Novels in verse are a way to open your students up to a new and original reading experience. Longer and more in-depth than a standalone poem, yet still charged with all of the emotion and depth of feeling that is often found in poetry, novels in verse hold a unique and valuable place in the classroom. The selections in this list explore a huge range of human emotions and experiences and introduce students to points of view they may not have yet encountered in their lives. These novels are just right for exploring character development, offering students a unique perspective on historical events, and encouraging imaginative speculation around story plots and meaning.