20 of the Most Exciting YA Books of | BrightlyThis year has delivered on the kind of personal and eye-opening fiction the YA world craves, while also bringing readers new fantasy series, coveted titles from top authors, wicked horror and suspense stories, and new entries in already loved series. This list of must-read YA titles of is by no means definitive, but it shows that readers have had plenty to talk about and love this year. Woodfolk uses the shifting points-of-view of three music lovers — Autumn, Shay, and Logan — who each lose someone and now wonder what their lives would have been if tragedy never struck. Readers will find instant emotional bonds with the trio of never-bland protagonists in this slowly unfolding story told in lyrical prose. She effortlessly transitions between describing her fear of deportation and efforts to get a green card, and revealing her highly relatable teen anxieties about dating, family, and life in general.
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In this haunting modern-day epic loosely inspired by Beowulf , four resourceful young women who have devoted their lives to ritual mercy killing decide to give it up in favor of more satisfying pursuits, and swear a blood oath to slay the fabled Blue Vee Beast. In this well-researched history, Partridge evokes the political controversy and intense emotions triggered by the Vietnam War. She skillfully interweaves original interviews and black-and-white photos with narrative to follow the daily lives of soldiers, a medic, a field nurse, and a Vietnamese refugee, examining their loyalties and moral sensitivity to the unending war. Suffering from bullying and depression in the U. Neal Shusterman and son Jarrod create a thrilling climate change dystopia in which California's denizens muddle through life during a drought—until the last of the water runs out. Core character relationships and an escalating, palpable desperation pervade the plot.
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Narrowing down my top choices for best YA reads of felt impossible. This was a year when YA authors in particular, took modern social issues and brought them to light in a stunning array of genres and characters. Every one of these books prove that YA fiction is not immature, or irrelevant. Here are my favorite YA reads for ! This novel is more than a retelling.
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American Panda by Gloria Chao. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies. But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels? Description: Penny loves her small-town Florida life, and she has her future mapped out.