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My expertise in YA fiction is definitely contemporary – ever since John Green I’ve been hooked. For the sake of other authors, I’m only going to include one book from John Green, and all my other favourite contemporary authors. Here we go!
1) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I don’t know why. I can’t tell you reasons this book affected me this much, but it did.
2) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
This book is so cute and fluffy and funny and I just LOVE Stephanie Perkins. Also, RELEASE DATE FOR ISLA RELEASE DATE FOR ISLA I’M SO EXCITED.
3) Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
All sorts of awesome reside in this book. It’s unique, it has diverse characters, it makes hand-holding the most romantic thing in the universe.
4) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Amazing book, amazing movie adaptation. This book makes me cry. And that poem is…wow. Read it if you haven’t.
5) It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
I was so devastated to hear of Ned Vizzini’s passing away. This book is so honest and real, and its cover is one of the best I’ve ever seen.
6) This Song Will Save Your Life
I read this only recently. It was a heartbreaking and then heart-gluing-back-together story.
7) The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Again, this was a recent read. It’s such a great book! The main character Caymen is one of my favourites ever.
8) Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Aside from the fact that Maureen Johnson is amazing, this is my favourite of her books.
9) The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
This whole series is amazing, and I loved it even BEFORE I met John Green’s books, so it’s pretty special to me.
10) The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer
Aussie author love! This is a recent release about a magazine internship: funny, hilarious and funny. It’s a great debut and I can’t wait to read more from Gabrielle Tozer!
So those are my top ten all time favourite contemporary YA books. There are many, many more that I love, and many I’ve probably forgotten. What are your favourite contemp books – any I REALLY REALLY REALLY should read but haven’t listed here?