Essential YA Graphic Novels You’ll Love

Graphic novels are the best with their gorgeous artwork and a cinematic style, and they’re super fun to read. Because we love graphic novels so much, we put together this list of notable books that we know you’re going to obsess over. Whether you enjoy fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, or contemporary stories, you’ll find a book on this list to love.

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Here are six essential YA graphic novels you need to read!

Let's Talk About It

Let's Talk About It

By Matthew Nolan

Learn about sex, relationships, and feelings with this one-of-a-kind graphic novel. This book takes all those uber-awkward conversations and breaks them down. It’s a guide to growing up, body issues, relationships, and anything else you need to know to become a healthy adult. This handbook has the answers to the burning questions you have (but don’t want to ask).

The Magic Fish

The Magic Fish

By Trung Le Nguyen

This graphic novel tackles several issues, including coming out to your parents and handling language barriers with the people you love. Tiến is gay, but he doesn’t know how to tell his Vietnamese parents, who struggle with English. He turns to fairy tales to connect with his parents and help them understand what he’s going through.

The Montague Twins: The Witch's Hand

The Montague Twins: The Witch's Hand

By Drew Shannon

Witches, strange storms, secrets, missing girls, and twin brother detectives combine in the perfect blend of fantasy and mystery! When three teenage detectives find a mysterious box on the beach, they realize that their newest case is unlike anything they’ve dealt with before. If you’ve read Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys, you’ll enjoy this book, too!

Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 1: The Road to Epoli

Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 1: The Road to Epoli

By Ben Costa

If you’re looking for a graphic novel with danger, adventure, and laugh-out-loud moments, you need to add this series to your TBR! Rickety Stitch is a skeleton with no memory of his life. To learn about his past, he sets out with his best friend (a blob of gelatin) to search for clues. Along the way, they run into trouble, meet new friends, and sing their hearts out. With three books in the series, you have plenty of fun waiting for you!

Suncatcher

Suncatcher

By Jose Pimienta

Music lovers, this one’s for you! Beatriz loves music more than anything in the world, and when she discovers her grandfather’s soul trapped in a guitar, she becomes obsessed with getting him out. You’ll love the stunning artwork and the relatable themes of music, family, and perfectionism.

Witchlight

Witchlight

By Jessi Zabarsky

If you need a feel-good fantasy with queer characters, friendship, romance, and family, look no further! Lelek is a witch on a mission: to find the missing half of her soul and get her magical powers back. Along the way, she kidnaps a peasant girl named Sanja. They travel together, become friends, and help each other heal from their pasts. Sanja and Lelek will capture your imagination in this heartfelt graphic novel.

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