We're all young at heart. We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Unarmed, year-old Khalil is fatally shot by a police officer, and his friend Starr, who is with him at the time, deals with the aftermath and the struggles of feeling like a second-class citizen her own country. It's very engaging, and when I finished the book, I felt that I had learned something important. Get it on Amazon.
There have been a few condescending articles throughout the years about why adults should not read young adult literature. Despite how these articles denounce YA lit, adults still make up a large percentage of its readership. When I first started reading young adult books as an adult, few of my non-writer friends were also reading it with the exception of the Harry Potter and Twilight series. But nowadays, when I chat about books with my friends, more and more YA titles come up.
21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read
A fun read about an FBI agent and the thief she tries to catch. A fun game of cat and mouse with a twist. I'd include Wonder by RJ Palacio. Great alternative American history. I'd add anything by Kasie West.
Wandering into the young adult section of your local bookstore is never something to be embarrassed about — even if you haven't actually been a teen in years. In fact, if you've left high school behind, you don't have to read Beowulf between now and September, which frees up time to check out the YA titles below. And if you're really paranoid about fellow beachgoers judging your teen-title, there's always the anonymity of a cover-less ereader. Although, unless they're reading War and Peace surf-side, they're really in no position to criticize.