Young-adult novels are much more than just tales of high-school love. Here is a list of 10 young-adult books that are a masterpiece.
Books are extraordinary – they take you on a journey of imagination filled with the thoughts of the main character. Some books leave you with questions unanswered, some will take you on an adventure and some will just inspire you. You will lose yourself in some and find yourself in some. You will lose yourself in some and find yourself in some. You will lose yourself in some and find yourself in some books. One way or another, books can have a great impact on your being with their messages and lessons.
That being said, let’s talk about some young-adult books. Most people categorize the Y/A books as childish and cliché but that’s not true. It is unfair to think that these books are all about high-school romances because they are not. From dystopian sagas to more mature stories, this genre has a lot to offer. If you’re someone who loves the young-adult genre, here is a list of books you should read if you haven’t already.
Here are the 10 young-adult novels you should definitely read once in your life regardless of your age.
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
Hello everyone, this is my first review on Instagram. Open to criticism, share your views in the comments. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas . . “Good-byes hurt the most when the other person’s already gone.” A turning point in Starr’s life, when her best friend is murdered by a cop, her being the only witnessed, held at gunpoint while holding her best friend’s bleeding body on the ground as the life slowly slips out of him. Killed, why? For being black. By the time she’s 16, she’s already witnessed her 2 best friends getting murdered; at 6 in a water park Natasha was killed, and at 16 while returning from a party Khalil met the same fate. The murderers were not convicted. Why? White privilege! . “Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right” Starr speaks up about what happened that night when Khalil was killed. She testifies against the cop, gives a detailed account of everything that happened, to the detectives, who weren’t interested in getting justice, but were finding ways to justify the cop’s actions. A ‘supposed drug-dealer’ becomes a ‘thug’ according to media, and that’s supposed to justify him getting murdered. Nobody however seems to mention the fact that he did not have any drugs on him, and that he was unarmed when the cop shot him, THRICE, FROM BEHIND! A hairbrush was mistaken as a gun and the kid paid the price by getting shot, and later claims to be scared of 2 unarmed 16-year old kids. . . “Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. It means you go on even though you’re scared.” Starr’s dad gets called out by the cops, her uncle loses his job, she breaks off with her childhood friends who thought that making racist jokes were funny and started a protest for all the wrong reasons. Starr finds her strength and the shy girl becomes the leader of the riots for getting the justice Khalil deserved. My rating 4.5/5 Picture courtesy @fantasticbooksandwheretofindem Reblogged from my account @somya096 #angiethomasauthor #harpercollinsindia #thehateugavelittleinfantsfuckseverybody #thehateugivebook #contemporarybook #youngadultsbook #racism #hatecrimes
Looking for Alaska, John Green
Book Review: Looking for Alaska by John Green . “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” . Miles (Pudge) Halter goes to a boarding school in search of “the great perhaps” and has a fascination with famous last words. There he meets Alaska, a young girl with who is the girl of his dreams and in which he falls in love with. Their journey together at boarding school begins and John takes us on an exciting ride where in trying to learn about Alaska, Pudge learns more about himself and the great perhaps. . This book is the first John Green book I have ever read and I loved it. It is a very well-written teen fiction book addressed more towards teenage audiences which is why I feel that I enjoyed it so much because of how it was targeted towards my age group being able to relate to it much more and remind me of high school. . The pace of this book was perfect. Not too fast and not too slow which makes you never want to stop reading. It’s definitely a memorable book that I won’t ever forget as it takes you through so many emotions such as sadness, anger and excitement. . Looking for Alaska is an outstanding coming-of-age novel that doesn’t resort to a “happily ever after” ending, but the characters each seek closure on their own terms. The characters are very well written, witty and full of unique perks. . This book also includes some fun pranks, some great humor, and some shocking turns of events. I really loved the “before”/ “after” stricture of book/chapters and the whole countdown. It really added to build suspense. . Are you excited about the new series on this book? I recently found out the announcement about Looking for Alaska Hulu series coming October 18th! I then found out in Australia you aren’t able to get Hulu which is very unfortunate for all the Aussie’s out there who have read this book and wished to watch the series but HOPEFULLY that changes. (It did change! It’s going to be on Stan October 19th!) . Overall, Looking for Alaska is a book I still love, still recommended it to everyone and may soon re-read! . Rating = 4.5/5 . Bonnie xx
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Harry Potter, J K Rowling
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz
The Sun is Also a Star, Nicola Yoon
The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkein
The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
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