I love Young Adult Literature but I don't have time to read a ton of it. Keeping up with K-5 books takes up most of my reading life. But I LOVE YA so I try to read several each year. Last year, I attended ALAN at NCTE and that helped get me a bit more up-to-date on the new titles and authors out there. I looked back at my Goodreads account and I've read about a dozen YA Novels over the last year or so. I feel like I've been lucky with my YA reads this year. If you are looking for some great YA, here are some of the ones I've enjoyed this year:
MATCHED by Ally Condie was a favorite this year. My 12 year old and I both loved this one.
We are VERY excited about the sequel, CROSSED, which comes out next week.
SHINE by Lauren Myracle was a powerful read. Not an easy read but an important book.
MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN was a unique read and the way it was put together was fascinating. The real photos embedded through the book made the book seem real. A great fantasy.
A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness is another powerful read. It was the first book I'd read by this author and I am hooked.
THE PULL OF GRAVITY by Gae Polisner is another favorite.
And I LOVED my most recent YA Read, THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson.
Two others I loved were CHIME by Franny Billingsley and ALSO KNOWN AS ROWAN POHI by Ralph Fletcher.