Young-Adult novels with depth?
I love YA stand-alone novels with depth... I like romance in them, but most of the times it doesn't work and stands as a distraction to the greater meaning of the book, if you know what I mean.
Some of my favorite books in this genre are:
The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
What Happened To Lani Garver - Carol Plum-ucci
Please Ignore Vera Dietz - A.S King
Wake - Lisa Mcmann
Speak- Laurie Halse Anderson
The Sky Is Everywhere (not the whole love triangle thing- that was so stupid. I loved how hard it was for her to get over the death, and the pain she felt after losing someone so close to her. The poetry was amazing!) - Jandy Nelson
Identical - Ellen Hopkins
Impulse (Again, not for the love-triangle. The romance was badly constructed, but I still liked the book) - Ellen Hopkins
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
On the Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchette
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
I'm planning on reading the Perks of Being a Wallflower, by the way. (:
Thank you for your consideration! C:
- b97stLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Entangled by Cat Clarke
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Wasted by Marya Hornbacher
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Before I Die By Jenny Downham
Cut by Patricia McCormick
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
- Von SkeetLv 77 years ago
Some good selections - I really like Ellen Hopkins too. If you liked Impulse, check out the companion book Perfect which takes place from Connor's twin's point of view. If you liked Speak too, you might like her book Wintergirls about anorexia or Fever 1793. I really like her writing. If you liked John Green, try Looking for Alaska. Perks is a must read, you'll love it. I also recommend the classic Catcher in the Rye. I haven't read Before I Fall but I liked her dystopian book Delirium a lot more than I expected too. Others I'd recommend are Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime about a young boy with autism who realizes his life isn't what he's been told. Number the Stars is about a Jewish family during the Holocaust by Lois Lowry. She wrote a good dystopian as well, The Giver which is amazing. Of course the classic Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
I love the young adult genre and those are some of my favorites anyway.
- JenniferLv 44 years ago
"Paper Towns" by John Green Here's a review: Quentin—or “Q.” as everyone calls him—has known his neighbor, the fabulous Margo Roth Spiegelman, since they were two. Or has he? Q. can’t help but wonder, when, a month before high-school graduation, she vanishes. At first he worries that she might have committed suicide, but then he begins discovering clues that seem to have been left for him, which might reveal Margo’s whereabouts. Yet the more he and his pals learn, the more Q. realizes he doesn’t know and the more he comes to understand that the real mystery is not Margo’s fate but Margo herself—enigmatic, mysterious, and so very alluring. Yes, there are echoes of Green’s award-winning Looking for Alaska (2006): a lovely, eccentric girl; a mystery that begs to be solved by clever, quirky teens; and telling quotations (from The Leaves of Grass, this time) beautifully integrated into the plot. Yet, if anything, the thematic stakes are higher here, as Green ponders the interconnectedness of imagination and perception, of mirrors and windows, of illusion and reality. That he brings it off is testimony to the fact that he is not only clever and wonderfully witty but also deeply thoughtful and insightful. In addition, he’s a superb stylist, with a voice perfectly matched to his amusing, illuminating material. by Michael Cart for Booklist
- Insert Name HereLv 67 years ago
Oh, The Little Prince is under the YA category? I always thought it was too heavy for a younger readership...
Yep, the Perks is a good one.
May I also suggest the following
The Mermaids Singing by Lisa Carey
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
Mozart's Sister by Nancy Moser
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
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- 7 years ago
Im just going to give you some of the ones that I like
Across the Universe- Beth Revis
Divergent - Veronica Roth
Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Matched - Ally Condie
Carnival of Souls - Sorry cant remeber the authors name
All of these books are really good but my favourite is Divergent
- Anonymous7 years ago
Dark Summer by Lizzy Ford. It is a story of a girl that is coming to terms that she is different. She meets a guy that will make her feel whole but then again, the guy also has some issues that he needs to overcome. Check out the summery here: http://www.guerrillawordfare.com/ebooks/ . If you are looking for a paranormal ya book, this is definitely a great place to start. :)
- Anonymous7 years ago
Lizzy Ford's Dark Summer was a hit to me! can't seem to erase Decker on my mind.. it's the 1st book of the Witchling Trilogy, and i'm waiting for the next book!