This list was originally posted over at Bustle.com. Their way of choosing books was described as:
Some of the qualities Hufflepuffs hold dear are hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and of course, loyalty. And what better genre to reflect these qualities than YA? From fantasy adventure to realistic fiction to classic coming-of-age tales, so many offshoots of the YA genre feature heroes and heroines dealing with these exact themes. High school — or saving the world — is hard work. It takes patience and dedication. A protagonist may (or may not) use fair play to succeed. And what YA protagonist could achieve anything without the loyalty of a couple best friends? Obviously, young adult literature has the perfect plot setup for the Hufflepuff mentality to thrive. So for all of you Hufflepuffs out there sporting the yellow and black, here’s a list of young adult books that will definitely find a home in your loyal hearts.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Staff Pick)
Verity, a British spy, is captured in Nazi-occupied France. As she writes her confession, the story of her friendship with spy plane pilot Maddie unfolds. This World War II-era tale is the perfect pick for Hufflepuffs who like historical YA and tales of adventures and friendship.
We Were Liars by e. lockhart (Staff Pick)Cadence spends every summer on her family's private island, but something happened her fifteenth summer. And she can't remember what. Two years later, she returns to the island to try and regain her memories. This dark story about family, loyalty, and truth will appeal to those from the house of the badger.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Staff Pick)This one's a tried and true YA classic: Charlie is a freshman in high school trying to find his way. The ensuing coming-of-age story will appeal to Hufflepuffs who know what it is like to face the uncertainty of the future — with friends at your side.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Staff Pick)Eleanor is the new girl in school. Park is the kid on the bus with an empty seat next to him. Eleanor takes a seat... and their story begins. This sweet and heartwarming story about first love is both charming and quirky — the perfect mixture for Hufflepuffs looking for some light yet lovely reading.