10 Thrilling Young Adult Books That Have the CRAZIEST Plot Twists
When the film Gone Girl premiered in 2012, it was praised by audiences and critics alike for its exciting and unforeseeable twist (among other things). Then, when The Girl on the Train was released last year, it drew immediate comparisons to the Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck flick because of the way both flawlessly duped the audience into believing one thing before COMPLETELY flipping the script. Another thing both films had in common? They were both based on awesome novels that had equally shocking plots!
Gone Girl, written by Gillian Flynn, and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins are both considered “Adult Thrillers,” but that’s not the only genre that’s got it down pat when it comes to nailing a surprising plot twist. Most every novel that we know and love has some element of surprise in its ending, but the following young adult books take the cake for making readers say, “OMG, WTF?!”
EDITOR’S NOTE: Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you WHAT exactly the plot twist of each of these books is, so you can feel free to read ahead without any spoilers.
The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
We couldn't possibly leave The Maze Runner off of this list considering it left fans completely SHOCKED when they first read the series. Basc, if you haven't indulged in these books yet, the time has come for you to FINALLY read them (especially if you're a lover of unbelievable twists and turns). P.S: We recommend this even if you've seen the movies with Dylan O'Brien.
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