Top 10 YA Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide)


Christmas is upon us once again. It is also another year of rushing around to find the perfect gift. You want to get the prefect book gift for a teen or someone who loves YA, but don’t know where to start. Well, lucky for you, this guide is GivernyReads top 10 take on YA Fiction Books give gift to someone special.

Make sure to also check out my Top 10 Children’s Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide) , Top 10 Classic Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide) and my Top 10 Non-Fiction Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide).


10 :  Midnight Sun

By Stephenie Meyer

For fans of Twilight, this is the perfect Christmas gift.  Bella and Edward’s story in the Twilight series has been done though Bella’s point of view. Now, Twilight fans can enjoy reading Edward’s point of view.

Please note that this book is a companion novel to the series.

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9: We Were Liars

By E. Lockhart

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl.                                                          A passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

This book will kept you reading late into the night.

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8: One of Us is Lying

By Karen M. McManus

On a Monday afternoon, at Bayview High, five students walk into detention:

Bronwyn- the nerd that never breaks a rule.
Addy – the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate – the criminal on probation for dealing.
Cooper – the all-star baseball pitcher.
Simon- the outcast and the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

The thing is, Simon is dead by the end of detention. And it was a hit. Simon was murdered, at least according to investigators. Monday he died. Tuesday, he planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

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7: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) 

By Suzanne Collins

The tenth annual Huger Games have kicked off. Meanwhile, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games.  The House of Snow has fallen on hard times. Now its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.

The odds are stacked against him, when he is given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low.  Now, every choice that Coriolanus will led them both to victory or failure.

For fans of Hunger Games, this book will give you an in depth look at Coriolanus Snow.

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6: They Both Die At The End

By Adam Silvera

Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio are given bad news by the Death-Cast. They are going to die on September 5.

Now, knowing that it is their last day, they both set out to make a new friend. Good news is that an app is their to help them.

They meet and begin their last adventure before they leave forever.

A story of love and friendship that  will kept you wanting more.

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5: Tell Me Three Things

By Julie Buxbaum

On the first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles, Jessie feels that everything is wrong. It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her step-monster and her pretentious teenage son, and to start at a new school where she knows no one.

Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

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4: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

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3: All the Bright Places

By Jennifer Niven

Theodore Finch wants to die. He just needs to find the perfect time to do it. The school bell tower looked like a good way to die. That was until he met someone there. After saving Violet from a suicide attempt, he sees life from a new point of view. Maybe now he has a reason to live.

Violet finds herself at the top of her school bell tower. Here she meets Finch, a boy that is trouble with a capital T. Or so she thinks. She finds that she has misunderstood Finch. In fact, everyone has misunderstood him. He is not trouble, but rather different from everyone.

A beautiful story that shows the importance of being there for someone.

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2: An Ember in the Ashes

By Sabaa Tahir

Under the Martial Empire:

Defiance is met with death.                              Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the destruction of everything they know and love.

In this brutal world, Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. Everyone knows what happens to those that do.

When Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier. Or would be if he did not want to destroy the Empire he is being trained to defend.  Sometimes Fate lets two people meet, so that they can change everything.

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1: The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

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If you think we missed any books that you think should be on this list, make sure to comment about it in the comments below. Happy reading and…

Merry Christmas!!



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