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Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

For more grown-up takes on boarding school fiction, try these…

St. Clare’s by Enid Blyton for a book series that will make you want to run away and join the O’ Sullivan twins at boarding school

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray for a hilarious, rambunctious story about the death of a young student at a Catholic boarding school in Dublin

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro for a beautifully rendered book that will make you think about life, mortality, and what it means to be human

The Secret History by Donna Tartt for a classic, devastatingly powerful campus novel that will stay with you for a very long time

This post was guest edited by author Louise O'Neill. Her debut novel Only Ever Yours is out now in the UK & Ireland (US April 2015). Follow her on Twitter.

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Go Book Yourself: Top 5 Young Adult Books 2014

Our favourite YA of the year…

We Were Liars by E Lockhart for an exquisitely written tearjerker.

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick for a novel in four quarters that will really make you think.

Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill for a haunting feminist dystopia.

A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond for a lyrical, literary retelling of the myth of Orpheus.

Trouble by Non Pratt for a funny, charming Brit novel full of heart.

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Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

For more inventive and exciting adventure stories, try these…

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne for another epic journey.

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman for an alternate world of adventure and wonder.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl for the excitement of exploring a new world.

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell for a city explored from a different perspective.

The post was guest edited by author Kenneth Oppel. His latest novel, The Boundless, is out now. Follow him on Twitter here.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

For more creepy stories and creative storytelling…

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson for a perfectly formed and utterly chilling story of family secrets. 

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness for the story a boy who is visited by a monster every night told in words and haunting illustrations.

In the Shadow of the Blackbirds by Cat Winters for another book that uses unsettling photos to tell a historical ghost story. 

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly for a very dark fairy tale.

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

For whip-smart YA with plenty of heart, try these next…

In Bloom by Matthew Crow for characters a little bit off the beaten track

Trouble by Non Pratt for a superb, moving yet witty look at what happens when life doesn’t go to plan

Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews for a fresh, clever, and funny story of friendship

Artistotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz for a coming of age story about finding who you really are

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