Nikki Do, Kristen Fernandez, Jonah Vu, and Quang Truong
Hello again, all you lovers of books!!!! Today we’re going to recommend the best realistic teen fiction books out there! We will be joined today by a special guest: Quang, who gave us his ideas for our topic! Whether it be a story of self-discovery or unexpected love, the following reads are inspirational and captivating. Get ready to be bombarded by a huge array of novels!!
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 💻: In this phenomenal standalone novel, Cath Avery’s world is turned upside down. She and her twin sister, Wren, are both freshman at the University of Nebraska. While Wren is outgoing and excited for the year, Cath, on the other hand, is having second thoughts. She is having a hard time adjusting to the change, especially without Wren by her side. She struggles all throughout the year with her relationships and with her fictional writing class, but something motivational happens that inspires her to keep going. Find out what it is by reading this amazing novel!
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 💮🐦: This heart-wrenching book is sad, beautiful, and will very likely make readers emotional. Violet Markey and Theodore Finch meet atop their high school’s bell tower six stories above the ground, and somehow convince each other not to jump. They become friends, and Violet, recovering from her sister’s death, stops counting down the days until graduation and starts living them. On the other hand, Finch, despite his love for Violet, begins to succumb to suicidal tendencies in his fascination with death. This stunning novel is eye-opening and extremely gut-wrenching, but it is one of the best books I’ve (Jonah) ever read!
Before I Fall ⏰: Lauren Oliver delivers another sophisticated, high pace novel set in a high school with this fantastic read. Sam Kingston, a popular “mean” girl with three snobbish best friends and the ideal boyfriend, is killed in a car accident after her drunk friends, who survived, drove away drunk from a party. However, as soon as she dies, she wakes up in her own bed and realizes that she is living the last day of her life over again. Sam is stuck in a purgatory-like cycle, reliving the same day until she makes things right with all the people she’s despised from her wealthy, perfect lifestyle.
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith☺: In this stunning novel, two seventeen-year-olds living across the country comes into contact over the summer. Ellie O’Niell, an average girl working at an ice cream shop, receives an email from an unknown user. However, this mysterious emailer coincidentally is the notorious actor Graham Larkin. In a twist of events, they come to meet and slowly fall in love.
Looking For Alaska by John Green 🚬: In John Green’s successful debut novel, Miles Halter leaves his Florida home to spend his junior year at a prep school in Alabama. He despises the fact that he must start attending boarding school at such a late age. As his argument, he stated, “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” On his first day, he meets his roommate known as “The Colonel”, Takumi, an emcee and hip hop enthusiast and Alaska, the beautiful but emotionally unstable girl. After a tragic incident, the characters attempt to cope with their loss.
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks 💞🎵: Ronnie Miller, a sixteen-year-old girl from New York, and her brother visit their father in Florida as a summer vacation. She despises the loss of her summer to see her dad who she believes abandoned her. She meets her summer love, Will, after he bumped into her at the beach. They go through tough friendships with other people and the need for approval from their parents. Ronnie discovers Will’s secret: his fortune. She relentlessly tries to live up to the expectations for his future, but when tragedy strikes, she loses everything she loves, and her world comes crashing down. She learns to use music to help bind together herself and her relationship with the people around her.
Thank you for reading our latest edition of Publication Possé! We hope you take interest in these amazing books!!!! See you next time!!