Books for teen book clubs
I have a confession to make.
I had no clue about the Young Adult genre until two years ago. Mostly I thought teens read romance books. It was through youtube that I discovered Young Adult fiction. Fangirl was the most recommended YA book, so I decided to give it a go.
To my surprise I loved it! Later I went on searching the list of bestselling young adult novels.
As a 30-year-old adult, now I can proudly say that love reading young adults novels.
For today’s post, I am going to recommend you 27 best YA books for teenage bookclubs. These are undoubtedly the best books for teens to read in 2021.
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Best Young adult novels of the last decade
A wonderful feel-good love story that most teenagers can easily relate to. The description of the landscapes, French food, culture & architecture will instantly take you to France. The story covers the astounding journey of friendship and love of all the characters.
A heart-touching story of Hazels & Augustus, who hopelessly fall in love despite their illness. A brilliantly written love story that reminds us there is life beyond despair. A warm, humorous book that can melt your heart.
An endearing story of twins Cath & Wren and their adventures at college. The story focuses on introverted Cath who loves a fictional world of Simon Snow. Any fanfiction lovers can easily relate to Cath and her college life. A great read for fanfiction lovers.
A masterfully crafted teenage romance by Jenny Han. It’s the story of Lara Jean, a high school girl who struggles with the relationships in her life. And later she tries to understand her life in a more serious note.
A thrilling murder- mystery with engaging twists & turns along with perfect plot development. The theme also discusses many social aspects like sexual assault, drug abuse & mental health. The author infuses a perfect level of humour & romance in the story.
A fictional contemporary romance that tells the love story of teenage immigrants. The story uncovers great values of hope, love & passion. The ultimate message that the book gives us is not to let the little things scare you.
The book explores friendship, struggles with racial & ethnic identity, sexuality & family relationships of two Mexican-American teenagers. It is through their friendship that Aristotle & Dante learn the most important truths about them & about what they want to be.
BEST 2020 books for teenagers
There has been some great works in YA last year. While some authors chose romance as their theme there has been more unconventional stories. Whether you’re a fan of Fantasy fiction or thriller, 2020 has been a great year for YA genre. I’ve listed some great works that I am sure you will be able to enjoy in your bookclubs. Elizabeth Acevedo’s Clap when you land is my personal favourite in the list. I was so excited to hear that the book has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction!
BEST YA Dystopian Books for teens
Probably not for feel-good book lovers. The book depicts a patriarchal society where men rule with iron fists, an awful system in which women are considered horrible creatures. The plot revolves around rebellion and unfairness of society.
A disaster story of the siblings, Alyssa and Garret as they face a huge drought in their place. Set in Southern California, the story follows the after-effects of drought, how the people managed to live a death-like life. A harrowing story of survival.
Bestselling young adults novels
Probably one of the best books that explain “the black lives matter movement”. Star Carter, a sixteen-year-old, understands the realities of living in a poor neighbourhood. Later when her dearest childhood friend is murdered everything changes for her forever.
This murder mystery set in a high school follows the different aspects of four teenager suspects in a murder. The story revolves around their secrets and how they are handling it in between their peer group. The real suspense lies in their journey. A must-read for gripping suspense lovers.
Story of three cousins who barely know each other. Once their grandma invites them to work at her Island, the dark past of their family unfolds in front of them. A dark family drama that will hook you from the very first page.
A short book that tells a heart-wrenching story of Justyce McAllister. .The story focuses on his letter to Martin Luther King Jr. where he states his pain and agony as a black in America. A must-read book as it serves as an eye-opener to many injustices in this world.
New York Times bestselling author Lockhart’s sophisticated suspense novel tells the story of the Sinclair family. The book shows how greed can affect beautiful family relationships.
Anticipated 2021 books for Teenage booklist
Seems like another great year for YA releases. Stories of love, friendship and teenage-hood is all set to be in your 2021 TBR. There are some great releases of YA fantasy to debut novels. My list include some of the YA releases which sound like promising reads.
Time for your action:
Do you love reading YA series or stand-alones? I mostly love stand- alones because of the silly reason that I don’t have the patience to wait for the series to come out:) Let me know your favorites on the comments.
Always curious to hear from you,
written by two muggles,
Liya and Stephy