Books

Best young adult novels of 2014

ALONZO FELIX FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

THE TRUE TALE OF THE MONSTER BILLY DEAN (TELT BY HISSELF)

By David Almond

Candlewick, 272 pp., $17.99

HALF BAD

By Sally Green

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Viking, 416 pp., $18.99

POISONED APPLES:

Poems for You, My Pretty

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By Christine Heppermann

Photos by various artists

Greenwillow, 128 pp., $17.99

AND WE STAY

By Jenny Hubbard

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Delacorte, 240 pp., $16.99

GLORY O’BRIEN’S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE

By A.S. King

Little, Brown, 320 pp., $18

WE WERE LIARS

By E. Lockhart

Delacorte, 240 pp., $17.99

I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN

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By Jandy Nelson

Dial, 384 pp., $17.99

GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE

By Andrew Smith

Dutton, 432 pp., $18.99

THIS ONE SUMMER

By Jillian Tamaki

Illustrated by Mariko Tamaki

First Second, 320 pp., $21.99

THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER

By Leslye Walton

Candlewick, 320 pp., $17.99

Chelsey Philpot’s YA debut, “Even in Paradise,” was published this fall. Follow her on Twitter @chelseyphilpot.