YA books we can't wait to read this summer
Whether you’re chilling on a beach, hanging out on a balcony, relaxing on a blanket in the park, or just parked on your couch, one of the best parts of summer is curling up with a great book. Luckily for you YA fans, there are approximately one million great books to get your hands on this summer. We’ve rounded up a few of our faves here.
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (out now)
Aaron Soto is dealing with a lot of things he’d rather forget. His father’s suicide and a new relationship with a boy make him consider using an Eternal Sunshine-style memory-erasing procedure. Silvera’s debut is already being lauded for the way it handles race, class, and sexuality.
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler (out now)
When Elyse, a singer, loses her voice in an accident, she leaves her Caribbean home and retreats to the privacy of Oregon. But what will she do when she falls for Christian, a charming bad boy? If you’re a fan of a certain Disney film about a mermaid who loses her voice, you’ll love this one.
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider (out now)
How many books have you read that are set in a tuberculosis sanatorium? Probably none. This love story from Schneider, the author of The Beginning of Everything, follows Lane and Sadie as they learn what it is to really live.
Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu (out now)
Rachel’s family believes in God, modesty, homeschooling, and preparing young women to be wives and mothers. But what will happen when Rachel decides she wants to know more about the outside world? With so much attention on the Duggar family right now, Mathieu’s novel couldn’t be more timely.
Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer (out now)
I’m always looking for the next Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Proof of Forever promises to be just that…plus time travel. Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe have grown apart over the years, but through the magic of a photo booth, they’re transported back to the summer they were 15. Proof of Forever is perfect for reliving your summer camp memories (or just reading about the summer camp memories you wish you had).
A Tale of Two Besties by Sophia Rossi (out now)
Obviously you’re going to read a YA book by a HelloGiggles cofounder, right? When California-cool Harper and gawkward (gawky + awkward) Lily end up at different high schools, they vow to remain BFFs no matter what. But when Lily’s quirkiness actually ends up making her crazy popular at her new artsy high school, their friendship stuggles. Rossi’s book is a super sweet and laugh-out-loud funny ode to friendship.
Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn (out now)
Kuehn’s latest thriller is told from three perspectives. There’s Sadie, who just got kicked out of school (again) for causing trouble. There’s Emerson, who isn’t glad Sadie’s back in town. And there’s Miles, whose visions of the future worry him. Delicate Monsters promises to be just as compelling and mind blowing as all Kuehn’s books.
Pretending to be Erica by Michelle Painchaud (July 21st)
17-year-old Violet, with the help of her con man dad, pretends to be Erica Silverman, an heiress who was kidnapped when she was only five years old. Pretending to Be Erica sounds like it has all the creepiness of an old-school Lois Duncan book.
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick (August 18th)
Huntley Fitzpatrick’s My Life Next Door was full of perfect, swoony summer romance, and this companion novel promises more of the same. This time, Fitzpatrick focuses on party-guy Tim and Jase’s sister, Alice. Is Tim going to get his life together…and fall in love? We’ll find out in August.
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