It's September and to get you in the book-loving, back-to-school mood, we've gone through thousands of Young Adult books to come up with this list of the Top YA Books of all time. These aren't books that your teachers told you to read. (Though there are a few of those in here, too!). Jul 31, · And time is running out: On your 15th birthday, you disappear just like everyone else This is among the best young adult books for boys for reading. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Theodore Finch is a teenage outcast: an instructional slacker and self-labeled enthusiast, he suffers from psychiatric illness and constantly obsesses.