The Best Books of Young Adult - PasteBut the 30 books on this list are some of my favorites. Her YA historical novels Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon transport readers to the s and s, introducing diverse characters and plots that keep you hooked. But with her latest, Lee writes less about history and more about love—with a bit of magical realism tossed in the mix. Well, she uses her sensitive sense of smell to mix love potions. So what happens when Mimosa wants to fall in love? Does she sacrifice it for her gift, or follow her heart?
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In it, he follows a girl named Anna and an enigmatic stranger she calls the Swallow Man across the European countryside as they attempt to stay safe in a deeply threatening environment. Writing with humor and empathy, Spangler traces the twisty contemporary romance between two teens who feel betrayed by their bodies: Dylan, whose size and hairiness overshadow his smarts, and Jamie, a talented transgender photographer he meets in group therapy. In an unflinchingly candid look at sexual assault and its aftermath, Johnston uses the scaffolding of Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale for the story of a year-old cheerleader, Hermione, who is raped at cheer camp, can't remember the attack, and faces difficult decisions as she moves forward from the trauma. Russo's debut novel sensitively follows a transgender teenager, Amanda, as she attempts to stay under the radar while finishing high school. It's a story that speaks movingly both to universal sensations of feeling like an outsider and to the specific struggles and triumphs of Amanda's journey.
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Please refresh the page and retry. The list is in order of when the novels were reviewed. Updated weekly. So although the language has been adapted for the younger end of the YA market, it's not resulted in any loss of wit. The humour is pitched well "Mums and random pointless comments are like dads and bad jokes. There are even "coach farts" jokes. The book succeeds ultimately because you like both main characters.
Here there be magnificent debuts, swoony, promise-keeping series finales, and bolts from the blue; books that enchant, provoke, and break hearts. Add to Bag. To an outside observer, intrepid Victorian heroine Faith may seem boring and subservient, but beneath her dull exterior lies a mind bursting with curiosity, intelligence, and passion. See our full review here. Lucy and Linh , by Alice Pung Read an excerpt. But who, exactly, is her new husband, and what darkness lies behind the chilly beauty of her new home? Chokshi weaves a mystical fantasy that drips with lush enchantments, pushing past the tropes and older tales it nods toward to walk a fresher, more perilous path.