There's a reason why so many adults love young adult fiction. Though it's a very misinterpreted genre, it touches upon very real-life situations in a manageable manner, which both teenagers and adults can interpret and relate to. The themes of identity, sexuality, friendship, loss, and more consistently appear in YA novels, which is why they're often referred to as "coming-of-age" novels. Being a young adult can be difficult, and there is no better way to deal with some of life's biggest hurdles than with a good book featuring characters struggling with similar issues.
Read through for 26 young adult novels your teenager — and you! — can learn from, relate to, and, most importantly, enjoy.