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I have been a fan of YA for years now, but only recently has the stigma against the genre as a viable form of reading from which readers can (gasp!) learn something been lifted. YA lit. often deals with tough issues, but the characters are resilient, resourceful, and most of all, hopeful. So if you have never read YA before, I suggest you rush to your nearest library/bookstore and pick up one of these titles.
(in no particular order)
1. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty (teen angst)
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (intrigue and danger)
3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (sensitive portrayal of teen suicide)
4. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins (intense look at the pressure's on teen's lives)
5. Hold Still by Nina Lacour (art and lies)
6. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen (best friends)
7. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (high school horrors)
8. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn (and Dash and Lily's Book of Dares) (smart, funny, fast-paced)
9. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling (magic)
|10. Both Sides of Time by Caroline B. Cooney (time-travel and romance)|