What are the best young adult novels published in 2005?

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    #1Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

    Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
    Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie is a young adult novel by Dabid Lubar, first published in 2005. It tells the story of 14-year-old Scott Hudson's experiences as a high school freshman.
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    Brian Watson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "its a really good and intersting novel"
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    #2Uglies (Uglies)

    Uglies (Uglies)

    Uglies is the first book in the young adult dystopian series Uglies written by Scott Westerfeld which centers on Tally who can't wait anymore to turn sixteen as she will have an operation to turn into a pretty girl.

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    Will Xu
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Based on the description it seems to answer the question completely."
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    #3Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The story revolves around Harry Potter's sixth year in Hogwarts. Their class learned to apparate and Harry found a book that helped him in his potions class. More adventures and mysteries await him.
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    Melissa Howell
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "There are so many plot lines in this book, and the pace does not let up from first page to the last page. There are new twists and turns. I cannot reveal without spoiling. This is definitely an excellent book."
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    #4Princess Academy

    Princess Academy

    Princess Academy is a novel by Newbery Honor-winning author, Shannon Hale. It tells the story of a girl named Miri as she attends a princess academy with other girls from her village, all in the hopes of becoming chosen by the prince.

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    Michelle Burke
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I got this book to give to my daughter because I wanted her to read a story with a strong female presence. The main character in this is so strong and loving. I wanted my daughter to see that these were positive traits in this scary world and this book delivered. Kept her captivated with fantasy and romance and gave her a heroin to look up to. Very impressed."
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    #5Looking for Alaska

    Looking for Alaska
    Looking for Alaska is an award-winning young-adult fiction novel by John Green published in 2005. This book follows the story of a boy named Pudge who's obsessed with famous last words and his quirky group of friends. 
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    Christina Davidson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is among the best young adult novels published in 2005. I like the way the author treats the adolescents. They are complex and intelligent. They are not pretentious or silly. But they have the impulsiveness of youth."
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    #6Twilight

    Twilight

    Twilight is the first book in the Twilight Saga series, a book by Stephenie Meyer. It tells the story of Bella Swan, a transferee student, and Edward Cullen who is a vampire. They will fall in love with each other and defy all odds. 

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    #7The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.
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    Walter Stevens
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The thief with the heart of gold? I guess that's whats going on here. I know one thing tho, this subject matter of nazis is getting really old."
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    #8The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In this book, Jackson discovers that he's Poseidon's son and must stop a war between the gods by finding the thief who stole Zeus' master bolt. 
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    Anna Bates
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Not only is this great young adult fiction but it also touches on some of the Greek Mythology and teaches about the Greek Gods. The protagonist is a pre-teen who sees adults as silly and of course he and his friends have to save the day by solving a theft."
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    #9The Boyfriend List

    The Boyfriend List

    The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver is the first book in the Ruby Oliver series. This young adult book is written by E. Lockhart.

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    Leonardo Andrade
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Don't young adults have enough drama in their life without reading about it? I'm not talking about good drama, this is just a laundry list of unnecessary angst printed on paper that no kid should worry about."
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    #1013 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelopes)

    13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelopes)

    13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelopes) is a fictional young adult romance book written by Maureen Johnson. This fictional romance novel was published on December 21, 2010 by HarperTeen.

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    Joan Pierce
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This was a fun read, but the setup seemed totally unrealistic. I guess realism isn't really what YA romance readers are looking for? Still, it's bubble-gum fun if you're looking for a light read about a teen character having a series of improbable adventures involving a cute guy."
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    #11Avalon High

    Avalon High

    Avalon High is a mystery fiction novel written by Meg Cabot and it was first published in December 2005. This book has a TV series adaptation released in November 2010 by Disney Channel.

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    Robert Herrera
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Avalon High is a pretty good novel for young adults. It was good enough to be picked up by Disney which my kids used to watch. It offers a nice blend of romance, history and fantasy. The plot starts out as your average high school story but soon evolves."

Summary

Best What are the best young adult novels published in 2005
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Sleeping Freshmen Never LieBooks 34 Paid
2Uglies (Uglies)Books 29 Paid
3Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceBooks 28 Paid
4Princess AcademyBooks 26 Paid
5Looking for AlaskaBooks 25 Paid
6TwilightBooks 24 Paid
7The Book ThiefBooks 22 Paid
8The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)Books 21 Paid
9The Boyfriend ListBooks 19 Paid
1013 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelopes)Books 15 Paid
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