Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Top 5 Young Adult Romances

By Caragh M. O'Brien
Romance in Young Adult novels can veer off the traditional track when characters deal with dystopias or die when you least expect them to, but the feels are fabulous. Romance readers of all ages are eating up these stories. As school gets out and summer arrives, here are my top 5 recommendations.

1. Dumplin’  by Julie Murphy
Willowdean, a self-proclaimed fat girl, is charming and confident until a budding romance brings self-doubt. Solution? She enters a beauty contest.

2. Perfect Chemistry  by Simone Elkeles
He’s in a Latino gang, and she’s in a warped, cold family from the rich side of town, but they have more in common than they know. Depth of character elevates this Romeo and Juliet retelling.

3. The Fault in Our Stars  by John Green
Get your hankies ready.  Wisecracking cancer patients find love and adventure.  This popular novel is also a film.

4. Prized  by Caragh M. O’Brien
In a world where men outnumber the women 9 to 1, the women are in charge.  Newcomer Gaia Stone is surrounded by injustice and guys. The second novel in the Birthmarked series, this story can stand alone. 

5. Something Like Normal  by Trish Doller

A young vet returning from Afghanistan finds his brother has stolen his car and his girlfriend. With a remarkable voice, this novel brings hope and healing.

Caragh M. O'Brien is the writer of The Rule of Mirrors and other YA novels.

10 comments:

  1. My pleasure, Liz! Happy summer reading to you!

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  2. What a great list...I had no idea YA covered so many fab topics. It's been a long time since I had teens in the house!

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    1. Bonnie ~ I love reading YA novels, and you're right, the variety is amazing. Maybe that's why they're so popular.
      All best,
      Caragh

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  3. I haven't read a lot of YA, but thanks for the recommendations!

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    1. Becky ~ These are just a few of my romance favorites, some new and some that have resonated with me over time.
      All best,
      Caragh

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  4. I've only read one of these, so thanks for the recommendations. I enjoy YA novels!

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    1. Hannah ~ Thanks! I like them, too!
      Best,
      Caragh

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  5. I don't think a teen on the planet has failed to read John Green's novel! Wishing you that kind of amazing success for your YA novels.

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    1. Joan ~ Thank you for the kind wishes! John Green is in a class of his own.
      Best,
      Caragh

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