Dread Nation by Justina Ireland successfully takes real and raw historical events and merges them with fantasy in a way that's intense, gripping, and at times plain old heartbreaking.
Emergency Contact so perfectly captures the sheer awkwardness that is being a young adult, with the added awkwardness that can be falling in love in the age of technology.
What If It's Us combines the writing styles of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, who are pros at creating a warm, sob-worthy love story on the page and leaving you flailing with emotion.
In Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson, Mary's life is undoubtedly a reflection of many. This YA novel is full of poignant moments that are so very important.
By the time I had finished The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk, I was already ready to dive into the story all over again.
From the minute I finished the novel by Becky Albertalli, I knew that the Love, Simon film was sure to be a tear-jerker and a feel-good story. It delivered.
Christina Lauren have done it again with Roomies, which is a glorious combination of realism, wit, and romance.
Angie Martinez is a force. Any fan of hers can attest to that and her memoir, My Voice, only gave me greater respect for who she is now and the journey that led her to become that person.