I am all happy and charged up to be writing the part II of the YA books series. Picked out some happy and dreamy YAs that’ll strike a chord and leave a part of them in your heart.
Just in case you haven’t read part I, here it is.
- Our Chemical Hearts (Krystal Sutherland)
This was the best YA I read in 2016! It is the perfect amalgamation of John Green and Rainbow Rowell. Feels on fleek, I say!!
The chemical reaction, or love as they call it between the two main lead characters is heartwarming. Henry and Grace are worlds apart, yet find solace in each other. Happy, sad, emotional, and love struck, you’ll feel it all while reading this delectable story.
2. Room (Emma Donoghue)
Room is a rather bold and strong YA. The book highlights the struggles Ma and Jack go through when they are held captive in an 11X11 room.
Although the underlying feel of the book is trauma, abuse, and sadness, there is a positivity that radiates. Motherly love overpowers and makes us believe that moms are the real superheroes.
The booknerd in you will be happy to see the movie adaptation. It is phenomenal.
3. The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
When I was making a list of YAs read, TFIOS was at the top. This is Hazel’s story of battling for life, survival, and love. This is also the story of Augustus being lover boy and bff we all need in our life.
Heart wrenching, tragic, yet full of life, you cannot not love The Fault in Our Stars.
PS – The movie is pretty good too. But the book certainly has more depth.
4. We Were Liars (E. Lockhart)
We Were Liars is a modern take on suspense novels. If you’re bored of all those mushy YAs and are looking for something light yet engaging, then this is what you should be reading.
And remember when someone asks how it ends. Just LIE.
5. Ketchup Clouds (Annabel Pitcher)
A simple story told in a superbly effective manner, that’s Ketchup Clouds. Feels are on point. It has grief, sorrow, and misery, yet I’ll call it a rather happy read.
It’s about a fifteen year old girl, Zoe and her secret. She finds a way to share it with a criminal on death row, and shares her tale of love and betrayal. It is witty and the bouts of humor are more than welcoming!
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