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You know what genre has the best character driven books? Contemporary YA.
And you know what my favourite genre is? Contemporary YA.
So you can expect quite a few of those today. Maybe a few speculative fiction as well 🙂
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
I will literally never get tired of this book. It’s contemporary, and it’s about Ari and Dante, and the way their friendship develops is absolutely amazing and lovely.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
This book will tear your heart to pieces, but the friendship is incredible. Despite being a WWII book, I would definitely say that it’s very character driven.
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
My equal favourite book of the year. It takes you through SO many character reactions and revolves around the main character, Liz. Incredibly, incredibly sad and hopeful and wonderful.
Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor
*SOBS FOREVER* This follows the story of Sky as she is re-introduced to…for lack of a better word, civilisation.
Dead Ends by Erin Lange
If you haven’t read this book yet, you need to. Another great friendship book, and TONS of diversity.
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
This has a HUGE cast – lots of siblings and parents and awesome people.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Because I use The Fault in Our Stars for pretty much every week and I decided to change it up a bit. I love Pudge’s friends in this book, and Alaska is a fantastic character.
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
I mean, you could say this is plot driven, but a lot of it is dependent on Lilac and Tarver as well. The character development of Lilac is one of my favourites ever.
The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer
Another book that makes it onto SO many of these lists. Josie is one of my favourite characters ever, and following her journey is so much fun.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH – it’s my favourite of the three, both for Anna+Etienne and their friends.