YA FOR GROWN FOLKS

So hard to choose, but here's some Young Adult fiction I've read or reread in recent months.
  1. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
    Best writing on the intimacy of justholdinghands since Catcher in the Rye. For real. This book will rip your heart to pieces and put it back together over and over.
  2. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
    I wept with shock and sadness through the final 50 pages. I don't even know what to say.
  3. The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer
    Amazing dystopia: human cloning, drug cartels running small nations...can one boy change it all? I think it's the beginning of a series, but this book stands alone.
  4. Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
    Hop along on an ill-conceived family vacation turned manhunt inside the mind of one very precocious and observant young girl.
  5. Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King
    Haven't even finished it. Already heartily recommended. Glory receives visions of the past and (war torn) future. Of course, this ends up helping her live in the present.
  6. I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
    It's hard to be in a family. It's hard to be a sibling, to be someone's child, to feel known enough and independent enough at the same time. Also: ghosts and young love.
  7. Half Bad by Sally Green
    A novel about alienation and the inner struggle to discover your true identity. Set in modern day England where white witches and black witches secretly live among humans. Dark, edgy and brilliant.
    Suggested by   @shantaroo