While there have been classic novels like Pride and Prejudice that deal with more mature lives of the characters, the latest that’s doing the rounds in the book world is the ‘Young Adult (YA)’ genre. This trend has been steadily picking up, of-late, as the reading demographics have moved from the housewife generation to an audience that ranges from pre-teen all the way up to the young, working-class generation, both man and women.
Here’s a list of the latest from the YA genre that you need to catch up on, next!
1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The book follows a protagonist drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of her unarmed friend.
2. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
The story centers around 16-year-old Aza Holmes, a high school student living with multiple anxiety disorders, and her search for a fugitive billionaire.
3. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
This science fiction story follows two young people from opposing cultures whose fates are intertwined.
4. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
The novel revolves around the insecure Molly Peskin-Suso, who has had 26 unrequited crushes.
5. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
The story revolves around how reckless decisions turn a trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe.
6. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Third in the series, this novel shares the protagonist’s experience of a supposedly long-distance affair, about to commence on the basis of a set contract.
7. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz
New York Times Book Review reviewed this book as – A “mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss.”
8. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
The novel is a take on the hot-button issues of racial profiling, the shooting deaths of unarmed black teens by cops and the murders of white cops in the line of duty.
9. You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
This one is full of quirky art and complicated friendships.
10. The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.
Which ones have you read? Which ones should have made it to the list?