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Young Adult Books You Want to Read

As you may or may not know, our company, The Book Report Network, has a number of websites about books and authors in addition to Bookreporter.com. Throughout the year, Bookreporter.com features adult books on Teenreads.com, our site for young adult readers, that we think will have definite appeal to a teen audience. In the spirit of sharing, we are now spotlighting a selection of titles each month from Teenreads.com that we believe are great reads that you might enjoy.

Reality Boy by A.S. King

October 2013

Gerald Faust knows exactly when he started feeling angry: the day his mother invited a reality TV crew into his five-year-old life. Twelve years later, he is still haunted by his rage-filled youth. In this fearless portrayal of a boy on the edge, highly acclaimed Printz Honor author A.S. King explores the desperate reality of a former child "star" struggling to break free of his anger.

In the Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin

October 2013

Life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya Balachine. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win. But after a terrible misjudgment leaves Anya fighting for her life, she is forced to reckon with her choices.

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

August 2013

New York Times bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record --- all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS.

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

August 2013

For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, she finds herself questioning what she truly wants. Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. He has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie --- and yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide.

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

August 2013

Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love. So they carry on in secret --- until Nasrin’s parents announce that they’ve arranged for her marriage. Nasrin tries to persuade Sahar that they can go on as they had before, but Sahar dreams of loving Nasrin exclusively --- and openly.

Contaminated by Em Garner

July 2013

After the Contamination --- an epidemic caused by the super-trendy diet drink SlimPro that turned ordinary citizens into shambling creatures unable to control their violent impulses --- the government rounded up the "Connies" to protect the remaining population. But now, two years later, the government has started sending the rehabilitated back home, complete with shock collars that will either stop the Connies from committing violent acts or kill them before they do any further harm.

Imperfect Spiral by Debbie Levy

July 2013

Danielle Snyder's summer job as a babysitter takes a tragic turn when Humphrey, the five-year-old boy she's watching, runs in front of oncoming traffic to chase down his football. Wanting only to mourn Humphrey, the sweet kid with whom she had a surprisingly strong friendship, Danielle tries to avoid the world around her. It's time for Danielle to face reality, but when the truth brings so much pain, can she find a way to do right by Humphrey's memory and forgive herself for his death?

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

June 2013

Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, during the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

June 2013

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother --- or even saving herself.

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

June 2013

Before she turned 14, Lucy Beck-Moreau had a promising future as a concert pianist. Now, at 16, it's over, leaving her talented 10-year-old brother, Gus, to shoulder the family expectations. Gus gets a new piano teacher who is interested in helping Lucy rekindle her love of piano. But when you're used to performing for sold-out audiences and world-famous critics, can you ever learn to play just for yourself?