Young Adult Book ListsWith so many great titles slated for publication, YA lovers will be happily turning pages all year long. From the author that captivated readers with One of Us Is Lying comes a new YA thriller about a small town, sinister secrets, and a doomed homecoming. With enough plot twists to leave you reeling, this captivating mystery will keep you glued to the page. Both horrific and touching, this novel is about humanity, family, redemption, and hope. Aspasia captains a ship dedicated to rescuing women and children from slavery. With war brewing and a constant threat hanging over her, Aspasia must rely on her magic, tenacity, and loyal friends to win her freedom.
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In fact, studies show that more than half of YA readers are actually adult -adults , which sort of calls the whole meaning of the phrase into question and makes you wonder if this system of categorizing books by target audience is dumb to begin with. Here are the 15 essentials. After she witnesses the fatal shooting of her black best friend by a white police officer, Starr is driven to find her voice and become an activist. The Outsiders is all the more remarkable when you realize that Hinton was just 15 years old when she started writing it, and 18 when it was published. After their mother leaves them behind in a shopping mall parking lot during an aborted road trip, year-old Daisy and her three younger siblings set out on foot to try and find a new home with their aunt, struggling to make ends meet along the way. And yes, Homecoming is every bit as emotional and engaging a family drama as that summary suggests. Sharply written and insightful, The Book Thief is also genuinely uplifting despite its dark subject matter.
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Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. Buy now from your favorite retailer:. In reality, this entire list could be dedicated to John Green books. From An Abundance of Katherines to Looking for Alaska, Green writes in a way that is completely delightful to read as an adult, and his latest piece is no different. The story of a sixteen-year-old who gets swept up in her own investigation of a mysterious billionaire fugitive, Turtles All the Way Down explores how we balance our own pursuits and tendency to get sucked into our own thoughts, while still trying to be decent to everyone around us. High school is a harsh place.
From classic dramas to modern romance to dystopian futures. According to Goodreads users. What it's about: The classic novel, based on the author's life, follows four sisters whose family fortune is lost in the midst of the Civil War. What it's about: Seventeen-year-old Aria is banished from the enclosed city Reverie, and must fend for herself in the wild and treacherous outer wasteland. When she meets another outsider named Perry, the two work together for survival, and uncover some corruption along the way. What it's about: The world is falling to pieces, and in the midst of it all, year-old Juliette is locked up for murder because her touch is fatal. But when the Reestablishment sets her free in preparation for a war, she has to decide what exactly she'll do with this gift and curse.