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Sarah Dessen Books, Ranked

No One Does YA Better Than Sarah Dessen, and Her 11 Best Books Are Proof

Sarah Dessen Books, Ranked
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When it comes to grounded YA novels, Sarah Dessen is the original queen of the genre. With more than a dozen books to her name, she's proven that she understands how to speak to teens and adults as she covers topics ranging from romance to friendship and family upheaval. In a booming YA market, her books never fail to capture the hearts of readers, and now Netflix is paying attention as well. In 2019, the streamer announced that it had optioned three of Dessen's novels — "This Lullaby," "Once and For All," and "Along For the Ride" — to be adapted into upcoming films. The first of these movies, "Along For the Ride," is set to hit the streamer on April 22.

This is a smart move on Netflix's part, because Dessen's books have been captivating readers for more than two decades now. That means the author has a large fan base of all ages who are no doubt eager to see her stories in movie form. While we wait to see the stories come to life on screen, here are the 11 best Dessen books to keep you busy until the movies hit Netflix.

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