Young Adult Contemporary

Modern fiction geared towards teens roughly 13 to 18 years old. Main characters are usually teenagers or younger adults. Young Adult Contemporary is often realistic, but can overlap with fantasy or magic realism.

What If It's Us
Bridge of Clay
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2)
Broken Things
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Sawkill Girls
Dear Evan Hansen
This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story
Odd One Out
The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Montague Siblings, #1.5)
Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)
That Night
Snow in Love
The Geography of Lost Things
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
We Were Liars
Dear Evan Hansen
The Infinite Pieces of Us
Bridge of Clay
Broken Prince (The Royals, #2)
Broken Things
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
All the Little Lights
Love, Life, and the List
Listen to Your Heart
When Dimple Met Rishi
The Upside of Falling Down
Rumor Has It (Rumor Has It, #1)
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny HanFangirl by Rainbow RowellAll the Bright Places by Jennifer NivenThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenEleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Contemporary YA Group Reads
63 books — 35 voters
Fangirl by Rainbow RowellThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenEleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky AlbertalliLooking for Alaska by John Green
Essential YA Contemporaries
132 books — 82 voters

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny HanThe Hate U Give by Angie ThomasThe Upside of Unrequited by Becky AlbertalliBy Your Side by Kasie WestHistory Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
2017 YA contemporary
204 books — 574 voters
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenSecond Chance Summer by Morgan MatsonSuch a Rush by Jennifer EcholsGuitar Notes by Mary AmatoHopeless by Colleen Hoover
2012 YA Contemporary Challenge
23 books — 102 voters

The Fault in Our Stars
Eleanor & Park
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)
Looking for Alaska
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
Paper Towns
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
We Were Liars
Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)
Everything, Everything
Thirteen Reasons Why
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1)
The Hate U Give

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This," I say softly, "is going to change everything." I don't mean it the way I usually do. I don't mean that change is hard or scary, though it's definitely both. I mean only to say this: that sometimes, through good luck or bad, through curses or fate, the world cracks itself open, and afterward nothing will ever be the same. All I mean is that this seems like one of those times.
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