Our Favorite YA Books of 2016

 

2016 has come to a close and we are looking back on our favorite books of the year.

 

HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE by Jennifer Niven

After years of homeschooling and a surgery that helped her lose hundreds of pounds, Libby enters high school but soon becomes entangled in a cruel game with Jack, a boy whose disability prevents him from recognizing faces. Grade 9+

 

THE GLITTERING COURT by Richelle Mead

Fleeing an arranged marriage, the young Countess of Rothford joins a group of poor but pretty girls training to marry rich men in the New World. Her plans begin to unravel, however, when
she realizes she’s willing to risk everything to protect one of the procurer’s sons. Grade 7+

SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman 

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (‘gleaned’) by professional reapers (‘scythes’). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe–a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn’t. Grade 8+

 

LOVE & GELATO by Jenna Evans Welch

Reluctantly spending the summer in Tuscany in order to fulfill her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her absent father, Lina is inspired to follow in her mother’s footsteps after reading her journal and, in the process, uncovers a long-hidden secret. Grade 7+

GEMINI by Sonya Mukherjee

In a small town, as high school graduation approaches, two conjoined sisters must weigh the importance of their dreams as individuals against the risk inherent in the surgery that
has the potential to separate them forever. Grade 8+

HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR by John Corey Whaley

After a panic attack and an incident involving an outdoor fountain at his junior high three years ago, sixteen-year-old Solomon has not stepped foot outside of his house. Then Lisa enters his life, an ambitious budding psychiatrist who witnessed Sol’s fountain dive and is determined to get into a top-tier psychology program by treating him and earning a scholarship, a plan that is challenged by their growing bond. Grade 9+

 

TELL ME THREE THINGS by Julie Buxbaum

Struggling to acclimate after moving from Chicago to Los Angeles, high school junior Jessie receives an offer of assistance from an anonymous person through email who becomes herconfidante and ally and who Jessie wishes she could meet in person. Grade 9+

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