10 YA Authors Whose First Book is Their Most Popular Work of All Time

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John Green. Suzanne Collins. James Dashner. These are just a few of the greatest YA authors of our time. But, it took a little while for them to get there. You see, you may know the aforementioned writers mostly for The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games & The Maze Runner, respectively, but none of those titles were any of their first works. In most cases, it can take a while for an author to catch his/her big break. The following, though, are not most cases.

Instead, what you’re about to see are the select few who lucked out from the get-go. Like, you know all those actors whose first movies were box-office hits? Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Willow Shields (The Hunger Games), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1), etc. Well, these people are like those — except with books. Some of ’em were even teens when they published their first hit! So, here you go, 10 YA authors whose first book is their most popular work of all time: