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The Best Young Adult Fiction Series  

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They make you laugh, they make you cry, and chances are, they made you read well past your bedtime. These are the best young adult fiction series ever written, as voted on by you. But while these books are all considered in the "young adult" genre, they can vary wildly in tone. YA books are a step more complex than middle grade series like The Babysitter's Club which means their protaganists are often the same age as their intended readers - 12 to 18 years of age. Some great YA collections focus on real-life drama and romance, while other fiction series for young adults are all about science fiction universes and pulse-pounding action. Many of the most popular YA book series have been adapted into big budget films.

What works will you find on this list of the best young adult fiction series? Magic, mysteries, wizardry, and adventure combine to make the Harry Potter series one of the best young adult fiction collections of all time. Even full-grown adults were addicted to the page-turning saga of Harry and his Hogwarts heroics. The Twilight books are also very popular with young adults. In The Hunger Games series, one young woman fights for the rights of an entire population. Other great collections featured on this top YA fiction series list include The Divergent series and The Vampire Academy works.

Do you have a favorite young adult series? Give the best stories a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and please add any good YA collections that are missing.

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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
J. K. Rowling
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Percy Jackson and the Olympian... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
Suzanne Collins
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The Chronicles of Narnia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
harmoniaclaire added
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The Lord of the Rings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
J. R. R. Tolkien
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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
Veronica Roth
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The Mortal Instruments Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
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Clockwork Angel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
Cassandra Clare
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The Dark Artifices is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
hqiu588 added Cassandra Clare
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Vampire Academy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
Richelle Mead
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Legend is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
Marie Lu
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Artemis Fowl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
Eoin Colfer
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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
Stephenie Meyer
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The Host is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
Stephenie Meyer
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Uglies series is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
Scott Westerfeld
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Fallen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
Lauren Kate
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Marked is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
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His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
chambergambit added Philip Pullman
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That Scatterbrain Booky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
MoonshadowRachel added A. Hunter
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Unwind is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
marieress added Neal Shusterman
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
hkdbkjcjbkdcb added Jeff Kinney
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The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
Stephen King
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The Iron King is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
Maurice Druon
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Gone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
Michael Grant
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Relentless is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Young Adult Fiction Series
pixie1 added Karen Lynch