Top 10 Young Adult Books The Hate U Give, Moxie | TimeJust like every other high school junior, Janey King has a crazy schedule, jam-packed with track, friends, and the SATs. Not to mention, she's also dealing with her parents' unexpected separation. But things change when the cutest senior in school starts noticing her. Suddenly, she has a bunch of questions about about relationships, sex, and even herself. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter is used to moving between two worlds — her poor neighborhood and her fancy prep school. But everything changes when her childhood best friend Khalil is shot and killed by a police officer.
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In , new voices as well as old favorites reinvented familiar tropes in young-adult fiction. The fantastical was more imaginative than ever and contemporary work became even more real, as YA continued to be one of the most socially progressive genres in literature. By Mackenzi Lee. Fun, fun, fun. Imagine your favorite historical fiction novel — the stuff that would make for the very best Masterpiece Theatre adaptation — but way more playful. And gayer.
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Three siblings separated as infants reconnect in this National Book Award finalist from Benway, which fearlessly addresses the difficulties of family: profoundly felt absences, shortcomings, and connections that persist despite distance and circumstance. Two sisters, growing apart with each passing day, struggle through high school, let down at nearly every opportunity by their irresponsible and neglectful parents. Writing with deep empathy and care, Zarr has crafted a tough, honest account of vulnerable sisters doing whatever they can to persevere. Lee whisks readers to 18th-century Europe in a rollicking adventure starring the charismatic and quick-witted Henry Montague, who dashes across the continent with his sister and friend and crush , Percy, staying barely ahead of whatever self-inflicted scandal is now nipping at his heels. Thomas's debut novel has been on bestseller lists throughout , and it's not hard to see why: this hard-hitting exploration of police brutality, racial injustice, and the double lives that children of color are so often asked to live is more necessary and relevant than ever. A high-achieving Korean-American teenager tries to get a boyfriend by using lessons she's gleaned from her favorite Korean soap operas in Goo's hilarious romantic comedy.