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Thread: YA 'Must Reads' -- help needed!

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    Yay! More suggestions! Thanks, guys.

    And it's not too late -- there's still a month till I go away (I figured I'd need some time to actually acquire the recs.)
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    I only didn't mention Aristotle and Dante because I wasn't sure if it was YA or MG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage View Post
    I only didn't mention Aristotle and Dante because I wasn't sure if it was YA or MG.
    I've heard it mentioned often enough that it's going on the list either way.
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    It's definitely YA, imo -- hits that 'experiencing something for the first time ever' core theme of YA perfectly. It's also fairly subtle in its portrayal of prejudice and mental health issues in a way that would be easier for an older audience to understand.

    This page also covers a lot regarding mentions of sex, drugs, and swearing (that I'd forgotten happened tbh).
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    My recs:

    Anything Rainbow Rowell

    Anything Maureen Johnson

    Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness (and they're making it a movie, so hurry up and read it first, haha!)

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    Andrew Smith!!!! Grasshopper Jungle, Winger, anything really...
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    Heather Demetrios--her books are great-- I'd suggest 'I'll meet you there' or 'Something Real'
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson (John Green/David Leviathan)

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    Yay! More recs. Thanks, guys. Some of these are definitely going on my list.

    At this rate I'm going to need to book another holiday soon!
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