Young Adult The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying  

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Here are the best young adult books about bullying, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. Including Thirteen Reasons Why and Finding Audrey, this list features popular young adult novels that deal with bullying. Be sure to vote for the YA books you like the most, vote down any that you didn't like -- and please, add any that might be missing, but make sure they are about bullying.

Bullying has always been a common theme in YA books since many teens and young adults face bullies in their everyday lives. Sometimes, the bullies are at their high school, while other times the bullies can be family members at home. Regardless of where it happens, the effects of bullying can lead to depression, violence, and even suicide. 

Although young adult books are written for teenagers, the themes covered in these novels  relate to readers of all ages. While YA novels usually involve love, teen romance, and growing up, these books also deal with more serious issues like drug abuse, domestic abuse, and depression. Filled with humor, thrills, and drama, the young adult genre is constantly growing popular with teens.

Vote for your favorite young adult book about bullying. You can also re-rank this list in any order you want!  

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249 79
Blubber is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Judy Blume

2
180 84
Thirteen Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying

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154 73
Wonder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
R. J. Palacio

4
123 62
By the Time You Read This, I'l... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying

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126 65
Eleanor & Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Rainbow Rowell

6
102 65
So You Want to Be a Wizard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying

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82 56
If I Was Your Girl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Meredith Russo

8
82 64
Nineteen Minutes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Jodi Picoult

9
73 58
Finding Audrey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Sophie Kinsella

10
67 58
This Is Where It Ends is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Marieke Nijkamp

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65 56
We Are All Made of Molecules is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying

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70 62
Hate List is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Jennifer Brown

13
59 54
Tease is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Amanda Maciel

14
57 52
Backlash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Sarah Darer Littman

15
57 55
Walk the Edge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Katie McGarry

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66 67
Tiny Pretty Things is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

17
52 52
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Age... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying

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46 51
The Distance Between Lost and ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying

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56 63
Bullyville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Francine Prose

20
50 57
The Tragedy Paper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Elizabeth LaBan

21
52 61
Solitaire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Alice Oseman

22
49 60
All the Rage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Courtney Summers

23
45 58
This Song Will Save Your Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying

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43 56
Falling into Place is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Amy Zhang

25
37 56
None of the Above is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
I. W. Gregorio

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39 69
Hyacinth Girls is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Young Adult Books About Bullying
Lauren Frankel