Spring Break Recommendations

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Hey!

With Spring Break coming up and so many books out there to choose from, I thought that I would offer a few recommendations!

These are some of my favorite Young Adult (YA) books. I’m going to give my reasons for giving the recommendation, so if these books sound interesting to you, feel free to look up a summary.

If you are looking for something with a more romantic tone:

  • Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
    • This is a great Spring Break book. It is easy and fun to read. The characters are relatable and lovable. There are two other books that are technically part of this series: Rule of Attraction and Chain Reaction. The next two books in the series focus on the other Fuentes brothers. They are all really good YA romance books.

If you are looking for another dystopian novel:

  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
    • WARNING: This is the first book in a trilogy, and you will get hooked! Rossi did a fantastic job creating relatable and lovable characters. I absolutely loved reading this series and got completely sucked into Perry and Aria’s stories. The great thing is that all of the books are already out, so there is no waiting!

If you are looking for a really awesome nonfiction book:

  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
    • I will admit, this book is a little more serious than most YA books. I read this book for a high school English class, and it really made me appreciate my family. I normally don’t read nonfiction, but I think this book is definitely worth a read.

If you are looking for more of a challenge:

  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
    • This book! I read this my junior year of high school, and I absolutely loved it. It does start a little slow, but if you can get past the first couple of chapters to meet Vida Winter, you will not regret it. This is one of the few books that completely floored me as a writer. I did not predict the twists that this book threw at me. It is a little bit more challenging than a lot of books, but definitely worth it in the end.

If you are looking for a more emotionally-challenging book:

  • Bitter End by Jennifer Brown
    • I will be honest, I own this book and have only read it once. However, I have given it to several of my friends to read. It is a book that you only have to read once. This book is about abusive relationships. Brown did an incredible job giving insight into the mind of someone in an abusive relationship. It is a very frustrating read, but I highly recommend it for young women. It really helps someone who has never been in an abusive relationship to identify with the victim. It is definitely a heavy book to read, but it is truly worth it.

Let me know what you guys are reading for Spring Break in the comments below!

-GW

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