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50 of the Most Essential High School Stories

"High school is a near-universal experience to which we can all relate. It's also a complicated, messy time in life in which one grows from the end of childhood to the cusp of adulthood, so there's a lot of feelings to unpack. The result is that hundreds of books have been written about high school... but these are the 50 most essential, the ones who really get it right and have something to say."
Here's Barnes & Noble's list of what they think are the best high school stories. Do you agree with them? Have you read these stories?
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Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)
Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)
2
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
3
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Jesse Andrews)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Jesse Andrews)
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Drama (Raina Telgemeier)
Drama (Raina Telgemeier)
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5
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
6
The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton)
The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton)
7
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (John Green & David Levithan)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (John Green & David Levithan)
8
Carrie (Stephen King)
Carrie (Stephen King)
9
Ghost World (Daniel Clowes)
Ghost World (Daniel Clowes)
10
Blankets
Blankets
11
DC Trip (Sara Benincasa)
DC Trip (Sara Benincasa)
12
Before I Fall (Lauren Oliver)
Before I Fall (Lauren Oliver)
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13
The Rest of Us Just Live Here (Patrick Ness)
The Rest of Us Just Live Here (Patrick Ness)
14
The Pigman (Paul Zindel)
The Pigman (Paul Zindel)
15
The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
16
All the Bright Places (Jennifer Niven)
All the Bright Places (Jennifer Niven)
17
Boy Proof (Cecil Castellucci)
Boy Proof (Cecil Castellucci)
18
Lies We Tell Ourselves (Robin Talley)
Lies We Tell Ourselves (Robin Talley)
19
Avalon High
Avalon High
20
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
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21
The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier)
The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier)
22
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Becky Albertalli)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Becky Albertalli)
23
Forever
Forever
24
Looking for Alaska (John Green)
Looking for Alaska (John Green)
25
Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins)
Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins)
26
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging (Louise Rennison)
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging (Louise Rennison)
27
Boy Meets Boy (David Levithan)
Boy Meets Boy (David Levithan)
28
Hey Nostradamus (Douglas Copeland)
Hey Nostradamus (Douglas Copeland)
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29
Carry the Sky (Kate Gray)
Carry the Sky (Kate Gray)
30
Prep (Curtis Sittenfeld)
Prep (Curtis Sittenfeld)
31
Special Topics in Calamity Physics (Marisha Pessl)
Special Topics in Calamity Physics (Marisha Pessl)
32
Moonhead and the Music Machine (Andrew Rae)
Moonhead and the Music Machine (Andrew Rae)
33
Acceptance (Susan Coll)
Acceptance (Susan Coll)
34
What Happened to Goodbye (Sarah Dessen)
What Happened to Goodbye (Sarah Dessen)
35
Firecracker (David Iserson)
Firecracker (David Iserson)
36
A Separate Peace (John Knowles)
A Separate Peace (John Knowles)
37
Whale Talk (Chris Crutcher)
Whale Talk (Chris Crutcher)
38
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
39
Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson)
Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson)
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Every Day (David Levithan)
Every Day (David Levithan)
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