5 Great Young Adult Books Adults Will Love
Our world is blessed with amazing authors all creating books that change our lives. This overwhelming fact sometimes makes it a little challenging for us bookworms to choose our next read. If you’re ready to take a break from those 1000 page novels and are looking for something loose, trendy and fun, check out this short list of our favorite Young Adult books that we know you’ll love just as much as we did.
#5 Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
“Never have I had my mind blown reading a book like I have reading Never Never. It was intense, sweet, completely unpredictable and utterly fascinating. Can’t wait for the next book in this series!” (The Book Avenue)
What would you do if you woke up one day, and forgot everything you ever knew? That is exactly what happens to Charlie and Silas, two high school childhood sweethearts who seem to have been cursed with some dark magic. The find their memories erased, forgetting their names and unable even to recognize their own voice. They don’t remember anyplace or anybody, even each other. It’s a mystery you won’t want to miss filled with young love and young detectives. Rolled out in three parts, we promise you some real cliffhangers!
#4 Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
“It was amazing. There was way too much yodeling in this book, but other than that, it’s one of the best books I’ve read in this genre. I highly recommend it. I think Jessica Park is a very talented author.” (Colleen Hoover, author of New York Times best-selling novel Hopeless)
Julie Seagle’s definitely running out of luck. Of all days, why today! Julie Seagle finds herself standing outside the non-existent apartment she rented online. What a way to start her College days in Boston. Thankfully, her mom reconnected with her old best friend who lives around the area. Julie moves in – a genius perfectionist mother, an uncomfortably quiet father, a mysterious geeky teen son, and a daughter who carries around a human-sized cut-out cardboard with a picture of her brother. Experience Julie’s journey of being a part of this bizarre family. You won’t regret you did.
#3 The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
“A fabulously entertaining story of friendship, healing, and love. Filled with laughter, heart, and a side of sass, this rock star debut will have you cheering for an encore!” (Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality)
Paige is so tired of people treating her like her boyfriend just died. But actually yes, he did die from drowning. And she’s having a really tough time moving on when people keep reminding her how miserable she is. The one thing she’s grateful for is her best friends by her side. With their support, she tries to recover by starting fresh as she joins the QuizBowl team, tries to meet new people, and maybe even find new love. Go Paige!
#2 Every Day by David Levithan
“Fresh, unique, funny, and achingly honest, Levithan brilliantly explores the adolescent conundrum of not feeling like oneself, and not knowing where one belongs. I didn’t just read this book — I inhaled it.” (Jodi Picoult, NYT bestselling author of Lone Wolf and Between the Lines)
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. ‘A’ has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day
#1 Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
“Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading.” (Amber Gibson (NPR’s All Things Considered)
Hannah Baker committed suicide weeks ago, but Clay Jensen has to go through the painful process of listening to her voice on one of the many cassette tapes she left for him. Hannah eerily goes through the thirteen reasons why she decided to take her own life. As Clay listens to all she has to say, he discovers the brutal truths he never knew about his classmate and crush.
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