Warning: When you start The Hunger Games, the first book in Suzanne Collins' trilogy, be prepared to read nonstop, sacrificing sleep and productivity, until you finish. You'll want to have Catching Fire and Mockingjay on hand. These are the sort of books that you can't put down. The story of Katniss is not only page turning, but it will make you think as well. These are some of the best books -- adult or young adult -- released in the past few years.
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead is a young adult novel that has a little bit of a mystery and science fiction element to it, but is also a coming of age story. It is a delightful read that will remind you what it is like to be young.
Eragon was written by a 15-year-old boy about a 15-year-old peasant boy who finds a dragon egg and discovers he is descended from dragon-riding warriors. The Inheritance series takes readers through Eragon's adventures.
The Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth shares some similarities with Hunger Games. These dystopian teenage novels are page turners with moral aspects to consider.