The deep, dark world of young adult fiction
New YA novels that are anything but cute
The genre is now brooding-dark-teenage-years-old. We round up the newest books that should make your shelf this month.
X: a novel
The historical fiction is based on human rights activist Malcolm X’s formative years, and is co-written by his daughter, author Ilyasah Shabazz, and YA novelist Kekla Magoon. The result is intimate, pacy and as much as you resist, inspiring too.
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All The Bright Places
Death-obsessed Theodore Finch and grief-ridden Violet Markey find comfort in each other after a fateful meeting in Jennifer Niven's novel about teen depression. But as Markey's world gradually brightens, she must decide how long to stay behind for Finch.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
In Becky Albertalli’s LGBT-themed story, Simon, a gay, closeted teen, begins a thrilling correspondence with a stranger, which falls into the hands of the class bully. Faced with blackmail and his first true romance, Simon must weigh the cost of coming out.