April Book Club: Must-read YA novels for the no-so-young adult

In a teaser post two weeks ago, I mentioned that I’d be starting to give you recommendations for book club books, based on a different theme each month. This theme is my absolute favorite. Basically I think of myself as a teen in an adult body. Just ask anyone who attended my 13-year-old-girl themed 30th birthday party.

I think it’s because unlike a good majority of people, I loved high school (and I wasn’t popular, lol). Being a teenager growing up in small-town Wisconsin was a much less stressful time in my life. Friday night football games, crushing on all the cute boys, eating ice cream everyday at lunch and not gaining weight, driving around with friends listening to music and best of all, never having to do my own laundry.

If you’re anything like me and love an easy read that transports you back to easier times, or really liked reading the hunger games, I highly recommend reading some of these YA novels for your April book club:

  • Turtles All the Way Down Such a good book. Even though the plethora of Star Wars references were lost on me, the awkward teenage romance hits close to home.
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda The book that inspired the new movie Love, Simon is a must-read. I cried, in a good way. A classic coming of age story with a twist that hasn’t been given the necessary spotlight before.
  • The Spectacular Now This book gave the teen girl inside of me hope that the most popular boy in school would one day ask me out.
  • Looking for Alaska By far John Green’s best book. That’s all I can say because I’m nervous I’ll spoil the ending for you. Read it. Trust me.

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