was published in 2009 and it geared towards young women it looks like. So it definitely would appear to be a really good solution and I would say the only minor thing is that is might be more suitable for young girls rather than girls and boys."
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    #12Along for the Ride

    Along for the Ride
    Along for the Ride is one of Sarah Dessen's romance novels, centered on Auden and her fateful meeting with Eli, a fellow insomniac. With the two enjoying most of their time together at night, it's going to be a long ride.

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    Brian Larson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "My young niece loves most of Sarah Dessen's books and this one was no exception . She said she loved all the layers to what seemed like a simple story . All the attention to details kept her interested ."
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    #13Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls)

    Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls)
    Shiver, the first book in Maggie Stiefvater's Wolves of Mercy Falls series, is about Grace and her affection for a yellow-eyed wolf who only appears during the cold days of winter, and a yellow-eyed boy who only appears in the summer.

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    Ethan Keller
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The book was not what I expected. I hoped it was going to be scary but didn't turn out that way. It's better suited to younger teenagers who like a lot of romance instead of scares. "
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    #14Going Too Far

    Going Too Far
    Going Too Far is a book by Jennifer Echols that tells the story of Meg and John. Their attitude and beliefs are opposite by their will be pushed to the edge of life and death by those. 

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    Austin Freeman
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "A poorly written drama that doesn't really seem to go anywhere. I really felt like I wasted my time reading this to the end even though I wasn't enjoying it."
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    #15My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers)

    My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers)
    My Soul to Take is a young adult paranormal fantasy romance fiction and the first book in Soul Screamers series written by Rachel Vincent. It is first published in 2009 by Harlequin Teen. 

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    Ralph Munoz
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I read about 20 pages of My Soul to Take before I put the book down for good. The idea of yet another teen romance/mystery/scifi/fantasy story just makes me immediately bored, and nothing about this books opening did anything to change my mind."


Best What are the best YA novels published in 2009
1Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)Books 51 Paid
2Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles)Books 42 Paid
3Hush, HushBooks 39 Paid
4Waiting for YouBooks 37 Paid
5If I StayBooks 34 Paid
6The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)Books 30 Paid
7Crash into MeBooks 29 Paid
8City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)Books 28 Paid
9Blood Promise (Vampire Academy)Books 25 Paid
10FallenBooks 23 Paid

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