HOW TO READ A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL BUT STILL HANG OUT WITH ADULTS [SHOWING SLIDE 10 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 Jesse Andrews

"Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
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