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The Best Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books for Young Adults

  1. "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins: This dystopian thriller follows a teenage girl who is forced to compete in a brutal battle to the death, set in a future society where the government controls everything.

  2. "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner: A group of teens must navigate a deadly maze in order to escape a mysterious and deadly facility known as the Glade.

  3. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins: A psychological thriller that follows a divorcee who becomes embroiled in a missing person case after she witnesses something shocking from the window of her train.

  4. "The Name of the Star" by Maureen Johnson: A murder mystery set in London, where a young American girl becomes embroiled in a series of murders that seem to be connected to Jack the Ripper.

  5. "The Giver" by Lois Lowry: A classic science fiction novel that follows a young boy living in a seemingly perfect society where emotions are suppressed and individuality is discouraged.

  6. "The Secret Keepers" by Trenton Lee Stewart: A mystery adventure novel where a boy discovers a magical watch that allows him to become invisible, which leads him on a journey to uncover a conspiracy in his city.

  7. "I Hunt Killers" by Barry Lyga: A serial killer thriller that follows the son of a notorious killer as he tries to prove his innocence after a string of murders occur in his hometown.

  8. "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett: A page-turner that explores the lives of twin sisters who grow up in a Southern black community and run away to New York City, but take vastly different paths as they navigate the complexities of race, identity, and class.

These books offer a good mix of suspense, mystery and thriller, and they are highly recommended for young adults.

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