MY TOP YOUNG ADULT READS

28.5.15





Hey Guys,


Today I am talking to you about books. I've not done a book post for a while due too being to busy to read and other things. I thought I would show you some top picks of YA (Young Adult) books which I personally loved and think is great for both teens, young adult and even adults. So lets get on with it.


'Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don't quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, theres a visitor at his window. It's ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It want's the truth.'

This book is beautiful. It really captures the feelings of a individual who's loved one is going through cancer. This book was really creative which explored issues that revolved around terminal illnesses. It's a story that makes you think and stays with you.


'Each morning, A wakes up in a different body. There's never any warning about who it will be, but A is used to that. Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. And that's fine - until A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he want's to be with - every day...

I really enjoyed this book. It's such a lovely read that sucks you in. You find yourself wondering who A could wake up as and it unfolds into a beautiful love story with a twist.




'A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs. A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.'

I am going to admit the only reason I wanted to read this was due to the photographs which the story centres around. A strange mixture of old fashioned photographs which I sat and looked at for ages before even reading the story!. The story is amazing and I loved it. It had me gripped from start to finish and wanting more. There is a sequel which is called Hollow City



'Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life - which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself. Craig's suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbours include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.'


This book is not for everyone. It does deal with the sensitive topic of suicide and depression and anxiety. It shows what people go through and how it is different for everyone. Some characters aren't great but Craig's mind was interesting to read about. 




Amy & Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson
'Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it's Amy's responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn't ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip - and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar - especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory - but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.'

This was a really cute summer read. It made me want to listen to all the songs mentioned. It made me want to travel all over America and go for adventure. I loved the addition of the souvenirs such as the postcards and notes and things.

What YA books do you love?
Emma x

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