YA Novels


I love a good young adult novel, as y’all know, so here are the latest I’ve checked out…

–Marissa

Girls Like Me by Lola StVil was just….swoony and sweet and so easy to read. πŸ™‚ Written first in verse, then in text messages and chats, this novel’s style took a bit of getting used to, but then I devoured it in an evening. She’s the hilarious, overweight shy girl with the crush on the jock, and he’s… the perfect boy on the other side of the screen. Will they meet? Won’t they? Love, love, love. πŸ™‚

You in Five Acts by Una La Marche also took some getting used to. Each chapter is from a different character’s point of view, and you spent time trying to figure out who is the “you” they are referring to in their particular part of the story. Still, I got sucked into this Fame-for-the-new-generation story, and did NOT see the ending coming. Great for kids with a zen for theatre, dance, drama or a fresh and unique story.

Die For You by Amy Fellner Dominy... just didn’t blaze any new ground.Emma and Dillon are soooo in love in high school, but as she tries to pursue her dream in life, Dillon pulls her back. This felt like a totally recycled teenage abusive relationship story, with weird plot points kinda shoved in. (Now I’m showing my age… reminded me of the movie Fear with hunktastic Marky Mark. And not as compelling – Marky Mark or not. *grin*)

I also just finished listening to Sting by Sandra Brown – not young adult, but still a decent listen, but a bit slower than her last few novels, at least for me…

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