In celebration of this year’s Teen Read Week, we asked some of our favorite bookstagrammers to pick one YA book from this year that they absolutely loved. Find out what the best book bloggers are reading and give them a follow to catch up on all their reading adventures.
@robbyreads is loving Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
@bookbookowl is loving LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
@abbie_reads_books is loving Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco
@jenabrownwrites is loving When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer
A tender, beautiful coming-of-age story that tackles an enormous array of relevant and relatable issues. Lily struggles with facing the trauma of her past while also living in fear of an uncertain future due to a family history of mental illness. She has to find her own identity and decide whether to truly live her life, embracing all the uncertainty or remain closed off, alive but not living. I love, love, loved this book! It is such a heartbreakingly beautiful book, not just on mental illness, and the very real struggle of living not just with past trauma, but future uncertainty. More than that, it’s also about simply finding out who we are, and what life we want to live. This is a book that will make you feel. It will make you think. And above all, it will open a myriad of conversations highly relevant to young adults today.
@happybooklovers is loving Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Monday Charles is missing, but only Claudia, her best friend, seems to notice. Set amid the backdrop of urban Washington, DC, eighth-grader Claudia does her best to track down her friend, but no one seems to be concerned that one girl is no longer showing up for school or activities. This book is incredible. Not only is it a gripping story that moved at a wild pace, it is an important one that is all too real for too many people. This book in particular feels relevant, as it follows a missing young girl of color, who are often ignored by police departments and classified as “runaways.” If Tiffany Jackson isn’t on your radar as a not-to-be-missed author, consider this your alert. A wonderful, harrowing, heartbreaking account of kids who are overlooked.