Even as I get older I still love YA books because they often offer us the diversity and the imaginative storytelling that we all often crave. They take risks with their concepts and critique the world around us more than we often realize. So here are five YA books that I think are great reads everyone should check out:
What If It’s Us
What If It’s Us is a book about two boys falling in love during the summer in New York City. The book also explores the obstacles faced when trying to communicate across class and culture.
Get on Amazon for $12.99
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (series)
We’ve all seen the Netflix movie but the books themselves are even better. It gives more insight into the life of a mixed-race Korean girl and the relationship she has with both her sisters and her mother than the film does which I think makes the books even more interesting.
Get the series on Amazon for $18.11
The Sun is Also a Star
This is another book that’s been turned into a movie, but I likely won’t be seeing it. However, this book also explores society and love through the eyes of two very different teens that’s equal parts hesitant and naive, it’s so beautiful.
Get on Amazon for $9.29
This book explores beauty and status through the world of magic, because what’s a list of YA novels without one that includes the supernatural. This book emphasis on the diversity of beauty but how an obsession with it can lead to disaster is a great read and the sequel was released in March and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!
Get on Amazon for $12.59
I hope everyone checks these books out, they’re all great reads. What’s your favorite YA book? Let me know in the comments!
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