How to Read a Young Adult Novel but Still Hang Out with Adults [SHOWING SLIDE 5 OF 11]

Some adults are proud readers of young adult novels; some keep their YA reading habits firmly to themselves, as if they were pilfering extra packets of ketchup from a fast food joint. However open you are about it, we know there are a lot of adult readers of YA books. For those just dipping your toes into the YA waters, the books on this week’s list are YA novels that resolutely tackle adult themes: murder, suicide, poverty, depression. If you’re curious about why young adult novels have taken off so wildly, these books will show you why.

Kirkus Star
by A.S. King

"The author depicts the journey to overcome a legacy of poverty, violence, addiction and ignorance as an arduous one, but Vera's path glimmers with grace and hope. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
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