All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven- I read this for a book published this year. While I thought the writing itself was great and the book left me thinking, I was also disappointed in it. It was touted for lovers of Eleanor & Park and TFIOS (which I loved) and I really think there should be no comparison. It has a difficult subject matter, and one I feel should be addressed, but it also is very depressing and I worry about teens who do suffer from mental illness reading it.
With all the reviews of this book that are out there, I'll only say this: Don't limit your reading to what you see as "appropriate" for grownups. Some of the most moving and well-written fiction being written today is being written for teens and young adults. This book is no exception. But I'm a big John Green fan, so perhaps you should read it for yourself....hint hint hint.
Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen | every teen girl should read every one of her books. This book changed my life. Really. It made me appreciate my friends a lot more and made me want to ALWAYS be there for them.
Lara Jean didn't expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren't. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean's feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?